Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

From your backyard to your backcountry

impact data icon

Impact Information is available from our partner, GuideStar

four stars

91.90

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

Board Leadership
Shawn Turner
Chair

CEO
Dana Watts
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.90 four stars
  Financial 89.28 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Impact Information

GuideStar is Charity Navigator's trusted partner in sharing information on how this organization seeks impact.  GuideStar has recognized this organization with a Gold Seal of Transparency for voluntarily and publicly describing their goals, strategies, and accomplishments.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Charting Impact

What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

What are your strategies for making this happen?

What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will your organization know if you are making progress?

What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

89.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.36
  Program Expenses Growth 13.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,582,829
   Federated Campaigns $2,397
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $71,750
Total Contributions $1,656,976
   Program Service Revenue $276,932
Total Primary Revenue $1,933,908
   Other Revenue $123,983
TOTAL REVENUE $2,057,891
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,584,768
   Administrative Expenses $123,100
   Fundraising Expenses $197,533
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,905,401
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $152,490
   
Net Assets $590,652

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$142,333 7.46% Dana W. Gwozdz Executive Director

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (CO) 91.90 four stars
PATH Foundation (GA) 96.23 four stars
The Garden Conservancy (NY) 92.23 four stars
EarthShare Texas (TX) 92.92 four stars
Alaska Conservation Foundation (AK) 87.18 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

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

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Shawn Turner
Chair

CEO

Dana Watts
Executive Director