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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

New Jersey Audubon Society

Fostering environmental awareness and a conservation ethic while preserving wildlife and natural systems

four stars

94.60

Nine Hardscrabble Road Bernardsville, NJ 07924
tel: (908) 204-8998   Web Site
EIN: 22-1539642

Board Leadership
Randy Jones
Board Chair

CEO
Eric Stiles
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.60 four stars
  Financial 93.51 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The New Jersey Audubon Society (NJAS) is a privately supported, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, NJAS has no connection with the National Audubon Society. The New Jersey Audubon Society fosters environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among New Jersey's citizens; protects New Jersey's birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially endangered and threatened species; and promotes preservation of New Jersey's valuable natural habitats. NJAS endeavors to develop and support sound conservation practices and legislation; disseminate information on the natural environment; and to acquire, establish, and maintain wildlife sanctuaries and educational centers.

The New Jersey Audubon Society (NJAS) is a privately supported, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, NJAS has no connection with the National Audubon Society. The New Jersey Audubon Society fosters environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among New Jersey's citizens; protects New Jersey's birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially endangered and threatened species; and promotes preservation of New Jersey's valuable natural habitats. NJAS endeavors to develop and support sound conservation practices and legislation; disseminate information on the natural environment; and to acquire, establish, and maintain wildlife sanctuaries and educational centers.

Financial

four stars

93.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 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)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.41
  Program Expenses Growth 12.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New Jersey Audubon Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New Jersey Audubon Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New Jersey Audubon Society (NJ) 94.60 four stars
National Audubon Society (NY) 92.44 four stars
Seattle Audubon Society (WA) 86.75 three stars
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 92.20 four stars
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (WI) 87.21 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,330,878
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $495,855
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,032,160
Total Contributions $5,858,893
   Program Service Revenue $993,856
Total Primary Revenue $6,852,749
   Other Revenue $361,874
TOTAL REVENUE $7,214,623
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,211,696
   Administrative Expenses $600,454
   Fundraising Expenses $852,808
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,664,958
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-450,335
   
Net Assets $27,253,211

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
Education and Sanctuaries $3,957,331 63.7%
Stewardship $1,396,811 22.5%
Research And Monitoring $857,554 13.8%

Ratings History
New Jersey Audubon Society has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-08 11/01/2017 94.60 four stars
2015-08 10/01/2016 90.59 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 87.96 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 81.51 three stars
2013-08 09/01/2014 81.91 three stars
2012-08 12/01/2013 79.34 two stars
2011-08 11/06/2012 82.48 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 92.51 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 10/01/2010 91.83 four stars
2008-08 09/01/2009 91.23 four stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 96.14 four stars
2006-08 08/01/2007 93.58 four stars
2005-08 10/01/2006 93.57 four stars
2004-08 12/01/2005 93.01 four stars
2003-08 10/01/2004 95.86 four stars
2002-08 12/01/2003 96.50 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 22-1539642
Name in IRS Master File NEW JERSEY AUDUBON SOCIETY
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(59) Other school related activities
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 April, 1937
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 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
$128,951 1.68% Eric P. Stiles President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New Jersey Audubon Society (NJ) 94.60 four stars
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 92.20 four stars
Maine Audubon (ME) 87.16 three stars
Massachusetts Audubon Society (MA) 95.33 four stars
Seattle Audubon Society (WA) 86.75 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

New Jersey Audubon Society
Nine Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
tel: (908) 204-8998
fax: (908) 204-8960
EIN: 22-1539642

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Board Leadership

Randy Jones
Board Chair

CEO

Eric Stiles
President, CEO

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