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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Land Stewardship Project

Keeping the land and people together

three stars

87.93

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

Board Leadership
Juliet Tomkins
Chair

CEO
Mark Schultz
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.93 three stars
  Financial 86.95 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

three stars

86.95

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
83.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.07
  Program Expenses Growth -4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.8%
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) 87.93 three stars
North Carolina Coastal Federation (NC) 97.68 four stars
EarthShare Texas (TX) 85.85 three stars
Environmental Research and Education Foundation (NC) 95.50 four stars
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment (CA) 95.87 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,078,013
   Federated Campaigns $19,879
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $356,619
Total Contributions $1,454,511
   Program Service Revenue $203,062
Total Primary Revenue $1,657,573
   Other Revenue $36,931
TOTAL REVENUE $1,694,504
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,090,588
   Administrative Expenses $273,330
   Fundraising Expenses $160,468
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,524,386
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-829,882
   
Net Assets $2,718,075

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 $722,481 34.6%
Food Systems $497,467 23.8%
Membership and Outreach $460,199 22.0%
Farm Beginnings $328,744 15.7%
Communications $81,697 3.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 87.93 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 91.31 four stars
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)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$59,738 2.36% Mark Schultz Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$72,308 2.86% George Boody Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Land Stewardship Project (MN) 87.93 three stars
The Conservation Alliance (OR) 85.92 three stars
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (PA) 90.64 four stars
Northern Plains Resource Council (MT) 94.34 four stars
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TX) 95.05 four stars

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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

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Board Leadership

Juliet Tomkins
Chair

CEO

Mark Schultz
Executive Director

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