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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

The Adirondack Council

Defending the East's greatest wilderness

four stars

97.45

103 Hand Avenue Suite 3
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
tel: (877) 873-2240   Web Site
EIN: 14-1594386

Board Leadership
Robert J. Kafin
Chair

CEO
William C. (Willie) Janeway
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.45 four stars
  Financial 98.02 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Adirondack Council is an environmental group that has been working since 1975 to protect the open-space resources of New York State's six-million-acre Adirondack Park and to help sustain the natural and human communities of the region. The Council is the largest citizen environmental group in New York State working full-time, on a daily basis in the Adirondack Park, in the state capital and in Washington to preserve this six-million-acre treasure. The Council's protection efforts include: advocacy and lobbying for land use planning and land protection; research issues that affect the ecology and economy of the Park; public education through media and schools; environmental monitoring on the local, state, and national levels; and litigation, when necessary.

The Adirondack Council is an environmental group that has been working since 1975 to protect the open-space resources of New York State's six-million-acre Adirondack Park and to help sustain the natural and human communities of the region. The Council is the largest citizen environmental group in New York State working full-time, on a daily basis in the Adirondack Park, in the state capital and in Washington to preserve this six-million-acre treasure. The Council's protection efforts include: advocacy and lobbying for land use planning and land protection; research issues that affect the ecology and economy of the Park; public education through media and schools; environmental monitoring on the local, state, and national levels; and litigation, when necessary.

Financial

four stars

98.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
82.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.60
  Program Expenses Growth 7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Adirondack Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Adirondack Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Adirondack Council (NY) 97.45 four stars
Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (NC) 99.97 four stars
Training Resources for the Environmental Community (NM) 88.52 three stars
Rare (VA) 91.82 four stars
Bluegreen Alliance Foundation (MN) 88.73 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,905,169
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $24,528
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,929,697
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,929,697
   Other Revenue $143,650
TOTAL REVENUE $2,073,347
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,557,331
   Administrative Expenses $275,584
   Fundraising Expenses $68,317
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,901,232
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $172,115
   
Net Assets $6,308,281

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
The Adirondack Council has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 05/01/2018 97.45 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 94.77 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 92.03 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 02/01/2016 93.08 four stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 92.73 four stars
2013-06 03/01/2014 87.43 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 86.15 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 90.55 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 90.28 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 03/01/2011 85.32 three stars
2009-06 05/01/2010 89.83 three stars
2008-06 02/01/2009 92.78 four stars
2007-06 02/01/2008 89.25 three stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 75.80 two stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 75.39 two stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 81.42 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 14-1594386
Name in IRS Master File ADIRONDACK COUNCIL INC
NTEE Code C34
NTEE Classification Land Resources Conservation
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
(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 April, 1978
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
$156,942 8.25% William Janeway Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Adirondack Council (NY) 97.45 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

The Adirondack Council
103 Hand Avenue
Suite 3
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
tel: (877) 873-2240
fax: (518) 873-6675
EIN: 14-1594386

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Board Leadership

Robert J. Kafin
Chair

CEO

William C. (Willie) Janeway
Executive Director

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