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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Connecting people with nature

three stars

84.74

12 Sanderson Road Smithfield, RI 02917
tel: (401) 949-5454   Web Site
EIN: 05-0265675

Board Leadership
Owen Heleen
President

CEO
Lawrence Taft
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.74 three stars
  Financial 78.63 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Audubon Society of Rhode Island (ASRI), independent and unaffiliated with the National Audubon Society, was founded in 1897. The purposes of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island are to foster conservation of wild birds and other animal and plant life, to conserve wildlife habitat and unique natural areas through acquisition or other means, to carry out a broad program of public conservation education, to focus public attention on natural resource problems, to provide leadership when action on natural resource problems is necessary, and to take other actions to foster better management of the natural environment for the benefit of humans and all other life.

Audubon Society of Rhode Island (ASRI), independent and unaffiliated with the National Audubon Society, was founded in 1897. The purposes of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island are to foster conservation of wild birds and other animal and plant life, to conserve wildlife habitat and unique natural areas through acquisition or other means, to carry out a broad program of public conservation education, to focus public attention on natural resource problems, to provide leadership when action on natural resource problems is necessary, and to take other actions to foster better management of the natural environment for the benefit of humans and all other life.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Average number of dollars received per donor
181
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

78.63

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
70.1%
  Administrative Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.53
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Audubon Society of Rhode Island on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Audubon Society of Rhode Island on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Audubon Society of Rhode Island (RI) 84.74 three stars
Connecticut Audubon Society (CT) 98.62 four stars
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 92.85 four stars
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (WI) 90.84 four stars
Audubon Society of Portland (OR) 94.49 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,305,731
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $103,461
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $468,777
Total Contributions $1,877,969
   Program Service Revenue $290,787
Total Primary Revenue $2,168,756
   Other Revenue $2,140,679
TOTAL REVENUE $4,309,435
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,018,440
   Administrative Expenses $541,960
   Fundraising Expenses $364,532
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,924,932
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,384,503
   
Net Assets $32,261,599

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
Properties and Conservation $664,826 32.9%
Educational Programs $398,188 19.7%
Environmental Education Center $352,550 17.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 84.74 three stars
2017-12 12/20/2019 84.81 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 83.06 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 83.19 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 84.52 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.97 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 81.21 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 78.49 two stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 79.07 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 82.16 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 78.23 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.23 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 74.75 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 88.23 three stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 90.10 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 88.30 three stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 86.38 three stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 73.89 two stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 85.84 three stars
2002-12 03/01/2004 80.96 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 05-0265675
Name in IRS Master File AUDUBON SOCIETY OF RHODE ISLAND
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 January, 1943
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,425 3.19% Lawrence J. F. Taft Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Audubon Society of Rhode Island (RI) 84.74 three stars
Connecticut Audubon Society (CT) 98.62 four stars
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 92.85 four stars
New Jersey Audubon Society (NJ) 87.66 three stars
Audubon Society of Portland (OR) 94.49 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Audubon Society of Rhode Island
12 Sanderson Road
Smithfield, RI 02917
tel: (401) 949-5454
fax: (401) 949-5788
EIN: 05-0265675

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Board Leadership

Owen Heleen
President

CEO

Lawrence Taft
Executive Director

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