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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Izaak Walton League of America

Defenders of soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife

three stars

89.43

707 Conservation Lane Gaithersburg, MD 20878
tel: (301) 548-0150   Web Site
EIN: 36-1930035

Board Leadership
Kelly Kistner
President

CEO
Scott Kovarovics
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.43 three stars
  Financial 85.37 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Izaak Walton League of America was formed in 1922 to save outdoor America for future generations. We are one of the earliest conservation organizations to set an aggressive course to defend wild America by changing public policy. Almost every major, successful conservation program that America has in place today can be traced directly to a League activity or initiative. Our mission is to conserve, maintain, protect, and restore the soil, forest, water, and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.

The Izaak Walton League of America was formed in 1922 to save outdoor America for future generations. We are one of the earliest conservation organizations to set an aggressive course to defend wild America by changing public policy. Almost every major, successful conservation program that America has in place today can be traced directly to a League activity or initiative. Our mission is to conserve, maintain, protect, and restore the soil, forest, water, and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.

Financial

three stars

85.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 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)
70.2%
  Administrative Expenses 22.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.21
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Izaak Walton League of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Izaak Walton League of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Izaak Walton League of America (MD) 89.43 three stars
Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MN) 89.61 three stars
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (FL) 87.88 three stars
The Watershed Institute (NJ) 93.45 four stars
Manomet (MA) 85.65 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $677,902
   Federated Campaigns $6,580
   Membership Dues $1,710,091
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,394,573
   Program Service Revenue $16,826
Total Primary Revenue $2,411,399
   Other Revenue $313,144
TOTAL REVENUE $2,724,543
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,755,935
   Administrative Expenses $645,841
   Fundraising Expenses $214,767
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,616,543
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $108,000
   
Net Assets $9,452,490

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
Chapter Relations and Membership $453,309 25.8%
Communications $414,049 23.6%
Water $313,585 17.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 03/01/2021 89.43 three stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 88.24 three stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 85.81 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 83.98 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 85.81 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.99 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 79.54 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 79.78 two stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 78.06 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 82.18 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 82.09 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.09 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 79.29 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 78.77 two stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 83.82 three stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 92.59 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 75.23 two stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 80.34 three stars
2003-12 09/01/2005 82.99 three 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 36-1930035
Name in IRS Master File IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE OF AMERICA INC
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 (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(59) Other school related 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 parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE OF AMERICA INC
Ruling Date April, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$166,186 6.35% Scott Kovarovics Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Izaak Walton League of America (MD) 89.43 three stars
Greater Yellowstone Coalition (MT) 94.92 four stars
Conservation Strategy Fund (CA) 91.13 four stars
Natural Resources Council of Maine (ME) 91.09 four stars
Conservation Lands Foundation (CO) 97.15 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Izaak Walton League of America
707 Conservation Lane
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
tel: (301) 548-0150
EIN: 36-1930035

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Board Leadership

Kelly Kistner
President

CEO

Scott Kovarovics
Executive Director

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