Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Rails-To-Trails Conservancy

Inspiring movement

four stars

90.82

2121 Ward Court, NW 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20037
tel: (202) 331-9696   Web Site
EIN: 52-1437006

Board Leadership
M. Katherine Kraft
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Keith Laughlin
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.82 four stars
  Financial 87.37 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. Since its beginning in 1986, RTC has supported the tremendous growth and development of rail-trails. Today, there are more than 1,500 preserved pathways that form the backbone of a growing trail system that spans communities, regions, states and, indeed, the entire country. We remain dedicated to the creation of a nationwide network of trails. Further, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is committed to enhancing the health of America's environment, transportation, economy, neighborhoods and people - ensuring a better future made possible by trails and the connections they inspire.

The mission of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. Since its beginning in 1986, RTC has supported the tremendous growth and development of rail-trails. Today, there are more than 1,500 preserved pathways that form the backbone of a growing trail system that spans communities, regions, states and, indeed, the entire country. We remain dedicated to the creation of a nationwide network of trails. Further, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is committed to enhancing the health of America's environment, transportation, economy, neighborhoods and people - ensuring a better future made possible by trails and the connections they inspire.

Impact Information

data icon Looking for Impact Information?

Charity Navigator is collaborating with GuideStar, GlobalGiving, Classy, and ImpactMatters to display impact-related information on our rated profile pages. Each partner collects this data directly from nonprofits and provides updates to Charity Navigator when available.

If you are interested in seeing this charity provide its impact information, please click below. This will indicate your interest and encourage the nonprofit to share data with partners that are currently collecting information.

Financial

three stars

87.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
75.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth 10.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rails-To-Trails Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rails-To-Trails Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,519,561
   Federated Campaigns $171,957
   Membership Dues $3,220,568
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,912,086
   Program Service Revenue $696,293
Total Primary Revenue $12,608,379
   Other Revenue $236,971
TOTAL REVENUE $12,845,350
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,931,355
   Administrative Expenses $1,115,151
   Fundraising Expenses $1,392,581
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,439,087
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,406,263
   
Net Assets $9,940,491

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$228,377 2.18% Keith Laughlin President

Mission

The mission of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. Since its beginning in 1986, RTC has supported the tremendous growth and development of rail-trails. Today, there are more than 1,500 preserved pathways that form the backbone of a growing trail system that spans communities, regions, states and, indeed, the entire country. We remain dedicated to the creation of a nationwide network of trails. Further, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is committed to enhancing the health of America's environment, transportation, economy, neighborhoods and people - ensuring a better future made possible by trails and the connections they inspire.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rails-To-Trails Conservancy (DC) 90.82 four stars
LightHawk (CO) 85.34 three stars
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (CO) 91.90 four stars
Washington Trails Association (WA) 94.55 four stars
Second Nature (MA) 89.82 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Charity Contact Info

Rails-To-Trails Conservancy
2121 Ward Court, NW
5th Floor
Washington, DC 20037
tel: (202) 331-9696
fax: (202) 223-9257
EIN: 52-1437006

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

M. Katherine Kraft
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Keith Laughlin
President