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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Sonoran Institute

Shaping the future of the west

three stars

87.65

100 N. Stone Ave. Suite 400
Tucson, AZ 85701
tel: (520) 290-0828   Web Site
EIN: 86-0684610

Board Leadership
Chris Perez
Chair

CEO
Stephanie Sklar
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.65 three stars
  Financial 84.48 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Sonoran Institute's mission is to connect people and communities with the natural resources that nourish and sustain them. We work at the nexus of commerce, community, and conservation to help people in the North American West build the communities they want to live in while preserving the values which brought them here. We envision a West where civil dialogue and collaboration are hallmarks of decision making, where people and wildlife live in harmony, and where clean water, air, and energy are assured.

The Sonoran Institute's mission is to connect people and communities with the natural resources that nourish and sustain them. We work at the nexus of commerce, community, and conservation to help people in the North American West build the communities they want to live in while preserving the values which brought them here. We envision a West where civil dialogue and collaboration are hallmarks of decision making, where people and wildlife live in harmony, and where clean water, air, and energy are assured.

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Financial

three stars

84.48

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.12
  Program Expenses Growth 10.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sonoran Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sonoran Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sonoran Institute (AZ) 87.65 three stars
North Cascades Institute (WA) 96.19 four stars
Northern Plains Resource Council (MT) 91.51 four stars
National Environmental Education Foundation (DC) 88.98 three stars
Community Environmental Council (CA) 91.55 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,233,926
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $257,971
Total Contributions $1,491,897
   Program Service Revenue $2,679,224
Total Primary Revenue $4,171,121
   Other Revenue $262,002
TOTAL REVENUE $4,433,123
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,225,958
   Administrative Expenses $412,564
   Fundraising Expenses $204,803
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,843,325
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-410,202
   
Net Assets $1,897,134

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
Colorado River Delta $2,461,814 58.3%
Western Lands and Communities $480,400 11.4%
Sun Corridor $468,687 11.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 10/01/2017 87.65 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 83.36 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.08 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 87.33 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 73.51 two stars
2012-06 04/01/2013 81.68 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 79.50 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 76.46 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 69.76 one star
2008-06 10/01/2009 89.67 three stars
2007-06 06/01/2009 90.05 four stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 90.22 four stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 92.72 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 87.55 three stars
2003-06 07/01/2004 90.05 four stars
2002-06 02/01/2004 87.12 three 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 86-0684610
Name in IRS Master File SONORAN INSTITUTE
NTEE Code B99
NTEE Classification Education N.E.C.
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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 May, 1995
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$146,374 3.02% Stephanie Sklar Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sonoran Institute (AZ) 87.65 three stars
Montana Wilderness Association (MT) 96.26 four stars
Rare (VA) 91.82 four stars
Environmental Research and Education Foundation (NC) 95.59 four stars
Beyond Pesticides (DC) 93.36 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Sonoran Institute
100 N. Stone Ave.
Suite 400
Tucson, AZ 85701
tel: (520) 290-0828
fax: (520) 290-0969
EIN: 86-0684610

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Board Leadership

Chris Perez
Chair

CEO

Stephanie Sklar
Chief Executive Officer

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