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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

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

92.41

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

Board Leadership
Chuck Roady
Chairman

CEO
M. David Allen
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.41
  Financial 89.70
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

89.70

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
89.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.72
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.5%
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) 92.41
California Waterfowl Association (CA) 100.00
Ruffed Grouse Society (PA) 90.66
Trout Unlimited, National Office (VA) 92.38
Delta Waterfowl Foundation (ND) 87.94

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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 $10,324,901
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $8,436,094
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $670,093
Total Contributions $19,431,088
   Program Service Revenue $11,032,681
Total Primary Revenue $30,463,769
   Other Revenue $17,811,528
TOTAL REVENUE $48,275,297
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $39,693,605
   Administrative Expenses $1,839,843
   Fundraising Expenses $3,083,898
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $44,617,346
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,657,951
   
Net Assets $69,430,988

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
Membership Services $10,843,099 27.3%
Land Conservation and Protection $18,168,996 45.8%
Conservation Projects $5,982,146 15.1%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.41
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 05/01/2015 87.99
2012-12 03/01/2014 92.93
2011-12 07/01/2013 93.82
2010-12 05/01/2012 95.26
2009-12 09/20/2011 96.06
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 96.14
2008-12 07/01/2010 96.52
2007-12 03/01/2009 91.94
2006-12 06/01/2008 71.39
2005-12 12/15/2006 71.24
2004-12 01/01/2006 80.98
2003-12 04/01/2005 86.65
2002-12 01/01/2004 86.15
2001-12 10/15/2002 91.60
2000-12 04/15/2002 81.09

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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$268,830 0.60% 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) 92.41
Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation (OH) 93.66
National Wild Turkey Federation (SC) 89.52
Trout Unlimited, National Office (VA) 92.38
Quality Deer Management Association (GA) 87.62

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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

Chuck Roady
Chairman

CEO

M. David Allen
President, CEO

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