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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Great Swamp Watershed Association

Protecting water and land in your town

four stars

97.13

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

Board Leadership
Matthew Krauser
Chairman

CEO
Sally Rubin
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.13 four stars
  Financial 99.32 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

99.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 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)
84.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.95
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
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) 97.13 four stars
Waterkeeper Alliance (NY) 94.28 four stars
Clean Water Fund (DC) 90.80 four stars
Living Lands and Waters (IL) 94.05 four stars
The Wetlands Initiative (IL) 90.82 four stars

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Formed in 1981, the Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) is a member-supported environmental organization that monitors and protects water quality, and investigates and participates in land use issues in the watershed community, while working to strengthen environmental regulations in New Jersey. GSWA also provides environmental education to community groups, teachers and students to help everyone understand the important role we each play in protecting our drinking water and preserving the natural beauty of our environment. Although the organization's work is centered primarily within the towns physically located in the watershed, the results of this work extend to the more than one million people who obtain their drinking water from the Passaic River.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $638,544
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $638,544
   Program Service Revenue $140
Total Primary Revenue $638,684
   Other Revenue $27,738
TOTAL REVENUE $666,422
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $495,109
   Administrative Expenses $46,570
   Fundraising Expenses $78,911
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $620,590
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $45,832
   
Net Assets $1,489,749

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 $495,109 100.0%

Ratings History
Great Swamp Watershed Association has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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
$113,047 18.21% Sally S. Rubin Executive Director

Formed in 1981, the Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) is a member-supported environmental organization that monitors and protects water quality, and investigates and participates in land use issues in the watershed community, while working to strengthen environmental regulations in New Jersey. GSWA also provides environmental education to community groups, teachers and students to help everyone understand the important role we each play in protecting our drinking water and preserving the natural beauty of our environment. Although the organization's work is centered primarily within the towns physically located in the watershed, the results of this work extend to the more than one million people who obtain their drinking water from the Passaic River.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Great Swamp Watershed Association (NJ) 97.13 four stars
League to Save Lake Tahoe (CA) 87.42 three stars
California Trout (CA) 86.74 three stars
Water Education Foundation (CA) 86.27 three stars
Clean Water Fund (DC) 90.80 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Great Swamp Watershed Association
568 Tempe Wick Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
tel: (973) 538-3500
fax: (973) 538-5300
EIN: 22-2403906

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

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Board Leadership

Matthew Krauser
Chairman

CEO

Sally Rubin
Executive Director

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