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Trout Unlimited (National Office)

CharityWatch report issued
December 2018

Top-Rated Charity
A-
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
86%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$17
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Trout Unlimited (National Office)
1777 N Kent St
Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22209-2110

Other Names

None

Tax Status

501(c)3

Website

www.tu.org

Stated Mission

To conserve, protect, and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 09/30/2017

Program Percentage: 86%

The percentage of Trout Unlimited (National Office)'s cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$46,000,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $17

How many dollars Trout Unlimited (National Office) spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$23,000,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Joint Costs

Trout Unlimited (National Office)'s rating was adjusted for Joint Costs. If you are a donor who considers direct mail, telemarketing, and other Joint Cost solicitations to be true charitable programs, the below efficiency ratios, which were not adjusted for joint costs, may better reflect your goals.

Program % Cost to Raise $100
87% $16
Accounting rules allow charities to report some telemarketing, direct mail, and other solicitation costs as Program expenses. CharityWatch believes that most donors do not consider a charity's solicitation activities to be the Programs they are intending to support with their donations. We therefore adjust such expenses out of a charity's reported Program expense and add it to Fundraising expense prior to calculating its rating.

Government Funding

25% to 49%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Trout Unlimited IRS Form 990 38-1612715
Trout Unlimited Audited Financial Statements 38-1612715
Entity: Trout Unlimited
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 38-1612715
Entity: Trout Unlimited
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 38-1612715

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
 
Trout Unlimited (National Office)
meets governance benchmarks.
 
Trout Unlimited (National Office)
meets transparency benchmarks.
Transparency
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy

  Name Title Compensation
1 Christopher Wood President/CEO $384,033
2 Elizabeth Maclin Executive VP $202,502
3 Matt Renaud CFO $196,186
1
Name: Christopher Wood
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $384,033
2
Name: Elizabeth Maclin
Title: Executive VP
Compensation: $202,502
3
Name: Matt Renaud
Title: CFO
Compensation: $196,186

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.
CharityWatch's rating of Trout Unlimited (TU) is for the National Office based in Arlington, VA (tax ID #38-1612715). The rating does not include the financial activities of the locally-based Trout Unlimited chapters and councils. TU has "approximately 150,000 members and supporters in over 400 chapters and councils nationwide," according the TU audit of September 30, 2017 (Note 1).

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