EIN 53-0242652

The Nature Conservancy

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The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve The lands and waters on which all life depends. Tnc's mission is to conserve The lands and waters...
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The Nature Conservancy is a parent organization to a group of 2 other organizations.

Program areas at The Nature Conservancy

Protect land and water - The Nature Conservancy (tnc) has helped protect more than 120 million acres of both land and oceans, as well as 4,000 miles of rivers and streams. Tnc and The trust for public land purchased a 19,200-acre, $25.4 million property with support from great outdoors Colorado to help The Colorado parks and wildlife transform it into fishers peak state park. The park is home to more than 900 speciesincluding elk, bobcat, and peregrine falconand helps secure a wildlife corridor from The sangre de cristo mountains to The grasslands of The high plains. Tnc created a new durable river protection framework, which was adopted in The balkans and keeps clean and healthy waters flowing. This is critical because rivers hold much of The world's biodiversity and are The least protected of The earth's natural systems. Tnc, with The pew charitable trusts, created a new market for more than 100 struggling oyster farmers in me, nh, ma, ny, nj, md and wa state during The covid-19 pandemic. These shellfish growers sold their healthy surplus oysters to this project, called supporting oyster aquaculture and restoration ("soar"), which then transplants them to nearby reef-restoration sites. A single oyster can filter 50 gallons of water in one day, and an entire oyster reef can be critical to The health of bays and estuaries. Enterprising oyster farms provided these ecological benefits and this also contributes to rural economies. Fulfilling soar's mission of buying 5 million oysters over a two-year period means producers will be able to stay afloat while long-term efforts to restore local reefs get a helpful boost.
Tackle climate change -tnc works on achieving climate goals in 50 states and 30 countries and recently made progress in its fights against climate change with a focus in india and on The emerald edge of coastal Washington, british columbia and Alaska. Tnc has introduced new regenerative agriculture approaches, including no-till planting, which ends The need for burning, saves water, increases farmer incomes, boosts soil health and stores carbon. When farmers burn, crop residue to prepare their fields for new plantings, generating climate emissions and deadly air pollution in neighboring cities. Tnc continues to work to preserve coastal rainforests on The emerald edge in partnership with first nations peoples honors a vision of indigenous-led stewardship while securing forests as storehouses of carbon. The temperate rainforests of The emerald edge hold one of The world's largest stores of carbon and these forests are at risk.
Provide food and water sustainably -tnc has helped move more than 15 million acres of agricultural land to using soil health practices. Tnc established over 30 water funds improving water quality for millions of people, and are currently working with 15 countries on sustainable fishing efforts. Recently, tnc provided smarter crop choices in The arid west to provide more water for both people and Nature in Arizona's verde river valley. The 190-mile-long river irrigates dryland farms and supplies communities with drinking water. Recently, The river has been so over-tapped that sections have run dry during summer, threatening The viability of some farmlands and The survival of a rich diversity of wildlife, including two endangered fish species. Tnc worked with The largest farm in The region to switch to barley, which consumes half The water of crops like alfalfa and corn. The shift to high-quality has saved a million gallons of water and kept The verde river flowing. Tnc helped to temporarily stop a proposed pebble mine that threatened The sustainable harvest of wild salmon in Alaska's bristol bay.

Form 990s for The Nature Conservancy

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-26990View PDF
2019-062020-09-03990View PDF
2018-062019-05-14990View PDF
2017-062018-04-10990View PDF
2016-062017-08-03990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

Who funds The Nature Conservancy

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Schwab Charitable FundEnvironmental and Animals$24,348,428
 Subscribe to viewFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$14,670,874
 Subscribe to viewVarious Conservation Proj$12,371,825
...and 767 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of CommerceHABITAT CONSERVATION$3,411,020
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...and 594 more federal grants / contracts

Grants made by The Nature Conservancy

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Open Space Institute (OSI)Conservation Activities$5,681,501
Truckee Donner Land TrustConservation Activities$3,063,178
Ducks UnlimitedConservation Activities$1,130,457
 Subscribe to viewConservation Activities$763,949
 Subscribe to viewConservation Activities$681,500
...and 371 more grants made

Financials for The Nature Conservancy

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$945,790,483
Program services$161,714,698
Investment income and dividends$10,680,823
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$2,838,523
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$2,253,170
Net income from fundraising events$-314,383
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$14,427,360
Total revenues$1,137,390,674

Personnel at The Nature Conservancy

Douglas PetnoGlobal Board Member and Chief Executive Officer of Commercial$0
Harry HageyGlobal Board Member and Former Chairman and CEO, Dodge and Cox$0
Jennifer MorrisChief Executive Officer$0
 Subscribe to viewDirector , President and Chief Executive Officer$496,617
 Subscribe to viewBoard Member and President and CEO, Meyer Memorial Trust
...and 46 more key personnel

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4245 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203
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Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Website URL
(703) 841-5300
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Form 990
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NTEE code, primary
C34: Land Resources Conservation
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
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