Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland, Minnesota (MN)

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Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center
Employer Identification Number (EIN)411251705
Name of OrganizationWolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center
Address6282 Cranberry Rd, Finland, MN 55603-9727
ActivitiesOther instruction and training
SubsectionEducational Organization
Ruling Date05/1976
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationSchool
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period08/2012
Assets$5,000,000 to $9,999,999
Income$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$9,473,201
Amount of Income$3,444,658
Form 990 Revenue Amount$3,304,633
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification: Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs


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Amount of income in 2012: $3,444,658
Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center: 

 $3,444,658
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $341,347

Assets in 2012: $9,473,201
This organization: 

 $9,473,201
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $453,713

Expenses in 2001: $2,656,612
Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center: 

 $2,656,612
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $1,657,412

Income to expenses ratio in 2001: 1.0
This organization: 

 1.0
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.1

Expenses allocated to program services in 2001: 72.9%
Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center: 

 72.9%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 77.7%

Number of employees in 2001: 40
This organization: 

 40
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 32

Employees paid over $50,000 in 2001: 0.0%
This organization: 

 0.0%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 5.5%

Grants share in income in 2001: 3.9%
Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center: 

 3.9%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 47.8%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2001

Assets at end of 2001

Expenses for 2001

Functional Expenses for 2001 ($)

