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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Connecting people with nature

91.86

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

Board Leadership
Shane Delsman
President

CEO
Helen Boomsma
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.86
  Financial 88.49
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

88.49

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
80.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.57
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.3%
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) 91.86
National Audubon Society (NY) 92.59
Massachusetts Audubon Society (MA) 93.12
The Connecticut Audubon Society (CT) 99.39
Maine Audubon (ME) 85.59

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,368,782
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $210,667
   Fundraising Events $4,307
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $144,792
Total Contributions $1,728,548
   Program Service Revenue $797,806
Total Primary Revenue $2,526,354
   Other Revenue $383,745
TOTAL REVENUE $2,910,099
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,548,928
   Administrative Expenses $281,009
   Fundraising Expenses $239,474
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,069,411
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-159,312
   
Net Assets $4,886,414

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
Educational Programs $1,214,249 47.6%
Land Conservation $712,587 28.0%
Nature Pre-School $622,092 24.4%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 10/01/2021 91.86
2019-06 12/23/2020 90.22
2018-06 09/03/2019 90.84
2017-06 09/01/2018 90.69
2016-06 11/01/2017 87.21
2015-06 06/01/2017 88.31
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.08
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 88.42
2013-06 06/01/2014 86.19
2012-06 05/01/2013 80.40
2011-06 05/01/2012 76.23
2010-06 10/01/2011 79.44
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.60
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 80.95
2009-06 08/01/2010 89.02
2008-06 07/01/2009 82.18
2007-06 09/01/2008 84.57
2006-06 07/01/2007 68.33
2005-06 07/01/2006 85.46
2004-06 05/01/2005 84.26

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$121,896 3.97% Helen Boomsma Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (WI) 91.86
New Hampshire Audubon (NH) 85.62
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 93.04
Massachusetts Audubon Society (MA) 93.12
Maine Audubon (ME) 85.59

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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

Shane Delsman
President

CEO

Helen Boomsma
Executive Director

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