Disable all preview features

Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Oregon Wild

Protecting Oregon's wildlands, wildlife, and waters as an enduring legacy for future generations.

three stars

87.67

5825 North Greeley Avenue Portland, OR 97217
tel: (503) 283-6343   Web Site
EIN: 23-7432820

Board Leadership
Kate Ritley
President

CEO
Sean Stevens
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.67 three stars
  Financial 83.04 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Oregon Wild works to protect and restore Oregon's wildlands, wildlife and waters as an enduring legacy for all Oregonians. Founded in 1974, Oregon Wild (formerly the Oregon Natural Resources Council or ONRC) has been instrumental in securing permanent legislative protection for some of Oregon's most precious landscapes, including nearly 1.7 million acres of Wilderness, 95,000 acres of forests in Bull Run/Little Sandy watersheds (to safeguard the quality of Portland's water supply) and almost 1,800 miles of Wild & Scenic Rivers.

Oregon Wild works to protect and restore Oregon's wildlands, wildlife and waters as an enduring legacy for all Oregonians. Founded in 1974, Oregon Wild (formerly the Oregon Natural Resources Council or ONRC) has been instrumental in securing permanent legislative protection for some of Oregon's most precious landscapes, including nearly 1.7 million acres of Wilderness, 95,000 acres of forests in Bull Run/Little Sandy watersheds (to safeguard the quality of Portland's water supply) and almost 1,800 miles of Wild & Scenic Rivers.

Impact Information

GuideStar is Charity Navigator's trusted partner in sharing information on how this organization seeks impact.  GuideStar has recognized this organization with a Gold Seal of Transparency for voluntarily and publicly describing their goals, strategies, and accomplishments.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Charting Impact

What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

What are your strategies for making this happen?

What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will your organization know if you are making progress?

What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

This impact information is current as of March 2020, 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

three stars

83.04

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.81
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Oregon Wild on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Oregon Wild on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oregon Wild (OR) 87.67 three stars
Conservation Minnesota (MN) 88.06 three stars
Resources for the Future (DC) 86.38 three stars
Environmental Investigation Agency (DC) 93.45 four stars
1000 Friends of Florida (FL) 87.65 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,147,401
   Federated Campaigns $12,121
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $23,758
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,183,280
   Program Service Revenue $5,450
Total Primary Revenue $1,188,730
   Other Revenue $65,690
TOTAL REVENUE $1,254,420
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $1,006,739
   Administrative Expenses $111,342
   Fundraising Expenses $182,322
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,300,403
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-45,983
   
Net Assets $1,047,310

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
Defending & Restoring Oregon's Forests & Water $552,405 53.9%
Protecting Special Places $320,747 31.3%
Helping Native Species Thrive $150,625 14.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 02/01/2020 87.67 three stars
2018-09 11/01/2019 83.98 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 23-7432820
Name in IRS Master File OREGON NATURAL RESOURCES COUNCIL FUND
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 (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(354) Preservation of scenic beauty
(355) Wildlife sanctuary or refuge
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 April, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $50,000 per year
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$68,000 5.22% Sean Stevens Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oregon Wild (OR) 87.67 three stars
Environmental Working Group (DC) 92.21 four stars
Center for International Environmental Law (DC) 91.16 four stars
Ceres (MA) 98.02 four stars
Coming Clean (VT) 88.79 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Oregon Wild
5825 North Greeley Avenue
Portland, OR 97217
tel: (503) 283-6343
EIN: 23-7432820

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Kate Ritley
President

CEO

Sean Stevens
Executive Director

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.