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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Water, Land, Life

four stars

93.95

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 93.95 four stars
  Financial 91.99 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

91.99

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

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)
85.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.06
  Program Expenses Growth -1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
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) 93.95 four stars
Amazon Conservation Team (VA) 87.78 three stars
Environmental Defense Fund (NY) 94.81 four stars
Native Seeds/SEARCH (AZ) 85.73 three stars
The Street Trust (OR) 85.03 three stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,618,969
   Federated Campaigns $12,957
   Membership Dues $993,425
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,307,440
Total Contributions $9,932,791
   Program Service Revenue $4,266,906
Total Primary Revenue $14,199,697
   Other Revenue $4,071,025
TOTAL REVENUE $18,270,722
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,682,958
   Administrative Expenses $1,434,107
   Fundraising Expenses $1,225,039
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,342,104
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-71,382
   
Net Assets $91,604,698

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 $5,280,737 33.7%
Land Conservation Program $4,371,840 27.9%
Community Gardens and Greenspaces $3,498,169 22.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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]
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
$274,494 1.49% Thomas Saunders President, CEO

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (PA) 93.95 four stars
The Adirondack Council (NY) 92.03 four stars
Pacific Environment (CA) 86.77 three stars
Friends of the Earth (DC) 97.85 four stars
The Conservation Foundation (IL) 90.18 four 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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