Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$143,616 3.79% John Petersen Executive Director

Mission

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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Audubon Canyon Ranch (CA) 87.63 three stars
Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VT) 90.12 four stars
Regional Parks Foundation (CA) 93.97 four stars
Blandford Nature Center (MI) 87.81 three stars
San Diego River Park Foundation (CA) 97.22 four 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