2016-2017 Financial Report
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, The Vital Ground Foundation ended the 2016-2017 biennium in a strong financial position. Public support and revenues totaled $3,082,678.
During this period, 77.96%* of all expenditures was spent on conservation and education programs.
Land held for preservation by Vital Ground represents an asset of $3,827,804 as of December 31, 2017.
Vital Ground depends on private contributions to finance our wildlife habitat 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.
Vital Ground is audited annually. To receive a copy of Vital Ground’s most recent audited financial statements or IRS Form 990, or contact our office, 406-549-8650. Vital Ground is a 501 (c)(3) organization.
Our federal tax ID number is 87-0483446.
* 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.