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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Point Blue Conservation Science

Conservation science for a healthy planet.

94.15

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

Board Leadership
Edward Sarti
Chair

CEO
Ellie M. Cohen
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.15
  Financial 92.77
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

92.77

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
79.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.30
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
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) 94.15
Georgia Wildlife Federation (GA) 92.22
Boreal Songbird Initiative (WA) 86.79
Cheetah Conservation Fund (VA) 94.11
International Crane Foundation (WI) 92.48

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,650,922
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,650,922
   Program Service Revenue $4,722,615
Total Primary Revenue $11,373,537
   Other Revenue $181,901
TOTAL REVENUE $11,555,438
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,123,143
   Administrative Expenses $1,265,073
   Fundraising Expenses $775,837
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,164,053
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,391,385
   
Net Assets $12,736,412

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
Pacific Coast and Central Valley Group $2,303,008 28.3%
Informatics and Climate Change Group $1,243,192 15.3%
Emerging Projects & Partnerships Group $1,215,892 15.0%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-03 07/01/2016 94.15
2014-03 06/01/2016 94.59
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 08/01/2015 94.17
2013-03 05/01/2014 91.62
2012-03 07/01/2013 88.53
2011-03 05/01/2012 86.41
2010-03 09/20/2011 83.11
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 06/01/2011 76.12
2009-03 05/01/2010 90.64
2008-03 02/01/2009 91.73
2007-03 06/01/2008 80.83
2005-12 12/01/2006 83.74
2004-12 01/01/2006 87.54
2003-12 09/01/2004 87.52
2002-12 02/01/2004 85.13

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, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012
  • March, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$199,532 1.96% Ellie M. Cohen President, CEO

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Point Blue Conservation Science (CA) 94.15
Wildlife Center of Virginia (VA) 94.37
Loggerhead Marinelife Center (FL) 90.17
The Peregrine Fund (ID) 92.08
EcoHealth Alliance (NY) 91.56

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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

Edward Sarti
Chair

CEO

Ellie M. Cohen
President, CEO

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