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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Regional Trail Corporation

Acquiring, developing, and managing appropriate trail corridors

80.08

111 Collinsburg Road P.O. Box 95
West Newton, PA 15089
tel: (724) 872-5586   Web Site
EIN: 25-1660116

Board Leadership
Malcolm Sias
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.08
  Financial 89.17
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Regional Trail Corporation (RTC) is a partnership that works to acquire, develop, and manage appropriate trail corridors in southwestern Pennsylvania and to create and promote opportunities for recreation, tourism, economic development, and historic and environmental conservation. The Regional Trail Corporation was created in 1992 by Allegheny, Fayette, and Westmoreland Counties. The Youghiogheny River Trail (YRT) North section is our first project. The YRT North Section is a 43-mile limestone surfaced trail built along the Youghiogheny River between McKeesport and Connellsville in southwestern Pennsylvania and is designed as a non-motorized, shared-use, recreational trail for bicycling, walking, fishing and canoe access, hiking, nature study, historic appreciation, cross country skiing, picnicking, and horseback riding.

The Regional Trail Corporation (RTC) is a partnership that works to acquire, develop, and manage appropriate trail corridors in southwestern Pennsylvania and to create and promote opportunities for recreation, tourism, economic development, and historic and environmental conservation. The Regional Trail Corporation was created in 1992 by Allegheny, Fayette, and Westmoreland Counties. The Youghiogheny River Trail (YRT) North section is our first project. The YRT North Section is a 43-mile limestone surfaced trail built along the Youghiogheny River between McKeesport and Connellsville in southwestern Pennsylvania and is designed as a non-motorized, shared-use, recreational trail for bicycling, walking, fishing and canoe access, hiking, nature study, historic appreciation, cross country skiing, picnicking, and horseback riding.

Financial

89.17

Accountability & Transparency

74.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
82.1%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 25.41
  Program Expenses Growth -6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Regional Trail Corporation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Regional Trail Corporation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Regional Trail Corporation (PA) 80.08
Wild Montana (MT) 94.72
Rails-To-Trails Conservancy (DC) 88.01
East Coast Greenway (NC) 94.07
Appalachian Mountain Club (MA) 90.62

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $320,429
   Federated Campaigns $1,961
   Membership Dues $31,748
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $130,040
Total Contributions $484,178
   Program Service Revenue $63,811
Total Primary Revenue $547,989
   Other Revenue $163,453
TOTAL REVENUE $711,442
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $609,768
   Administrative Expenses $44,135
   Fundraising Expenses $38,560
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $692,463
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $18,979
   
Net Assets $22,020,405

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
Maintaining Regional Trails $609,768 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 80.08
2018-12 06/01/2020 81.45
2017-12 06/01/2019 81.45
2016-12 05/01/2018 83.96
2015-12 06/01/2017 84.44
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.44
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.43
2012-12 12/01/2013 82.59
2011-12 11/06/2012 87.14
2010-12 12/01/2011 83.74
2009-12 10/01/2011 83.92
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.05
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 84.83
2008-12 11/01/2009 98.86
2007-12 11/01/2008 98.80
2006-12 03/01/2008 92.18
2005-12 12/15/2006 60.05
2004-12 12/01/2005 54.27
2003-12 12/01/2004 72.00

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

EIN 25-1660116
Name in IRS Master File REGIONAL TRAIL CORPORATION
NTEE Code C50
NTEE Classification Environmental Beautification and Aesthetics
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (352) Land acquisition for preservation
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 July, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Regional Trail Corporation (PA) 80.08
East Coast Greenway (NC) 94.07
Access Fund (CO) 88.76
Washington Trails Association (WA) 92.63
Wild Montana (MT) 94.72

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Charity Contact Info

Regional Trail Corporation
111 Collinsburg Road
P.O. Box 95
West Newton, PA 15089
tel: (724) 872-5586
EIN: 25-1660116

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Board Leadership

Malcolm Sias
President

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