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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Protecting our unique natural environment and quality of life . . .now and forever

four stars

91.43

1495 Smith Preserve Way Naples, FL 34102
tel: (239) 262-0304   Web Site
EIN: 59-1157084

Board Leadership
Van Williams
Chair

CEO
Rob Moher
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.43 four stars
  Financial 87.89 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1964, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida works to protect Southwest Florida's unique natural environment and quality of life . . .now and forever. We envision a region where our land, water and wildlife are protected, our citizens are informed and our leaders make decisions with the health, wellness and sustainability of our region in mind. We seek to increase our knowledge of the natural world through continued scientific research and to increase our impact through collaboration with our partners. Our staff biologists research the issues impacting our environment. Members of our environment policy team promote sound environmental policies based on the best available science. Wildlife rehabilitation specialists care for injured, sick and orphaned wildlife, while our naturalists interpret the information through a variety of educational programs.

Founded in 1964, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida works to protect Southwest Florida's unique natural environment and quality of life . . .now and forever. We envision a region where our land, water and wildlife are protected, our citizens are informed and our leaders make decisions with the health, wellness and sustainability of our region in mind. We seek to increase our knowledge of the natural world through continued scientific research and to increase our impact through collaboration with our partners. Our staff biologists research the issues impacting our environment. Members of our environment policy team promote sound environmental policies based on the best available science. Wildlife rehabilitation specialists care for injured, sick and orphaned wildlife, while our naturalists interpret the information through a variety of educational programs.

Financial

three stars

87.89

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2020 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)
77.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.81
  Program Expenses Growth 2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Conservancy of Southwest Florida on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Conservancy of Southwest Florida on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservancy of Southwest Florida (FL) 91.43 four stars
Environmental Defense Fund (NY) 86.78 three stars
Friends of the Earth (DC) 88.44 three stars
North Carolina Conservation Network (NC) 90.53 four stars
Yosemite Conservancy (CA) 86.17 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $21,257,181
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $477,152
   Fundraising Events $2,134,045
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $23,868,378
   Program Service Revenue $388,275
Total Primary Revenue $24,256,653
   Other Revenue $741,139
TOTAL REVENUE $24,997,792
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,340,964
   Administrative Expenses $900,296
   Fundraising Expenses $998,618
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,239,878
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $16,757,914
   
Net Assets $73,781,185

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
Environmental Policy Team $1,706,763 26.9%
Environmental Education Team $1,610,901 25.4%
Environmental Science Team $1,519,771 24.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 10/01/2020 91.43 four stars
2018-09 08/01/2019 89.66 three stars
2017-09 12/01/2018 93.89 four stars
2016-09 12/22/2017 92.40 four stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 94.03 four stars
2014-09 12/21/2016 92.41 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.96 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 93.33 four stars
2013-09 12/22/2014 86.59 three stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 86.96 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 96.07 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 86.46 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 71.51 two stars
2008-09 11/01/2009 86.63 three stars
2007-09 09/01/2008 78.47 two stars
2006-09 07/01/2007 76.75 two stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 76.44 two stars
2004-09 12/01/2005 81.05 three stars
2003-09 01/05/2005 84.49 three stars
2002-09 09/01/2003 89.61 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 59-1157084
Name in IRS Master File THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 February, 1971
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$222,203 2.69% Rob Moher Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservancy of Southwest Florida (FL) 91.43 four stars
Pacific Environment (CA) 89.21 three stars
Island Press (DC) 85.82 three stars
Climate Central (NJ) 85.98 three stars
Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (NC) 95.61 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Conservancy of Southwest Florida
1495 Smith Preserve Way
Naples, FL 34102
tel: (239) 262-0304
fax: (239) 262-0672
EIN: 59-1157084

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Board Leadership

Van Williams
Chair

CEO

Rob Moher
President & CEO

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