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Appalachian Trail Conservancy

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94.81

799 Washington Street P.O. Box 807
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
tel: (304) 535-6331   Web Site
EIN: 52-6046689

Board Leadership
Sandra Marra
Chair

CEO
Ronald J. Tipton
Executive Director, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.81
  Financial 93.31
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

93.31

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.43
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Appalachian Trail Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Appalachian Trail Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Appalachian Trail Conservancy (WV) 94.81
Conservation Northwest (WA) 93.23
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (MT) 91.08
Conservation International (VA) 90.81
Wild Earth Allies, Inc. (formerly known as Fauna & Flora International, Inc.) (MD) 100.00

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy's mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail - ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,100,996
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,273,330
   Fundraising Events $850
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,929,140
Total Contributions $6,304,316
   Program Service Revenue $130,575
Total Primary Revenue $6,434,891
   Other Revenue $1,405,400
TOTAL REVENUE $7,840,291
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,003,294
   Administrative Expenses $819,454
   Fundraising Expenses $462,618
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,285,366
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,554,925
   
Net Assets $13,772,773

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
Trail Preservation and Management $5,003,294 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.81
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 95.35
2013-12 06/01/2015 89.75
2012-12 12/01/2013 95.58
2011-12 12/20/2012 96.32
2010-12 02/01/2012 86.36
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.94
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 79.08
2008-12 02/01/2010 91.58
2007-12 11/01/2008 87.93
2006-12 12/01/2007 95.18
2005-12 11/01/2006 87.79
2004-12 11/01/2005 90.18

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-6046689
Name in IRS Master File APPALACHIAN TRAIL CONSERVANCY
NTEE Code N32
NTEE Classification Parks and Playgrounds
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(59) Other school related activities
(318) Other recreational activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1950
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$185,901 2.95% Ronald Tipton Executive Director

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy's mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail - ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Appalachian Trail Conservancy (WV) 94.81
Bald Head Island Conservancy (NC) 87.36
Seacology (CA) 89.11
Conservation Northwest (WA) 93.23
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (MT) 91.08

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Charity Contact Info

Appalachian Trail Conservancy
799 Washington Street
P.O. Box 807
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
tel: (304) 535-6331
fax: (304) 535-2667
EIN: 52-6046689

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Board Leadership

Sandra Marra
Chair

CEO

Ronald J. Tipton
Executive Director, CEO

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