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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation

Come explore our natural world

four stars

90.45

3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road Sanibel, FL 33957
tel: (239) 472-2329   Web Site
EIN: 59-1205087

Board Leadership
John Morse
President

CEO
Erick Lindblad
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.45 four stars
  Financial 86.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. Since incorporating in 1967, SCCF has acquired and preserved approximately 2,000 acres of environmentally sensitive land on the islands. This land includes critical wildlife habitats, rare and unique subtropical plant communities, tidal wetlands, and freshwater wetlands along the Sanibel River. Without protection, many of these areas would have been lost to residential and commercial development, either directly or by fragmentation of habitat. Seven priority program areas forward its mission: environmental education, land acquisition, landscaping for wildlife, marine research, natural resource policy, sea turtle conservation, and wildlife habitat management.

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. Since incorporating in 1967, SCCF has acquired and preserved approximately 2,000 acres of environmentally sensitive land on the islands. This land includes critical wildlife habitats, rare and unique subtropical plant communities, tidal wetlands, and freshwater wetlands along the Sanibel River. Without protection, many of these areas would have been lost to residential and commercial development, either directly or by fragmentation of habitat. Seven priority program areas forward its mission: environmental education, land acquisition, landscaping for wildlife, marine research, natural resource policy, sea turtle conservation, and wildlife habitat management.

Financial

three stars

86.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
71.0%
  Administrative Expenses 20.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.45
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (FL) 90.45 four stars
Conservancy of Southwest Florida (FL) 93.89 four stars
Acadia Center (ME) 94.88 four stars
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (PA) 90.64 four stars
Land Stewardship Project (MN) 87.93 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,399,061
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $294,394
Total Contributions $3,693,455
   Program Service Revenue $1,749,371
Total Primary Revenue $5,442,826
   Other Revenue $439,344
TOTAL REVENUE $5,882,170
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,172,457
   Administrative Expenses $601,080
   Fundraising Expenses $321,939
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,095,476
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,786,694
   
Net Assets $27,881,100

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
Marine Laboratory $698,264 32.1%
Native Plant Nursery $373,402 17.2%
Habitat Management $625,227 28.8%
Research & Education $475,564 21.9%

Ratings History
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 90.45 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 93.16 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 89.90 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.65 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 88.79 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 84.26 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 80.48 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 92.46 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 72.55 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 83.19 three stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 86.61 three stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 86.16 three stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 86.53 three stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 76.28 two stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 83.87 three stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 75.80 two stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 77.82 two stars
2001-06 04/15/2003 83.01 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 59-1205087
Name in IRS Master File SANIBEL-CAPTIVA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION INC
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 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 July, 1968
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • 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
$137,601 4.44% Erick Lindblad Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (FL) 90.45 four stars
The Garden Conservancy (NY) 92.23 four stars
PATH Foundation (GA) 100.00 four stars
North Cascades Institute (WA) 95.46 four stars
Rare (VA) 91.82 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road
Sanibel, FL 33957
tel: (239) 472-2329
fax: (239) 472-6421
EIN: 59-1205087

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Board Leadership

John Morse
President

CEO

Erick Lindblad
Executive Director

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