Disable all preview features

Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Land Stewardship Project

Keeping the land and people together

four stars

91.78

821 East 35th Street Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55407
tel: (612) 722-6377   Web Site
EIN: 41-1466054

Board Leadership
Juliet Tomkins
Chair

CEO
George Boody
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.78 four stars
  Financial 96.28 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

96.28

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
85.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.01
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Land Stewardship Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Land Stewardship Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Land Stewardship Project (MN) 91.78 four stars
Teton Science Schools (WY) 96.66 four stars
NatureServe (VA) 85.57 three stars
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (CO) 91.18 four stars
The Conservation Fund (VA) 98.23 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) was founded in 1982 to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture, and to develop sustainable communities. Made up of farmers as well as rural and urban residents, LSP works together to: secure a healthful food supply; preserve soil, water, and wildlife; support diversified, profitable family-sized farms; organize communities for positive change; hold corporations and governments accountable; and create a new sustainable vision for our food and agriculture system. Our work is concentrated in four areas: community based food and economic development, Farm Beginnings, policy and organizing, and stewardship science.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,514,230
   Federated Campaigns $18,924
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $348,278
Total Contributions $1,881,432
   Program Service Revenue $190,362
Total Primary Revenue $2,071,794
   Other Revenue $38,252
TOTAL REVENUE $2,110,046
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,009,304
   Administrative Expenses $234,475
   Fundraising Expenses $174,363
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,418,142
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-308,096
   
Net Assets $2,510,266

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
Policy and Organizing Program $637,612 31.7%
Food Systems $605,670 30.1%
Farm Beginnings $454,467 22.6%

Ratings History
Land Stewardship Project has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 07/01/2016 91.78 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.02 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 92.16 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 92.16 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 87.55 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 92.39 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 88.45 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 84.54 three stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 75.67 two stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 79.98 two stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 76.01 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 83.43 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 69.98 one star
2003-06 08/01/2004 85.57 three stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 73.61 two stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 85.74 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 41-1466054
Name in IRS Master File LAND STEWARDSHIP PROJECT
NTEE Code C34
NTEE Classification Land Resources Conservation
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(353) Soil or water 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 December, 1984
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

We invite you to share your opinions, thoughts, experiences, and stories about this charity here to help inform the decisions of other donors.  
Need more help getting started? Check out our FAQs.
 
This tool is not for questions about Charity Navigator, such as how we derived this charity’s rating. We will happily answer those questions if you contact us directly. Likewise, if you have questions for this charity, then we encourage you to contact the charity directly (we include the charity’s contact information in the upper left-hand corner of this page) since few charities regularly monitor this commenting tool.

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$72,106 2.98% George Boody Executive Director

The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) was founded in 1982 to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture, and to develop sustainable communities. Made up of farmers as well as rural and urban residents, LSP works together to: secure a healthful food supply; preserve soil, water, and wildlife; support diversified, profitable family-sized farms; organize communities for positive change; hold corporations and governments accountable; and create a new sustainable vision for our food and agriculture system. Our work is concentrated in four areas: community based food and economic development, Farm Beginnings, policy and organizing, and stewardship science.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Land Stewardship Project (MN) 91.78 four stars
The Street Trust (OR) 85.03 three stars
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (PA) 93.54 four stars
Greenpeace Fund (DC) 87.56 three stars
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (CA) 86.12 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

Charity Contact Info

Land Stewardship Project
821 East 35th Street
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55407
tel: (612) 722-6377
fax: (612) 722-6474
EIN: 41-1466054

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Juliet Tomkins
Chair

CEO

George Boody
Executive Director

Did You Know We’re a Charity Too?

Charity Navigator has a wonderful community of nearly 7 million givers. Together we’ve been able to:

  • Continually provide new and updated charity ratings
  • Increase charity transparency and awareness
  • Support the long-term missions of charities through our encouragement of informed giving

Whether you’re a first-time giver or a long-time user, we love having you in our community. Your gift of any size is appreciated!

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.

Help Center