Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Montana Wilderness Association

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

four stars

94.01

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 94.01 four stars
  Financial 92.54 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

92.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
82.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.38
  Program Expenses Growth 5.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.7%
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 $2,136,725
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $168,459
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,305,184
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,305,184
   Other Revenue $166,224
TOTAL REVENUE $2,471,408
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,954,111
   Administrative Expenses $262,311
   Fundraising Expenses $148,174
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,364,596
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $106,812
   
Net Assets $3,798,734

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$5,449 0.23% Ben Gabriel Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$76,128 3.21% Gabriel Furshong Former Interim Executive Director
$49,395 2.08% Brian Sybert Former 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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Montana Wilderness Association (MT) 94.01 four stars
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EarthShare Texas (TX) 92.92 four stars
Second Nature (MA) 89.82 three stars
Pacific Environment (CA) 87.50 three stars

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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