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Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Educating for environmental responsibility.

three stars

89.07

100 Puppy Smith Street Aspen, CO 81611
tel: (970) 925-5756   Web Site
EIN: 23-7042291

Board Leadership
Daniel Shaw
Chair

CEO
Chris R. Lane
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.07 three stars
  Financial 86.22 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) is a non-profit environmental science education organization with four locations in the Roaring Fork Valley: Hallam Lake, Rock Bottom Ranch, the Catto Center at Toklat, and Spring Creek. ACES Educators and Naturalists make more than 120,000 educational contacts each year, connecting people with nature in a meaningful way and creating a community of ecologically literate citizens. Programs include: environmental science education in schools and in the field, guided hikes and tours, field classes, kids camps, free lectures, community events, and more in the areas of ecological literacy, sustainable agriculture, forest health, and ecosystem restoration. ACES also partners with land trusts, public agencies, government entities, and other non-profits to steward our regional landscape.

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) is a non-profit environmental science education organization with four locations in the Roaring Fork Valley: Hallam Lake, Rock Bottom Ranch, the Catto Center at Toklat, and Spring Creek. ACES Educators and Naturalists make more than 120,000 educational contacts each year, connecting people with nature in a meaningful way and creating a community of ecologically literate citizens. Programs include: environmental science education in schools and in the field, guided hikes and tours, field classes, kids camps, free lectures, community events, and more in the areas of ecological literacy, sustainable agriculture, forest health, and ecosystem restoration. ACES also partners with land trusts, public agencies, government entities, and other non-profits to steward our regional landscape.

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Financial

three stars

86.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
72.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.54
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Aspen Center for Environmental Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Aspen Center for Environmental Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,246,383
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $216,854
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $25,000
Total Contributions $7,488,237
   Program Service Revenue $894,008
Total Primary Revenue $8,382,245
   Other Revenue $663,520
TOTAL REVENUE $9,045,765
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,958,548
   Administrative Expenses $483,901
   Fundraising Expenses $516,116
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,958,565
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,087,200
   
Net Assets $19,946,338

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$227,569 7.69% Chris Lane CEO

Mission

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) is a non-profit environmental science education organization with four locations in the Roaring Fork Valley: Hallam Lake, Rock Bottom Ranch, the Catto Center at Toklat, and Spring Creek. ACES Educators and Naturalists make more than 120,000 educational contacts each year, connecting people with nature in a meaningful way and creating a community of ecologically literate citizens. Programs include: environmental science education in schools and in the field, guided hikes and tours, field classes, kids camps, free lectures, community events, and more in the areas of ecological literacy, sustainable agriculture, forest health, and ecosystem restoration. ACES also partners with land trusts, public agencies, government entities, and other non-profits to steward our regional landscape.

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Charity Contact Info

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
100 Puppy Smith Street
Aspen, CO 81611
tel: (970) 925-5756
fax: (970) 925-4819
EIN: 23-7042291

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Board Leadership

Daniel Shaw
Chair

CEO

Chris R. Lane
Chief Executive Officer