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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Conservation Northwest

Keeping the Northwest wild

three stars

87.29

1829 10th Ave West Suite B
Seattle, WA 98119
tel: (360) 671-9950   Web Site
EIN: 94-3091547

Board Leadership
Elise Lufkin
President

CEO
Mitch Friedman
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.29 three stars
  Financial 82.49 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For people and wildlife, Conservation Northwest connects and protects old growth and other wild areas from the Washington Coast to the BC Rockies. Founded in 1989, we've protected hundreds of thousands of acres of wildlife habitat: from the big tree forests south of Mount Rainier to huge tracts of forest in the Loomis next to North Cascades National Park. We collaborate with local communities, build science-based solutions, and lead innovative partnerships. Today we are ensuring the region is wild enough for wolves, grizzly bears, and mountain caribou; working with local communities to create sustainable timber jobs and wilderness; and creating safe passage for wildlife across Interstate 90, to name a few.

For people and wildlife, Conservation Northwest connects and protects old growth and other wild areas from the Washington Coast to the BC Rockies. Founded in 1989, we've protected hundreds of thousands of acres of wildlife habitat: from the big tree forests south of Mount Rainier to huge tracts of forest in the Loomis next to North Cascades National Park. We collaborate with local communities, build science-based solutions, and lead innovative partnerships. Today we are ensuring the region is wild enough for wolves, grizzly bears, and mountain caribou; working with local communities to create sustainable timber jobs and wilderness; and creating safe passage for wildlife across Interstate 90, to name a few.

Financial

three stars

82.49

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.69
  Program Expenses Growth -0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Conservation Northwest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Conservation Northwest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservation Northwest (WA) 87.29 three stars
Nature and Culture International (CA) 93.91 four stars
Glacier National Park Conservancy (MT) 89.20 three stars
Seacology (CA) 97.29 four stars
Appalachian Trail Conservancy (WV) 96.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,545,654
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $170,736
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $241,655
Total Contributions $1,958,045
   Program Service Revenue $38,871
Total Primary Revenue $1,996,916
   Other Revenue $-108,400
TOTAL REVENUE $1,888,516
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,613,320
   Administrative Expenses $152,289
   Fundraising Expenses $290,293
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,055,902
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-167,386
   
Net Assets $1,377,609

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
Habitat Connectivity $261,962 16.2%
Forest Field $192,752 11.9%
Wolf Recovery $138,043 8.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-03 09/01/2018 87.29 three stars
2016-03 12/01/2016 93.23 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 86.00 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 12/22/2015 84.45 three stars
2014-03 08/01/2015 84.20 three stars
2013-03 05/01/2014 77.01 two stars
2012-03 09/01/2013 84.62 three stars
2011-03 04/01/2013 80.04 three stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 74.84 two stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 72.59 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 05/01/2011 64.93 one star
2008-12 05/01/2010 65.31 one star
2007-12 12/01/2008 74.90 two stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 67.61 one star
2005-12 12/01/2006 78.03 two stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 67.10 one star
2003-12 01/05/2005 77.79 two stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 95.31 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 95.88 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 94-3091547
Name in IRS Master File CONSERVATION NW
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 April, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservation Northwest (WA) 87.29 three stars
Conservation International (VA) 95.88 four stars
The Wild Center (NY) 86.69 three stars
Wild Earth Allies (MD) 93.31 four stars
Nature and Culture International (CA) 93.91 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Conservation Northwest
1829 10th Ave West
Suite B
Seattle, WA 98119
tel: (360) 671-9950
EIN: 94-3091547

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Board Leadership

Elise Lufkin
President

CEO

Mitch Friedman
Executive Director

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