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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Conservation Colorado Education Fund

The future is worth the fight.

four stars

92.22

1536 Wynkoop Street Suite 510
Denver, CO 80202
tel: (303) 333-7846   Web Site
EIN: 84-0614285

Board Leadership
Diane Carman
Chair

CEO
Kelly Nordini
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.22 four stars
  Financial 99.77 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Conservation Colorado Education Fund's mission is to protect Colorado's climate, air, land, water, and communities through organizing, advocacy, and education.

We are the largest statewide environmental organization, with over 60,000 members and counting, and offices in Denver, Grand Junction, Durango, Carbondale, and Pueblo. For over 50 years, we've been a recognized leader in the Colorado environmental community, working statewide to ensure that our quality of life and our environment are protected.

Conservation Colorado Education Fund's mission is to protect Colorado's climate, air, land, water, and communities through organizing, advocacy, and education.

We are the largest statewide environmental organization, with over 60,000 members and counting, and offices in Denver, Grand Junction, Durango, Carbondale, and Pueblo. For over 50 years, we've been a recognized leader in the Colorado environmental community, working statewide to ensure that our quality of life and our environment are protected.

Financial

four stars

99.77

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
84.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.48
  Program Expenses Growth 18.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Conservation Colorado Education Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Conservation Colorado Education Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservation Colorado Education Fund (CO) 92.22 four stars
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (UT) 97.87 four stars
Trustees for Alaska (AK) 89.21 three stars
EARTHWORKS (DC) 96.66 four stars
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (OR) 91.03 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,345,340
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $99,573
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,444,913
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,444,913
   Other Revenue $49,422
TOTAL REVENUE $3,494,335
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,457,352
   Administrative Expenses $178,459
   Fundraising Expenses $190,934
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,826,745
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $667,590
   
Net Assets $3,249,065

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
Public Education and Outreach $1,686,581 68.6%
Media Campaigns and Publications $770,771 31.4%

Ratings History
Conservation Colorado Education Fund has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 92.22 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 92.20 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 95.05 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 95.03 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.16 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 94.38 four stars
2013-12 11/01/2014 88.01 three stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 78.09 two stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 74.13 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 81.55 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 79.98 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.92 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 85.65 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 95.79 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 91.13 four stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 88.16 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2008 91.21 four stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 88.19 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 87.73 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 84-0614285
Name in IRS Master File CONSERVATION COLORADO EDUCATION FUND
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 (351) Combating or preventing pollution (air, water, etc)
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 September, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$22,282 0.78% Kelly Nordini Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$42,099 1.48% Maria Handley Interim Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservation Colorado Education Fund (CO) 92.22 four stars
Environmental Integrity Project (DC) 87.31 three stars
Environmental Law and Policy Center (IL) 99.41 four stars
Pinelands Preservation Alliance (NJ) 94.29 four stars
The Climate Reality Project (DC) 94.56 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Conservation Colorado Education Fund
1536 Wynkoop Street
Suite 510
Denver, CO 80202
tel: (303) 333-7846
EIN: 84-0614285

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Board Leadership

Diane Carman
Chair

CEO

Kelly Nordini
Executive Director

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