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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

From your backyard to your backcountry

four stars

92.23

1000 North Street Boulder, CO 80304
tel: (800) 332-4100   Web Site
EIN: 84-1303335

Board Leadership
Julie Klein
Chair

CEO
Dana Watts
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.23 four stars
  Financial 89.02 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The award-winning Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, and is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands. As the leader in sustainable recreation practices, the Center is training a nation of outdoor advocates to put Leave No Trace principles into action. Through relevant and targeted education, research and outreach, the Center will ensure the long-term health of our natural world.

The award-winning Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, and is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands. As the leader in sustainable recreation practices, the Center is training a nation of outdoor advocates to put Leave No Trace principles into action. Through relevant and targeted education, research and outreach, the Center will ensure the long-term health of our natural world.

Financial

three stars

89.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth 12.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (CO) 92.23 four stars
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust (WA) 93.17 four stars
PATH Foundation (GA) 91.16 four stars
Green Mountain Club (VT) 89.07 three stars
Washington Trails Association (WA) 92.63 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,976,597
   Federated Campaigns $2,471
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $48,000
Total Contributions $2,027,068
   Program Service Revenue $72,792
Total Primary Revenue $2,099,860
   Other Revenue $131,705
TOTAL REVENUE $2,231,565
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,866,306
   Administrative Expenses $251,813
   Fundraising Expenses $197,930
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,316,049
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-84,484
   
Net Assets $628,386

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
Assist Outdoor Enthusiasts $1,866,306 100.0%

Ratings History
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/01/2020 92.23 four stars
2018-12 10/01/2019 91.90 four stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 91.90 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 91.79 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 91.18 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.54 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 81.97 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 85.09 three stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 85.20 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2013 89.42 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 88.32 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 85.50 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.21 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 74.98 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 79.84 two stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 88.15 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 90.74 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 88.15 three stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 71.81 two stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 65.51 one star

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

EIN 84-1303335
Name in IRS Master File LEAVE NO TRACE CENTER FOR OUTDOOR ETHICS
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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 May, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
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
$190,721 8.23% Dana W. Gwozdz Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (CO) 92.23 four stars
Pacific Crest Trail Association (CA) 86.81 three stars
PATH Foundation (GA) 91.16 four stars
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust (WA) 93.17 four stars
Wild Montana (MT) 94.72 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
1000 North Street
Boulder, CO 80304
tel: (800) 332-4100
fax: (303) 442-8217
EIN: 84-1303335

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 997
Boulder, CO 80306

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Board Leadership

Julie Klein
Chair

CEO

Dana Watts
Executive Director

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