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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Trees, Water & People

Helping people and the planet

four stars

96.30

633 Remington Street Fort Collins, CO 80524
tel: (970) 484-3678   Web Site
EIN: 84-1462044

Board Leadership
Jeff Hargis
President

CEO
Sebastian Africano
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.30 four stars
  Financial 94.78 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1998, Trees, Water & People (TWP) is dedicated to helping communities protect, conserve, and manage the natural resources upon which their long-term well-being depends. This mission is guided by two core beliefs:
- That natural resources are best protected when local people play an active role in their care and management; and
- Preserving local trees, wetlands, and watersheds is essential for the ongoing social, economic, and environmental health of communities everywhere.

Founded in 1998, Trees, Water & People (TWP) is dedicated to helping communities protect, conserve, and manage the natural resources upon which their long-term well-being depends. This mission is guided by two core beliefs:
- That natural resources are best protected when local people play an active role in their care and management; and
- Preserving local trees, wetlands, and watersheds is essential for the ongoing social, economic, and environmental health of communities everywhere.

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Financial

four stars

94.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
79.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth 8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Trees, Water & People on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Trees, Water & People on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trees, Water & People (CO) 96.30 four stars
Land Trust Alliance (DC) 90.85 four stars
Everglades Foundation (FL) 91.49 four stars
The Wilderness Society (DC) 87.11 three stars
Resource Central (CO) 93.57 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,311,890
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,311,890
   Program Service Revenue $36,279
Total Primary Revenue $1,348,169
   Other Revenue $13,037
TOTAL REVENUE $1,361,206
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,029,545
   Administrative Expenses $122,904
   Fundraising Expenses $108,204
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,260,653
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $100,553
   
Net Assets $1,104,307

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
International Program $643,387 62.5%
Tribal Program $386,158 37.5%

Ratings History
Trees, Water & People has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-03 12/01/2019 96.30 four stars
2018-03 12/21/2018 91.74 four stars
2018-03 12/01/2018 90.37 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 87.89 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 87.56 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 85.94 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.67 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 78.26 two stars
2014-12 11/01/2015 75.30 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 84.29 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 82.91 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 88.28 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 88.76 three stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 91.12 four stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 89.29 three stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 92.81 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.18 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 92.64 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 92.62 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 94.11 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 84-1462044
Name in IRS Master File TREES WATER AND PEOPLE
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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 October, 1998
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, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$62,757 4.97% Sebastian Africano Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trees, Water & People (CO) 96.30 four stars
Greater Yellowstone Coalition (MT) 97.76 four stars
Natural Resources Defense Council (NY) 93.34 four stars
The Wilderness Society (DC) 87.11 three stars
Conservation Strategy Fund (DC) 87.92 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Trees, Water & People
633 Remington Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
tel: (970) 484-3678
fax: (970) 224-1726
EIN: 84-1462044

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Board Leadership

Jeff Hargis
President

CEO

Sebastian Africano
Executive Director

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