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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Connecting people with nature

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three stars

83.06

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

Board Leadership
Cynthia J. Warren
President

CEO
Lawrence Taft
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.06 three stars
  Financial 78.73 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

two stars

78.73

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
70.9%
  Administrative Expenses 15.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.16
  Program Expenses Growth -0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
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) 83.06 three stars
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 92.20 four stars
Massachusetts Audubon Society (MA) 95.33 four stars
Audubon Society of Portland (OR) 95.81 four stars
New Jersey Audubon Society (NJ) 87.66 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,078,540
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $429,087
Total Contributions $1,507,627
   Program Service Revenue $262,574
Total Primary Revenue $1,770,201
   Other Revenue $1,335,499
TOTAL REVENUE $3,105,700
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,893,332
   Administrative Expenses $443,571
   Fundraising Expenses $374,828
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,711,731
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $393,969
   
Net Assets $33,316,910

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 $551,425 29.1%
Educational Programs $374,557 19.8%
Environmental Education Center $369,679 19.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2001-12 10/15/2002 96.24 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 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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$90,886 3.35% Lawrence Taft Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Audubon Society of Rhode Island (RI) 83.06 three stars
National Audubon Society (NY) 92.00 four stars
Massachusetts Audubon Society (MA) 95.33 four stars
Audubon Society of Portland (OR) 95.81 four stars
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 92.20 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

Cynthia J. Warren
President

CEO

Lawrence Taft
Executive Director

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