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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Rare

Rare inspires change so people and nature thrive.

four stars

91.24

1310 North Courthouse Road Suite 110
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (703) 522-5070   Web Site
EIN: 23-7380563

Board Leadership
Dorothy Batten
Chair

CEO
Brett Jenks
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.24 four stars
  Financial 87.62 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Rare is the leading behavior change organization in conservation. We specialize in identifying proven locally-led solutions and work with partners and communities worldwide to bring these solutions to a regional and national scale. For over 45 years, through more than 450 behavior change campaigns across 60 countries, Rare has empowered over 10 million individuals to shift from resource users to environmental stewards. Our mission-Rare inspires change so people and nature thrive-is about motivating behavior change. Rare uses insights from behavioral science and design thinking to encourage individuals and their communities to adopt behaviors that benefit people and nature-and ensure that change lasts. Our programs are based on the cumulative power of individual action and the exponential power of those actions to inspire others. Rare trains local leaders to lead change, leaving a legacy of increased capacity and a sense of ownership, responsibility, and pride in conservation.

Rare is the leading behavior change organization in conservation. We specialize in identifying proven locally-led solutions and work with partners and communities worldwide to bring these solutions to a regional and national scale. For over 45 years, through more than 450 behavior change campaigns across 60 countries, Rare has empowered over 10 million individuals to shift from resource users to environmental stewards. Our mission-Rare inspires change so people and nature thrive-is about motivating behavior change. Rare uses insights from behavioral science and design thinking to encourage individuals and their communities to adopt behaviors that benefit people and nature-and ensure that change lasts. Our programs are based on the cumulative power of individual action and the exponential power of those actions to inspire others. Rare trains local leaders to lead change, leaving a legacy of increased capacity and a sense of ownership, responsibility, and pride in conservation.

Financial

three stars

87.62

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.11
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rare on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rare on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rare (VA) 91.24 four stars
Amazon Watch (CA) 87.39 three stars
Amazon Conservation Team (VA) 96.89 four stars
Nature and Culture International (CA) 87.62 three stars
Galapagos Conservancy (VA) 94.20 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $29,248,853
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,342,903
Total Contributions $36,591,756
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $36,591,756
   Other Revenue $1,014,637
TOTAL REVENUE $37,606,393
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,045,621
   Administrative Expenses $2,549,867
   Fundraising Expenses $2,331,385
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $26,926,873
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $10,679,520
   
Net Assets $28,554,690

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
Sustainable Fisheries and Agriculture $12,373,479 56.1%
"Make It Personal" $3,184,546 14.4%
Center for Behavior and the Environment $3,129,517 14.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 02/01/2021 91.24 four stars
2018-09 11/01/2020 86.64 three stars
2018-09 11/01/2019 86.48 three stars
2017-09 03/01/2019 92.29 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 91.82 four stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 92.74 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 98.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 09/01/2015 97.31 four stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 97.33 four stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 99.12 four stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 88.48 three stars
2010-09 12/01/2011 90.27 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 94.96 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 98.69 four stars
2008-09 05/01/2010 98.79 four stars
2007-09 02/01/2009 99.29 four stars
2006-09 10/01/2007 86.95 three stars
2005-09 11/01/2006 90.54 four stars
2004-09 01/01/2006 84.50 three stars
2003-09 12/01/2004 84.96 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 23-7380563
Name in IRS Master File RARE INC
NTEE Code C00
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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 September, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$443,702 1.64% Brett Jenks President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rare (VA) 91.24 four stars
Amazon Conservation Team (VA) 96.89 four stars
Amazon Watch (CA) 87.39 three stars
Nature and Culture International (CA) 87.62 three stars
Galapagos Conservancy (VA) 94.20 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Rare
1310 North Courthouse Road
Suite 110
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (703) 522-5070
fax: (703) 522-5027
EIN: 23-7380563

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Board Leadership

Dorothy Batten
Chair

CEO

Brett Jenks
President and CEO

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