Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

American Whitewater

Conserving and restoring America's whitewater resources

four stars

97.05

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

Board Leadership
Susan Hollingsworth Elliott
President

CEO
Mark Singleton
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.05 four stars
  Financial 95.83 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

95.83

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
83.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.06
  Program Expenses Growth 8.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,131,658
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $416,365
   Fundraising Events $16,090
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,564,113
   Program Service Revenue $5,905
Total Primary Revenue $1,570,018
   Other Revenue $90,516
TOTAL REVENUE $1,660,534
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,152,538
   Administrative Expenses $171,622
   Fundraising Expenses $40,109
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,364,269
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $296,265
   
Net Assets $1,376,551

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$112,962 8.28% Mark Singleton Executive Director

Mission

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.

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American Whitewater (NC) 97.05 four stars
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James River Association (VA) 94.20 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

Susan Hollingsworth Elliott
President

CEO

Mark Singleton
Executive Director