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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

Keeping watch over our waters

four stars

95.03

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
Chair

CEO
Juliet Cohen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.03 four stars
  Financial 92.98 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

92.98

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
85.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.54
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  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) 95.03 four stars
Huron River Watershed Council (MI) 87.03 three stars
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater (NY) 86.62 three stars
Riverkeeper (NY) 92.86 four stars
James River Association (VA) 88.95 three stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,403,183
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $162,936
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $69,000
Total Contributions $1,635,119
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,635,119
   Other Revenue $209,916
TOTAL REVENUE $1,845,035
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,407,554
   Administrative Expenses $136,489
   Fundraising Expenses $89,651
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,633,694
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $211,341
   
Net Assets $3,808,253

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
Community Outreach and Stewardship $736,989 52.3%
Water Monitoring Projects $307,596 21.9%
Floating Classroom and Lake Lanier $62,969 4.5%

Ratings History
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$143,899 8.80% Sally Bethea Executive Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (GA) 95.03 four stars
River Network (CO) 85.36 three stars
Stroud Water Research Center (PA) 87.21 three stars
International Rivers (CA) 85.58 three stars
Great River Greening (MN) 92.24 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
Chair

CEO

Juliet Cohen
Executive Director

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