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Harris Center for Conservation Education

Discover the natural world

four stars

92.22

83 King's Highway Hancock, NH 03449
tel: (603) 525-3394   Web Site
EIN: 23-7085105

Board Leadership
Susan Copley
Chair

CEO
Jeremy Wilson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.22 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1970, the Harris Center for Conservation Education is dedicated to promoting understanding and respect for our natural environment through education of all ages, direct protection and exemplary stewardship of the region's natural resources and programs that encourage active participation in the great outdoors. The Harris Center actively conserves more than 9,600 acres in the Monadnock Region. The Harris Center school program brings nature and environmental studies to over 4,000 students in 25 local schools. Program events and outings offered by the Harris Center range from year round hikes and field trips to presentations by local and visiting naturalists and specialists.

Founded in 1970, the Harris Center for Conservation Education is dedicated to promoting understanding and respect for our natural environment through education of all ages, direct protection and exemplary stewardship of the region's natural resources and programs that encourage active participation in the great outdoors. The Harris Center actively conserves more than 9,600 acres in the Monadnock Region. The Harris Center school program brings nature and environmental studies to over 4,000 students in 25 local schools. Program events and outings offered by the Harris Center range from year round hikes and field trips to presentations by local and visiting naturalists and specialists.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 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)
91.8%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.42
  Program Expenses Growth 22.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Harris Center for Conservation Education on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Harris Center for Conservation Education on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Harris Center for Conservation Education (NH) 92.22 four stars
San Diego River Park Foundation (CA) 86.25 three stars
Shelburne Farms (VT) 91.63 four stars
Cibolo Nature Center & Farm (TX) 85.33 three stars
The Park People (CO) 86.10 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,118,669
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $48,778
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $55,886
Total Contributions $1,223,333
   Program Service Revenue $150,179
Total Primary Revenue $1,373,512
   Other Revenue $252,913
TOTAL REVENUE $1,626,425
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,209,410
   Administrative Expenses $70,127
   Fundraising Expenses $54,018
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,333,555
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $292,870
   
Net Assets $13,863,980

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
Land Protection $647,788 53.6%
Environmental Education in the Schools $462,512 38.2%
Conservation Research $99,110 8.2%

Ratings History
Harris Center for Conservation Education has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 05/01/2018 92.22 four stars
2016-06 04/01/2017 92.22 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 80.51 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 80.13 three stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 88.75 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 91.57 four stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 92.15 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 76.53 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 79.99 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 03/01/2011 88.82 three stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 88.69 three stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 98.18 four stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 96.24 four stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 87.72 three stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 91.03 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 23-7085105
Name in IRS Master File HARRIS CENTER FOR CONSERVATION EDUCATION 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)
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 December, 1970
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
$80,239 6.01% Jeremy Wilson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Harris Center for Conservation Education (NH) 92.22 four stars
Glynwood (NY) 89.85 three stars
Earthplace (CT) 85.32 three stars
Greater Newark Conservancy (NJ) 92.75 four stars
Delaware Nature Society (DE) 91.54 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Harris Center for Conservation Education
83 King's Highway
Hancock, NH 03449
tel: (603) 525-3394
fax: (603) 525-3395
EIN: 23-7085105

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Board Leadership

Susan Copley
Chair

CEO

Jeremy Wilson
Executive Director

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