Nova Scotia Nature Trust
Halifax, NS B3J 3C4
Executive Director: Bonnie Sutherland
Board President: Corey Miller
Charitable Reg. #: 88962 7691 RR0001
Grade: BThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #8
Avg. Compensation $39,348
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About Nova Scotia Nature Trust:
Founded in 1994, Nova Scotia Nature Trust (NSNT) works closely with the Province of Nova Scotia to protect endangered natural land in that province, with a special focus on coastal environments. NSNT works through purchase, donations and conservation easements. Title to certain properties is transferred to the Province on closing. NSNT has some 50 conservation sites, covering more than 6,500 acres.
NSNT is a membership organization, but the number of members is not disclosed in their public documents. NSTN had F2012 revenues of approximately $1m, not including property donations. Nearly half of this funding came from the Federal and Provincial governments. Program spending was divided almost equally between land acquisition and stewardship/education.
The Trust is in a strong financial position, with funding reserves of $1.9m which cover annual program costs 2.7 times, excluding the cost of donated land or 1.7 times including donated land. Administrative costs are 8% of revenues and fundraising expense is 12% of donations (including land donations) or 21% excluding donated land.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||8.0%||6.8%||2.6%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||12.0%||14.3%||5.7%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||274.7%||213.5%||137.4%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||400,000||356,000||477,000|
|Cash flow from operations||478,805||85,191||792,385|