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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Grand Canyon Trust

Protecting and restoring the Colorado Plateau

four stars

95.38

2601 North Fort Valley Road Flagstaff, AZ 86001
tel: (928) 774-7488   Web Site
EIN: 86-0512633

Board Leadership
Steve Martin
Chair

CEO
Ethan Aumack
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.38 four stars
  Financial 93.47 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1985, the Grand Canyon Trust protects and restores the Colorado Plateau - its spectacular landscapes, flowing rivers, clean air, diversity of plants and animals, and areas of beauty and solitude. As a regional conservation organization we work for common sense, balanced solutions to significant problems affecting the region's natural resources. Our vision for the Colorado Plateau is: a region still characterized by vast open spaces with restored, healthy natural areas and habitat for all native plants and animals; a sustaining relationship between human communities and the natural environment; and people living and visiting here who are willing and enthusiastic stewards of the region's natural resources and beauty.

Founded in 1985, the Grand Canyon Trust protects and restores the Colorado Plateau - its spectacular landscapes, flowing rivers, clean air, diversity of plants and animals, and areas of beauty and solitude. As a regional conservation organization we work for common sense, balanced solutions to significant problems affecting the region's natural resources. Our vision for the Colorado Plateau is: a region still characterized by vast open spaces with restored, healthy natural areas and habitat for all native plants and animals; a sustaining relationship between human communities and the natural environment; and people living and visiting here who are willing and enthusiastic stewards of the region's natural resources and beauty.

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Financial

four stars

93.47

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
79.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.47
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Grand Canyon Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Grand Canyon Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Grand Canyon Trust (AZ) 95.38 four stars
Western North Carolina Alliance (NC) 87.63 three stars
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (PA) 91.43 four stars
Cultural Landscape Foundation (DC) 85.70 three stars
Community Environmental Council (CA) 89.32 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,997,691
   Federated Campaigns $3,533
   Membership Dues $847,722
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,848,946
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,848,946
   Other Revenue $269,939
TOTAL REVENUE $7,118,885
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,600,135
   Administrative Expenses $434,890
   Fundraising Expenses $459,394
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,494,419
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,624,466
   
Net Assets $21,479,327

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
North Rim Ranches $1,607,088 44.6%
Native American Program $1,178,110 32.7%
Energy Program $464,510 12.9%
Volunteer Program $350,427 9.7%

Ratings History
Grand Canyon Trust has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 95.38 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 92.75 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 91.19 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.11 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 81.77 three stars
2014-12 12/01/2015 79.68 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 83.01 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 90.24 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 89.43 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 94.94 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 94.86 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 93.71 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 94.53 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 89.12 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 90.77 four stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 88.98 three stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 72.72 two stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 72.78 two stars
2003-09 07/01/2004 63.23 one star
2002-09 04/15/2003 88.62 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 86-0512633
Name in IRS Master File GRAND CANYON TRUST 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 August, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$226,557 5.04% Willard L. Hedden Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Grand Canyon Trust (AZ) 95.38 four stars
Adirondack Mountain Club (NY) 85.38 three stars
As You Sow (CA) 93.98 four stars
Montana Wilderness Association (MT) 94.01 four stars
Rails-To-Trails Conservancy (DC) 90.82 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Grand Canyon Trust
2601 North Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
tel: (928) 774-7488
fax: (928) 774-7570
EIN: 86-0512633

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Board Leadership

Steve Martin
Chair

CEO

Ethan Aumack
Executive Director

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