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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Yosemite Conservancy

Providing for Yosemite's future

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three stars

85.02

101 Montgomery Street Suite 1700
San Francisco, CA 94104
tel: (415) 434-1782   Web Site
EIN: 94-3058041

Board Leadership
Bob Bennitt
Chairman

CEO
Frank Dean
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.02 three stars
  Financial 79.03 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Providing for Yosemite's future is our passion. Yosemite Conservancy is the only philanthropic organization dedicated exclusively to the protection and preservation of Yosemite National Park. We inspire people to support projects and programs that preserve and protect Yosemite National Park's resources and enrich the visitor experience. With the support of our donors, we have completed more than 330 projects providing more than $60 million in support to Yosemite. We are committed to creating unique opportunities for people to connect with the park, through restoring hiking trails and iconic lookouts, providing outdoor education and volunteer programs.

Providing for Yosemite's future is our passion. Yosemite Conservancy is the only philanthropic organization dedicated exclusively to the protection and preservation of Yosemite National Park. We inspire people to support projects and programs that preserve and protect Yosemite National Park's resources and enrich the visitor experience. With the support of our donors, we have completed more than 330 projects providing more than $60 million in support to Yosemite. We are committed to creating unique opportunities for people to connect with the park, through restoring hiking trails and iconic lookouts, providing outdoor education and volunteer programs.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of organizations applying for grants
1
Total number of grants awarded
40
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
5,712,990
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

79.03

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
78.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.01
  Program Expenses Growth -1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Yosemite Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Yosemite Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Yosemite Conservancy (CA) 85.02 three stars
The Conservation Alliance (OR) 87.20 three stars
Acterra (CA) 90.34 four stars
Washington Trails Association (WA) 94.55 four stars
Communities for a Better Environment (CA) 85.18 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,661,901
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $13,661,901
   Program Service Revenue $837,327
Total Primary Revenue $14,499,228
   Other Revenue $2,103,306
TOTAL REVENUE $16,602,534
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $9,010,334
   Administrative Expenses $1,342,320
   Fundraising Expenses $3,213,800
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,566,454
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,036,080
   
Net Assets $17,594,496

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
Park Enhancement Grants $7,222,224 73.7%
Visitor Services $1,430,190 14.6%
Retail and Publishing $1,140,792 11.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 85.02 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 91.52 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 88.52 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.96 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 10/01/2015 88.26 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 87.23 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 88.89 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 92.29 four stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 88.68 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 85.37 three stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 92.84 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 90.00 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 80.12 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 84.87 three stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 87.81 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 81.96 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 94-3058041
Name in IRS Master File YOSEMITE FOUNDATION
NTEE Code N32
NTEE Classification Parks and Playgrounds
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 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 May, 1993
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
$237,405 1.74% Frank Dean President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Yosemite Conservancy (CA) 85.02 three stars
Environmental Research and Education Foundation (NC) 95.61 four stars
Earth Island Institute (CA) 92.08 four stars
Acterra (CA) 90.34 four stars
The Conservation Alliance (OR) 87.20 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Yosemite Conservancy
101 Montgomery Street
Suite 1700
San Francisco, CA 94104
tel: (415) 434-1782
fax: (415) 434-0745
EIN: 94-3058041

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Board Leadership

Bob Bennitt
Chairman

CEO

Frank Dean
President

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