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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

River Network

Connecting people, saving rivers

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three stars

88.96

737 29th Street Suite 201
Boulder, CO 80303
tel: (303) 736-2724   Web Site
EIN: 93-0969979

Board Leadership
Rebecca Wodder
Chair

CEO
Nicole Silk
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.96 three stars
  Financial 84.91 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

River Network empowers and unites people and communities to protect and restore rivers and other waters that sustain all life. We envision a future with clean and ample water for people and nature, where local caretakers are well-equipped, effective and courageous champions for our rivers. We believe that everyone should have access to affordable, clean water and healthy rivers.

River Network empowers and unites people and communities to protect and restore rivers and other waters that sustain all life. We envision a future with clean and ample water for people and nature, where local caretakers are well-equipped, effective and courageous champions for our rivers. We believe that everyone should have access to affordable, clean water and healthy rivers.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of individuals attending community events or trainings
4,146
Number of rallies/events/conferences/lectures held to further mission
88
Value of direct financial support provided to local groups.
580,333
Number of individuals reached through our website, newsletter, and social media
86,134
Number of River Network clean-up events.
23
Value of scholarships granted to River Rally participants in need
80,000
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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

84.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
76.2%
  Administrative Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.87
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by River Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by River Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
River Network (CO) 88.96 three stars
American Whitewater (NC) 92.22 four stars
Delaware Riverkeeper Network (PA) 88.44 three stars
Friends of the Mississippi River (MN) 88.00 three stars
San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust (CA) 90.56 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,066,034
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $52,381
Total Contributions $2,118,415
   Program Service Revenue $431,714
Total Primary Revenue $2,550,129
   Other Revenue $14,038
TOTAL REVENUE $2,564,167
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,782,682
   Administrative Expenses $260,188
   Fundraising Expenses $233,807
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,276,677
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $287,490
   
Net Assets $1,783,922

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
Community Engagement $748,161 42.0%
Clean and Ample Water $575,401 32.3%
Strong Champions $459,120 25.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 08/01/2018 88.96 three stars
2016-09 11/01/2017 84.66 three stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 85.36 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 85.98 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 09/01/2015 85.54 three stars
2013-09 08/01/2015 84.11 three stars
2013-09 09/01/2014 82.74 three stars
2012-09 07/01/2013 88.54 three stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 80.46 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 84.30 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 75.93 two stars
2008-09 11/01/2009 81.58 three stars
2007-09 10/01/2008 68.25 one star
2006-09 12/01/2007 67.53 one star
2005-09 11/01/2006 70.19 two stars
2004-09 08/01/2005 62.87 one star
2003-09 07/01/2004 72.77 two stars
2002-09 11/01/2003 76.19 two stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 93.67 four stars
2000-09 04/15/2002 93.80 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 93-0969979
Name in IRS Master File RIVER NETWORK
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 (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 August, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$135,364 5.94% Nicole Silk President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
River Network (CO) 88.96 three stars
American Rivers (DC) 86.37 three stars
American Whitewater (NC) 92.22 four stars
Blue Water Baltimore (MD) 89.35 three stars
Riverkeeper (NY) 93.25 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

River Network
737 29th Street
Suite 201
Boulder, CO 80303
tel: (303) 736-2724
fax: (503) 241-9256
EIN: 93-0969979

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 21387
Boulder, CO 80308

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Board Leadership

Rebecca Wodder
Chair

CEO

Nicole Silk
President

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