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Environmental Traveling Companions

Opening the beauty and challenge of outdoor adventures to people with special needs

two stars

78.39

Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Boulevard Suite C385
San Francisco, CA 94123
tel: (415) 474-7662   Web Site
EIN: 51-0158789

Board Leadership
Howard Levitt
Chair

CEO
Diane Poslosky
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.39 two stars
  Financial 78.79 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1972, Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC) believes that everyone, regardless of physical or financial limitations, should have the opportunity to experience the challenge and beauty of the wilderness. Through ETC's Sea Kayaking, River Rafting, Cross-Country Skiing and Youth Leadership School adventures, people with disabilities and other special needs overcome perceived limitations, attain greater personal freedom and confidence, and better understand themselves in relation to others and the environment. Every year over 3,000 people join us on outdoor adventures. These are people of all ages who have hearing impairments, physical, emotional or developmental disabilities or are living with a serious illness. We also provide outdoor education programs for school groups and economically disadvantaged youth.

Founded in 1972, Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC) believes that everyone, regardless of physical or financial limitations, should have the opportunity to experience the challenge and beauty of the wilderness. Through ETC's Sea Kayaking, River Rafting, Cross-Country Skiing and Youth Leadership School adventures, people with disabilities and other special needs overcome perceived limitations, attain greater personal freedom and confidence, and better understand themselves in relation to others and the environment. Every year over 3,000 people join us on outdoor adventures. These are people of all ages who have hearing impairments, physical, emotional or developmental disabilities or are living with a serious illness. We also provide outdoor education programs for school groups and economically disadvantaged youth.

Financial

two stars

78.79

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
73.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.29
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.77
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental Traveling Companions on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental Traveling Companions on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental Traveling Companions (CA) 78.39 two stars
Pine Tree Society (ME) 91.49 four stars
Misericordia (IL) 94.36 four stars
The Detroit Institute for Children (MI) 92.38 four stars
The Center for Enriched Living (IL) 85.78 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $457,339
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $205,438
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $94,485
Total Contributions $757,262
   Program Service Revenue $478,278
Total Primary Revenue $1,235,540
   Other Revenue $21,451
TOTAL REVENUE $1,256,991
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $905,022
   Administrative Expenses $86,025
   Fundraising Expenses $211,264
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,202,311
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $54,680
   
Net Assets $2,042,202

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
River Program $307,247 33.9%
Sea Kayak Program $268,366 29.7%
Youth LEAD Program $248,562 27.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 02/01/2021 78.39 two stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 79.05 two stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 78.76 two stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 80.62 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 73.85 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 74.56 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 74.70 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 73.26 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 70.88 two stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 68.01 one star
2010-12 09/20/2011 71.40 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 84.86 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 89.92 three stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 89.39 three stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 71.67 two stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 76.48 two stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 78.75 two stars
2003-12 06/01/2005 77.04 two 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 51-0158789
Name in IRS Master File ENVIRONMENTAL TRAVELING COMPANIONS
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 (349) Other youth organization or activities
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 November, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$147,750 12.28% Diane Poslosky Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental Traveling Companions (CA) 78.39 two stars
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Special K Ranch (MT) 91.94 four stars
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Kostopulos Dream Foundation (UT) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Environmental Traveling Companions
Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Boulevard
Suite C385
San Francisco, CA 94123
tel: (415) 474-7662
fax: (415) 474-3919
EIN: 51-0158789

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Board Leadership

Howard Levitt
Chair

CEO

Diane Poslosky
Executive Director

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