Income-Producing Activities for 2001

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
20002001
Total revenue$2,269,257$2,604,825
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$297,233$100,946
Contributions to donor advised funds
Direct public support$263,849$49,722
Indirect public support$0$0
Government contributions (grants)$33,384$51,224
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$1,856,697$2,126,288
Membership dues and assessments$37,103$32,991
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$11,053$7,094
Dividends and interest from securities$0$0
Net rental income or (loss)$0$0
Gross rents$0$0
Less: rental expenses$0$0
Other investment income$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory$0$254,878
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory$0$351,569
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses$0$96,691
Net income or (loss) from special events and activities$0$0
Gross revenue$0$0
Less: direct expenses other than fundraising expenses$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory$67,171$82,628
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$236,740$248,227
Less: cost of goods sold$169,569$165,599
Other revenue$0$0
Total expenses$2,325,412$2,656,612
Program services$1,618,004$1,937,287
Management and general$641,222$647,268
Fundraising$66,186$72,057
Payments to affiliates$0$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$9,330,995$9,279,208
Excess or (deficit) for the year$-56,155$-51,787
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$9,387,150$9,330,995
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$0$0
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2001)
TotalProgram servicesManagement and generalFundraising
Total functional expenses$2,656,612$1,937,287$647,268$72,057
Grants paid from donor advised funds
Other grants and allocations$0
Specific assistance to individuals$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, directors, key employees, etc.$80,601$0$48,361$32,240
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$1,072,254$865,104$182,292$24,858
Pension plan contributions not included above$38,994$29,261$8,565$1,168
Employee benefits not included above$105,657$63,855$36,786$5,016
Payroll taxes$88,204$66,132$19,423$2,649
Professional fundraising fees$0$0$0$0
Accounting fees$0$0$0$0
Legal fees$0$0$0$0
Supplies$409,185$386,705$22,480$0
Telephone$0$0$0$0
Postage and shipping$12,129$2,174$8,263$1,692
Occupancy$179,612$137,311$42,301$0
Equipment rental and maintenance$0$0$0$0
Printing and publications$10,237$4,276$5,365$596
Travel$17,455$10,321$3,567$3,567
Conferences, conventions, and meetings$8,060$7,806$254$0
Interest$56,193$30,334$25,859$0
Depreciation, depletion, etc.$379,849$206,965$172,884$0
Other expenses not covered above$198,182$127,043$70,868$271
Balance Sheets
20002001
Total assets$10,433,717$10,285,408
Cash - non-interest-bearing$31,518$19,182
Savings and temporary cash investments$137,615$541,513
Accounts receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$35,196$59,938
Pledges receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$184,075$61,178
Grants receivable$0$0
Receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$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$30,817$0
Inventories for sale or use$100,139$105,946
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$24,737$29,902
Investments - publicly-traded securities
Investments - other securities$0$125,499
Investments - land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0$0
Investments - other$0$0
Land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$9,725,559$9,328,192
Other assets, including program-related investments$164,061$14,058
Total liabilities$1,102,722$1,006,200
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$80,653$90,052
Grants payable$0$0
Deferred revenue$2,069$1,148
Loans from officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0$0
Mortgages and other notes payable$1,020,000$915,000
Other liabilities$0$0
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$10,433,717$10,285,408
Total net assets or fund balances$9,330,995$9,279,208
Reconciliation of Revenue per Audited Financial Statements With Revenue per Return
20002001
Total revenue$2,269,257$2,604,825
Total revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial statements$2,269,257$2,604,825
Other expenses$0$0
Net unrealized gains on investments$0$0
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0
Recoveries of prior year grants$0$0
Other$0$0
Other revenue$0$0
Investment expenses$0$0
Other$0$0
Reconciliation of Expenses per Audited Financial Statements With Expenses per Return
20002001
Total expenses$2,325,412$2,656,612
Total expenses and losses per audited financial statements$2,325,412$2,656,612
Other revenue$0$0
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0
Prior year adjustments$0$0
Losses$0$0
Other$0$0
Other expenses$0$0
Investment expenses$0$0
Other$0$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, 200640
Analysis of Income-Producing Activities (for 2001)
Unrelated business incomeExcluded by section 512, 513, or 514Related or exempt function income
Business codeAmountExclusion codeAmount
Total$0$302,328$2,201,551
Program service revenue
Program service revenue 1000000$000$0$2,085,932
Program service revenue 2000000$0Income from an activity that is not regularly carried on (section 512(a)(1))$40,356$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$32,991
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)$7,094$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$0Gain (or loss, to the extent allowed) from the sale of investments and other non-inventory property and from certain property acquired from financial institutions that are in conservatorship or receivership (sections 512(b)(5) and 512(b)(16)(A))$254,878$0
Net income or (loss) from special events000000$000$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory000000$000$0$82,628
Other revenue000000$000$0$0
Information Regarding Taxable Subsidiaries and Disregarded Entities (for 2001)
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 2001)
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 2001)
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 isSchool
Support Schedule
19992000
Total$0$0
Gifts, grants, and contributions received$0$0
Membership fees received$0$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$0$0
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$0$0
Net income from unrelated business activities not included above$0$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to it or expended on its behalf$0$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$0
Other income$0$0
Lobbying Expenditures by Electing Public Charities (for 2001)
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?Yes
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$2,808,836
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$597,264
Program Service Revenue$2,034,592
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$21,705
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalties$0
Net rental income$19,577
Gross rents (Real / Personal)$19,577 / $0
Less: rental expenses (Real / Personal)$0 / $0
Rental income or (loss) (Real / Personal)$19,577 / $0
Net gain from sales of assets other than inventory$14,812
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory (Securities / Other)$0 / $483,875
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses (Securities / Other)$0 / $469,063
Gain or (loss) (Securities / Other)$0 / $14,812
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$108,518
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$248,012
Less: cost of goods sold$139,494
Miscellaneous Revenue$12,368
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2011)
Total functional expenses$2,723,314
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$214,091
Other salaries and wages$933,988
Payroll taxes$78,899
Professional fundraising services$0
Other$1,496,336
Balance Sheet (for 2011)
Total assets$8,914,198
Total liabilities$199,064
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$199,064
Total net assets or fund balances$8,715,134
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:A school described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
Unrelated Trade or Business Income (for 2009)
IncomeExpensesNet
Total$541,711$0$54,171
Gross receipts or sales less returns and allowances$115,351$0$0
Cost of goods sold$61,566$0$0
Gross profit$537,851$0$53,785
Capital gain net income$0$0$0
Net gain$0$0$0
Capital loss deduction for trusts$0$0$0
Income (loss) from partnerships and S corporations$0$0$0
Rent income$0$0$0
Unrelated debt-financed income$0$0$0
Interest, annuities, royalties, and rents from controlled organizations$0$0$0
Investment income of a section 501(c)(7), (9), or (17) organization$0$0$0
Exploited exempt activity income$0$0$0
Advertising income$0$0$0
Other income$386$0$386
Deductions Not Taken Elsewhere (for 2009)
Total deductions$21,346
Compensation of officers, directors, and trustees$0
Salaries and wages$16,593
Repairs and maintenance$64
Bad debts$0
Interest$0
Taxes and licenses$764
Charitable contributions$0
Depreciation$1,481
Depletion$0
Contributions to deferred compensation plans$0
Employee benefit programs$541
Excess exempt expenses$0
Excess readership costs$0
Other deductions$1,903
Unrelated business taxable income$31,825
Unrelated business taxable income before net operating loss deduction$32,825
Net operating loss deduction$0
Unrelated business taxable income before specific deduction$32,825
Specific deduction$1,000
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Arkansas1
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California49
Colorado15
Connecticut14
District of Columbia4
Delaware2
Florida9
Georgia10
Hawaii3
Iowa2
Illinois7
Indiana4
Kansas2
Kentucky1
Louisiana5
Massachusetts21
Maryland7
Maine3
Michigan8
Minnesota16
Missouri2
Mississippi1
Montana3
North Carolina4
Nebraska2
New Hampshire5
New Jersey8
New Mexico4
Nevada1
New York25
Ohio15
Oregon10
Pennsylvania17
South Carolina2
Tennessee5
Texas16
Utah2
Virginia7
Vermont2
Washington8
Wisconsin10
West Virginia2
Wyoming2
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