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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Alaska Conservation Foundation

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

87.32

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

Board Leadership
Frankie Barker
Chair

CEO
Michael Barber
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.32
  Financial 82.08
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

82.08

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
74.8%
  Administrative Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.32
  Program Expenses Growth -2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
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) 87.32
The Everglades Foundation (FL) 88.25
LightHawk (CO) 91.68
The Watershed Institute (NJ) 92.61
The Adirondack Council (NY) 94.94

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,607,299
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $6,707
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,614,006
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,614,006
   Other Revenue $843,115
TOTAL REVENUE $3,457,121
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,783,500
   Administrative Expenses $299,642
   Fundraising Expenses $342,621
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,425,763
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,031,358
   
Net Assets $12,722,098

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
Collective Conservation $705,355 39.5%
Alaska Defense Fund $331,928 18.6%
Movement Building $230,443 12.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 08/03/2021 87.32
2019-06 06/01/2020 87.04
2018-06 09/03/2019 87.18
2017-06 12/01/2018 85.53
2016-06 11/01/2017 84.03
2015-06 04/01/2017 84.33
2015-06 10/01/2016 84.08
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.09
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 80.37
2013-06 03/01/2015 83.02
2012-06 02/01/2014 87.87
2012-06 08/01/2013 87.07
2011-06 07/01/2012 94.35
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.46
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 96.50
2009-06 06/01/2010 85.72
2008-06 04/01/2009 68.00
2007-06 04/01/2008 69.44
2006-06 04/01/2007 67.53
2005-06 04/01/2006 85.85

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$112,742 4.64% Michael Barber Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$126,490 5.21% Aaron Poe Network Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alaska Conservation Foundation (AK) 87.32
The Everglades Foundation (FL) 88.25
The Wilderness Society (DC) 87.13
Conservation Lands Foundation (CO) 97.35
Natural Resources Council of Maine (ME) 86.39

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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

Frankie Barker
Chair

CEO

Michael Barber
Executive Director

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