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IslandWood

Providing exceptional learning experiences that inspire lifelong environmental and community stewardship.

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four stars

90.83

4450 Blakely Avenue, NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
tel: (206) 855-4300   Web Site
EIN: 31-1654076

Board Leadership
Marguerite Kondracke
Board Chairperson

CEO
Megan Karch
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.83 four stars
  Financial 87.67 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

CHANGE THE WORLD FOR GOOD
Through experiential education, we take urgent issues and make them relevant to young people, shedding light on the power we all have to change to the world for good. This approach prepares the next generation of inspired environmental problem solvers to work together to make an exponential impact on the planet-now and in the future.
Our school programs reach more than 12,000 students every year at our 250-acre campus on Bainbridge Island, in Seattle neighborhoods, and at the King County Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Plant in Woodinville. In addition, we partner with teachers and schools across our region to provide curriculum, teacher professional development and support, and advocacy that helps connect classroom learning to real environmental issues in students' communities. Through our graduate program we are also preparing future educators ready to ignite change in our schools, communities, and planet.

CHANGE THE WORLD FOR GOOD
Through experiential education, we take urgent issues and make them relevant to young people, shedding light on the power we all have to change to the world for good. This approach prepares the next generation of inspired environmental problem solvers to work together to make an exponential impact on the planet-now and in the future.
Our school programs reach more than 12,000 students every year at our 250-acre campus on Bainbridge Island, in Seattle neighborhoods, and at the King County Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Plant in Woodinville. In addition, we partner with teachers and schools across our region to provide curriculum, teacher professional development and support, and advocacy that helps connect classroom learning to real environmental issues in students' communities. Through our graduate program we are also preparing future educators ready to ignite change in our schools, communities, and planet.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Scholarship dollars awarded to School Overnight Program participants
289,230
Percent of schools that received a scholarship to the School Overnight Program
49
Number of students who attended the School Overnight Program
4,430
Percent of schools that participate in our Urban Schools Program free of charge
100
Number of students who attended one or more of our Urban Schools Programs
7,348
Percentage of teachers who said they are more likely to use the schoolyard as a learning space.
84
Number of teachers trained
200
This impact information is current as of July 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

three stars

87.67

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
78.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.52
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by IslandWood on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by IslandWood on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
IslandWood (WA) 90.83 four stars
Sea Education Association (MA) 86.13 three stars
Four Corners School of Outdoor Education (UT) 89.46 three stars
Ocean Discovery Institute (CA) 90.15 four stars
NYC Outward Bound Schools (NY) 92.77 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,550,440
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $753,087
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,303,527
   Program Service Revenue $5,435,201
Total Primary Revenue $8,738,728
   Other Revenue $994,993
TOTAL REVENUE $9,733,721
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,104,727
   Administrative Expenses $1,351,357
   Fundraising Expenses $774,743
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,230,827
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-497,106
   
Net Assets $51,975,481

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
Residential School Program $8,104,727 100.0%

Ratings History
IslandWood has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 90.83 four stars
2017-06 12/21/2018 90.56 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 90.14 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 91.65 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 87.53 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.19 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.15 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 90.41 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 86.40 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 82.20 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 77.98 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 89.50 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 80.35 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 87.77 three stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 92.30 four stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 82.56 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 31-1654076
Name in IRS Master File ISLANDWOOD
NTEE Code C60
NTEE Classification Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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 October, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Megan Karch Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$168,059 1.64% Laurie Miller CFO, COO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
IslandWood (WA) 90.83 four stars
Shake-A-Leg Miami (FL) 85.12 three stars
NYC Outward Bound Schools (NY) 92.77 four stars
Four Corners School of Outdoor Education (UT) 89.46 three stars
Ocean Discovery Institute (CA) 90.15 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

IslandWood
4450 Blakely Avenue, NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
tel: (206) 855-4300
EIN: 31-1654076

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Board Leadership

Marguerite Kondracke
Board Chairperson

CEO

Megan Karch
CEO

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