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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

NatureServe

A network connecting science with conservation

two stars

79.31

2550 South Clark Street STE 930
Arlington, VA 22202
tel: (703) 908-1800   Web Site
EIN: 52-1884438

Board Leadership
James Brumm
Chair

CEO
Sean T. O'Brien, Ph.D.
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.31 two stars
  Financial 70.75 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

To protect threatened biodiversity, we work with nearly 100 network organizations & 1,000+ conservation scientists to collect, aggregate, and standardize biodiversity statistics in the Western Hemisphere, providing data to the public for strategic conservation efforts.

To protect threatened biodiversity, we work with nearly 100 network organizations & 1,000+ conservation scientists to collect, aggregate, and standardize biodiversity statistics in the Western Hemisphere, providing data to the public for strategic conservation efforts.

Financial

two stars

70.75

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

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)
78.9%
  Administrative Expenses 18.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by NatureServe on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by NatureServe on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
NatureServe (VA) 79.31 two stars
The Adirondack Council (NY) 94.94 four stars
The Wilderness Society (DC) 88.63 three stars
California Native Plant Society (CA) 90.97 four stars
LightHawk (CO) 91.68 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,518,040
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $59,850
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,316,910
Total Contributions $5,894,800
   Program Service Revenue $1,682,927
Total Primary Revenue $7,577,727
   Other Revenue $344,746
TOTAL REVENUE $7,922,473
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,573,093
   Administrative Expenses $1,693,471
   Fundraising Expenses $244,222
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,510,786
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-588,313
   
Net Assets $5,924,573

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
Technology Research and Development $2,636,161 40.1%
Scientific Data and Methods $1,919,427 29.2%
Conservation Products and Services $1,884,044 28.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 79.31 two stars
2019-06 11/01/2020 78.73 two stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 83.24 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 84.93 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 86.21 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 85.34 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 85.57 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.70 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 02/01/2016 79.66 two stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 79.08 two stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 80.14 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2014 77.33 two stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 76.35 two stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 77.00 two stars
2010-06 12/23/2011 75.07 two stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 74.17 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 83.63 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 80.30 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 83.36 three stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 81.69 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 52-1884438
Name in IRS Master File NATURESERVE
NTEE Code C03
NTEE Classification Professional Societies, Associations
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
(205) Professional association
(379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
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, 1995
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$68,707 0.80% Sean O'Brien President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$165,855 1.94% Lori Scott CIO
$138,577 1.62% Healy Hamilton Chief Scientist & VP
$114,487 1.34% Robert Solomon Software Support Program Manager

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
NatureServe (VA) 79.31 two stars
Natural Resources Council of Maine (ME) 91.09 four stars
The Adirondack Council (NY) 94.94 four stars
Land Trust Alliance (DC) 86.09 three stars
Natural Resources Defense Council (NY) 94.87 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

NatureServe
2550 South Clark Street
STE 930
Arlington, VA 22202
tel: (703) 908-1800
fax: (703) 229-1670
EIN: 52-1884438

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Board Leadership

James Brumm
Chair

CEO

Sean T. O'Brien, Ph.D.
President and CEO

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