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Greater Yellowstone Coalition

People protecting the lands, waters and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

four stars

97.76

215 South Wallace Avenue Bozeman, MT 59715
tel: (800) 775-1834   Web Site
EIN: 81-0414042

Board Leadership
Pete Coppolillo
Chair

CEO
Caroline Byrd
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.76 four stars
  Financial 96.84 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC) was founded in 1983 to protect the lands, waters, and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. We emerged as a nationally known advocate for the idea that ecosystem level sustainability and science should guide the management of the region's public and private lands. This vast ecosystem includes twenty million acres of wild country that includes Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, parts of six national forests, three national wildlife refuges, and state and private lands in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. We work to protect the land from mining, oil and gas, and other such human developments; to ensure rare and imperiled wildlife are sustained, including grizzly bears, bison, wolves and cutthroat trout; and in the face of climate change, to implement adaptation strategies to give wildlife the best chance of survival in an uncertain future, such as by restoring degraded habitats and protecting climate sensitive habitats and species.

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC) was founded in 1983 to protect the lands, waters, and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. We emerged as a nationally known advocate for the idea that ecosystem level sustainability and science should guide the management of the region's public and private lands. This vast ecosystem includes twenty million acres of wild country that includes Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, parts of six national forests, three national wildlife refuges, and state and private lands in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. We work to protect the land from mining, oil and gas, and other such human developments; to ensure rare and imperiled wildlife are sustained, including grizzly bears, bison, wolves and cutthroat trout; and in the face of climate change, to implement adaptation strategies to give wildlife the best chance of survival in an uncertain future, such as by restoring degraded habitats and protecting climate sensitive habitats and species.

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Financial

four stars

96.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.19
  Program Expenses Growth 16.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Yellowstone Coalition on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Yellowstone Coalition on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Yellowstone Coalition (MT) 97.76 four stars
Manomet (MA) 89.86 three stars
Resource Central (CO) 92.51 four stars
Coalition for Clean Air (CA) 85.15 three stars
Sustainable Conservation (CA) 88.59 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,471,220
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $50,400
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,521,620
   Program Service Revenue $536,475
Total Primary Revenue $5,058,095
   Other Revenue $180,100
TOTAL REVENUE $5,238,195
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,953,812
   Administrative Expenses $367,834
   Fundraising Expenses $311,704
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,633,350
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,604,845
   
Net Assets $12,606,502

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
Land Protection $1,564,405 53.0%
Wildlife Protection $869,255 29.4%
Cycle Greater Yellowstone $520,152 17.6%

Ratings History
Greater Yellowstone Coalition has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 08/01/2019 97.76 four stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 97.84 four stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 98.21 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 92.26 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 86.15 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 91.51 four stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 85.44 three stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 80.58 three stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 80.57 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 78.55 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 74.56 two stars
2008-09 11/01/2009 84.68 three stars
2007-09 09/01/2008 87.73 three stars
2006-09 06/01/2007 78.04 two stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 85.70 three stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 72.44 two stars
2003-09 02/01/2005 88.57 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 81-0414042
Name in IRS Master File GREATER YELLOWSTONE COALITION 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 (199) Other scientific research 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 April, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$131,058 3.60% Caroline Byrd Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Yellowstone Coalition (MT) 97.76 four stars
Resource Central (CO) 92.51 four stars
Manomet (MA) 89.86 three stars
Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association (NJ) 93.34 four stars
Coalition for Clean Air (CA) 85.15 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Greater Yellowstone Coalition
215 South Wallace Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
tel: (800) 775-1834
fax: (406) 556-2839
EIN: 81-0414042

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Board Leadership

Pete Coppolillo
Chair

CEO

Caroline Byrd
Executive Director

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