Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

The Wetlands Initiative

Envisioning a world with plentiful healthy wetlands improving water quality, climate, biodiversity, and human well-being

four stars

100.00

53 West Jackson Boulevard Suite 1015
Chicago, IL 60604
tel: (312) 922-0777   Web Site
EIN: 36-3942451

Board Leadership
Caroline Repenning
Chair

CEO
Paul Botts
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Wetlands Initiative (TWI) designs, restores, and creates wetlands. We innovate, collaborate, and employ sound science to improve water quality, habitat for plants and wildlife, and our climate. TWI was founded in 1994 to reverse the environmental damage created by the drainage of valuable wetlands in the upper Midwest. Today TWI works as "conservation entrepreneurs" to develop new methods and strategies for restoring our lost wetland ecosystems.

TWI seeks to conduct and support high-quality restoration projects through direct, on-the-ground work and by forming larger partnerships to demonstrate innovative ways to finance large-scale wetland restoration, such as ecosystem service markets. With a focus on science-based, economically sustainable projects and collaborative work with public agencies, TWI's goal is to develop restoration methods and models that others may copy.

The Wetlands Initiative (TWI) designs, restores, and creates wetlands. We innovate, collaborate, and employ sound science to improve water quality, habitat for plants and wildlife, and our climate. TWI was founded in 1994 to reverse the environmental damage created by the drainage of valuable wetlands in the upper Midwest. Today TWI works as "conservation entrepreneurs" to develop new methods and strategies for restoring our lost wetland ecosystems.

TWI seeks to conduct and support high-quality restoration projects through direct, on-the-ground work and by forming larger partnerships to demonstrate innovative ways to finance large-scale wetland restoration, such as ecosystem service markets. With a focus on science-based, economically sustainable projects and collaborative work with public agencies, TWI's goal is to develop restoration methods and models that others may copy.

Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.87
  Program Expenses Growth 15.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Wetlands Initiative on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Wetlands Initiative on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,795,524
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $168,045
Total Contributions $1,963,569
   Program Service Revenue $15,013
Total Primary Revenue $1,978,582
   Other Revenue $47,296
TOTAL REVENUE $2,025,878
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,030,581
   Administrative Expenses $166,543
   Fundraising Expenses $194,549
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,391,673
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-365,795
   
Net Assets $8,917,847

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$131,147 5.48% Paul R. Botts President

Mission

The Wetlands Initiative (TWI) designs, restores, and creates wetlands. We innovate, collaborate, and employ sound science to improve water quality, habitat for plants and wildlife, and our climate. TWI was founded in 1994 to reverse the environmental damage created by the drainage of valuable wetlands in the upper Midwest. Today TWI works as "conservation entrepreneurs" to develop new methods and strategies for restoring our lost wetland ecosystems.

TWI seeks to conduct and support high-quality restoration projects through direct, on-the-ground work and by forming larger partnerships to demonstrate innovative ways to finance large-scale wetland restoration, such as ecosystem service markets. With a focus on science-based, economically sustainable projects and collaborative work with public agencies, TWI's goal is to develop restoration methods and models that others may copy.

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Charity Contact Info

The Wetlands Initiative
53 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 1015
Chicago, IL 60604
tel: (312) 922-0777
fax: (312) 922-1823
EIN: 36-3942451

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Board Leadership

Caroline Repenning
Chair

CEO

Paul Botts
Executive Director