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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust

Linking forests, trails, wildlife, and history along I-90

four stars

96.46

2701 First Avenue Suite 240
Seattle, WA 98121
tel: (206) 382-5565   Web Site
EIN: 91-1531234

Board Leadership
Tod McDonald
President

CEO
Jon Hoekstra
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.46 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Created in 1991, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust protects and enhances a 100-mile corridor of permanent open space lands along Interstate 90 from Seattle to Central Washington. The Greenway embraces city parks and trails, wildlife habitat, working and protected forests, recreational opportunities in nature, local history, scenic beauty, tourism, and educational activities that promote a balance between population growth and a healthy environment.

Created in 1991, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust protects and enhances a 100-mile corridor of permanent open space lands along Interstate 90 from Seattle to Central Washington. The Greenway embraces city parks and trails, wildlife habitat, working and protected forests, recreational opportunities in nature, local history, scenic beauty, tourism, and educational activities that promote a balance between population growth and a healthy environment.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
85.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.67
  Program Expenses Growth 20.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust (WA) 96.46 four stars
Oregon Natural Desert Association (OR) 94.83 four stars
Training Resources for the Environmental Community (NM) 88.52 three stars
National Environmental Education Foundation (DC) 90.40 four stars
Conservancy of Southwest Florida (FL) 92.40 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,481,900
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $163,576
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,684,196
Total Contributions $3,329,672
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,329,672
   Other Revenue $-3,095
TOTAL REVENUE $3,326,577
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,827,406
   Administrative Expenses $245,354
   Fundraising Expenses $157,871
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,230,631
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $95,946
   
Net Assets $1,753,820

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
Stewardship $1,934,279 68.4%
Policy and Coalition $566,846 20.0%

Ratings History
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 07/01/2018 96.46 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 96.23 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 93.78 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 88.98 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 88.62 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 85.47 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 93.83 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 91.94 four stars
2011-06 02/01/2013 87.32 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 85.40 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.34 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 95.96 four stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 96.16 four stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 95.87 four stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 96.76 four stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 95.36 four stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 98.22 four stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 95.29 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 91-1531234
Name in IRS Master File THE MOUNTAINS TO SOUND GREENWAY TR
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 (379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
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 November, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$113,217 3.50% Jon Hoekstra Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust (WA) 96.46 four stars
Environmental Defense Fund (NY) 92.89 four stars
WILDCOAST (CA) 91.06 four stars
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (PA) 92.69 four stars
Rails-To-Trails Conservancy (DC) 90.68 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
2701 First Avenue
Suite 240
Seattle, WA 98121
tel: (206) 382-5565
fax: (206) 859-6733
EIN: 91-1531234

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Board Leadership

Tod McDonald
President

CEO

Jon Hoekstra
Executive Director

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