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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Trout Unlimited, National Office

Conserving, protecting, and restoring North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds

four stars

92.38

1777 North Kent Street Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22209
tel: (800) 834-2419   Web Site
EIN: 38-1612715

Board Leadership
Jim Asselstine
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Chris Wood
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.38 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Trout Unlimited's (TU) mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Today TU is a national organization with more than 150,000 volunteers organized into about 400 chapters from Maine to Montana to Alaska. This dedicated grassroots army is matched by a respected staff of lawyers, policy experts and scientists, who work out of more than 30 offices nationwide. These conservation professionals ensure that TU is at the forefront of fisheries restoration work at the local, state and national levels. Nearly 50 years after its founding, no other conservation organization is as well placed as TU to make a difference for the nation's coldwater fisheries.

Trout Unlimited's (TU) mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Today TU is a national organization with more than 150,000 volunteers organized into about 400 chapters from Maine to Montana to Alaska. This dedicated grassroots army is matched by a respected staff of lawyers, policy experts and scientists, who work out of more than 30 offices nationwide. These conservation professionals ensure that TU is at the forefront of fisheries restoration work at the local, state and national levels. Nearly 50 years after its founding, no other conservation organization is as well placed as TU to make a difference for the nation's coldwater fisheries.

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Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 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)
88.7%
  Administrative Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth 12.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Trout Unlimited, National Office on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
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All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Trout Unlimited, National Office on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trout Unlimited, National Office (VA) 92.38 four stars
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (DC) 85.98 three stars
California Waterfowl Association (CA) 92.80 four stars
National Wild Turkey Federation (SC) 89.98 three stars
Pheasants Forever (MN) 91.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $20,746,160
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $421,125
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $19,957,200
Total Contributions $41,124,485
   Program Service Revenue $4,868,310
Total Primary Revenue $45,992,795
   Other Revenue $522,263
TOTAL REVENUE $46,515,058
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $43,299,302
   Administrative Expenses $1,738,068
   Fundraising Expenses $3,617,721
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $48,655,091
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,140,033
   
Net Assets $19,175,977

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
Protect Alaska's Bristol Bay $34,985,489 80.3%
Sustain $5,273,151 12.1%
Government Affairs $741,669 1.7%

Ratings History
Trout Unlimited, National Office has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 10/01/2016 92.38 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 93.82 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 92.82 four stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 95.16 four stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 95.18 four stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 95.23 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 91.42 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/01/2010 86.04 three stars
2008-09 09/01/2009 90.95 four stars
2007-09 04/01/2009 90.91 four stars
2006-09 07/01/2007 90.76 four stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 87.78 three stars
2004-09 08/01/2005 84.93 three stars
2003-09 07/01/2004 83.58 three stars
2002-09 09/01/2003 90.42 four stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 84.94 three stars
2000-09 04/15/2002 77.54 two 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 38-1612715
Name in IRS Master File TROUT UNLIMITED INC
NTEE Code D33
NTEE Classification Fisheries Resources
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(59) Other school related activities
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name TROUT UNLIMITED INC
Ruling Date March, 1972
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, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2013
  • September, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$348,838 0.71% Christopher Wood President and CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trout Unlimited, National Office (VA) 92.38 four stars
National Wild Turkey Federation (SC) 89.98 three stars
Safari Club International Foundation (AZ) 94.71 four stars
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (DC) 85.98 three stars
Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation (OH) 89.90 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Trout Unlimited, National Office
1777 North Kent Street
Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22209
tel: (800) 834-2419
fax: (703) 284-9400
EIN: 38-1612715

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 7400
Woolly Bugger, WV 25438

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Board Leadership

Jim Asselstine
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Chris Wood
President and CEO

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