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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Libraries, Historical Societies and Landmark Preservation

Archaeological Conservancy

Preserving the past . . .for the future

96.31

1717 Girard Boulevard NE Albuquerque, NM 87106
tel: (505) 266-1540   Web Site
EIN: 95-3403273

Board Leadership
Gordon P. Wilson
Chairman

CEO
Mark Michel
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.31
  Financial 96.67
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

96.67

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 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)
83.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 12.11
  Program Expenses Growth 5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Archaeological Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Archaeological Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Archaeological Conservancy (NM) 96.31
Archaeology Southwest (AZ) 90.06
Blithewold (RI) 87.54
Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation (NY) 93.32
The Royal Oak Foundation (NY) 91.60

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The Archaeological Conservancy, established in 1980, is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to acquiring and preserving the best of our nation's remaining archaeological sites. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Conservancy also operates regional offices in Mississippi, Maryland, Ohio, and California. Every day, prehistoric and historic archaeological sites in the United States are lost forever--along with the precious information they contain. Modern-day looters use backhoes and bulldozers to recover artifacts for the international market. Urban development and agricultural methods such as land leveling and topsoil mining destroy ancient sites. The Conservancy protects these sites by acquiring the land on which they rest, preserving them for posterity.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,231,741
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $625,652
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $126,669
Total Contributions $3,984,062
   Program Service Revenue $550,750
Total Primary Revenue $4,534,812
   Other Revenue $393,280
TOTAL REVENUE $4,928,092
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,879,221
   Administrative Expenses $250,328
   Fundraising Expenses $320,257
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,449,806
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,478,286
   
Net Assets $39,570,032

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
Acquisition, Conservation & Management $1,880,063 65.3%
Education $999,158 34.7%

Ratings History
Archaeological Conservancy has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-07 06/01/2016 96.31
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 09/01/2015 95.36
2013-07 08/01/2014 91.91
2012-07 07/01/2013 97.64
2011-07 05/01/2012 95.55
2010-07 03/01/2012 90.37
2010-07 02/01/2012 85.41
2010-07 09/20/2011 75.98
 
CN 1.0
2009-07 11/24/2010 92.06
2008-07 08/01/2009 91.93
2007-07 06/01/2008 94.94
2006-07 04/01/2007 78.27
2005-07 06/01/2006 84.06
2004-07 05/01/2005 81.41
2003-07 05/01/2004 86.54
2002-07 04/15/2003 96.53
2001-07 02/05/2003 95.90

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-3403273
Name in IRS Master File ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONSERVANCY
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 September, 1979
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End July
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
  • July, 2013
  • July, 2012
  • July, 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
$161,751 4.68% Mark T. Michel President

The Archaeological Conservancy, established in 1980, is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to acquiring and preserving the best of our nation's remaining archaeological sites. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Conservancy also operates regional offices in Mississippi, Maryland, Ohio, and California. Every day, prehistoric and historic archaeological sites in the United States are lost forever--along with the precious information they contain. Modern-day looters use backhoes and bulldozers to recover artifacts for the international market. Urban development and agricultural methods such as land leveling and topsoil mining destroy ancient sites. The Conservancy protects these sites by acquiring the land on which they rest, preserving them for posterity.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Archaeological Conservancy (NM) 96.31
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Charity Contact Info

Archaeological Conservancy
1717 Girard Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
tel: (505) 266-1540
EIN: 95-3403273

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Board Leadership

Gordon P. Wilson
Chairman

CEO

Mark Michel
President

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