Statement of Activities

Foundation Grants $ 1,981,882
Individual Contributions $ 1,591,083
Government Grants $ 304,310
Other $ 120,297
Total Support and Revenue $ 3,997,572
Programs $ 3,240,039
Fundraising $ 668,235
General and Administrative $ 424,362
Total Expenses $ 4,332,636
Net Assets Beginning of Year $ 6,472,859
Net Assets End of Year $ 6,201,079
Change in Net Assets ($ 271,780)

At the end of 2012, Sustainable Conservation launched the Making Big Ideas Work Campaign to double fundraising and spending during a five-year period in order to pilot new approaches and implement lasting solutions to the toughest challenges facing California’s air, land, and water. In 2012 and 2013, this campaign was the main factor driving the increase in net assets.

Beginning in 2014, Sustainable Conservation has been supporting new program initiatives using assets accumulated during the Making Big Ideas Work Campaign. As a result, the change in net assets has decreased. Sustainable Conservation’s management projects that this trend of decreasing net assets will continue through 2017 as the Making Big Ideas Work Campaign funds are spent as planned. Management and the Board of Directors are committed to ensuring that Sustainable Conservation remains financially healthy during this period.

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Charity Navigator

In 2014, the country’s premier charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, awarded Sustainable Conservation another four-star rating – its top endorsement – in recognition of our financial strength, excellent governance, and ability to maximize the impact of donations. We’ve received this exceptional designation eight of the last 10 years – setting Sustainable Conservation apart from most nonprofits in the U.S.