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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Water, Land, Life

four stars

90.64

800 Waterfront Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15222
tel: (866) 564-6972   Web Site
EIN: 25-1053485

Board Leadership
Susan Fitzsimmons
Chair

CEO
Thomas Saunders
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.64 four stars
  Financial 87.12 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) protects and restores exceptional places to provide our region with clean waters and healthy forests, wildlife and natural areas for the benefit of present and future generations. The Conservancy creates green spaces and gardens, contributing to the vitality of our cities and towns, and preserves Fallingwater, a symbol of people living in harmony with nature. Pennsylvania's first conservancy, WPC has protected nearly 225,000 acres of natural lands in Pennsylvania since it was established in 1932. WPC has restored watersheds around the state and saved numerous natural habitats to preserve Pennsylvania's rich diversity of life.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) protects and restores exceptional places to provide our region with clean waters and healthy forests, wildlife and natural areas for the benefit of present and future generations. The Conservancy creates green spaces and gardens, contributing to the vitality of our cities and towns, and preserves Fallingwater, a symbol of people living in harmony with nature. Pennsylvania's first conservancy, WPC has protected nearly 225,000 acres of natural lands in Pennsylvania since it was established in 1932. WPC has restored watersheds around the state and saved numerous natural habitats to preserve Pennsylvania's rich diversity of life.

Financial

three stars

87.12

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.01
  Program Expenses Growth -4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Western Pennsylvania Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Western Pennsylvania Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (PA) 90.64 four stars
Environmental Initiative (MN) 94.01 four stars
The Garden Conservancy (NY) 92.23 four stars
Green America (DC) 88.87 three stars
Greenpeace Fund (DC) 90.76 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,009,885
   Federated Campaigns $5,110
   Membership Dues $1,093,908
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,379,873
Total Contributions $12,488,776
   Program Service Revenue $4,736,758
Total Primary Revenue $17,225,534
   Other Revenue $3,950,116
TOTAL REVENUE $21,175,650
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,442,035
   Administrative Expenses $1,820,890
   Fundraising Expenses $1,390,060
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,652,985
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,522,665
   
Net Assets $89,727,314

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
Fallingwater Administration and Education $5,534,227 35.8%
Land Conservation Program $4,302,952 27.9%
Community Gardens and Greenspaces $2,868,646 18.6%

Ratings History
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 90.64 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 93.54 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.95 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 84.32 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 91.58 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 96.55 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 97.70 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 96.86 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.36 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 92.58 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 98.61 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 98.54 four stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 95.57 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 83.28 three stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 80.84 three stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 87.06 three stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 91.40 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 95.68 four stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 98.21 four 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 25-1053485
Name in IRS Master File WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA CONSERVANCY
NTEE Code C34
NTEE Classification Land Resources Conservation
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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 May, 1951
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$300,086 1.60% Thomas Saunders President & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (PA) 90.64 four stars
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Northern Plains Resource Council (MT) 91.51 four stars
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (FL) 90.45 four stars
Cultural Landscape Foundation (DC) 86.63 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
800 Waterfront Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
tel: (866) 564-6972
fax: (412) 231-1414
EIN: 25-1053485

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Board Leadership

Susan Fitzsimmons
Chair

CEO

Thomas Saunders
President, CEO

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