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

Yosemite Conservancy

Providing for Yosemite's future

86.17

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

Board Leadership
Matt Adams
Chair

CEO
Frank Dean
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.17
  Financial 80.68
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

80.68

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
69.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.73
  Program Expenses Growth 17.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.6%
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) 86.17
The Conservation Fund (VA) 90.94
Pacific Environment (CA) 89.21
Environmental Defense Fund (NY) 86.78
MountainTrue (NC) 93.11

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,709,148
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,709,148
   Program Service Revenue $751,791
Total Primary Revenue $16,460,939
   Other Revenue $2,493,088
TOTAL REVENUE $18,954,027
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $12,378,940
   Administrative Expenses $1,264,123
   Fundraising Expenses $3,369,290
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,012,353
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,941,674
   
Net Assets $26,711,719

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 $9,228,873 69.4%
Park Programs $2,773,652 20.8%
Retail and Publishing $1,299,705 9.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 11/01/2020 86.17
2018-12 09/03/2019 88.46
2017-12 12/01/2018 85.02
2016-12 02/01/2018 91.52
2015-12 02/01/2017 88.52
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.96
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 10/01/2015 88.26
2013-12 06/01/2015 87.23
2012-12 11/01/2013 88.89
2011-12 02/01/2013 92.29
2010-12 09/20/2011 88.68
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 85.37
2008-12 02/01/2010 92.84
2007-12 12/01/2008 90.00
2006-12 12/01/2007 80.12
2005-12 12/01/2006 84.87
2004-12 11/01/2005 87.81
2003-12 12/01/2004 81.96

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$240,958 1.41% Frank Dean President & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Yosemite Conservancy (CA) 86.17
MountainTrue (NC) 93.11
The Alliance Center (CO) 90.36
Environmental Grantmakers Association (NY) 90.62
Walden Woods Project (MA) 97.15

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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

Matt Adams
Chair

CEO

Frank Dean
President & CEO

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