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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

IslandWood

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

three stars

88.57

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

Board Leadership
Jason Baumgarten
Board Chair

CEO
Megan Karch
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.57 three stars
  Financial 84.35 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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
Total in 2019
Scholarship dollars awarded to School Overnight Program participants
269,540
Percent of schools that participate in our Urban Schools Program free of charge
100
This impact information is current as of August 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

84.35

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.99
  Program Expenses Growth 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.7%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
IslandWood (WA) 88.57 three stars
Birthright Israel Foundation (NY) 87.62 three stars
Four Corners School of Outdoor Education (UT) 86.82 three stars
Sea Education Association (MA) 87.47 three stars
NYC Outward Bound Schools (NY) 90.12 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,823,908
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $572,461
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,396,369
   Program Service Revenue $5,025,473
Total Primary Revenue $8,421,842
   Other Revenue $176,724
TOTAL REVENUE $8,598,566
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,830,089
   Administrative Expenses $1,387,481
   Fundraising Expenses $776,140
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,993,710
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,395,144
   
Net Assets $50,524,092

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 $7,830,089 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 88.57 three stars
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$159,647 1.59% Megan Karch CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
IslandWood (WA) 88.57 three stars
NYC Outward Bound Schools (NY) 90.12 four stars
Wilderness Inquiry (MN) 97.94 four stars
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC) (MA) 90.56 four stars
Four Corners School of Outdoor Education (UT) 86.82 three 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

Jason Baumgarten
Board Chair

CEO

Megan Karch
CEO

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