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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Point Blue Conservation Science

Conservation science for a healthy planet.

four stars

92.38

3820 Cypress Drive Suite 11
Petaluma, CA 94954
tel: (707) 781-2555   Web Site
EIN: 94-1594250

Board Leadership
Megan Colwell
Chair

CEO
Ellie M. Cohen
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.38 four stars
  Financial 91.82 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Point Blue Conservation Science is dedicated to conserving birds, other wildlife and ecosystems through innovative scientific research and outreach. Founded as Point Reyes Bird Observatory in 1965, our award-winning bird ecology research, management tools and field training programs are advancing biodiversity conservation on land and at sea. Point Blue has catalyzed the development of some of the most innovative conservation partnerships and decision support tools in the nation. Major conservation initiatives are achieving more effective outcomes as a result of Point Blue's innovative science, training and outreach.

Point Blue Conservation Science is dedicated to conserving birds, other wildlife and ecosystems through innovative scientific research and outreach. Founded as Point Reyes Bird Observatory in 1965, our award-winning bird ecology research, management tools and field training programs are advancing biodiversity conservation on land and at sea. Point Blue has catalyzed the development of some of the most innovative conservation partnerships and decision support tools in the nation. Major conservation initiatives are achieving more effective outcomes as a result of Point Blue's innovative science, training and outreach.

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Financial

four stars

91.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
78.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.23
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Point Blue Conservation Science on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Point Blue Conservation Science on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Point Blue Conservation Science (CA) 92.38 four stars
International Primate Protection League (SC) 92.92 four stars
Georgia Wildlife Federation (GA) 90.94 four stars
Wildlife Conservation Network (CA) 100.00 four stars
Orangutan Foundation International (CA) 93.42 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,493,862
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,493,862
   Program Service Revenue $5,578,911
Total Primary Revenue $10,072,773
   Other Revenue $2,222,605
TOTAL REVENUE $12,295,378
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,756,386
   Administrative Expenses $1,475,377
   Fundraising Expenses $1,385,409
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,617,172
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-321,794
   
Net Assets $14,155,570

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
Education and Outreach Group $3,965,547 40.6%
Pacific Coast and Central Valley Group $2,488,736 25.5%
Emerging Projects & Partnerships Group $1,832,094 18.8%

Ratings History
Point Blue Conservation Science has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-03 08/01/2018 92.38 four stars
2016-03 06/01/2017 93.77 four stars
2015-03 07/01/2016 94.15 four stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 94.59 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 08/01/2015 94.17 four stars
2013-03 05/01/2014 91.62 four stars
2012-03 07/01/2013 88.53 three stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 86.41 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 83.11 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 06/01/2011 76.12 two stars
2009-03 05/01/2010 90.64 four stars
2008-03 02/01/2009 91.73 four stars
2007-03 06/01/2008 80.83 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 83.74 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 87.54 three stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 87.52 three stars
2002-12 02/01/2004 85.13 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 94-1594250
Name in IRS Master File POINT REYES BIRD OBSERVATORY
NTEE Code D32
NTEE Classification Bird Sanctuary, Preserve
NTEE Type Animal-Related
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, 1965
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 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
$190,603 1.51% Ellie M. Cohen President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Point Blue Conservation Science (CA) 92.38 four stars
Georgia Wildlife Federation (GA) 90.94 four stars
International Primate Protection League (SC) 92.92 four stars
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation (OR) 91.58 four stars
Snow Leopard Trust (WA) 94.35 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Point Blue Conservation Science
3820 Cypress Drive
Suite 11
Petaluma, CA 94954
tel: (707) 781-2555
fax: (707) 765-1685
EIN: 94-1594250

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Board Leadership

Megan Colwell
Chair

CEO

Ellie M. Cohen
President, CEO

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