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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Student Conservation Association

Conservation Begins Here.

three stars

83.19

4601 North Fairfax Drive Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22203
tel: (703) 524-2441   Web Site
EIN: 91-0880684

Board Leadership
Kathy Bonavist
Chair

CEO
Stephanie Meeks
President & Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.19 three stars
  Financial 76.43 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Student Conservation Association is the only national organization that builds new generations of conservation leaders and inspires lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by providing high school and college students with service opportunities in all 50 states, from urban communities to national parks and forests. More than 4,000 SCA members annually render over two million hours of conservation service, an experience that transforms both the land and the individual. Founded in 1957, SCA is headquartered in Washington D.C., and operates the SCA National Conservation Center in Charlestown, NH as well as regional offices in Anchorage, AK, Boise, ID, Oakland, CA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Seattle, WA. For more information, visit http://www.thesca.org.

The Student Conservation Association is the only national organization that builds new generations of conservation leaders and inspires lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by providing high school and college students with service opportunities in all 50 states, from urban communities to national parks and forests. More than 4,000 SCA members annually render over two million hours of conservation service, an experience that transforms both the land and the individual. Founded in 1957, SCA is headquartered in Washington D.C., and operates the SCA National Conservation Center in Charlestown, NH as well as regional offices in Anchorage, AK, Boise, ID, Oakland, CA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Seattle, WA. For more information, visit http://www.thesca.org.

Financial

two stars

76.43

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
79.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.21
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Student Conservation Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Student Conservation Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Student Conservation Association (VA) 83.19 three stars
Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MN) 89.61 three stars
Resource Central (CO) 90.11 four stars
Sky Island Alliance (AZ) 88.78 three stars
Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin (WI) 85.39 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,557,034
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,557,034
   Program Service Revenue $26,311,087
Total Primary Revenue $36,868,121
   Other Revenue $1,320,939
TOTAL REVENUE $38,189,060
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $32,272,375
   Administrative Expenses $6,510,117
   Fundraising Expenses $3,481,049
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $42,263,541
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,074,481
   
Net Assets $13,771,459

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
Conservation Corps Teams $11,691,316 36.2%
Conservation Interns $10,923,822 33.8%
Community Crews $8,008,525 24.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-03 02/01/2021 83.19 three stars
2018-03 08/01/2019 86.85 three stars
2017-03 08/01/2018 89.65 three stars
2016-03 11/01/2017 80.72 three stars
2015-03 11/01/2016 80.90 three stars
2014-03 07/01/2016 79.89 two stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 79.81 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 09/01/2015 80.49 three stars
2013-03 06/01/2014 85.65 three stars
2012-03 06/01/2013 84.00 three stars
2010-09 12/01/2011 89.95 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 89.92 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 03/01/2011 86.07 three stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 90.95 four stars
2007-09 09/01/2008 89.87 three stars
2006-09 07/01/2007 90.37 four stars
2005-09 06/01/2006 90.90 four stars
2004-09 06/01/2005 91.11 four stars
2003-09 12/01/2004 91.14 four 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 91-0880684
Name in IRS Master File STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(59) Other school related activities
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 March, 1965
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$329,768 0.78% Jaime Matyas Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Student Conservation Association (VA) 83.19 three stars
The Adirondack Council (NY) 94.94 four stars
Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin (WI) 85.39 three stars
Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MN) 89.61 three stars
Alaska Conservation Foundation (AK) 87.04 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Student Conservation Association
4601 North Fairfax Drive
Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22203
tel: (703) 524-2441
EIN: 91-0880684

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Board Leadership

Kathy Bonavist
Chair

CEO

Stephanie Meeks
President & Chief Executive Officer

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