Southern Alberta Land Trust Society
High River, AB T1V 1R7
Executive Director: Justin Thompson
Board President: John Cross
Charitable Reg. #: 89701 3223 RR0001
Grade: B-The 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 #2
Avg. Compensation $60,417
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Southern Alberta Land Trust Society:
Founded in 1998, Southern Alberta Land Trust Society is a locally-based charity dedicated to protecting the environmental, productive, scenic and cultural values of southern Alberta's lands. The charity is focused on preserving grasslands, woodlands, and wetlands, both along the Eastern Slopes and in the prairie regions. The charity works through conservation easements: landowners retain possession of their lands but agree to the limitations of usage. As of F2015, the charity manages 35 land easements, covering a total of 16k acres. The charity's goal is to reach 20k acres by 2020. The charity believes that the most effective and lasting conservation solutions are originated and maintained at the community level.
Southern Alberta Land Trust Society changed its reporting period from October to December in F2015. The audited financial statements for F2015 are for 14 months from November 2014 to December 2015.
In F2015, Southern Alberta Land Trust Society spent 7% of revenues on administrative costs and 3% of donations on fundraising costs. Total overhead costs of 10% fall within Ci's reasonable range. The charity has funding reserves of $602k, which can cover annual programs and grants for 5 months.
Program cost coverage was unusually high in F2013 due to low program and grant expenses.
Analysis updated by Ruoxi Gao in 2016, currently under review by Southern Alberta Land Trust Society.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||6.7%||0.8%||4.5%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||2.9%||1.6%||2.1%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||45.4%||53.0%||757.3%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Fees for service||1,330||1,050||640|
|Cash flow from operations||(596,306)||39,739||(4,595)|