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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

National Audubon Society

Protecting our great natural heritage

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four stars

92.00

225 Varick Street 7th Floor
New York, NY 10014
tel: (844) 428-3826   Web Site
EIN: 13-1624102

Board Leadership
Maggie Walker
Chair

CEO
David Yarnold
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.00 four stars
  Financial 89.10 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the Earth's biological diversity. Our national network of community-based nature centers and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations engage millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences. Audubon is making progress protecting habitat on-the-ground, while its public policy office in Washington, D.C. connects Audubon with Congress, the executive branch, courts, and mass media to ensure our great natural heritage endures for generations.

The mission of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the Earth's biological diversity. Our national network of community-based nature centers and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations engage millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences. Audubon is making progress protecting habitat on-the-ground, while its public policy office in Washington, D.C. connects Audubon with Congress, the executive branch, courts, and mass media to ensure our great natural heritage endures for generations.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Total number of organization members
1,212,490
Programmatic Efficiency
81
Revenue Growth
12
Cost to raise $1
16
This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

89.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
81.3%
  Administrative Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.63
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Audubon Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Audubon Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Audubon Society (NY) 92.00 four stars
Audubon Society of Portland (OR) 95.81 four stars
Connecticut Audubon Society (CT) 98.62 four stars
Massachusetts Audubon Society (MA) 95.33 four stars
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 92.20 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $82,362,051
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,408,911
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,264,223
Total Contributions $92,035,185
   Program Service Revenue $7,859,670
Total Primary Revenue $99,894,855
   Other Revenue $33,626,917
TOTAL REVENUE $133,521,772
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $85,723,889
   Administrative Expenses $5,708,069
   Fundraising Expenses $14,826,918
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $106,258,876
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $27,262,896
   
Net Assets $480,169,733

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Field Conservation $58,671,060 68.4%
National Conversation $27,052,829 31.6%

Ratings History
National Audubon Society has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 92.00 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 92.44 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 92.34 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 92.05 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.02 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 87.53 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 89.07 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 84.97 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 82.75 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 82.79 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.52 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 77.41 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 89.75 three stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 70.89 two stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 68.05 one star
2005-06 09/01/2006 70.27 two stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 69.66 one star
2003-06 04/01/2004 79.35 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 92.40 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 98.42 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-1624102
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY INC
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY INC
Ruling Date November, 1972
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$631,173 0.59% David Yarnold President And CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Audubon Society (NY) 92.00 four stars
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 92.20 four stars
Audubon Society of Portland (OR) 95.81 four stars
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (WI) 90.69 four stars
Connecticut Audubon Society (CT) 98.62 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Audubon Society
225 Varick Street
7th Floor
New York, NY 10014
tel: (844) 428-3826
fax: (212) 477-9069
EIN: 13-1624102

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Board Leadership

Maggie Walker
Chair

CEO

David Yarnold
President, CEO

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