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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage

four stars

94.28

5705 Grant Creek Missoula, MT 59808
tel: (800) 225-5355   Web Site
EIN: 81-0421425

Board Leadership
Phillip Barrett
Chairman

CEO
M. David Allen
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.28 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
89.9%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth 14.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (MT) 94.28 four stars
Pheasants Forever (MN) 90.19 four stars
California Waterfowl Association (CA) 100.00 four stars
Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation (OH) 89.90 three stars
Ruffed Grouse Society (PA) 91.40 four stars

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In 1984, four hunters from Troy, Montana, founded the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to guarantee a wild future for North America's grandest game animal. The Elk Foundation's mission is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. In support of this mission the Elk Foundation is committed to conserving, restoring and enhancing natural habitats; promoting the sound management of wild, free-ranging elk, which may be hunted or otherwise enjoyed; fostering cooperation among federal, state, tribal and private organizations and individuals in wildlife management and habitat conservation; and educating members and the public about habitat conservation, the value of hunting, hunting ethics and wildlife management.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $30,449,620
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $8,821,122
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,944,471
Total Contributions $41,215,213
   Program Service Revenue $5,609,377
Total Primary Revenue $46,824,590
   Other Revenue $17,624,392
TOTAL REVENUE $64,448,982
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $53,057,189
   Administrative Expenses $1,796,098
   Fundraising Expenses $3,550,568
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $58,403,855
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,045,127
   
Net Assets $71,177,311

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
Land Conservation and Protection $31,220,635 58.8%
Membership Services $11,434,932 21.6%
Conservation Projects $5,879,722 11.1%

Ratings History
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 94.28 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.41 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 05/01/2015 87.99 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 92.93 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 93.82 four stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 95.26 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 96.06 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 96.14 four stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 96.52 four stars
2007-12 03/01/2009 91.94 four stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 71.39 two stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 71.24 two stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 80.98 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 86.65 three stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 86.15 three stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 91.60 four stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 81.09 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 81-0421425
Name in IRS Master File ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code D30
NTEE Classification Wildlife Preservation, Protection
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (1) Church, synagogue, etc
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION INC
Ruling Date September, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$265,868 0.45% M. David Allen President, CEO

In 1984, four hunters from Troy, Montana, founded the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to guarantee a wild future for North America's grandest game animal. The Elk Foundation's mission is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. In support of this mission the Elk Foundation is committed to conserving, restoring and enhancing natural habitats; promoting the sound management of wild, free-ranging elk, which may be hunted or otherwise enjoyed; fostering cooperation among federal, state, tribal and private organizations and individuals in wildlife management and habitat conservation; and educating members and the public about habitat conservation, the value of hunting, hunting ethics and wildlife management.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (MT) 94.28 four stars
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (DC) 85.98 three stars
Quality Deer Management Association (GA) 87.62 three stars
Safari Club International Foundation (AZ) 94.71 four stars
Delta Waterfowl Foundation (ND) 88.11 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
5705 Grant Creek
Missoula, MT 59808
tel: (800) 225-5355
EIN: 81-0421425

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Board Leadership

Phillip Barrett
Chairman

CEO

M. David Allen
President, CEO

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