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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Audubon Naturalist Society

ANS seeks to create a larger and more diverse community of people who treasure the natural world and work to preserve it

three stars

83.86

8940 Jones Mill Road Chevy Chase, MD 20815
tel: (301) 652-9188   Web Site
EIN: 53-0233715

Board Leadership
Leslie Catherwood
President

CEO
Lisa Alexander
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.86 three stars
  Financial 77.54 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

two stars

77.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 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)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.47
  Program Expenses Growth 0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Audubon Naturalist Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Audubon Naturalist Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Audubon Naturalist Society (MD) 83.86 three stars
Delaware Nature Society (DE) 86.32 three stars
American Alpine Club (CO) 90.16 four stars
World Forestry Center (OR) 91.01 four stars
Shelburne Farms (VT) 91.17 four stars

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The Audubon Naturalist Society inspires residents of the greater Washington, DC, region to appreciate, understand, and protect their natural environment through outdoor experiences, education, and advocacy.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,297,422
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $220,719
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,518,141
   Program Service Revenue $1,142,977
Total Primary Revenue $2,661,118
   Other Revenue $528,311
TOTAL REVENUE $3,189,429
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,422,839
   Administrative Expenses $124,571
   Fundraising Expenses $387,636
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,935,046
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $254,383
   
Net Assets $5,081,625

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
Environmental Education $1,455,701 60.1%
Conservation $235,465 9.7%
Sanctuaries $238,618 9.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-08 10/01/2016 83.86 three stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 87.78 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 10/01/2015 89.03 three stars
2013-03 07/01/2014 87.41 three stars
2013-03 05/01/2014 85.47 three stars
2012-03 06/01/2013 85.52 three stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 86.07 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 87.31 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 06/01/2011 86.92 three stars
2009-03 11/24/2010 89.64 three stars
2007-03 08/01/2008 88.59 three stars
2006-03 04/01/2007 84.40 three stars
2005-03 07/01/2006 74.25 two stars
2004-03 12/01/2004 69.89 one star
2003-03 01/01/2004 75.32 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 53-0233715
Name in IRS Master File AUDUBON NATURALIST SOCIETY OF THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC STATES 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 (59) Other school related activities
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 June, 1947
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$104,608 3.56% Lisa Alexander Executive Director

The Audubon Naturalist Society inspires residents of the greater Washington, DC, region to appreciate, understand, and protect their natural environment through outdoor experiences, education, and advocacy.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Audubon Naturalist Society (MD) 83.86 three stars
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (NJ) 96.18 four stars
Harris Center for Conservation Education (NH) 92.22 four stars
Center for Ecoliteracy (CA) 85.55 three stars
World Forestry Center (OR) 91.01 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Audubon Naturalist Society
8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
tel: (301) 652-9188
fax: (301) 951-7179
EIN: 53-0233715

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Board Leadership

Leslie Catherwood
President

CEO

Lisa Alexander
Executive Director

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