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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking)

Alaska Conservation Foundation

Ensuring that Alaska's unparalleled natural resources are protected for future generations

three stars

85.53

1227 West 9th Avenue Suite 300
Anchorage, AK 99501
tel: (907) 276-1917   Web Site
EIN: 92-0061466

Board Leadership
Marylin Sigman
Chair

CEO
Michael Barber
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.53 three stars
  Financial 79.55 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1980, the Alaska Conservation Foundation (ACF) builds strategic leadership and support for Alaskan efforts to take care of wild lands, waters, and wildlife, which sustain diverse cultures, healthy communities, and prosperous economies. ACF is at the hub of the Alaska environmental network, in touch with both local and national efforts. With a demonstrated capacity for taking a long-term view of Alaska, ACF is working to build broad-based public support for environmental protection and for institutionalizing a sound conservation ethic, through grantmaking to the most effective grassroots conservation organizations in Alaska. Since 1980, ACF has made over $40 million worth of grants to over 200 organizations working to ensure that Alaska's wild lands, waters and wildlife are protected for future generations.

Founded in 1980, the Alaska Conservation Foundation (ACF) builds strategic leadership and support for Alaskan efforts to take care of wild lands, waters, and wildlife, which sustain diverse cultures, healthy communities, and prosperous economies. ACF is at the hub of the Alaska environmental network, in touch with both local and national efforts. With a demonstrated capacity for taking a long-term view of Alaska, ACF is working to build broad-based public support for environmental protection and for institutionalizing a sound conservation ethic, through grantmaking to the most effective grassroots conservation organizations in Alaska. Since 1980, ACF has made over $40 million worth of grants to over 200 organizations working to ensure that Alaska's wild lands, waters and wildlife are protected for future generations.

Financial

two stars

79.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
74.7%
  Administrative Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.17
  Program Expenses Growth -20.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alaska Conservation Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alaska Conservation Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alaska Conservation Foundation (AK) 85.53 three stars
Ecology Center (MI) 98.21 four stars
Minnesota Environmental Fund (MN) 86.29 three stars
WILDCOAST (CA) 91.06 four stars
Appalachian Mountain Club (MA) 95.85 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,072,494
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,615
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,071,105
Total Contributions $2,145,214
   Program Service Revenue $127,732
Total Primary Revenue $2,272,946
   Other Revenue $249,462
TOTAL REVENUE $2,522,408
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,934,483
   Administrative Expenses $608,339
   Fundraising Expenses $228,680
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,771,502
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-249,094
   
Net Assets $10,216,948

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
Tongass Sustainable Southeast Partnership $800,378 41.4%
Strengthening the Conservation Community $301,951 15.6%
Alaskan Native Fund $266,965 13.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 85.53 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 84.03 three stars
2015-06 04/01/2017 84.33 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 84.08 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.09 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 80.37 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 83.02 three stars
2012-06 02/01/2014 87.87 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 87.07 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 94.35 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.46 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 96.50 four stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 85.72 three stars
2008-06 04/01/2009 68.00 one star
2007-06 04/01/2008 69.44 one star
2006-06 04/01/2007 67.53 one star
2005-06 04/01/2006 85.85 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 95.98 four stars
2003-06 03/01/2004 86.18 three stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 98.80 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 92-0061466
Name in IRS Master File ALASKA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(354) Preservation of scenic beauty
(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 June, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$102,000 3.68% Michael Barber CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alaska Conservation Foundation (AK) 85.53 three stars
Georgia Conservancy (GA) 86.47 three stars
Community Environmental Council (CA) 91.55 four stars
Oregon Natural Desert Association (OR) 94.85 four stars
Blue Ridge Conservancy (NC) 86.56 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Alaska Conservation Foundation
1227 West 9th Avenue
Suite 300
Anchorage, AK 99501
tel: (907) 276-1917
fax: (907) 274-4145
EIN: 92-0061466

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Board Leadership

Marylin Sigman
Chair

CEO

Michael Barber
Executive Director

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