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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Student Conservation Association

Conservation Begins Here.

three stars

86.85

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

Board Leadership
Bob Unsworth
Chair

CEO
Kathy Bonavist
Interim President and Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.85 three stars
  Financial 81.65 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

81.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
82.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.6%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Student Conservation Association (VA) 86.85 three stars
Coalition for Clean Air (CA) 85.15 three stars
The Wilderness Society (DC) 87.11 three stars
Rocky Mountain Institute (CO) 95.12 four stars
Resource Central (CO) 92.51 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,667,394
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $30,744,349
Total Contributions $41,411,743
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $41,411,743
   Other Revenue $559,108
TOTAL REVENUE $41,970,851
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $34,351,050
   Administrative Expenses $6,310,119
   Fundraising Expenses $2,470,324
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $43,131,493
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,160,642
   
Net Assets $19,136,030

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 Interns $14,726,626 42.9%
Conservation Corps Teams $11,114,853 32.4%
Community Crews $5,551,459 16.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$337,935 0.78% Jaime Matyas Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Student Conservation Association (VA) 86.85 three stars
Greater Yellowstone Coalition (MT) 97.76 four stars
Everglades Foundation (FL) 91.49 four stars
Sustainable Conservation (CA) 88.59 three stars
Sky Island Alliance (AZ) 97.70 four 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

Bob Unsworth
Chair

CEO

Kathy Bonavist
Interim President and Chief Executive Officer

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