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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Charles River Watershed Association

Saving the Charles River since 1965

three stars

81.55

190 Park Road Weston, MA 02493
tel: (781) 788-0007   Web Site
EIN: 04-6136989

Board Leadership
Linda McLane
President

CEO
Emily Norton
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.55 three stars
  Financial 73.91 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) was formed in 1965 in response to public concern about the declining condition of the Charles. CRWA's mission is to use science, advocacy and the law to protect, preserve and enhance the Charles River and its watershed. At CRWA, we strive to: develop a sound, science-based understanding of interactions in the watershed; define long-term, cutting-edge solutions to watershed problems; promote sustainable watershed management practices with government agencies and private entities; and advocate for the protection, revitalization, and expansion of public parklands along the Charles.

Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) was formed in 1965 in response to public concern about the declining condition of the Charles. CRWA's mission is to use science, advocacy and the law to protect, preserve and enhance the Charles River and its watershed. At CRWA, we strive to: develop a sound, science-based understanding of interactions in the watershed; define long-term, cutting-edge solutions to watershed problems; promote sustainable watershed management practices with government agencies and private entities; and advocate for the protection, revitalization, and expansion of public parklands along the Charles.

Financial

two stars

73.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 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)
63.7%
  Administrative Expenses 18.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.74
  Program Expenses Growth -3.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Charles River Watershed Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Charles River Watershed Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Charles River Watershed Association (MA) 81.55 three stars
James River Association (VA) 90.73 four stars
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (GA) 92.92 four stars
Loyalhanna Watershed Association (PA) 89.33 three stars
Delaware Riverkeeper Network (PA) 87.27 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,115,689
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $42,019
   Fundraising Events $209,307
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $130,080
Total Contributions $1,497,095
   Program Service Revenue $97,608
Total Primary Revenue $1,594,703
   Other Revenue $-17,756
TOTAL REVENUE $1,576,947
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $670,941
   Administrative Expenses $172,328
   Fundraising Expenses $120,958
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $964,227
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $612,720
   
Net Assets $4,371,941

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
Education and Outreach $164,748 24.6%
Climate Migration and Adaptation $117,679 17.5%
Advocacy, Policy and Law $103,907 15.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 03/01/2021 81.55 three stars
2018-09 06/01/2020 76.79 two stars
2018-09 02/01/2020 75.52 two stars
2017-09 03/01/2019 76.43 two stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 77.17 two stars
2015-09 08/01/2017 75.53 two stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 74.49 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 82.88 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 74.59 two stars
2013-09 07/01/2015 76.29 two stars
2012-09 07/01/2014 85.14 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 04-6136989
Name in IRS Master File CHARLES RIVER WATERSHED ASSOCIATION INC
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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 March, 1992
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, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$52,884 5.48% Emily Norton Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$105,481 10.93% Margaret Van Deusen Former Deputy Director
$56,450 5.85% Julianne Wood Deputy Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Charles River Watershed Association (MA) 81.55 three stars
Riverkeeper (NY) 85.57 three stars
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (GA) 92.92 four stars
Columbia Riverkeeper (OR) 93.35 four stars
Anacostia Watershed Society (MD) 91.28 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Charles River Watershed Association
190 Park Road
Weston, MA 02493
tel: (781) 788-0007
fax: (781) 788-0057
EIN: 04-6136989

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Board Leadership

Linda McLane
President

CEO

Emily Norton
Executive Director

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