Better Business Bureau Report for
Howard County Conservancy, Inc

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2014

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Howard County Conservancy, Inc
Address: 10520 Old Frederick Road
PO Box 175
  Woodstock, MD 21163
Phone: 410-465-8877
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1990, Maryland
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of the Howard County Conservancy is: To educate children and adults about our natural world, preserve the land and its legacy for future generations and model responsible stewardship of our environment.

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The Howard County Conservancy is a local, non-profit environmental education center and land trust. The Conservancy was founded by a group of local citizens in 1990 to help preserve the natural environment, agricultural farmland, and unique historic sites in Howard County. Headquartered at the 300 year old, 232-acre Mt. Pleasant Farm in Woodstock, Maryland, the Conservancy offers dozens of year-round educational programs for adults and children, hosts special events, provides numerous volunteer opportunities and educates Howard County residents about land conservation. The Conservancy protects land by acquiring it through gift or by obtaining a conservation easement

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, Howard County Conservancy, Inc's program expenses were:

Preservation and Educations 358,859
Total Program Expenses: $358,859
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Chief Executive : Meg Schumacher Boyd, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Marianne Alexander
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Leadership Professional

Board Size: 15

Paid Staff Size: 6

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, membership
Fund raising costs were 6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $323,288, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Howard County Conservancy, Inc's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 323,288
Education Programs 166,304
Net appreciation of investments 46,454
Interest 17,272
Rental Income 4,499
Total Income $557,817


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 82%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 14% 

Total income $557,817
Program expenses $358,859
Fund raising expenses 18,612
Administrative expenses 63,561
Total expenses $441,032
Income in Excess of Expenses 116,785
Beginning net assets 2,147,660
Ending net assets 2,264,445
Total liabilities 266,326
Total assets $2,530,771

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