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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Riverkeeper

New York's leading clean water advocate

four stars

93.25

20 Secor Road Ossining, NY 10562
tel: (800) 217-4837   Web Site
EIN: 13-3204621

Board Leadership
Ernest Tollerson
Chair

CEO
Paul Gallay
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.25 four stars
  Financial 90.94 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1966, Riverkeeper and its predecessor organization, the Hudson River Fishermen's Association, have been protecting the ecological integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and safeguarding the drinking water supply of New York City and the lower Hudson Valley. For 50 years Riverkeeper has been New York's #1 clean water advocate. We have helped to establish globally recognized standards for waterway and watershed protection and serve as the model and mentor for the growing Waterkeeper movement that includes 300 Keeper programs across the country and around the globe. Riverkeeper is an independent, member-supported environmental organization founded on the premise that citizens themselves must roll up their sleeves to defend our waterways.

Since 1966, Riverkeeper and its predecessor organization, the Hudson River Fishermen's Association, have been protecting the ecological integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and safeguarding the drinking water supply of New York City and the lower Hudson Valley. For 50 years Riverkeeper has been New York's #1 clean water advocate. We have helped to establish globally recognized standards for waterway and watershed protection and serve as the model and mentor for the growing Waterkeeper movement that includes 300 Keeper programs across the country and around the globe. Riverkeeper is an independent, member-supported environmental organization founded on the premise that citizens themselves must roll up their sleeves to defend our waterways.

Financial

four stars

90.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
87.4%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Riverkeeper on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Riverkeeper on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Riverkeeper (NY) 93.25 four stars
American Whitewater (NC) 92.22 four stars
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (GA) 100.00 four stars
Great River Greening (MN) 94.69 four stars
Wolf River Conservancy (TN) 87.27 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,763,764
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,036,875
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $231,877
Total Contributions $4,032,516
   Program Service Revenue $90,132
Total Primary Revenue $4,122,648
   Other Revenue $-22,166
TOTAL REVENUE $4,100,482
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,716,633
   Administrative Expenses $117,496
   Fundraising Expenses $440,347
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,274,476
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-173,994
   
Net Assets $2,513,165

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
Legal Program $1,917,190 51.6%
Water Quality Program $941,335 25.3%
Boat Program $858,108 23.1%

Ratings History
Riverkeeper has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 93.25 four stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 93.62 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 92.86 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 90.98 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.92 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/12/2015 95.58 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 91.54 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 91.14 four stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 89.21 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 74.78 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 65.00 one star
2008-06 10/01/2009 86.14 three stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 96.01 four stars
2006-06 12/01/2007 79.13 two stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 87.39 three stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 61.91 one star
2003-06 08/01/2004 82.94 three stars
2002-06 02/01/2004 85.33 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 13-3204621
Name in IRS Master File RIVERKEEPER INC
NTEE Code C32
NTEE Classification Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(351) Combating or preventing pollution (air, water, etc)
(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 June, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$185,070 4.32% Paul Gallay President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Riverkeeper (NY) 93.25 four stars
American Rivers (DC) 86.37 three stars
American Whitewater (NC) 92.22 four stars
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (GA) 100.00 four stars
Great River Greening (MN) 94.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Riverkeeper
20 Secor Road
Ossining, NY 10562
tel: (800) 217-4837
fax: (914) 478-4527
EIN: 13-3204621

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Board Leadership

Ernest Tollerson
Chair

CEO

Paul Gallay
President

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