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Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

INHF is a land conservation group based in Des Moines, IA that was founded in 1979. As of 2019 they had $29 million in revenue and $75 million in assets.

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation protects and restores Iowa's land, water and wildlife for future generations. Our priorities include permanent land protection, improved land management and bringing new conservation ideas and opportunities to Iowa.

(515) 288-1846
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Program areas at INHF

Land protection and stewardship:for the 12-month fiscal year july 1, 2018 to june 30, 2019 a total of 49 conservation properties were permanently protected totaling 5,263 acres. Of these, 32 poperties have been or will be transferred to a public conservation agency for public enjoyment. Four properties will be owned and stewarded by inhf and 13 conservation easements on privately owned lands were accepted by inhf. Landowners chose to permanently protect wildlife habitiat, open space, and agricultural areas with inhf. All inhf-held conservation easements are monitored annually by visiting the property and talking with the landowner. Since 1979, inhf has helped protect over 175,000 acres throughout Iowa. This includes important protection in priority regions such as the loess hills, upper Mississippi river blufflands and Iowa great lakes. Inhf works towards the creation of larger stretches of inter-connected protected conservation lands that improve wildlife habitat and offers management for improved soil ...

Creating impact statewide and beyond:inhf excels in public and private collaborations that bring organizations and agencies together for action. In fiscal year 2019 inhf led partnerships to restore extensive prairie and pollinator habitat across Iowa and to conduct ecological stewardship on Natural and conservation lands. Because Iowa's landscape and land-use choices are strongly shaped by public policy and funding, inhf collaborates in a non-partisan way to support conservation policy. This creates tomorrow's conservation opportunities in Iowa through stronger state public policies and funding that help protect and restore Iowa's Natural lands, working lands and wildlife habitat along with recreation, trails, and water resources. Advocacy also helps protect state and federal tax incentives for land protection. Inhf supports the development and implementation of long-range conservation plans. Inhf's land conservation and trail projects help fulfill multiple long-range plans developed by federal, state and county agencies such as the Iowa wildlife action plan, ...

Connecting people with nature:more than 6,000 people support our mission each year. Some protect land they love or establish conservation legacies through inhf. Each year, hundreds of people and families participate in volunteer activities on the land with inhf staff and board. In this fiscal year, 28 Iowa college students worked with staff on meaningful projects through paid internships in land stewardship, communications,and program support. Interested landowners learn about their voluntary options for permanent land protection through printed materials, online resources and personal communication with inhf staff. Inhf helps iowans learn about Iowa's conservation challenges and about people who are successfully protecting and restoring Iowa's land, water and wildlife through inhf, as srories in our quarterly magazine, media outreach, strong digital communication, and co-sponsored events and conferences are protection projects and the people who voluntarily protect and restore Iowa's land, water, and wildlife through inhf, are shared in our ...

Form 990s for INHF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-06Sep 1, 2020990View PDF
2018-06Jan 31, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Aug 23, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Sep 1, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Aug 29, 2016990View PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for INHF

Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,920,467
Program services$21,961,692
Investment income and dividends$1,304,355
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,351,671
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$29,538,185

Vendors for INHF

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Bergankdv LtdTax accounting2020-03-02
██████████ ████████ ███It Software Conversion$120,5302019-06-01
██████ ██████ ██Tax accounting2019-01-31
█████████ ████████Software2018-08-06

Personnel at INHF

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Joe McGovernPresident$157,888Sept. 1, 2020
Wendy WiednerTreasurer$0Aug. 9, 2019
█████ ███████Chair$0Aug. 9, 2019
██████ ██████Secretary$0Aug. 9, 2019
█████ █████1ST Vice Chair$0Aug. 9, 2019
████ █████████2ND Vice Chair$0Aug. 9, 2019

Peer land conservation organizations

1NC Coastal Land Trust501(c)(3)$9.7 millionWilmington, NC
2Texas Agricultural Land Trust (TALT)501(c)(3)$11 millionSan Antonio, TX
3Jackson Hole Land Trust501(c)(3)$14 millionJackson, WY
4Colorado Open Lands501(c)(3)$21 millionLakewood, CO
5Conservation Trust for North Carolina501(c)(3)$8.1 millionRaleigh, NC
6Compatible Lands Foundation (CLF)501(c)(3)$9.0 millionTulsa, OK
7Colorado CATTLEMEN'S Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT)501(c)(3)$15 millionArvada, CO
8Chesapeake Bay Trust501(c)(3)$12 millionAnnapolis, MD
9Friends of the Detroit River (FDR)501(c)(3)$7.4 millionTaylor, MI
10Porter Foundation501(c)(3)$9.5 millionGreensboro, NC
11African Parks Foundation of America (APFA)501(c)(3)$19 millionNew York, NY
12Earth Conservancy (EC)501(c)(3)$15 millionAshley, PA
13Walker Basin Conservancy501(c)(3)$9.3 millionReno, NV
14New Mexico Association of Soil and Water Conservation501(c)(3)$7.4 millionCarlsbad, NM
15United States Endowment for Forestry and Communities501(c)(3)$16 millionGreenville, SC
16The HALO Trust501(c)(3)$31 millionWashington, DC
17Sea Shepherd Conservation Society501(c)(3)$8.6 millionAlexandria, VA
18Waterkeeper Alliance501(c)(3)$17 millionNew York, NY
19Pisces Foundation501(c)(3)$14 millionSan Francisco, CA
20The Keith Campbell Foundation for The Environment501(c)(3)$24 millionBaltimore, MD
21Cherokee Preservation Foundation501(c)(3)$7.5 millionCherokee, NC
22Wilburforce Foundation501(c)(3)$20 millionSeattle, WA
23San Antonio Area Foundation501(c)(3)$49 millionSan Antonio, TX
24Williamsburg Community Foundation501(c)(3)$9.6 millionWilliamsburg, VA
25GreaterGood.org501(c)(3)$62 millionSeattle, WA