Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Water, Land, Life

four stars

91.43

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 91.43 four stars
  Financial 90.11 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

four stars

90.11

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
83.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.17
  Program Expenses Growth 2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.2%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,956,154
   Federated Campaigns $5,021
   Membership Dues $1,170,147
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,810,013
Total Contributions $10,941,335
   Program Service Revenue $5,518,620
Total Primary Revenue $16,459,955
   Other Revenue $2,830,586
TOTAL REVENUE $19,290,541
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,740,567
   Administrative Expenses $1,910,998
   Fundraising Expenses $1,440,565
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,092,130
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-801,589
   
Net Assets $95,409,201

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$310,256 1.54% Thomas Saunders President, CEO

Mission

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.

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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