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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Riveredge Nature Center

Everything is connected to everything

88.71

4458 West Hawthorne Drive P.O. Box 26
Newburg, WI 53060
tel: (262) 375-2715   Web Site
EIN: 39-6108549

Board Leadership
Elizabeth, “Libby” Larsen
President

CEO
Jessica Jens
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.71
  Financial 85.65
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Riveredge Nature Center was one of the first and today is one of the largest nature centers in southeastern Wisconsin. It consists of 370 acres of natural sanctuary - prairies, forests, ponds and marshes along the Milwaukee River. Established in January 1968, the Riveredge Nature Center works to inspire, inform and enable responsible environmental decision-making. We do this by: providing leadership in environmental education for people of all ages about their interrelationship with the earth and its plant and animal life; preserving the earth's natural sanctuary; serving as a regional resource for scientific research; and integrating sustainability concepts and practices into its programming to inspire people to live within the limitations of natural systems.

Riveredge Nature Center was one of the first and today is one of the largest nature centers in southeastern Wisconsin. It consists of 370 acres of natural sanctuary - prairies, forests, ponds and marshes along the Milwaukee River. Established in January 1968, the Riveredge Nature Center works to inspire, inform and enable responsible environmental decision-making. We do this by: providing leadership in environmental education for people of all ages about their interrelationship with the earth and its plant and animal life; preserving the earth's natural sanctuary; serving as a regional resource for scientific research; and integrating sustainability concepts and practices into its programming to inspire people to live within the limitations of natural systems.

Financial

85.65

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.97
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Riveredge Nature Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Riveredge Nature Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Riveredge Nature Center (WI) 88.71
Delaware Nature Society (DE) 89.68
Greater Newark Conservancy (NJ) 88.75
San Diego River Park Foundation (CA) 97.22
Harris Center for Conservation Education (NH) 91.97

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $704,715
   Federated Campaigns $23,220
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $30,190
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $758,125
   Program Service Revenue $732,590
Total Primary Revenue $1,490,715
   Other Revenue $550,138
TOTAL REVENUE $2,040,853
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,614,484
   Administrative Expenses $179,069
   Fundraising Expenses $160,477
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,954,030
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $86,823
   
Net Assets $8,355,791

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
Environmental Education $1,166,152 72.2%
Land Conservation and Preservation $448,332 27.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 11/01/2021 88.71
2019-06 06/01/2020 91.90
2018-06 04/01/2019 91.18
2017-06 05/01/2018 89.98
2016-06 06/01/2017 93.23
2015-06 07/01/2016 92.57
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.11
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 91.62
2013-06 10/01/2014 84.16
2012-06 07/01/2013 87.50
2011-06 05/01/2012 76.70
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.49
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 04/01/2011 82.83
2008-06 03/01/2009 79.86
2007-06 06/01/2008 82.43
2006-06 02/01/2007 64.26
2005-06 06/01/2006 89.20
2004-06 02/01/2005 79.84
2003-06 03/01/2004 80.12
2002-06 02/01/2004 87.01

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

EIN 39-6108549
Name in IRS Master File RIVEREDGE NATURE CENTER INC
NTEE Code C60
NTEE Classification Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(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]
Ruling Date January, 1968
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$98,784 5.05% Jessica Jens Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Riveredge Nature Center (WI) 88.71
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (NJ) 89.01
The Wild Center (NY) 85.25
Audubon Canyon Ranch (CA) 86.93
ODC Network (MI) 94.56

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Charity Contact Info

Riveredge Nature Center
4458 West Hawthorne Drive
P.O. Box 26
Newburg, WI 53060
tel: (262) 375-2715
EIN: 39-6108549

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 26
Newburg, WI 53060

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Board Leadership

Elizabeth, “Libby” Larsen
President

CEO

Jessica Jens
Executive Director

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