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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Grand Canyon Trust

Protecting and restoring the Colorado Plateau

four stars

97.05

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

Board Leadership
Jim Enote
Chair

CEO
Ethan Aumack
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.05 four stars
  Financial 95.84 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

four stars

95.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 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)
79.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.51
  Program Expenses Growth 14.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.2%
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) 97.05 four stars
Community Environmental Council (CA) 92.53 four stars
Buffalo Bayou Partnership (TX) 95.07 four stars
Earth Island Institute (CA) 98.42 four stars
The Conservation Alliance (OR) 91.89 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,251,277
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $373,127
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,624,404
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,624,404
   Other Revenue $477,967
TOTAL REVENUE $7,102,371
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,161,172
   Administrative Expenses $465,134
   Fundraising Expenses $686,760
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,313,066
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $789,305
   
Net Assets $24,750,650

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
Native American Program $2,800,726 54.3%
Land Special Designations $1,504,051 29.1%
Energy Program $584,836 11.3%

Ratings History
Grand Canyon Trust has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 03/01/2021 97.05 four stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 95.82 four stars
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

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)
(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
$210,113 3.32% Ethan Aumack Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Grand Canyon Trust (AZ) 97.05 four stars
Climate Central (NJ) 85.98 three stars
Minnesota Environmental Fund (MN) 86.14 three stars
Green America (DC) 91.75 four stars
Island Press (DC) 85.82 three 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

Jim Enote
Chair

CEO

Ethan Aumack
Executive Director

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