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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Great Swamp Watershed Association

Protecting the water resources of the greater Passaic River region from source to sea.

four stars

94.49

568 Tempe Wick Road Morristown, NJ 07960
tel: (973) 538-3500   Web Site
EIN: 22-2403906

Board Leadership
Nicolas Platt
Chairman

CEO
Sally Rubin
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.49 four stars
  Financial 92.82 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Great Swamp Watershed Association is dedicated to protecting and improving the water resources of the Passaic River region, from the Great Swamp headwaters to Newark Bay, for present and future generations. Through education, advocacy, science, land preservation and stewardship, in collaboration with partners, we work to instill our communities with an awareness of water's effect on health and the beauty of the environment, from source to sea.

The Great Swamp Watershed Association is dedicated to protecting and improving the water resources of the Passaic River region, from the Great Swamp headwaters to Newark Bay, for present and future generations. Through education, advocacy, science, land preservation and stewardship, in collaboration with partners, we work to instill our communities with an awareness of water's effect on health and the beauty of the environment, from source to sea.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of unique sites regularly monitored for water quality
16
Number or school children reached through our environmental education programs
3,500
Number of new schools at which we are presenting environmental education programs
15
Number of public education events and activities offered
50
Attendance at public education events and activities
1,500
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

92.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
82.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.32
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Great Swamp Watershed Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Great Swamp Watershed Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Great Swamp Watershed Association (NJ) 94.49 four stars
Clean Water Fund (DC) 89.35 three stars
Water Education Foundation (CA) 86.08 three stars
SoundWaters (CT) 92.06 four stars
League to Save Lake Tahoe (CA) 85.65 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $568,162
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $232,588
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $800,750
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $800,750
   Other Revenue $19,258
TOTAL REVENUE $820,008
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $659,487
   Administrative Expenses $53,112
   Fundraising Expenses $99,994
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $812,593
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,415
   
Net Assets $1,733,129

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 and Protection $659,487 100.0%

Ratings History
Great Swamp Watershed Association has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 10/01/2019 95.41 four stars
2017-06 10/01/2019 95.41 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2019 97.82 four stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 97.13 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2017 94.32 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 94.24 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 02/01/2016 87.05 three stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 97.72 four stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 89.36 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2014 76.37 two stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 85.23 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 77.18 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.35 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 03/01/2011 98.72 four stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 75.80 two stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 99.00 four stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 86.00 three stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 90.74 four stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 96.66 four stars
2003-06 09/01/2004 91.96 four 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 22-2403906
Name in IRS Master File GREAT SWAMP WATERSHED ASSOCIATION
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 (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 August, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$123,272 15.17% Sally S. Rubin Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Great Swamp Watershed Association (NJ) 94.49 four stars
Mono Lake Committee (CA) 89.18 three stars
Alliance For The Great Lakes (IL) 92.29 four stars
Living Lands and Waters (IL) 88.95 three stars
League to Save Lake Tahoe (CA) 85.65 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Great Swamp Watershed Association
568 Tempe Wick Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
tel: (973) 538-3500
EIN: 22-2403906

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 300
New Vernon, NJ 07976

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Board Leadership

Nicolas Platt
Chairman

CEO

Sally Rubin
Executive Director

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