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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

Keeping watch over our waters

four stars

95.05

Three Puritan Mill 916 Joseph Lowery Boulevard, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
tel: (404) 352-9828   Web Site
EIN: 58-2095413

Board Leadership
J. Rutherford Seydel, II
Chair

CEO
Juliet Cohen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.05 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper's (CRK) works to advocate and secure the protection and stewardship of the Chattahoochee River, its tributaries and watershed, in order to restore and preserve their ecological health for the people, fish and wildlife that depend on the River system. Established in 1994, CRK is an environmental advocacy organization with more than 6,000 members dedicated solely to protecting and restoring the Chattahoochee River Basin - drinking water source for 4 million people. CRK actively uses advocacy, education, research, communication, cooperation, monitoring and legal actions to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee and its watershed.

The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper's (CRK) works to advocate and secure the protection and stewardship of the Chattahoochee River, its tributaries and watershed, in order to restore and preserve their ecological health for the people, fish and wildlife that depend on the River system. Established in 1994, CRK is an environmental advocacy organization with more than 6,000 members dedicated solely to protecting and restoring the Chattahoochee River Basin - drinking water source for 4 million people. CRK actively uses advocacy, education, research, communication, cooperation, monitoring and legal actions to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee and its watershed.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
89.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.13
  Program Expenses Growth 17.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (GA) 95.05 four stars
American Whitewater (NC) 97.05 four stars
Huron River Watershed Council (MI) 93.45 four stars
American Rivers (DC) 91.28 four stars
River Network (CO) 94.78 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,012,701
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $35,507
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $20,625
Total Contributions $2,068,833
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,068,833
   Other Revenue $199,371
TOTAL REVENUE $2,268,204
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,260,742
   Administrative Expenses $148,815
   Fundraising Expenses $74,430
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,483,987
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-215,783
   
Net Assets $4,807,651

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
Water Monitoring Projects $1,143,411 50.6%
Community Outreach and Stewardship $995,504 44.0%
Floating Classrooms $121,827 5.4%

Ratings History
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 95.05 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 100.00 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.03 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 91.86 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 92.30 four stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 92.63 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 92.10 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 98.80 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 99.08 four stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 97.60 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.12 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 96.61 four stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 98.46 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 91.71 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 77.90 two stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 88.84 three stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 85.17 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 58-2095413
Name in IRS Master File CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVERKEEPER INC
NTEE Code C32
NTEE Classification Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(351) Combating or preventing pollution (air, water, etc)
(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 June, 1994
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$87,397 3.51% Juliet Cohen Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$79,165 3.18% Jason Ulseth Executive Dir.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (GA) 95.05 four stars
American Rivers (DC) 91.28 four stars
Stroud Water Research Center (PA) 91.98 four stars
James River Association (VA) 94.20 four stars
Development Director (MN) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
Three Puritan Mill
916 Joseph Lowery Boulevard, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
tel: (404) 352-9828
fax: (404) 352-8676
EIN: 58-2095413

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Board Leadership

J. Rutherford Seydel, II
Chair

CEO

Juliet Cohen
Executive Director

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