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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Trustees for Alaska

We use the law to protect and defend Alaska's lands, waters, wildlife, and people.

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three stars

85.67

1026 West Fourth Avenue Suite 201
Anchorage, AK 99501
tel: (907) 276-4244   Web Site
EIN: 92-6010379

Board Leadership
Chase Hensel
Board Chair

CEO
Victoria Clark
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.67 three stars
  Financial 79.74 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1974, Trustees for Alaska has remains the legal backbone of environmental advocacy in Alaska. Our client list includes local and national conservation groups, Native villages, statewide coalitions, fishing groups, and individual Alaskans. Our services are free, and for most of our Alaskan clients, we provide legal counsel they could not otherwise afford. Our lawyers have been in the vanguard of issues large and small which continue to shape Alaska's environmental future-oil and gas development, mining, toxic wastes, air and water pollution, public land use, and protection of marine resources. While our successes have set significant legal precedent in environmental law on state and national levels, the primary need for our work is to ensure a wild, vibrant Alaska where fish, wildlife, and people thrive. With our expertise in federal statutes and regulations and Alaska's unique legal framework, we have set legal precedents and won significant victories.

Established in 1974, Trustees for Alaska has remains the legal backbone of environmental advocacy in Alaska. Our client list includes local and national conservation groups, Native villages, statewide coalitions, fishing groups, and individual Alaskans. Our services are free, and for most of our Alaskan clients, we provide legal counsel they could not otherwise afford. Our lawyers have been in the vanguard of issues large and small which continue to shape Alaska's environmental future-oil and gas development, mining, toxic wastes, air and water pollution, public land use, and protection of marine resources. While our successes have set significant legal precedent in environmental law on state and national levels, the primary need for our work is to ensure a wild, vibrant Alaska where fish, wildlife, and people thrive. With our expertise in federal statutes and regulations and Alaska's unique legal framework, we have set legal precedents and won significant victories.

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Financial

two stars

79.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.24
  Program Expenses Growth 3.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Trustees for Alaska on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Trustees for Alaska on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trustees for Alaska (AK) 85.67 three stars
Environmental Law Institute (DC) 92.44 four stars
Property and Environment Research Center (MT) 90.88 four stars
Idaho Conservation League (ID) 92.24 four stars
Western Environmental Law Center (OR) 97.58 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $786,154
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $295,540
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,081,694
   Program Service Revenue $95,387
Total Primary Revenue $1,177,081
   Other Revenue $28,685
TOTAL REVENUE $1,205,766
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $896,783
   Administrative Expenses $154,177
   Fundraising Expenses $163,203
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,214,163
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-8,397
   
Net Assets $354,235

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
Clean Air & Water/Mining $274,549 30.6%
Arctic $256,861 28.6%
Climate Change $176,471 19.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 12/21/2018 85.67 three stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 92.70 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 86.75 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 89.07 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 81.49 three stars
2013-09 12/22/2014 89.30 three stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 90.44 four stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 90.77 four stars
2010-09 12/01/2011 90.96 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 81.97 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 77.00 two stars
2008-09 09/01/2009 67.52 one star
2007-09 09/01/2008 70.00 two stars
2006-09 05/01/2007 79.10 two stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 77.02 two stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 69.67 one star
2003-09 11/01/2004 85.17 three 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 92-6010379
Name in IRS Master File TRUSTEES FOR ALASKA
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 (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(460) Public interest litigation activities
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 February, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$90,257 7.43% Victoria Clark Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trustees for Alaska (AK) 85.67 three stars
Environmental Investigation Agency (DC) 93.45 four stars
EARTHWORKS (DC) 95.87 four stars
Ohio Environmental Council (OH) 92.52 four stars
Earthjustice (CA) 94.61 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Trustees for Alaska
1026 West Fourth Avenue
Suite 201
Anchorage, AK 99501
tel: (907) 276-4244
fax: (907) 276-7110
EIN: 92-6010379

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Board Leadership

Chase Hensel
Board Chair

CEO

Victoria Clark
Executive Director

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