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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Land Stewardship Project

Keeping the land and people together

four stars

91.31

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 91.31 four stars
  Financial 94.52 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

94.52

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
84.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.33
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.3%
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) 91.31 four stars
Sonoran Institute (AZ) 87.65 three stars
Green America (DC) 87.85 three stars
Friends of the Earth (DC) 97.85 four stars
Minnesota Environmental Fund (MN) 85.38 three stars

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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 $2,953,219
   Federated Campaigns $31,745
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $381,642
Total Contributions $3,366,606
   Program Service Revenue $207,883
Total Primary Revenue $3,574,489
   Other Revenue $38,329
TOTAL REVENUE $3,612,818
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,210,239
   Administrative Expenses $271,021
   Fundraising Expenses $168,969
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,650,229
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $962,589
   
Net Assets $3,485,628

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 $831,354 37.6%
Food Systems $622,754 28.2%
Farm Beginnings $319,822 14.5%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$73,288 2.76% 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) 91.31 four stars
North Cascades Institute (WA) 95.16 four stars
Green America (DC) 87.85 three stars
Appalachian Mountain Club (MA) 95.78 four stars
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (FL) 89.90 three 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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