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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

American Whitewater

Conserving and restoring America's whitewater resources

four stars

97.43

629 West Main Street Sylva, NC 28779
tel: (866) 262-8429   Web Site
EIN: 23-7083760

Board Leadership
Chris Neuenschwander
President

CEO
Mark Singleton
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.43 four stars
  Financial 96.37 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1954, American Whitewater's mission is to conserve and restore America's whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely. American Whitewater is a membership organization representing a broad diversity of individual whitewater enthusiasts, river conservationists, and more than 100 local paddling club affiliates across America. The organization is the primary advocate for the preservation and protection of whitewater resources throughout the United States, and connects the interests of human-powered recreational river users with ecological and science-based data to achieve the goals within its mission. American Whitewater is working to assure protection of whitewater rivers and the ability of the public to enjoy clean, free-flowing rivers.

Founded in 1954, American Whitewater's mission is to conserve and restore America's whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely. American Whitewater is a membership organization representing a broad diversity of individual whitewater enthusiasts, river conservationists, and more than 100 local paddling club affiliates across America. The organization is the primary advocate for the preservation and protection of whitewater resources throughout the United States, and connects the interests of human-powered recreational river users with ecological and science-based data to achieve the goals within its mission. American Whitewater is working to assure protection of whitewater rivers and the ability of the public to enjoy clean, free-flowing rivers.

Financial

four stars

96.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.07
  Program Expenses Growth 9.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Whitewater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Whitewater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Whitewater (NC) 97.43 four stars
Delaware Riverkeeper Network (PA) 86.94 three stars
Huron River Watershed Council (MI) 96.21 four stars
Loyalhanna Watershed Association (PA) 89.33 three stars
River Network (CO) 94.78 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,035,986
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $419,713
   Fundraising Events $20,986
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $71,782
Total Contributions $1,548,467
   Program Service Revenue $4,176
Total Primary Revenue $1,552,643
   Other Revenue $112,810
TOTAL REVENUE $1,665,453
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,291,869
   Administrative Expenses $207,796
   Fundraising Expenses $62,035
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,561,700
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $103,753
   
Net Assets $1,521,008

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
Access and Conservation $677,573 52.4%
Public Education $614,296 47.6%

Ratings History
American Whitewater has received 11 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 04/01/2021 97.43 four stars
2018-12 11/01/2019 97.05 four stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 92.22 four stars
2016-12 09/01/2017 90.66 four stars
2015-12 11/01/2016 91.13 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.06 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 92.44 four stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 97.03 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 95.34 four stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 93.28 four stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 93.49 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.87 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 91.47 four 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 23-7083760
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN WHITEWATER
NTEE Code C32
NTEE Classification Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (317) Other sports or athletic activities
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 September, 1972
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$106,050 6.79% Mark Singleton Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Whitewater (NC) 97.43 four stars
Loyalhanna Watershed Association (PA) 89.33 three stars
American Rivers (DC) 91.64 four stars
Delaware Riverkeeper Network (PA) 86.94 three stars
Anacostia Watershed Society (MD) 91.28 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Whitewater
629 West Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779
tel: (866) 262-8429
fax: (828) 586-2840
EIN: 23-7083760

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1540
Cullowhee, NC 28723

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Board Leadership

Chris Neuenschwander
President

CEO

Mark Singleton
Executive Director

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