Mountains Restoration Trust in Calabasas, California (CA)

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Mountains Restoration Trust
Employer Identification Number (EIN)953677444
Name of OrganizationMountains Restoration Trust
In Care of NameDebra Bruschaber
Address3815 Old Topanga Canyon Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302-1854
ActivitiesPreservation of scenic beauty
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date02/1982
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period12/2011
Assets$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Income$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$2,406,201
Amount of Income$3,597,412
Form 990 Revenue Amount$3,326,730
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Arts, Culture and Humanities:


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Amount of income in 2011: $3,597,412
This organization: 

 $3,597,412
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $162,109

Assets in 2011: $2,406,201
Mountains Restoration Trust: 

 $2,406,201
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $609,912

Expenses in 2002: $5,387,475
Mountains Restoration Trust: 

 $5,387,475
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $413,442

Income to expenses ratio in 2002: 2.6
This organization: 

 2.6
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.5

Expenses allocated to program services in 2002: 98.4%
Mountains Restoration Trust: 

 98.4%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 73.9%

Number of employees in 2002: 6
This organization: 

 6
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 6

Grants share in income in 2002: 99.3%
Mountains Restoration Trust: 

 99.3%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 53.7%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2002

Assets at end of 2002

Expenses for 2002

Functional Expenses for 2002 ($)

