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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

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four stars

96.47

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
Suzanne Dixon
Executive Director, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.47 four stars
  Financial 96.01 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

four stars

96.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 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)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.55
  Program Expenses Growth 10.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.4%
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) 96.47 four stars
Fontenelle Forest (NE) 87.95 three stars
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (MT) 95.77 four stars
Conservation Northwest (WA) 93.23 four stars
Seacology (CA) 97.29 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,712,574
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,325,741
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,990,687
Total Contributions $7,029,002
   Program Service Revenue $121,355
Total Primary Revenue $7,150,357
   Other Revenue $1,057,001
TOTAL REVENUE $8,207,358
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,964,053
   Administrative Expenses $1,158,554
   Fundraising Expenses $475,570
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,598,177
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $609,181
   
Net Assets $14,924,794

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 $5,964,053 100.0%

Ratings History
Appalachian Trail Conservancy has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 02/01/2018 96.47 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 96.39 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.81 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 95.35 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 89.75 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 95.58 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 96.32 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 86.36 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.94 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 79.08 two stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 91.58 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 87.93 three stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 95.18 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 87.79 three stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 90.18 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 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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$198,173 2.60% Ronald J. Tipton Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Appalachian Trail Conservancy (WV) 96.47 four stars
Fontenelle Forest (NE) 87.95 three stars
Seacology (CA) 97.29 four stars
Rocky Mountain Conservancy (CO) 96.51 four stars
Conservation Northwest (WA) 93.23 four stars

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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

Suzanne Dixon
Executive Director, CEO

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