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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Conservation Lands Foundation

Conservation Through Community

97.35

835 East Second Avenue #314
Durango, CO 81301
tel: (970) 247-0807   Web Site
EIN: 20-8924520

Board Leadership
Edward M. Norton
Chair

CEO
Brian Sybert
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.35
  Financial 96.26
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

As the only nonprofit in the country solely dedicated to protecting the National Conservation Lands, our mission is to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands through education, advocacy and partnerships.

As the only nonprofit in the country solely dedicated to protecting the National Conservation Lands, our mission is to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands through education, advocacy and partnerships.

Financial

96.26

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
83.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.15
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Conservation Lands Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Conservation Lands Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservation Lands Foundation (CO) 97.35
The Everglades Foundation (FL) 88.25
Trees, Water & People (CO) 99.02
Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin (WI) 86.52
Conservation Strategy Fund (CA) 91.13

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,427,200
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,427,200
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,427,200
   Other Revenue $129,125
TOTAL REVENUE $6,556,325
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,942,855
   Administrative Expenses $518,760
   Fundraising Expenses $643,105
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,104,720
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $451,605
   
Net Assets $7,742,997

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
Constituency Development $2,932,391 59.3%
Conservation Campaigns $1,257,764 25.4%
Communications Program $551,508 11.2%

Ratings History
Conservation Lands Foundation has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 11/01/2021 97.35
2019-12 07/01/2021 96.60
2018-12 06/01/2020 97.15
2018-12 09/03/2019 92.21
2017-12 12/01/2018 94.33
2016-12 02/01/2018 94.44
2015-12 02/01/2017 97.34
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.97
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 95.75
2013-12 08/01/2015 94.21
2013-12 06/01/2015 92.41
2013-12 02/01/2015 85.64

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 20-8924520
Name in IRS Master File CONSERVATION LANDS FOUNDATION
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
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 October, 2007
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$149,968 2.45% Brian Sybert Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservation Lands Foundation (CO) 97.35
The Everglades Foundation (FL) 88.25
The Adirondack Council (NY) 94.94
LightHawk (CO) 91.68
The Conservation Foundation (IL) 96.44

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Charity Contact Info

Conservation Lands Foundation
835 East Second Avenue
#314
Durango, CO 81301
tel: (970) 247-0807
fax: (970) 247-0765
EIN: 20-8924520

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Board Leadership

Edward M. Norton
Chair

CEO

Brian Sybert
Executive Director

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