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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

The Mountain Institute

Protecting mountain people, places and cultures in a rapidly changing world

two stars

73.26

1725 I Street NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 234-4050   Web Site
EIN: 55-0541323

Board Leadership
Augusta Molnar
Chair

CEO
Edie Farwell
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.26 two stars
  Financial 70.00 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Mountains sustain life on earth. In a world facing unprecedented change, The Mountain Institute is committed to protecting its mountains. Through empowering mountain communities and conserving mountain eco-systems, TMI ensures that mountains will continue to provide the essential resources -- natural, cultural and inspirational -- needed for mankind's survival on a healthy planet. The Mountain Institute was founded in 1972. Our mission broadened in 1993 to include economic development and support for traditional cultures, as well as the conservation of natural resources in the world's longest, oldest, and highest mountain ranges - the Andes, Appalachians, and Himalayas. We implement programs directly with communities and work with and through a wide variety of development, government, program, academic, and technical partners.

Mountains sustain life on earth. In a world facing unprecedented change, The Mountain Institute is committed to protecting its mountains. Through empowering mountain communities and conserving mountain eco-systems, TMI ensures that mountains will continue to provide the essential resources -- natural, cultural and inspirational -- needed for mankind's survival on a healthy planet. The Mountain Institute was founded in 1972. Our mission broadened in 1993 to include economic development and support for traditional cultures, as well as the conservation of natural resources in the world's longest, oldest, and highest mountain ranges - the Andes, Appalachians, and Himalayas. We implement programs directly with communities and work with and through a wide variety of development, government, program, academic, and technical partners.

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Financial

two stars

70.00

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
85.2%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -16.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 113.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Mountain Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Mountain Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Mountain Institute (DC) 73.26 two stars
The Conservation Fund (VA) 96.46 four stars
PATH Foundation (GA) 96.23 four stars
Green America (DC) 90.71 four stars
Galapagos Conservancy (VA) 88.96 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $657,442
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $877,442
Total Contributions $1,534,884
   Program Service Revenue $18,590
Total Primary Revenue $1,553,474
   Other Revenue $-6,864
TOTAL REVENUE $1,546,610
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,235,053
   Administrative Expenses $215,731
   Fundraising Expenses $50,128
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,500,912
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $45,698
   
Net Assets $-151,444

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
South America (Andes Program) $523,950 42.4%
North America (Appalachian Program) $476,526 38.6%
Asia (Himalayan Program) $234,577 19.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 11/01/2019 73.26 two stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 80.82 three stars
2016-09 12/22/2017 77.69 two stars
2015-09 05/01/2017 78.64 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 77.51 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 75.39 two stars
2013-09 07/01/2014 85.85 three stars
2012-09 04/01/2014 76.63 two stars
2012-09 03/01/2014 75.05 two stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 76.18 two stars
2010-09 12/01/2011 90.61 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 88.07 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 85.94 three stars
2008-09 10/01/2009 88.36 three stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 78.72 two stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 81.30 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 90.35 four stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 83.81 three stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 92.09 four stars
2001-12 06/09/2003 73.16 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 55-0541323
Name in IRS Master File MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE INC
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 (59) Other school related 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, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$126,078 8.40% Andrew Taber Exec Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Mountain Institute (DC) 73.26 two stars
Environmental Initiative (MN) 96.07 four stars
Blue Ridge Conservancy (NC) 100.00 four stars
LightHawk (CO) 85.34 three stars
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (PA) 91.43 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Mountain Institute
1725 I Street NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 234-4050
fax: (202) 234-4054
EIN: 55-0541323

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Board Leadership

Augusta Molnar
Chair

CEO

Edie Farwell
Interim Executive Director

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