Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

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

four stars

91.19

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

Board Leadership
Fred Lekse
Chairman

CEO
R. Kyle Weaver
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.19 four stars
  Financial 88.21 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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, their habitat and our hunting heritage. 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.

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, their habitat and our hunting heritage. 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.

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Financial

three stars

88.21

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
87.7%
  Administrative Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.08
  Program Expenses Growth 3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.0%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,300,892
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $9,161,593
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,728,698
Total Contributions $26,191,183
   Program Service Revenue $8,008,310
Total Primary Revenue $34,199,493
   Other Revenue $19,067,349
TOTAL REVENUE $53,266,842
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $41,212,370
   Administrative Expenses $1,992,759
   Fundraising Expenses $4,500,590
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $47,705,719
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,561,123
   
Net Assets $85,174,532

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$302,334 0.63% M. David Allen President & CEO

Mission

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, their habitat and our hunting heritage. 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) 91.19 four stars
Boone and Crockett Club (MT) 85.24 three stars
National Wild Turkey Federation (SC) 87.30 three stars
Pheasants Forever (MN) 89.39 three stars
Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation (OH) 89.30 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

Fred Lekse
Chairman

CEO

R. Kyle Weaver
President, CEO