Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Massachusetts Audubon Society

Protecting the Nature of Massachusetts

four stars

93.83

208 South Great Road Lincoln, MA 01773
tel: (800) 283-8266   Web Site
EIN: 04-2104702

Board Leadership
Beth Kressley Goldstein
Chair

CEO
Gary Clayton
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.83 four stars
  Financial 91.82 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1896, the Massachusetts Audubon Society (Mass Audubon) is the largest conservation organization in New England, working to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Mass Audubon cares for more than 37,000 acres of conservation land, provides educational programs for 200,000 children and adults annually, and advocates for sound environmental policies at the local, state, and federal levels. Our statewide network of 57 wildlife sanctuaries welcomes visitors of all ages and serves as the base for our conservation, education, and advocacy work as well as providing people with much-needed places for recreation and relaxation, and a home for more than 150 endangered and threatened native species.

Established in 1896, the Massachusetts Audubon Society (Mass Audubon) is the largest conservation organization in New England, working to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Mass Audubon cares for more than 37,000 acres of conservation land, provides educational programs for 200,000 children and adults annually, and advocates for sound environmental policies at the local, state, and federal levels. Our statewide network of 57 wildlife sanctuaries welcomes visitors of all ages and serves as the base for our conservation, education, and advocacy work as well as providing people with much-needed places for recreation and relaxation, and a home for more than 150 endangered and threatened native species.

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Financial

four stars

91.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
82.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.68
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Massachusetts Audubon Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Massachusetts Audubon Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,419,457
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $3,783,370
   Fundraising Events $416,423
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,903,114
Total Contributions $18,522,364
   Program Service Revenue $9,998,795
Total Primary Revenue $28,521,159
   Other Revenue $6,409,630
TOTAL REVENUE $34,930,789
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $25,225,653
   Administrative Expenses $2,754,114
   Fundraising Expenses $2,085,157
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $30,064,924
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,865,865
   
Net Assets $254,460,735

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$234,580 0.78% Gary Clayton President

Mission

Established in 1896, the Massachusetts Audubon Society (Mass Audubon) is the largest conservation organization in New England, working to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Mass Audubon cares for more than 37,000 acres of conservation land, provides educational programs for 200,000 children and adults annually, and advocates for sound environmental policies at the local, state, and federal levels. Our statewide network of 57 wildlife sanctuaries welcomes visitors of all ages and serves as the base for our conservation, education, and advocacy work as well as providing people with much-needed places for recreation and relaxation, and a home for more than 150 endangered and threatened native species.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Massachusetts Audubon Society (MA) 93.83 four stars
New Jersey Audubon Society (NJ) 87.66 three stars
National Audubon Society (NY) 92.00 four stars
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 94.34 four stars
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (WI) 90.84 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Massachusetts Audubon Society
208 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
tel: (800) 283-8266
fax: (781) 259-8899
EIN: 04-2104702

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Board Leadership

Beth Kressley Goldstein
Chair

CEO

Gary Clayton
President