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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Rare

Rare inspires change so people and nature thrive.

four stars

91.82

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

Board Leadership
Scott M. Amero
Chair

CEO
Brett Jenks
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.82 four stars
  Financial 88.83 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1973, it has been Rare's mission to conserve imperiled species and ecosystems around the world by inspiring people to care for and protect nature. We fulfill this mission by addressing some of the most pressing needs of the global conservation movement such as: training and mentoring local conservation leaders in the use of proven outreach tools; supporting these local leaders as they customize our tools and identify the right motivations and messages to inspire environmental protection in their own unique communities; building partnerships that leverage many times over Rare's financial and technical investments; evaluating and sharing what we learn from each project and partnership in order to continuously improve the practice of conservation.

Since 1973, it has been Rare's mission to conserve imperiled species and ecosystems around the world by inspiring people to care for and protect nature. We fulfill this mission by addressing some of the most pressing needs of the global conservation movement such as: training and mentoring local conservation leaders in the use of proven outreach tools; supporting these local leaders as they customize our tools and identify the right motivations and messages to inspire environmental protection in their own unique communities; building partnerships that leverage many times over Rare's financial and technical investments; evaluating and sharing what we learn from each project and partnership in order to continuously improve the practice of conservation.

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Financial

three stars

88.83

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 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)
85.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.55
  Program Expenses Growth 7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.0%
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) 91.82 four stars
Green America (DC) 88.87 three stars
Minnesota Environmental Fund (MN) 86.29 three stars
Friends of the Earth (DC) 97.13 four stars
Amazon Conservation Team (VA) 97.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,658,397
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,086,138
Total Contributions $18,744,535
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $18,744,535
   Other Revenue $113,591
TOTAL REVENUE $18,858,126
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,856,726
   Administrative Expenses $1,534,824
   Fundraising Expenses $2,221,332
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,612,882
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,754,756
   
Net Assets $12,744,830

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
Fish Forever $11,775,423 59.3%
Pride $4,767,600 24.0%
Reciprocal Water Agreements $1,732,806 8.7%

Ratings History
Rare has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2002-09 06/09/2003 93.16 four stars
2001-09 02/05/2003 95.78 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 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)
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 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
$348,856 1.47% Brett Jenks President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rare (VA) 91.82 four stars
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WildEarth Guardians (NM) 95.47 four stars
Pacific Environment (CA) 86.58 three stars
Buffalo Bayou Partnership (TX) 93.91 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

Scott M. Amero
Chair

CEO

Brett Jenks
President and CEO

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