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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

95.47

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

Board Leadership
Nancy Pielemeier
President

CEO
Lisa Alexander
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.47
  Financial 95.00
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
86.9%
  Administrative Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.93
  Program Expenses Growth 14.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.9%
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) 95.47
Harris Center for Conservation Education (NH) 92.22
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (NJ) 89.01
Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VT) 90.85
Hidden Villa (CA) 93.08

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,748,042
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $185,214
   Fundraising Events $76,305
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,009,561
   Program Service Revenue $1,615,488
Total Primary Revenue $8,625,049
   Other Revenue $623,521
TOTAL REVENUE $9,248,570
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,924,642
   Administrative Expenses $209,410
   Fundraising Expenses $389,981
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,524,033
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,724,537
   
Net Assets $12,642,731

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 $1,857,759 47.3%
Sanctuaries $1,037,879 26.4%
Membership and Volunteer Programs $563,400 14.4%

Ratings History
Audubon Naturalist Society has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 11/01/2020 95.47
2018-08 08/01/2019 93.98
2017-08 09/01/2018 90.15
2016-08 12/01/2017 86.09
2015-08 10/01/2016 83.86
2014-03 06/01/2016 87.78
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 10/01/2015 89.03
2013-03 07/01/2014 87.41
2013-03 05/01/2014 85.47
2012-03 06/01/2013 85.52
2011-03 05/01/2012 86.07
2010-03 09/20/2011 87.31
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 06/01/2011 86.92
2009-03 11/24/2010 89.64
2007-03 08/01/2008 88.59
2006-03 04/01/2007 84.40
2005-03 07/01/2006 74.25
2004-03 12/01/2004 69.89
2003-03 01/01/2004 75.32

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$159,796 3.53% Lisa Alexander Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Audubon Naturalist Society (MD) 95.47
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Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center (MN) 91.61
Blandford Nature Center (MI) 91.40
Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance (IL) 86.87

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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

Nancy Pielemeier
President

CEO

Lisa Alexander
Executive Director

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