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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Ruffed Grouse Society

Healthy Forests - Abundant Wildlife - Sporting Traditions

97.23

451 McCormick Road Coraopolis, PA 15108
tel: (412) 262-4044   Web Site
EIN: 54-0846925

Board Leadership
Brian W. Smith
Chair

CEO
Benjamin C. Jones
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.23
  Financial 97.50
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is North America's foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is North America's foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.

Financial

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
88.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.25
  Program Expenses Growth 13.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ruffed Grouse Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ruffed Grouse Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ruffed Grouse Society (PA) 97.23
California Waterfowl Association (CA) 88.15
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (MT) 94.17
National Deer Association (GA) 90.55
Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation (OH) 87.52

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,904,238
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $649,665
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,553,903
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,553,903
   Other Revenue $2,612,153
TOTAL REVENUE $5,166,056
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,958,710
   Administrative Expenses $453,532
   Fundraising Expenses $183,746
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,595,988
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-429,932
   
Net Assets $6,865,020

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
Chapter Operations $2,020,977 40.8%
Habitat Projects $1,516,826 30.6%
Membership Services $655,441 13.2%

Ratings History
Ruffed Grouse Society has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 02/01/2021 97.23
2018-12 02/01/2020 97.23
2017-12 12/01/2018 97.23
2016-12 03/01/2018 94.25
2015-12 02/01/2017 91.40
2014-12 08/01/2016 90.66
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.48
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 81.24
2013-12 06/01/2015 84.93
2012-12 02/01/2014 88.28
2011-12 11/06/2012 85.93
2010-12 12/23/2011 86.90
2009-12 09/20/2011 75.22
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 79.20
2008-12 07/01/2010 90.13
2007-12 07/01/2009 83.78
2006-12 04/01/2008 83.98
2005-12 04/01/2007 88.88
2004-12 03/01/2006 98.53
2003-12 03/01/2005 89.15

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 54-0846925
Name in IRS Master File RUFFED GROUSE SOCIETY
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name RUFFED GROUSE SOCIETY
Ruling Date December, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$170,007 3.03% Ben C. Jones President and CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ruffed Grouse Society (PA) 97.23
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (DC) 92.27
Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation (OH) 87.52
Boone and Crockett Club (MT) 95.71
Trout Unlimited, Inc. (VA) 92.80

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Charity Contact Info

Ruffed Grouse Society
451 McCormick Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108
tel: (412) 262-4044
fax: (412) 262-9207
EIN: 54-0846925

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Board Leadership

Brian W. Smith
Chair

CEO

Benjamin C. Jones
President and CEO

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