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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

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three stars

89.66

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 89.66 three stars
  Financial 85.38 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM
8,000
Number of people influenced to undertake conservation action
7,000
Number of animals rehabilitated
3,700
Number of press articles published
1,200
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

85.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
77.0%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.15
  Program Expenses Growth 2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservancy of Southwest Florida (FL) 89.66 three stars
Earth Force (CO) 87.63 three stars
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TX) 100.00 four stars
Northern Plains Resource Council (MT) 94.34 four stars
Bioneers (NM) 85.37 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,083,836
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $467,967
   Fundraising Events $1,772,937
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $20,447
Total Contributions $11,345,187
   Program Service Revenue $414,797
Total Primary Revenue $11,759,984
   Other Revenue $3,358,354
TOTAL REVENUE $15,118,338
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,160,087
   Administrative Expenses $870,575
   Fundraising Expenses $956,795
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,987,457
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,130,881
   
Net Assets $56,900,862

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 Science Team $1,526,553 24.8%
Environmental Policy Team $1,526,553 24.8%
Environmental Education Team $1,458,301 23.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2001-06 10/15/2002 92.04 four 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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$222,560 2.78% Rob Moher Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservancy of Southwest Florida (FL) 89.66 three stars
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TX) 100.00 four stars
Pacific Environment (CA) 87.50 three stars
Cultural Landscape Foundation (DC) 85.70 three stars
Environmental Grantmakers Association (NY) 91.45 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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