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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Grand Canyon Trust

Protecting and restoring the Colorado Plateau

four stars

92.75

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 92.75 four stars
  Financial 93.60 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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

93.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
79.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.00
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.9%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Grand Canyon Trust (AZ) 92.75 four stars
EarthShare Texas (TX) 85.85 three stars
The Conservation Fund (VA) 98.23 four stars
Island Press (DC) 87.05 three stars
Oregon Natural Desert Association (OR) 94.85 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,911,363
   Federated Campaigns $987
   Membership Dues $423,892
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $76,039
Total Contributions $5,412,281
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,412,281
   Other Revenue $-7,861
TOTAL REVENUE $5,404,420
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,475,806
   Administrative Expenses $412,036
   Fundraising Expenses $429,691
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,317,533
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,086,887
   
Net Assets $18,466,450

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 $1,326,384 38.2%
Intertribal Gatherings $878,110 25.3%
Volunteer Program $637,073 18.3%
Energy Program $634,239 18.2%

Ratings History
Grand Canyon Trust has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2001-09 02/05/2003 90.09 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 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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$226,558 5.24% Williard L. Hedden Jr. Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Grand Canyon Trust (AZ) 92.75 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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