Income-Producing Activities for 2002

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
2002
Total revenue$14,220,595
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$14,127,840
Contributions to donor advised funds
Direct public support$11,872,681
Indirect public support$0
Government contributions (grants)$2,255,159
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$90,955
Membership dues and assessments$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$7,107
Dividends and interest from securities$0
Net rental income or (loss)$0
Gross rents$0
Less: rental expenses$0
Other investment income$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory$0
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory$0
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses$0
Net income or (loss) from special events and activities$0
Gross revenue$0
Less: direct expenses other than fundraising expenses$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory$0
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$0
Less: cost of goods sold$0
Other revenue$-5,307
Total expenses$5,387,475
Program services$5,301,936
Management and general$51,114
Fundraising$34,425
Payments to affiliates$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$32,706,517
Excess or (deficit) for the year$8,833,120
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$23,873,397
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$0
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2002)
TotalProgram servicesManagement and generalFundraising
Total functional expenses$5,387,475$5,301,936$51,114$34,425
Grants paid from donor advised funds
Other grants and allocations$4,670,750
Specific assistance to individuals$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, directors, key employees, etc.$90,280$67,710$18,056$4,514
Compensation of former officers, directors, key employees, etc.
Compensation and other distributions, not included above, to disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)
Salaries and wages of employees not included above$128,403$109,143$12,840$6,420
Pension plan contributions not included above$0$0$0$0
Employee benefits not included above$23,514$20,117$2,222$1,175
Payroll taxes$14,424$11,666$2,038$720
Professional fundraising fees$0$0$0$0
Accounting fees$8,000$8,000$0$0
Legal fees$0$0$0$0
Supplies$11,368$9,095$1,705$568
Telephone$9,665$7,732$966$967
Postage and shipping$3,670$1,742$1,288$640
Occupancy$16,110$14,146$1,159$805
Equipment rental and maintenance$0$0$0$0
Printing and publications$9,070$6,633$700$1,737
Travel$0$0$0$0
Conferences, conventions, and meetings$0$0$0$0
Interest$25,763$25,763$0$0
Depreciation, depletion, etc.$8,113$8,113$0$0
Other expenses not covered above$368,345$341,326$10,140$16,879
Balance Sheets
2002
Total assets$34,794,470
Cash - non-interest-bearing$21,033
Savings and temporary cash investments$274,859
Accounts receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0
Pledges receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0
Grants receivable$0
Receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0
Receivables from other disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)
Other notes and loans receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$23,000
Inventories for sale or use$0
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$0
Investments - publicly-traded securities
Investments - other securities$8,492
Investments - land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0
Investments - other$0
Land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$34,433,010
Other assets, including program-related investments$34,076
Total liabilities$2,087,953
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$0
Grants payable$476,953
Deferred revenue$0
Loans from officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Mortgages and other notes payable$1,611,000
Other liabilities$0
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$34,794,470
Total net assets or fund balances$32,706,517
Reconciliation of Revenue per Audited Financial Statements With Revenue per Return
2002
Total revenue$0
Total revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial statements$0
Other expenses$0
Net unrealized gains on investments$0
Donated services and use of facilities$0
Recoveries of prior year grants$0
Other$0
Other revenue$0
Investment expenses$0
Other$0
Reconciliation of Expenses per Audited Financial Statements With Expenses per Return
2002
Total expenses$0
Total expenses and losses per audited financial statements$0
Other revenue$0
Donated services and use of facilities$0
Prior year adjustments$0
Losses$0
Other$0
Other expenses$0
Investment expenses$0
Other$0
Current Officers, Directors, Trustees, and Key Employees
Total number of officers, directors, and trustees permitted to vote on organization business at board meetings0
Are any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, related to each other through family or business relationships?
Do any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, receive compensation from any other organizations, whether tax exempt or taxable, that are related to the organization?
Does the organization have a written conflict of interest policy?
Other Information
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year covered by this return, and has it filed a tax return on Form 990-T for this year?No
Was there a liquidation, dissolution, termination, or substantial contraction during the year?No
Is the organization related (other than by association with a statewide or nationwide organization) through common membership, governing bodies, trustees, officers, etc., to any other exempt or nonexempt organization?No
Direct and indirect political expenditures$0
Did the organization file Form 1120-POL for this year?No
Were substantially all dues nondeductible by members?
Did the organization make only in-house lobbying expenditures of $2,000 or less?
Dues, assessments, and similar amounts from members$0
Section 162(e) lobbying and political expenditures$0
Aggregate nondeductible amount of section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices$0
Taxable amount of lobbying and political expenditures$0
Does the organization elect to pay the section 6033(e) tax on the amount above?
If section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices were sent, does the organization agree to add the amount above to its reasonable estimate of dues allocable to nondeductible lobbying and political expenditures for the following tax year?
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities$0
At any time during the year, did the organization, directly or indirectly, own a controlled entity within the meaning of section 512(b)(13)?
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4911$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4912$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4955$0
Did the organization engage in any section 4958 excess benefit transaction during the year or did it become aware of an excess benefit transaction from a prior year?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization managers or disqualified persons during the year under sections 4912, 4955, and 4958$0
Amount of tax above, reimbursed by the organization$0
At any time during the tax year, was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?
Did the organization acquire a direct or indirect interest in any applicable insurance contract?
