Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Greater Yellowstone Coalition

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

four stars

98.21

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

Board Leadership
Jim Spencer
Chair

CEO
Caroline Byrd
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.21 four stars
  Financial 97.47 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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

97.47

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
84.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.79
  Program Expenses Growth 10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,668,428
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,668,428
   Program Service Revenue $367,432
Total Primary Revenue $3,035,860
   Other Revenue $141,731
TOTAL REVENUE $3,177,591
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,606,792
   Administrative Expenses $238,302
   Fundraising Expenses $120,739
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,965,833
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $211,758
   
Net Assets $8,858,189

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$128,186 4.32% Caroline Byrd Executive Director

Mission

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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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

Jim Spencer
Chair

CEO

Caroline Byrd
Executive Director