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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Connecting people with nature

four stars

90.84

1111 East Brown Deer Road Milwaukee, WI 53217
tel: (414) 352-2880   Web Site
EIN: 39-1231819

Board Leadership
Aliah M. Berman
President

CEO
Helen Boomsma
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.84 four stars
  Financial 87.68 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is an Audubon environmental education center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which was founded in 1971. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center connects people with nature and inspires them to become responsible stewards of the natural world. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Center's six miles of trails take visitors through 185 acres of unspoiled natural beauty - just 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee. Each year over 27,000 children experience the magic of nature through our nature education programs. More than 145,000 visitors enjoy our unspoiled land for learning, hiking and outdoor recreation.

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is an Audubon environmental education center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which was founded in 1971. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center connects people with nature and inspires them to become responsible stewards of the natural world. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Center's six miles of trails take visitors through 185 acres of unspoiled natural beauty - just 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee. Each year over 27,000 children experience the magic of nature through our nature education programs. More than 145,000 visitors enjoy our unspoiled land for learning, hiking and outdoor recreation.

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Financial

three stars

87.68

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
76.5%
  Administrative Expenses 16.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.70
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Schlitz Audubon Nature Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Schlitz Audubon Nature Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (WI) 90.84 four stars
New Jersey Audubon Society (NJ) 87.66 three stars
Audubon Society of Portland (OR) 95.81 four stars
National Audubon Society (NY) 92.00 four stars
Massachusetts Audubon Society (MA) 93.83 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $870,479
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $177,256
   Fundraising Events $56,520
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,104,255
   Program Service Revenue $1,094,313
Total Primary Revenue $2,198,568
   Other Revenue $2,127,418
TOTAL REVENUE $4,325,986
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,356,170
   Administrative Expenses $449,815
   Fundraising Expenses $204,383
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,010,368
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,315,618
   
Net Assets $5,141,276

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
Environmental Education $1,174,130 49.8%
Land Conservation $606,484 25.7%
Early Childhood Education $575,556 24.4%

Ratings History
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 90.84 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 90.69 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 87.21 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2017 88.31 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.08 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 88.42 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 86.19 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 80.40 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 76.23 two stars
2010-06 10/01/2011 79.44 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.60 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 80.95 three stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 89.02 three stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 82.18 three stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 84.57 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 68.33 one star
2005-06 07/01/2006 85.46 three stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 84.26 three stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 84.93 three stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 99.83 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 39-1231819
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF SCHLITZ-AUDUBON CENTER INC
NTEE Code C11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (355) Wildlife sanctuary or refuge
(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 October, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$79,327 2.63% Helen Boomsma Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (WI) 90.84 four stars
Audubon Society of Portland (OR) 95.81 four stars
New Jersey Audubon Society (NJ) 87.66 three stars
Connecticut Audubon Society (CT) 98.62 four stars
Massachusetts Audubon Society (MA) 93.83 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
1111 East Brown Deer Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217
tel: (414) 352-2880
fax: (414) 352-6091
EIN: 39-1231819

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Board Leadership

Aliah M. Berman
President

CEO

Helen Boomsma
Executive Director

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