EIN 06-0990195

Save the Sound (CFE)

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The mission of Connecticut Fund for the Environment and its program Save the Sound is to protect and improve the land, air, and water of Connecticut and Long Island Sound.
Also known as...
Connecticut Fund for the Environment
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Program areas at CFE

the long island Sound program uses citizen science, education, advocacy and on-the-water watchdog activities to protect and restore the health of long island Sound and its watershed. Last year the program coordinated the unified water study, an effort to monitor water quality with 23 groups in 40 embayments around long island Sound; published a report on long island Sound's environmental health; led advocacy and education efforts that resulted in an historic investment in long island Sound initiatives by the federal government; and significantly increased the visibility of our soundkeeper subprogram, which patrols the waters of lis to ensure pollution is stopped.
Endangered lands: the endangered lands program uses grassroots advocacy, education, policy and legal tools to ensure Connecticut's iconic lands are preserved and the forests that filter drinking water are protected. Last year the program educated thousands of new people about the effort to protect an 840 acre defacto wildlife refuge, including issuing the envision plum island report; continued a decades long battle to preserve 238 acres of forest abutting a nature preserve along the coastline of connecitcut; and worked to protect thousands of acres of drinking water lands in the colebrook, ct area and throughout ct water's territory.
Ecological restoration: the ecological restoration program works with natural systems to create or restore the conditions for ecological and human thriving and resilience. the program does this by removing dams and restoring fish passage; installing green infrastructure that employs native plants to absorb and filter stormwater before it pollutes local waterways; restores marshland and constructs living shorelines to improve coastal resilience and reverse marsh loss, and engages the public in protecting water quality and wildlife through a robust cleanup program and other educational and volunteer opportunities. Last year the program hosted 41 in-person cleanups and many more virtual cleanups; completed a fishway on the farm river in north branford, ct to ensure fish passage over a 323-year old dam; advanced plans for dam removals on the norwalk river and fenger brook in ct, and the nissequogue river in ny; and began the design and permitting process for green infrastructure projects in new haven and hamden, ct. the program also conducted fish and vegetation monitoring at prior dam removal sites, and worked with partners on watershed planning and educational programming in communities across the region.

Who funds Save the Sound (CFE)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)Various Conservation$886,318
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$230,785
Crow Hill FoundationSupport of Organization$90,000
...and 42 more grants received totalling $1,900,248
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Environmental Protection AgencyLONG ISLAND SOUND PROGRAM$121,592
Environmental Protection AgencyLONG ISLAND SOUND PROGRAM$120,082
...and 5 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at CFE

Amado RodriguezChief Financial and Administrative Officer$105,027
Alicia SullivanChief Development Officer$136,788
Leah LopezChief Program Officer
Curtis JohnsonPresident$132,399
Laura McMillanDirector of Communications
...and 19 more key personnel

Financials for CFE

RevenuesFYE 09/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$6,291,624
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$110,635
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$142,605
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$6,544,864

Form 990s for CFE

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-092021-08-01990View PDF
2019-092022-03-09990View PDF
2018-092019-10-21990View PDF
2017-092018-10-16990View PDF
2016-092017-10-11990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 15 new grant, including a grant for $886,318 from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
July 1, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 28, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
June 28, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 12 new grant, including a grant for $90,000 from John Merck Fund
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsEnvironmental organizationsCharities
PollutionLand and water conservationAnimalsWildlifeEnvironment
Political advocacyLobbyingState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
900 Chapel St No 2202
New Haven, CT 06510
Metro area
New Haven-Milford, CT
New Haven County, CT
Website URL
(203) 787-0646
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
C32: Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
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