Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Montana Wilderness Association

Protecting Montana's wilderness heritage, quiet beauty, and outdoor traditions

four stars

96.26

80 South Warren Helena, MT 59601
tel: (406) 443-7350   Web Site
EIN: 51-0198932

Board Leadership
Mark Hanson
President

CEO
Ben Gabriel
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.26 four stars
  Financial 96.55 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1958, the spirited people of Montana Wilderness Association have worked to protect Montana's wilderness, wildlife habitat, and traditional recreation opportunities. We were instrumental in the passage of the 1964 Federal Wilderness Act and in the designation of every Wilderness area in the state. We also helped win Wild and Scenic designations for the Missouri and Flathead rivers, and National Monument status for the stunning Upper Missouri River Breaks. We are currently working in communities statewide to obtain new wilderness designations. Complementing these efforts to gain new wilderness, our members take action regularly to ensure state and national agencies appropriately identify and manage all wild lands in Montana.

Since 1958, the spirited people of Montana Wilderness Association have worked to protect Montana's wilderness, wildlife habitat, and traditional recreation opportunities. We were instrumental in the passage of the 1964 Federal Wilderness Act and in the designation of every Wilderness area in the state. We also helped win Wild and Scenic designations for the Missouri and Flathead rivers, and National Monument status for the stunning Upper Missouri River Breaks. We are currently working in communities statewide to obtain new wilderness designations. Complementing these efforts to gain new wilderness, our members take action regularly to ensure state and national agencies appropriately identify and manage all wild lands in Montana.

Financial

four stars

96.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.46
  Program Expenses Growth 17.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Montana Wilderness Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Montana Wilderness Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,832,135
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $160,092
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,992,227
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,992,227
   Other Revenue $102,610
TOTAL REVENUE $2,094,837
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,810,387
   Administrative Expenses $208,739
   Fundraising Expenses $207,202
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,226,328
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-131,491
   
Net Assets $3,538,819

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$83,563 3.75% Brian Sybert Executive Director

Mission

Since 1958, the spirited people of Montana Wilderness Association have worked to protect Montana's wilderness, wildlife habitat, and traditional recreation opportunities. We were instrumental in the passage of the 1964 Federal Wilderness Act and in the designation of every Wilderness area in the state. We also helped win Wild and Scenic designations for the Missouri and Flathead rivers, and National Monument status for the stunning Upper Missouri River Breaks. We are currently working in communities statewide to obtain new wilderness designations. Complementing these efforts to gain new wilderness, our members take action regularly to ensure state and national agencies appropriately identify and manage all wild lands in Montana.

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Charity Contact Info

Montana Wilderness Association
80 South Warren
Helena, MT 59601
tel: (406) 443-7350
fax: (406) 443-0750
EIN: 51-0198932

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Board Leadership

Mark Hanson
President

CEO

Ben Gabriel
Executive Director