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Audubon Canyon Ranch

Preservation, Education, Science

three stars

87.63

4900 Shoreline Highway 1 Stinson Beach, CA 94970
tel: (415) 868-9244   Web Site
EIN: 94-6069140

Board Leadership
Phillip Carlsen
President

CEO
John Petersen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.63 three stars
  Financial 82.52 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR) was founded in 1962 to save one of the largest heronries on the west coast and to prevent intensive commercial development in the pristine area surrounding the colony. ACR preserves, protects and manages our properties as sanctuaries for native plants and animals. ACR educates children and adults about the natural environment and the need to protect it, through the use and enjoyment of our sanctuaries. We also support research and conservation efforts that enhance the preservation and management of the natural resources of our sanctuaries.

Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR) was founded in 1962 to save one of the largest heronries on the west coast and to prevent intensive commercial development in the pristine area surrounding the colony. ACR preserves, protects and manages our properties as sanctuaries for native plants and animals. ACR educates children and adults about the natural environment and the need to protect it, through the use and enjoyment of our sanctuaries. We also support research and conservation efforts that enhance the preservation and management of the natural resources of our sanctuaries.

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Financial

three stars

82.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
67.6%
  Administrative Expenses 19.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.27
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.13
  Program Expenses Growth 10.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Audubon Canyon Ranch on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Audubon Canyon Ranch on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Audubon Canyon Ranch (CA) 87.63 three stars
The Park People (CO) 86.10 three stars
San Diego River Park Foundation (CA) 85.05 three stars
Walking Mountains Science Center (CO) 91.46 four stars
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (CO) 89.98 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,867,012
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,867,012
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,867,012
   Other Revenue $2,642,008
TOTAL REVENUE $4,509,020
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,548,953
   Administrative Expenses $790,378
   Fundraising Expenses $440,201
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,779,532
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $729,488
   
Net Assets $39,650,117

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
Conservation Science Program $1,021,184 40.1%
Stewardship Program $770,697 30.2%
Education Program $757,072 29.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 87.63 three stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 86.74 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 86.57 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 83.12 three stars
2015-06 04/01/2017 83.66 three stars
2015-06 02/01/2017 83.42 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 82.93 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.70 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.09 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 85.23 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 91.52 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 84.99 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.05 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 95.12 four stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 95.45 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 98.06 four stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 96.31 four stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 75.10 two stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 82.68 three stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 85.17 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 94-6069140
Name in IRS Master File AUDUBON CANYON RANCH INC
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
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 July, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$143,616 3.79% John Petersen Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Audubon Canyon Ranch (CA) 87.63 three stars
Audubon Naturalist Society (MD) 93.98 four stars
Glynwood (NY) 87.18 three stars
Riveredge Nature Center (WI) 91.90 four stars
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center (OH) 89.78 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Audubon Canyon Ranch
4900 Shoreline Highway 1
Stinson Beach, CA 94970
tel: (415) 868-9244
fax: (415) 868-1699
EIN: 94-6069140

Mail donations to:
PO Box 577
Stintson Beach, CA 94970

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Board Leadership

Phillip Carlsen
President

CEO

John Petersen
Executive Director

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