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Connecticut Audubon Society

Conserves Connecticut's environment through science-based education and advocacy focused on the state's bird populations

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four stars

94.19

314 Unquowa Road Fairfield, CT 06824
tel: (203) 259-0416   Web Site
EIN: 06-0653531

Board Leadership
Peter Kunkel
Chairman

CEO
Patrick Comins
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.19 four stars
  Financial 92.83 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1898, Connecticut Audubon Society conserves Connecticut's environment through science-based education and advocacy focused on the state's bird populations and habitats. Connecticut Audubon Society operates nature facilities in Fairfield, Milford, Glastonbury and Pomfret as well as an EcoTravel office in Essex and an Environmental Advocacy program in Hartford. Connecticut Audubon Society manages 19 wildlife sanctuaries around the state, preserves over 2,600 acres of open space in Connecticut and educates over 200,000 children and adults annually.

Founded in 1898, Connecticut Audubon Society conserves Connecticut's environment through science-based education and advocacy focused on the state's bird populations and habitats. Connecticut Audubon Society operates nature facilities in Fairfield, Milford, Glastonbury and Pomfret as well as an EcoTravel office in Essex and an Environmental Advocacy program in Hartford. Connecticut Audubon Society manages 19 wildlife sanctuaries around the state, preserves over 2,600 acres of open space in Connecticut and educates over 200,000 children and adults annually.

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Financial

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92.83

Accountability & Transparency

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96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.77
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Connecticut Audubon Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Connecticut Audubon Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Connecticut Audubon Society (CT) 94.19 four stars
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (WI) 90.69 four stars
Maine Audubon (ME) 87.16 three stars
Seattle Audubon Society (WA) 86.75 three stars
New Jersey Audubon Society (NJ) 94.64 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,247,344
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $196,933
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,444,277
   Program Service Revenue $1,198,733
Total Primary Revenue $16,643,010
   Other Revenue $874,991
TOTAL REVENUE $17,518,001
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,086,452
   Administrative Expenses $402,561
   Fundraising Expenses $242,772
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,731,785
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $13,786,216
   
Net Assets $37,154,399

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
Education $2,384,100 77.2%
Membership Services $229,023 7.4%
Advocacy $185,853 6.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-04 06/01/2018 94.19 four stars
2016-04 05/01/2017 86.55 three stars
2015-04 06/01/2016 87.38 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-04 08/01/2015 83.98 three stars
2013-04 07/01/2014 86.95 three stars
2012-04 05/01/2013 89.29 three stars
2011-04 07/01/2012 86.86 three stars
2010-04 09/20/2011 87.46 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-04 06/01/2011 81.45 three stars
2009-04 08/01/2010 77.91 two stars
2008-04 07/01/2009 85.72 three stars
2007-04 04/01/2008 95.51 four stars
2005-04 07/01/2007 71.80 two stars
2004-04 11/01/2004 74.70 two stars
2003-04 01/01/2004 69.89 one star
2002-04 04/15/2003 82.74 three stars
2001-04 10/15/2002 80.62 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 06-0653531
Name in IRS Master File THE CONNECTICUT AUDUBON SOCIETY INCORPORATED
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(59) Other school related activities
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, 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, 1942
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End April
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • April, 2017
  • April, 2016
  • April, 2015
  • April, 2014
  • April, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Connecticut Audubon Society (CT) 94.19 four stars
Seattle Audubon Society (WA) 86.75 three stars
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (WI) 90.69 four stars
Maine Audubon (ME) 87.16 three stars
New Jersey Audubon Society (NJ) 94.64 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Connecticut Audubon Society
314 Unquowa Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
tel: (203) 259-0416
fax: (203) 254-7673
EIN: 06-0653531

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Board Leadership

Peter Kunkel
Chairman

CEO

Patrick Comins
Executive Director

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