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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

River Network

Connecting people, saving rivers

four stars

94.78

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 94.78 four stars
  Financial 93.80 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Financial

four stars

93.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth 19.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
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.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
River Network (CO) 94.78 four stars
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (GA) 94.13 four stars
Loyalhanna Watershed Association (PA) 89.33 three stars
Columbia Riverkeeper (OR) 89.63 three stars
American Rivers (DC) 91.64 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,902,703
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $35,436
Total Contributions $1,938,139
   Program Service Revenue $627,524
Total Primary Revenue $2,565,663
   Other Revenue $4,719
TOTAL REVENUE $2,570,382
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,443,157
   Administrative Expenses $156,306
   Fundraising Expenses $217,833
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,817,296
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-246,914
   
Net Assets $1,849,688

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
Clean and Ample Water $1,149,986 47.1%
Community Engagement $811,888 33.2%
Strong Champions $481,283 19.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 08/01/2019 94.78 four stars
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

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
$169,058 6.00% Nicole Silk President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
River Network (CO) 94.78 four stars
Anacostia Watershed Society (MD) 91.28 four stars
Delaware Riverkeeper Network (PA) 86.94 three stars
Great River Greening (MN) 92.92 four stars
James River Association (VA) 90.73 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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