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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Alaska Conservation Foundation

Alaska Conservation Foundation protects the health, resilience, and connectivity of Alaska's communities and landscapes.

three stars

87.04

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

Board Leadership
Paul Reichardt
Chair

CEO
Michael Barber
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.04 three stars
  Financial 81.68 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Alaska Conservation Foundation protects the health, resilience, and connectivity of Alaska's communities and landscapes by defending Alaska's public lands and waters and by building resilience to climate change. We support grassroots advocacy, lead climate change adaptation efforts, and strengthen Alaska's conservation movement. By continuously monitoring complex economic, political, and cultural landscapes across the state, we identify opportunities and prioritize where to direct funds to achieve meaningful conservation success. Since 1980, Alaska Conservation Foundation has awarded more than $50 million in grants, sustaining a network of organizations working to craft solutions to Alaska's most pressing conservation challenges. As a result, Alaska's conservation movement continues to build strong communities and sustainable economies supported by a healthy environment.

Alaska Conservation Foundation protects the health, resilience, and connectivity of Alaska's communities and landscapes by defending Alaska's public lands and waters and by building resilience to climate change. We support grassroots advocacy, lead climate change adaptation efforts, and strengthen Alaska's conservation movement. By continuously monitoring complex economic, political, and cultural landscapes across the state, we identify opportunities and prioritize where to direct funds to achieve meaningful conservation success. Since 1980, Alaska Conservation Foundation has awarded more than $50 million in grants, sustaining a network of organizations working to craft solutions to Alaska's most pressing conservation challenges. As a result, Alaska's conservation movement continues to build strong communities and sustainable economies supported by a healthy environment.

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Financial

three stars

81.68

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
73.4%
  Administrative Expenses 17.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.61
  Program Expenses Growth -14.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alaska Conservation Foundation (AK) 87.04 three stars
Natural Resources Defense Council (NY) 93.34 four stars
Wildlands Network (UT) 85.73 three stars
The Conservation Foundation (IL) 96.04 four stars
Oregon Natural Desert Association (OR) 91.44 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,649,991
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,006
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,652,997
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,652,997
   Other Revenue $406,530
TOTAL REVENUE $3,059,527
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,820,564
   Administrative Expenses $367,917
   Fundraising Expenses $248,103
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,436,584
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $622,943
   
Net Assets $12,070,236

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 $848,267 46.6%
Alaska Defense Fund $383,937 21.1%
Landscape Conservation Cooperatives $156,232 8.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 87.04 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 87.18 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 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

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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$111,957 4.59% Michael Barber Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alaska Conservation Foundation (AK) 87.04 three stars
Wildlands Network (UT) 85.73 three stars
Conservation Lands Foundation (CO) 97.15 four stars
Student Conservation Association (VA) 86.85 three stars
Land Trust Alliance (DC) 90.85 four 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

Paul Reichardt
Chair

CEO

Michael Barber
Executive Director

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