Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Riveredge Nature Center

Everything is connected to everything

four stars

91.18

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

Board Leadership
Ted Neitzke IV
President

CEO
Jessica Jens
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.18 four stars
  Financial 88.20 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

88.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.80
  Program Expenses Growth 12.5%
  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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,467,906
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $16,315
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,484,221
   Program Service Revenue $442,256
Total Primary Revenue $1,926,477
   Other Revenue $593,892
TOTAL REVENUE $2,520,369
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,425,613
   Administrative Expenses $174,824
   Fundraising Expenses $280,576
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,881,013
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $639,356
   
Net Assets $7,590,217

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Riveredge Nature Center (WI) 91.18 four stars
Walking Mountains Science Center (CO) 91.46 four stars
Regional Parks Foundation (CA) 93.97 four stars
Hidden Villa (CA) 96.27 four stars
American Public Gardens Association (PA) 86.29 three stars

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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

Ted Neitzke IV
President

CEO

Jessica Jens
Executive Director