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Conservation Legacy

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Our Accountability

Our Accountability

Conservation Legacy is a national organization of local conservation service programs across the country. Each affiliated program is united by a shared vision, mission and set of core values. Above all else, we operate with integrity. We are committed to using every donated dollar efficiently and effectively—92% of our resources are directed towards supporting programming and participants.

As a tax-exempt non-profit organization, we annually file a Form 990 with the IRS providing information on the organization’s finances, public support and activities. Our annual reports, audited financial reports and IRS 990 forms allow us to be transparent and accountable in reporting to the people who support us.

Audited Financials


Conservation Legacy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Federal Tax ID (EIN): 84-1450808

Charity Navigator 4Star

Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating

Conservation Legacy's strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator’s third-party accreditation validates our organization’s operational excellence. View the data here.

Platinum Transparency

2024 Candid Platinum Seal

The Candid Platinum Seal indicates that Conservation Legacy has shown commitment to transparency. By providing up-to-date information, Conservation Legacy allows potential donors and funders to make educated decisions.

Gift Acceptance Policy

Conservation Legacy solicits and accepts gifts that are consistent with its mission. Donations will generally be accepted from individuals, partnerships, corporations, foundations and government agencies. In the course of its regular fundraising activities, Conservation Legacy will accept donations of money, real property, personal property, stock, and in-kind services. Since there is the potential for controversy if certain gifts are accepted, the organization has adopted the following Gift Acceptance Policy. When considering whether to solicit or accept gifts, the organization will consider the following factors:

  • Values—whether the acceptance of the gift compromises any of the core values of Conservation Legacy
  • Compatibility—whether there is compatibility between the intent of the donor and the organization’s use of the gift
  • Public Relationships—whether acceptance of the gift damages the reputation of Conservation Legacy
  • Primary Benefit—whether the primary benefit is to Conservation Legacy (versus the donor)
  • Consistency—is acceptance of the gift consistent with prior practice?
  • Form of Gift—Is the gift offered in a form that Conservation Legacy can use without incurring substantial expense or difficulty?
  • Effect on Future Giving—will the gift encourage or discourage future gifts?

All decisions to solicit and/or accept potentially controversial gifts will be made by the Executive Committee of the Board in consultation with the Executive Director. The primary consideration will be the impact of the gift on the organization.

Donor Privacy Policy

Maintenance of the trust and confidence of donors and prospective donors is of paramount importance to Conservation Legacy. The purpose of this Donor Privacy Policy is to provide transparency as to Conservation Legacy practices, policies, and procedures for the collection, use, and protection of information relating to donors and prospective donors.


This Donor Privacy Policy applies to collection, use and protection of information, including information collected on our website. By submitting your information to us or any of our staff, you consent to the terms and conditions of the Policy and to our processing personal information for the purposes stated below.

Personal Information

“Personal Information” is information that identifies you personally, such as your name, address, telephone number, and email address. We collect and store the personally identifiable information that you have provided us. Here are some examples of ways in which we may collect your information:

  • When you request information via one of the email addresses identified on our website or otherwise contact us in person, by phone or email, with a question, we may then collect your name, address and email in order to respond to that inquiry.
  • We may collect your name, email address and other contact information if you register for an event.
  • We may collect your name, email address, telephone number and payment information when you make a contribution, either on our website, over the phone or by mailing in a check.

The above list provides a sample of Personal Information that may be collected by Conservation Legacy. From time to time, we may collect Personal Information from you in ways not described above.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

  • We will not sell, trade, or share your personal information, collected on the website or through any other business activities with anyone else.
  • We will not send you mailings on behalf of other organizations.
  • We will only share your personal information if you give us specific permission to do so.
  • We will collect payment information, billing address and other information necessary to process a donation or event registration.
  • We will use your personal information to comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on us, protect and defend our rights or act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of others.
  • We will use the personal information to protect against potential fraud. We may verify with third parties the information collected in the course of processing a gift, event registration or other donation. If you use a credit or debit card on the website, we may use card authorization and fraud screening services to verify that your card information and address matches the information that you supplied to us and that the card being used has not been reported lost or stolen. Except as described in this Donor Privacy Policy or at the time we request the information, we do not otherwise disclose your Personal Information to any third parties. Further, Conservation Legacy will not sell or trade your personally identifiable information to any third parties.

Donor Recognition

Donor contributions may be publicized in donor recognition materials produced by Conservation Legacy, including print, spoken and/or web-based media. If you do not wish to your name appear in these materials or be otherwise published, please contact us in writing at 701 Camino del Rio Suite 101, Durango, CO 81301.

Access to Records

You have the right to review personal information that we have collected about you. To review that information please contact us in writing at 701 Camino del Rio Suite 101, Durango, CO 81301.

Relation to Other Policies

This policy is intended to amplify our practices related to information on our donors and prospective donors. In instances where there may be a conflict between policies, the terms of this Donor Privacy Policy shall supersede.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

Conservation Legacy reserves the right to amend and modify this Donor Privacy Policy from time to time with or without notice to donors or prospective donors.

Policy Compliance

The CEO of Conservation Legacy, or person(s) directed by the CEO, shall ensure appropriate compliance with this Policy by all administrative staff, consultants and volunteers.