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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Sustainable Conservation

Because the environment is everyone's business

81.09

98 Battery Street Suite 302
San Francisco, CA 94111
tel: (415) 977-0380   Web Site
EIN: 94-3232437

Board Leadership
Daniel M. Dooley
Board Chair

CEO
Ashley Boren
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.09
  Financial 73.27
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1993, Sustainable Conservation helps California thrive by uniting people to solve the toughest challenges facing our land, air, and water. Every day, we bring together business, landowners, and government to steward the resources that we all depend on in ways that make economic sense. Because we know that common ground is California's most important resource.

Our work focuses on supporting landowners to restore California's lands and water, partnering with farmers to grow a vibrant future, and engaging business to solve environmental challenges.

Sustainable Conservation's impact has been recognized by a variety of national and regional media, including the Today show, National Public Radio, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and many others. Sustainable Conservation has received numerous awards for our enduring commitment to a healthy environment and thriving economy, including the Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award.

Founded in 1993, Sustainable Conservation helps California thrive by uniting people to solve the toughest challenges facing our land, air, and water. Every day, we bring together business, landowners, and government to steward the resources that we all depend on in ways that make economic sense. Because we know that common ground is California's most important resource.

Our work focuses on supporting landowners to restore California's lands and water, partnering with farmers to grow a vibrant future, and engaging business to solve environmental challenges.

Sustainable Conservation's impact has been recognized by a variety of national and regional media, including the Today show, National Public Radio, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and many others. Sustainable Conservation has received numerous awards for our enduring commitment to a healthy environment and thriving economy, including the Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award.

Financial

73.27

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
70.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.89
  Program Expenses Growth -2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sustainable Conservation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sustainable Conservation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sustainable Conservation (CA) 81.09
The Everglades Foundation (FL) 88.25
California Native Plant Society (CA) 93.47
Coalition for Clean Air (CA) 88.42
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (FL) 93.45

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,986,891
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $503,936
Total Contributions $6,490,827
   Program Service Revenue $225,139
Total Primary Revenue $6,715,966
   Other Revenue $270,213
TOTAL REVENUE $6,986,179
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,341,183
   Administrative Expenses $592,531
   Fundraising Expenses $1,015,812
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,949,526
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,036,653
   
Net Assets $5,478,281

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
Water Management $1,457,573 43.6%
Accelerating Restoration $1,173,285 35.1%
Dairies $656,425 19.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/01/2020 81.09
2018-12 02/01/2020 79.61
2017-12 03/01/2019 88.59
2016-12 07/01/2018 90.38
2016-12 03/01/2018 89.97
2015-12 06/01/2017 92.22
2015-12 05/01/2017 91.94
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.18
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 92.87
2013-12 07/01/2015 94.52
2013-12 06/01/2015 90.48
2012-12 02/01/2014 90.54
2011-12 02/01/2013 92.63
2010-12 03/01/2012 85.19
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.61
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 73.68
2008-12 04/01/2010 95.66
2007-12 12/17/2008 92.48
2006-12 11/01/2007 90.36
2005-12 11/01/2006 92.85

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 94-3232437
Name in IRS Master File SUSTAINABLE CONSERVATION
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 September, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$165,850 3.35% Ashley Boren Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sustainable Conservation (CA) 81.09
Oregon Natural Desert Association (OR) 91.44
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (FL) 93.45
Natural Resources Council of Maine (ME) 86.39
Alaska Conservation Foundation (AK) 87.32

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Charity Contact Info

Sustainable Conservation
98 Battery Street
Suite 302
San Francisco, CA 94111
tel: (415) 977-0380
EIN: 94-3232437

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Board Leadership

Daniel M. Dooley
Board Chair

CEO

Ashley Boren
Chief Executive Officer

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