Did the supporting organization, or a fund maintained by a sponsoring organization, have excess business holdings at any time during the year?
Number of employees employed in the pay period that includes March 12, 20066
Analysis of Income-Producing Activities (for 2002)
Unrelated business incomeExcluded by section 512, 513, or 514Related or exempt function income
Business codeAmountExclusion codeAmount
Total$0$1,800$90,955
Program service revenue
Program service revenue 1000000$000$0$90,955
Program service revenue 2000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 3000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 4000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 5000000$000$0$0
Medicare/Medicaid payments000000$000$0$0
Fees and contracts from government agencies000000$000$0$0
Membership dues and assessments000000$000$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments000000$0Dividends, interest, payments with respect to securities loans, annuities, income from notional principal contracts, loan commitment fees, and other substantially similar income from ordinary and routine investments excluded by section 512(b)(1)$7,107$0
Dividends and interest from securities000000$000$0$0
Net rental income or (loss) from real estate
debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
not debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
Net rental income or (loss) from personal property000000$000$0$0
Other investment income000000$000$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory000000$000$0$0
Net income or (loss) from special events000000$000$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory000000$000$0$0
Other revenue000000$0Dividends, interest, payments with respect to securities loans, annuities, income from notional principal contracts, loan commitment fees, and other substantially similar income from ordinary and routine investments excluded by section 512(b)(1)$-5,307$0
Information Regarding Taxable Subsidiaries and Disregarded Entities (for 2002)
EIN of corporation, partnership, or disregarded entityPercentage of ownership interestTotal incomeEnd-of-year assets
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
Compensation of the Five Highest Paid Employees Other Than Officers, Directors, and Trustees (for 2002)
CompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensationExpense account and other allowances
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
Total number of other employees paid over $50,0000
Statements About Activities (for 2002)
Expenses paid or incurred in connection with the lobbying activities$0
Did the organization receive or hold an easement for conservation purposes, including easements to preserve open space, the environment, historic land areas or historic structures?
Did the organization provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services?
Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds?
Did the organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966?
Did the organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person?
Enter the total number of donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year
Enter the total number of separate funds or accounts owned at the end of the tax year (excluding donor advised funds included above) where donors have the right to provide advice on the distribution or investment of amounts in such funds or accounts
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all funds or accounts included above at the end of the tax year
Reason for Non-Private Foundation Status
The organization is not a private foundation because it isOrganization that receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public
Support Schedule
2001
Total$4,069,697
Gifts, grants, and contributions received$3,873,884
Membership fees received$0
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or furnishing of facilities in any activity that is related to the organization's charitable, etc., purpose$176,384
Gross income from interest, dividends, amounts received from payments on securities loans (section 512(a)(5)), rents, royalties, and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975$19,429
Net income from unrelated business activities not included above$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to it or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished to the organization by a governmental unit without charge. Do not include the value of services or facilities generally furnished to the public without charge$0
Other income$0
Lobbying Expenditures by Electing Public Charities (for 2002)
Total exempt purpose expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence public opinion (grassroots lobbying)$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence a legislative body (direct lobbying)$0
Other exempt purpose expenditures$0
Lobbying nontaxable amount$0
Grassroots nontaxable amount$0
Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance (for 2011)
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year?No
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities $0
Gross income from members or shareholders$0
Gross income from other sources$0
Statement of Revenue (for 2011)
Total revenue$3,326,730
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$3,404,793
Program Service Revenue$57,344
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$3,727
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalties$0
Net rental income$0
Net loss from sales of assets other than inventory$-144,337
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory (Securities / Other)$0 / $126,345
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses (Securities / Other)$0 / $270,682
Gain or (loss) (Securities / Other)$0 / $-144,337
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous Revenue$5,203
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2011)
Total functional expenses$749,031
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$111,569
Other salaries and wages$122,110
Payroll taxes$21,749
Professional fundraising services$0
Other$493,603
Balance Sheet (for 2011)
Total assets$2,406,201
Total liabilities$49,056
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other$49,056
Total net assets or fund balances$2,357,145
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$0
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2011)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Sections 170(b)(1)(A)(iv) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (for 2011)
2007 - 2011 Total
Total Support$7,008,005
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$6,917,745
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources$90,260
Gross receipts from related activities, etc.$377,139
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California125
Colorado24
Connecticut31
District of Columbia14
Delaware5
Florida54
Georgia42
Hawaii10
Iowa23
Idaho3
Illinois55
Indiana45
Kansas27
Kentucky26
Louisiana18
Massachusetts74
Maryland45
Maine28
Michigan39
Minnesota41
Missouri43
Mississippi13
Montana6
North Carolina48
North Dakota6
Nebraska13
New Hampshire13
New Jersey55
New Mexico5
Nevada1
New York149
Ohio69
Oklahoma16
Oregon30
Pennsylvania115
Rhode Island18
South Carolina14
South Dakota6
Tennessee27
Texas61
Utah7
Virginia64
Vermont13
Washington30
Wisconsin32
West Virginia17
Wyoming5
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