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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Alaska Wilderness League

Your land, your voice

90.40

122 C Street, NW Suite 240
Washington, DC 20001
tel: (202) 544-5205   Web Site
EIN: 52-1814742

Board Leadership
Pat Pourchot
President

CEO
Kristen Miller
Acting Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.40
  Financial 87.04
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Alaska Wilderness League leads the effort to preserve Alaska's wild lands and waters by engaging citizens and decision makers with a courageous, constant, victorious voice for Alaska.

Alaska's wild lands - including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - are under attack. This extraordinary treasure trove of lands, set aside decades ago to be protected now and in the future for the benefit of the American people, is in severe danger of being destroyed forever by short-sighted politicians and the extractive industries. They want only the resources these pristine areas can provide, regardless of the resulting devastation to the habitat, wildlife, and cultures.

Alaska Wilderness League is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1993 to further the protection of Alaska's amazing public lands. The League is the only Washington, D.C.-based environmental group devoted full-time to protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other wilderness-quality lands in Alaska.

Alaska Wilderness League leads the effort to preserve Alaska's wild lands and waters by engaging citizens and decision makers with a courageous, constant, victorious voice for Alaska.

Alaska's wild lands - including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - are under attack. This extraordinary treasure trove of lands, set aside decades ago to be protected now and in the future for the benefit of the American people, is in severe danger of being destroyed forever by short-sighted politicians and the extractive industries. They want only the resources these pristine areas can provide, regardless of the resulting devastation to the habitat, wildlife, and cultures.

Alaska Wilderness League is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1993 to further the protection of Alaska's amazing public lands. The League is the only Washington, D.C.-based environmental group devoted full-time to protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other wilderness-quality lands in Alaska.

Financial

87.04

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 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)
77.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.08
  Program Expenses Growth 9.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alaska Wilderness League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alaska Wilderness League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alaska Wilderness League (DC) 90.40
Resources for the Future (DC) 86.48
Sustainable Northwest (OR) 91.15
Dogwood Alliance (NC) 90.30
Earthjustice (CA) 96.14

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,583,858
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,424,600
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,008,458
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,008,458
   Other Revenue $120,603
TOTAL REVENUE $5,129,061
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $3,702,770
   Administrative Expenses $199,502
   Fundraising Expenses $592,146
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,494,418
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $634,643
   
Net Assets $3,853,004

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
Arctic Refuge Defense $1,925,551 51.4%
Federal Advocacy $867,440 23.2%
Outreach and Engagement $448,335 12.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-08 09/01/2021 90.40
2018-12 06/01/2020 83.31
2017-12 12/21/2018 82.30
2016-12 02/01/2018 88.82
2015-12 02/01/2017 88.48
2014-12 06/01/2016 82.96
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 76.74
2013-12 08/01/2015 77.74
2012-12 12/01/2014 81.50
2012-12 12/01/2013 80.31
2011-12 12/01/2012 81.92
2010-12 12/01/2011 95.03
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.68
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 77.43
2008-12 02/01/2010 79.69
2007-12 11/01/2008 78.61
2006-12 05/01/2008 75.84
2005-12 11/01/2006 80.13
2004-12 11/01/2005 76.01
2003-12 10/01/2004 72.65

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

EIN 52-1814742
Name in IRS Master File ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (529) Ecology or conservation
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 March, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$209,209 4.65% Adam Kolton Executive Director $9,669

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alaska Wilderness League (DC) 90.40
EARTHWORKS (DC) 96.66
PennFuture (PA) 92.67
Conservation Colorado Education Fund (CO) 92.21
Resources for the Future (DC) 86.48

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Charity Contact Info

Alaska Wilderness League
122 C Street, NW
Suite 240
Washington, DC 20001
tel: (202) 544-5205
fax: (202) 544-5197
EIN: 52-1814742

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Board Leadership

Pat Pourchot
President

CEO

Kristen Miller
Acting Executive Director

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