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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

The voice for Utah's redrock country

four stars

97.66

425 East 100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111
tel: (801) 486-3161   Web Site
EIN: 94-2936961

Board Leadership
Tom Kenworthy
Chair

CEO
Scott Groene
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.66 four stars
  Financial 98.61 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1983, SUWA has been the only independent organization working full-time to defend America's redrock wilderness from oil and gas development, unnecessary road construction, rampant off-road vehicle use, and other threats to Utah's wilderness-quality lands. We are a qualified non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the federal tax code.The mission of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance is the preservation of the outstanding wilderness at the heart of the Colorado Plateau, and the management of these lands in their natural state for the benefit of all Americans. SUWA promotes local and national recognition of the region's unique character through research and public education; supports both administrative and legislative initiatives to permanently protect the Colorado Plateau wild places within the National Park and National Wilderness Preservation Systems, or by other protective designations where appropriate; builds support for such initiatives on

Since 1983, SUWA has been the only independent organization working full-time to defend America's redrock wilderness from oil and gas development, unnecessary road construction, rampant off-road vehicle use, and other threats to Utah's wilderness-quality lands. We are a qualified non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the federal tax code.The mission of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance is the preservation of the outstanding wilderness at the heart of the Colorado Plateau, and the management of these lands in their natural state for the benefit of all Americans. SUWA promotes local and national recognition of the region's unique character through research and public education; supports both administrative and legislative initiatives to permanently protect the Colorado Plateau wild places within the National Park and National Wilderness Preservation Systems, or by other protective designations where appropriate; builds support for such initiatives on

Financial

four stars

98.61

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
84.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.27
  Program Expenses Growth 5.8%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (UT) 97.66 four stars
Michigan Environmental Council (MI) 88.52 three stars
Coming Clean (VT) 85.32 three stars
350.org (NY) 93.91 four stars
Wyoming Outdoor Council (WY) 85.22 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,991,354
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,991,354
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,991,354
   Other Revenue $420,558
TOTAL REVENUE $3,411,912
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,097,542
   Administrative Expenses $186,568
   Fundraising Expenses $169,911
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,454,021
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $957,891
   
Net Assets $8,624,143

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
Wilderness $1,289,327 61.5%
Revised Statute 2477 $504,218 24.0%
Resource Management Plans $91,123 4.3%

Ratings History
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/01/2017 97.66 four stars
2015-12 10/01/2016 92.15 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.46 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 92.75 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 94.93 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 94.84 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 93.22 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 90.51 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.08 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 78.61 two stars
2008-12 12/15/2009 76.15 two stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 73.01 two stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 81.89 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 83.99 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 92.04 four stars
2003-12 07/01/2005 85.68 three stars
2002-12 02/01/2004 79.13 two stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 78.18 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 94-2936961
Name in IRS Master File SOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
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, 1984
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$101,478 4.13% Scott Groene Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (UT) 97.66 four stars
Coming Clean (VT) 85.32 three stars
Idaho Conservation League (ID) 94.71 four stars
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (OR) 92.51 four stars
Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CT) 94.20 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
425 East 100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
tel: (801) 486-3161
fax: (801) 486-4233
EIN: 94-2936961

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Board Leadership

Tom Kenworthy
Chair

CEO

Scott Groene
Executive Director

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