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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Conservation Colorado Education Fund

The future is worth the fight

four stars

95.05

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

Board Leadership
Diane Carman
Chair

CEO
Maria Handley
Interim Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.05 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Conservation Colorado Education Fund's (CCEF) mission is to educate and mobilize people to protect Colorado's environment and quality of life. CCEF is a grassroots, statewide organization working to protect Colorado's air, land, water, and people.

CCEF works in four core program areas-Energy & Climate Change, Wilderness & Public Lands, Water, and Civic Engagement. In each of these areas, we focus on investment in organizing and outreach based around shared core values that can fundamentally change policy outcomes to advance conservation in our democratic society.

Conservation Colorado Education Fund's (CCEF) mission is to educate and mobilize people to protect Colorado's environment and quality of life. CCEF is a grassroots, statewide organization working to protect Colorado's air, land, water, and people.

CCEF works in four core program areas-Energy & Climate Change, Wilderness & Public Lands, Water, and Civic Engagement. In each of these areas, we focus on investment in organizing and outreach based around shared core values that can fundamentally change policy outcomes to advance conservation in our democratic society.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
85.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.15
  Program Expenses Growth 15.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.1%
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) 95.05 four stars
Western Resource Advocates (CO) 93.04 four stars
Washington Environmental Council (WA) 91.93 four stars
1000 Friends of Oregon (OR) 91.94 four stars
World Resources Institute (DC) 95.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,774,666
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $40,089
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,814,755
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,814,755
   Other Revenue $58,227
TOTAL REVENUE $1,872,982
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,549,057
   Administrative Expenses $126,805
   Fundraising Expenses $145,817
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,821,679
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $51,303
   
Net Assets $2,172,613

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 $1,294,639 83.6%
Media Campaigns and Publications $254,418 16.4%

Ratings History
Conservation Colorado Education Fund has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$68,461 3.75% Pete Maysmith Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservation Colorado Education Fund (CO) 95.05 four stars
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (DC) 90.15 four stars
Earthjustice (CA) 93.37 four stars
Washington Environmental Council (WA) 91.93 four stars
Western Environmental Law Center (OR) 92.54 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

Maria Handley
Interim Executive Director

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