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National Parks Conservation Association

We're protecting and enhancing America's National Park System for present and future generations.

three stars

84.62

777 6th Street NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20001
tel: (800) 628-7275   Web Site
EIN: 53-0225165

Board Leadership
Victor H Fazio
Chair

CEO
Theresa Pierno
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.62 three stars
  Financial 78.46 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is to protect and enhance America's National Parks for present and future generations. Established in 1919, NPCA is an independent, nonpartisan voice working to address major threats facing the National Park System. We advocate for the national parks and the National Park Service; educate decision-makers and the public about the importance of preserving the parks; help to convince members of Congress to uphold the laws that protect the parks and to support new legislation to address threats to the parks; fight attempts to weaken these laws in the courts; and assess the health of the parks and park management to better inform our advocacy work.

The mission of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is to protect and enhance America's National Parks for present and future generations. Established in 1919, NPCA is an independent, nonpartisan voice working to address major threats facing the National Park System. We advocate for the national parks and the National Park Service; educate decision-makers and the public about the importance of preserving the parks; help to convince members of Congress to uphold the laws that protect the parks and to support new legislation to address threats to the parks; fight attempts to weaken these laws in the courts; and assess the health of the parks and park management to better inform our advocacy work.

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Financial

two stars

78.46

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.88
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Parks Conservation Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Parks Conservation Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Parks Conservation Association (DC) 84.62 three stars
National Park Foundation (DC) 90.07 four stars
Grand Teton National Park Foundation (WY) 100.00 four stars
Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park (NC) 87.08 three stars
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (OH) 91.21 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $33,138,422
   Federated Campaigns $256,291
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,396,646
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $34,791,359
   Program Service Revenue $1,397,102
Total Primary Revenue $36,188,461
   Other Revenue $5,815,860
TOTAL REVENUE $42,004,321
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $27,917,862
   Administrative Expenses $3,037,108
   Fundraising Expenses $4,485,387
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $35,440,357
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,563,964
   
Net Assets $44,862,215

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
Engage, Educate, Empower $14,822,562 53.1%
Protect and Restore $10,071,481 36.1%
Strengthen and Enhance $3,023,819 10.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 84.62 three stars
2017-06 02/28/2019 82.54 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 86.20 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 83.40 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 83.30 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 79.81 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 77.66 two stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 79.19 two stars
2012-06 04/01/2014 80.69 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 81.56 three stars
2010-06 03/01/2012 91.02 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.97 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 75.24 two stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 90.13 four stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 89.84 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 87.64 three stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 86.49 three stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 74.01 two stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 72.60 two stars
2002-06 02/05/2003 84.23 three 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 53-0225165
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code C60
NTEE Classification Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 1959
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$417,625 1.17% Theresa Pierno President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Parks Conservation Association (DC) 84.62 three stars
Friends of Acadia (ME) 87.80 three stars
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (CA) 87.74 three stars
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (OH) 91.21 four stars
National Park Foundation (DC) 90.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Parks Conservation Association
777 6th Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20001
tel: (800) 628-7275
EIN: 53-0225165

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Board Leadership

Victor H Fazio
Chair

CEO

Theresa Pierno
President & CEO

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