Disable all preview features

Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

California Trout

Keeper of the streams

three stars

86.74

360 Pine Street 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
tel: (415) 392-8887   Web Site
EIN: 23-7097680

Board Leadership
Andrew Bassak
Chair

CEO
Curtis Knight
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.74 three stars
  Financial 84.82 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

84.82

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth 25.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 41.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California Trout on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California Trout on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Trout (CA) 86.74 three stars
Mono Lake Committee (CA) 88.21 three stars
League to Save Lake Tahoe (CA) 87.42 three stars
Living Lands and Waters (IL) 94.05 four stars
Alliance For The Great Lakes (IL) 97.76 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

California Trout (CalTrout) was initially founded in January 1971 by avid trout fishermen and steelhead devotees to protect and restore wild trout and steelhead waters throughout California. CalTrout was the nation's first statewide conservation group supported by trout fishermen with an altruistic goal: to restore trout and protect the beautiful places where they live. CalTrout has three long range goals: protect and restore vulnerable habitat areas or pockets, protect and restore water flows for wild trout and steelhead, and ensure effective state wild trout and steelhead management.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,219,673
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,219,673
   Program Service Revenue $2,330,541
Total Primary Revenue $4,550,214
   Other Revenue $103,297
TOTAL REVENUE $4,653,511
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,006,084
   Administrative Expenses $284,859
   Fundraising Expenses $409,660
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,700,603
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-47,092
   
Net Assets $986,463

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 12/01/2016 86.74 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.94 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 82.74 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 94.34 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 84.84 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 82.10 three stars
2009-12 04/01/2012 84.22 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.41 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 76.41 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 85.46 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 85.41 three stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 84.28 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 59.92 one star
2004-12 01/01/2006 72.89 two stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 63.08 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-7097680
Name in IRS Master File CALIFORNIA TROUT
NTEE Code D33
NTEE Classification Fisheries Resources
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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]
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

We invite you to share your opinions, thoughts, experiences, and stories about this charity here to help inform the decisions of other donors.  
Need more help getting started? Check out our FAQs.
 
This tool is not for questions about Charity Navigator, such as how we derived this charity’s rating. We will happily answer those questions if you contact us directly. Likewise, if you have questions for this charity, then we encourage you to contact the charity directly (we include the charity’s contact information in the upper left-hand corner of this page) since few charities regularly monitor this commenting tool.

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$111,866 2.37% Curtis Knight Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$115,000 2.44% Alan J. Roseberry Finance and Administration

California Trout (CalTrout) was initially founded in January 1971 by avid trout fishermen and steelhead devotees to protect and restore wild trout and steelhead waters throughout California. CalTrout was the nation's first statewide conservation group supported by trout fishermen with an altruistic goal: to restore trout and protect the beautiful places where they live. CalTrout has three long range goals: protect and restore vulnerable habitat areas or pockets, protect and restore water flows for wild trout and steelhead, and ensure effective state wild trout and steelhead management.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Trout (CA) 86.74 three stars
League to Save Lake Tahoe (CA) 87.42 three stars
Clean Water Fund (DC) 90.80 four stars
Waterkeeper Alliance (NY) 94.28 four stars
Alliance For The Great Lakes (IL) 97.76 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

Charity Contact Info

California Trout
360 Pine Street
4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
tel: (415) 392-8887
fax: (415) 392-8895
EIN: 23-7097680

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Andrew Bassak
Chair

CEO

Curtis Knight
Executive Director

Did You Know We’re a Charity Too?

Charity Navigator has a wonderful community of nearly 7 million givers. Together we’ve been able to:

  • Continually provide new and updated charity ratings
  • Increase charity transparency and awareness
  • Support the long-term missions of charities through our encouragement of informed giving

Whether you’re a first-time giver or a long-time user, we love having you in our community. Your gift of any size is appreciated!

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.

Help & Support