2022 Financial Position
Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, The Vital Ground Foundation ended 2022 in a strong financial position. Public support and revenues totaled $5,246,368.
During this period, 83.12%* of all expenditures was spent on conservation and education programs. Land held for preservation by Vital Ground represented an asset of $8,868,878 as of December 31, 2022.
Vital Ground depends on private contributions to finance our conservation work. As a charitable nonprofit organization, our success depends upon the generous support of our many individual donors, foundations and business partners. Donations to Vital Ground qualify as charitable contributions and may be tax-deductible. Give online today!
* The Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability suggest that a charity should spend at least 65% of its total expenses on program activities.
Note: The transaction cycle in land conservation can take several years to complete. Consequently, program expense ratios vary significantly from year to year depending on how many transactions are actually finalized during the fiscal year, and the value of donated real estate and conservation easements. Additionally, in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the purchase price of land, which is a significant mission delivery expense for many land trusts, is not included in program expenses, but is recorded as an asset on the organization’s balance sheet. Due to these unpredictable factors and accounting practices, Charity Navigator no longer evaluates land trusts.
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Vital Ground is a 501 (c)(3) organization.
Our federal tax ID number is 87-0483446.