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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

86.09

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

Board Leadership
Scott Fosler
President

CEO
Lisa Alexander
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.09 three stars
  Financial 80.75 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

three stars

80.75

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.53
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.2%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Audubon Naturalist Society (MD) 86.09 three stars
Blandford Nature Center (MI) 88.04 three stars
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes (OH) 91.12 four stars
Harris Center for Conservation Education (NH) 92.22 four stars
Cibolo Nature Center & Farm (TX) 85.33 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,405,672
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $158,942
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,564,614
   Program Service Revenue $1,141,970
Total Primary Revenue $2,706,584
   Other Revenue $556,469
TOTAL REVENUE $3,263,053
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,637,069
   Administrative Expenses $186,491
   Fundraising Expenses $283,481
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,107,041
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $156,012
   
Net Assets $5,350,284

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 $1,347,153 51.1%
Sanctuaries $392,538 14.9%
Conservation $380,955 14.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-08 12/01/2017 86.09 three stars
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, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • March, 2014

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$123,083 3.96% Lisa Alexander Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Audubon Naturalist Society (MD) 86.09 three stars
Greater Newark Conservancy (NJ) 94.26 four stars
Delaware Nature Society (DE) 91.54 four stars
Great Meadow Foundation (VA) 87.74 three stars
Riveredge Nature Center (WI) 89.98 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Scott Fosler
President

CEO

Lisa Alexander
Executive Director

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