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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Native Seeds/SEARCH

Regional Seed Solution Model

three stars

85.73

3584 East River Road Tucson, AZ 85718
tel: (520) 622-0830   Web Site
EIN: 94-2899356

Board Leadership
Janos Wilder
Chair

CEO
Laura Jones
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.73 three stars
  Financial 80.23 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

80.23

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 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)
76.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.31
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.07
  Program Expenses Growth -0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Native Seeds/SEARCH on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Native Seeds/SEARCH on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Native Seeds/SEARCH (AZ) 85.73 three stars
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TX) 100.00 four stars
Community Environmental Council (CA) 94.84 four stars
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (PA) 86.84 three stars
Rare (VA) 92.74 four stars

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For 25 years, Native Seeds/SEARCH (NS/S) has endeavored to conserve the rich legacy of agro-biodiversity in the arid Southwest because of its genetic potential and cultural importance. NS/S conserves, distributes, and documents the adapted and diverse varieties of agricultural seeds, their wild relatives and the role these seeds play in cultures of the American Southwest and Northwest Mexico. We envision the Greater Southwest as a place where farms and gardens, kitchens and tables, stores and restaurants are brimming with the full diversity of arid lands-adapted heirloom crops; people are keeping the unique seeds and agricultural heritage alive; and the crops, in turn, are nourishing humankind.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $419,627
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $142,952
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $562,579
   Program Service Revenue $9,613
Total Primary Revenue $572,192
   Other Revenue $417,784
TOTAL REVENUE $989,976
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $784,751
   Administrative Expenses $113,224
   Fundraising Expenses $147,223
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,045,198
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-55,222
   
Net Assets $1,149,234

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 $367,851 46.9%
Native American Free Seed Distribution $347,944 44.3%
Education $66,425 8.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 11/01/2016 85.73 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 83.64 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 76.80 two stars
2013-09 05/01/2015 81.05 three stars
2012-09 02/01/2014 81.20 three stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 88.65 three stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 85.77 three stars
2010-09 11/01/2011 83.12 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 84.15 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 03/01/2011 81.23 three stars
2008-09 12/15/2009 86.03 three stars
2007-09 05/01/2009 90.67 four stars
2006-09 05/01/2007 87.90 three stars
2005-09 06/01/2006 93.15 four stars
2004-09 06/01/2005 90.72 four stars
2003-09 07/01/2004 78.23 two stars
2002-09 12/01/2003 76.91 two 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 94-2899356
Name in IRS Master File NATIVE SEEDS SOUTHWESTRN ENDANGERED ARIDLAND RESOURCES CLEARING HOUSE
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
(199) Other scientific research activities
(995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 October, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$29,967 2.86% Laura Jones Interim Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$56,943 5.44% Chris Schmidt Interim Executive Director
$6,250 0.59% Larrie Warren Former Executive Director

For 25 years, Native Seeds/SEARCH (NS/S) has endeavored to conserve the rich legacy of agro-biodiversity in the arid Southwest because of its genetic potential and cultural importance. NS/S conserves, distributes, and documents the adapted and diverse varieties of agricultural seeds, their wild relatives and the role these seeds play in cultures of the American Southwest and Northwest Mexico. We envision the Greater Southwest as a place where farms and gardens, kitchens and tables, stores and restaurants are brimming with the full diversity of arid lands-adapted heirloom crops; people are keeping the unique seeds and agricultural heritage alive; and the crops, in turn, are nourishing humankind.

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Native Seeds/SEARCH (AZ) 85.73 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Native Seeds/SEARCH
3584 East River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718
tel: (520) 622-0830
fax: (520) 622-0829
EIN: 94-2899356

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Board Leadership

Janos Wilder
Chair

CEO

Laura Jones
Interim Executive Director

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