EIN 23-7305963

American Rivers

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
94
Year formed
1974
Most recent tax filings
2020-06-01
Description
American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature.
Total revenues
$16,657,900
2020
Total expenses
$16,362,145
2020
Total assets
$17,492,357
2020
Num. employees
94
2020

Program areas at American Rivers

River restoration: the river restoration program brings Rivers back to life by removing dams, replacing culverts, and restoring floodplains through practice, policy, and strategic capacity building. With aging infrastructure and climate change impacts including increased flooding of vulnerable communities, this work is critical to community and ecosystem resilience. Our restoration program works with communities to capitalize on nature's strengths and those of our staff and partners to make a difference for Rivers throughout the u.s. our national and state policy efforts improve the regulatory landscape to allow for more efficient, high quality river restoration work now and in the future. In addition, partnering with federal agencies have the potential to yield strategic high priority restoration initiatives on federal lands across the country.
Clean water supply: American Rivers' clean water supply program is committed to ensuring clean and reliable water for communities and the Rivers on which they depend by creating equitable, climate resilient and integrated water management systems in cities across the us. We do this by convening and coalescing partners across sectors to adopt nature-based solutions and develop innovative management practices, policies, governance and funding that helps break down barriers across water agencies and between the agencies and their constituents.
Federal river management (hydropower reform): our hydropower reform work focuses on the reform of hydropower operations throughout the country. While hydropower helps us supply much needed fossil-free energy, it is not without impacts. Hydropower dams block Rivers and can leave several miles of river sections dry. In addition, they block fish passage, alter habitat for aquatic species, damage water quality and harm the overall integrity of the river ecosystems. Through our hydropower reform program, we seek to modernize the operations of hydropower dams to improve their environmental performance using existing regulatory processes. We also seek to improve policies that dictate hydropower licensing and promote responsible hydropower development.
River protection: American Rivers' river protection work protects free-flowing Rivers and streams, protects source waters to ensure reliable drinking water supplies, and makes more room for the river to address community flooding. Our river protection work is inclusive of the following four initiatives: 1) our wild & scenic designations and campaigns in targeted geographies; 2) source water protection in the form of natural infrastructure, buffers and forest health; 3) river protection funding and financing to support protection efforts and 4) recreation-based protection such as blue trails.

Grants made by American Rivers

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Applegate PartnershipRiver Restoration$343,500
American Whitewater (AW)Hydropower Reform$192,770
Trout UnlimitedHydropower Reform$175,000
...and 25 more grants made totalling $1,295,153

Who funds American Rivers

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
William and Flora Hewlett FoundationFor the Hydropower Reform Coalition$750,000
Paul G. Allen Family FoundationTo Support A Dam Removal in the Northwest: Removing the Middle Fork Nooksack Diversion Dam.$610,568
Windward FundEnvironmental Programs$547,850
...and 119 more grants received totalling $5,796,890
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of CommerceHABITAT CONSERVATION$3,852,163
Department of the InteriorHURRICANE SANDY DISASTER RELIEF D COASTAL RESILIENCY GRANTS.$1,874,136
Department of the InteriorHURRICANE SANDY DISASTER RELIEF ACTIVITIES-FWS$1,438,242
...and 20 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at American Rivers

NameTitleCompensation
Robert IrvinChief Executive Officer / President$240,452
Tom KiernanPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Kristin MayChief Financial Officer$160,247
Amy SouersKober Vice President, Communications
Cathy YiVice President, Development$113,510
...and 45 more key personnel

Financials for American Rivers

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$16,059,273
Program services$475,290
Investment income and dividends$62,784
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$9,749
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$25,476
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$25,328
Total revenues$16,657,900

Form 990s for American Rivers

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-04-06990View PDF
2019-062020-11-13990View PDF
2018-062019-05-14990View PDF
2017-062018-01-18990View PDF
2016-062017-02-17990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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The Peregrine FundBoise, ID$8,192,795
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)Yarmouth Port, MA$31,281,740
Save the Sound (CFE)New Haven, CT$6,544,864
American Forest FoundationWashington, DC$11,420,300
Wildearth GuardiansSanta Fe, NM$4,529,475
Maine AudubonFalmouth, ME$5,790,753
Scenic HudsonPoughkeepsie, NY$11,175,913
Surfrider FoundationSan Clemente, CA$11,457,073
Bat Conservation InternationalAustin, TX$5,789,181
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF)Sanibel, FL$11,709,070
Data update history
August 4, 2022
Received grants
Identified 29 new grant, including a grant for $196,426 from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
December 16, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 9 new personnel
October 2, 2021
Received grants
Identified 47 new grant, including a grant for $750,000 from William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsEnvironmental organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Issues
PollutionLand and water conservationAnimalsWildlifeEnvironment
Characteristics
MembershipsPolitical advocacyLobbyingNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportAuction fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
Address
1101 14th St NW No 1400
Washington, DC 20005
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
County
District of Columbia, DC
Website URL
americanrivers.org/ 
Phone
(202) 347-7550
Facebook page
AmericanRivers 
Twitter profile
@americanrivers 
IRS details
EIN
23-7305963
Fiscal year end
June
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1974
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
C32: Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
Parent/child status
Independent
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