The Land Trust For The Little Tennessee Inc in Franklin, North Carolina (NC)

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The Land Trust For The Little Tennessee Inc
Employer Identification Number (EIN)562142199
Name of OrganizationThe Land Trust For The Little Tennessee Inc
AddressPO BOX 1148, Franklin, NC 28744-1148
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date08/1999
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 Period12/2012
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$6,124,270
Amount of Income$1,197,655
Form 990 Revenue Amount$746,124
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification: Land Resources Conservation


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Amount of income in 2012: $1,197,655
The Land Trust For The Little Tennessee Inc: 

 $1,197,655
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $449,025

Assets in 2012: $6,124,270
The Land Trust For The Little Tennessee Inc: 

 $6,124,270
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $2,523,547

Expenses in 2007: $653,425
This organization: 

 $653,425
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $496,017

Income to expenses ratio in 2007: 1.5
This organization: 

 1.5
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.9

Expenses allocated to program services in 2007: 77.0%
This organization: 

 77.0%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 82.6%

Number of employees in 2007: 7
This organization: 

 7
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 8

Employees paid over $50,000 in 2007: 0.0%
This organization: 

 0.0%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 18.4%

Grants share in income in 2007: 126.6%
The Land Trust For The Little Tennessee Inc: 

 126.6%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 88.2%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2007

Assets at end of 2007

Expenses for 2007

Functional Expenses for 2007 ($)

Income-Producing Activities for 2007

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
200520062007
Total revenue$1,852,805$1,224,197$1,001,721
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$1,829,226$1,661,064$1,268,548
Contributions to donor advised funds$0$0
Direct public support$988,024$1,250,394$817,023
Indirect public support$0$0$0
Government contributions (grants)$841,202$410,670$451,525
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$14,091$24,929$111,827
Membership dues and assessments$0$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$3,550$15,981$27,484
Dividends and interest from securities$0$0$0
Net rental income or (loss)$-978$0$0
Gross rents$675$0$0
Less: rental expenses$1,653$0$0
Other investment income$0$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory$0$-484,946$-417,000
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory$0$0$0
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses$0$484,946$417,000
Net income or (loss) from special events and activities$0$0$0
Gross revenue$0$0$0
Less: direct expenses other than fundraising expenses$0$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory$1,010$2,537$2,948
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$7,954$12,440$10,434
Less: cost of goods sold$6,944$9,903$7,486
Other revenue$5,906$4,632$7,914
Total expenses$526,031$615,136$653,425
Program services$401,888$476,913$503,051
Management and general$76,799$85,207$109,812
Fundraising$47,344$53,016$40,562
Payments to affiliates$0$0$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$5,718,374$12,242,032$17,873,608
Excess or (deficit) for the year$1,326,774$609,061$348,296
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$2,576,664$5,718,374$12,312,032
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$1,814,936$5,914,597$5,213,280
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2007)
TotalProgram servicesManagement and generalFundraising
Total functional expenses$653,425$503,051$109,812$40,562
Grants paid from donor advised funds$0
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.$54,864$38,570$10,689$5,605
Compensation of former officers, directors, key employees, etc.$0$0$0$0
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)$0$0$0$0
Salaries and wages of employees not included above$263,570$187,585$50,799$25,186
Pension plan contributions not included above$13,834$10,093$2,062$1,679
Employee benefits not included above$28,488$20,822$4,431$3,235
Payroll taxes$20,724$15,120$3,089$2,515
Professional fundraising fees$0$0$0$0
Accounting fees$0$0$0$0
Legal fees$0$0$0$0
Supplies$21,732$16,048$5,125$559
Telephone$6,611$4,958$1,653$0
Postage and shipping$2,717$1,631$543$543
Occupancy$17,669$14,009$3,660$0
Equipment rental and maintenance$2,091$1,568$523$0
Printing and publications$6,789$5,092$1,697$0
Travel$12,653$11,786$867$0
Conferences, conventions, and meetings$0$0$0$0
Interest$5,604$5,604$0$0
Depreciation, depletion, etc.$2,589$1,942$647$0
Other expenses not covered above$193,490$168,223$24,027$1,240
Balance Sheets
200520062007
Total assets$5,896,303$12,464,309$18,014,127
Cash - non-interest-bearing$3,257$2,501$5,590
Savings and temporary cash investments$238,641$660,059$461,272
Accounts receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$980$2,764$8,410
Pledges receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0
Grants receivable$124,908$70,000$38,878
Receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0
Receivables from other disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0$0
Other notes and loans receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0
Inventories for sale or use$0$0$0
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$57$0$0
Investments - publicly-traded securities$536$612
Investments - other securities$533$0$0
Investments - land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0$0$0
Investments - other$30,663$33,014$333,858
Land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$5,482,254$11,690,421$17,165,487
Other assets, including program-related investments$15,010$5,014$20
Total liabilities$177,929$222,277$140,519
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$7,929$23,584$3,415
Grants payable$35,000$0$0
Deferred revenue$0$193,600$0
Loans from officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0$0$0
Mortgages and other notes payable$135,000$0$137,104
Other liabilities$0$5,093$0
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$5,896,303$12,464,309$18,014,127
Total net assets or fund balances$5,718,374$12,242,032$17,873,608
Reconciliation of Revenue per Audited Financial Statements With Revenue per Return
200520062007
Total revenue$1,852,805$1,224,197$1,001,721
Total revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial statements$3,676,338$7,744,428$6,639,487
Other expenses$1,823,533$6,520,231$5,637,766
Net unrealized gains on investments$1,937$2,526$-4,719
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0
Recoveries of prior year grants$0$0$0
Other$1,821,596$6,517,705$5,642,485
Other revenue$0$0$0
Investment expenses$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0
Reconciliation of Expenses per Audited Financial Statements With Expenses per Return
200520062007
Total expenses$526,031$615,136$653,425
Total expenses and losses per audited financial statements$534,628$1,109,985$1,077,911
Other revenue$8,597$494,849$424,486
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0
Prior year adjustments$0$0$0
Losses$0$0$0
Other$8,597$494,849$424,486
Other expenses$0$0$0
Investment expenses$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0
Current Officers, Directors, Trustees, and Key Employees
Average hours per week devoted to positionCompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensation plansExpense account and other allowances
40$49,283$5,581$0
99$34,498$9,857$4,928
99$4,072$832$677
Total number of officers, directors, and trustees permitted to vote on organization business at board meetings14
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?No
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?No
Does the organization have a written conflict of interest policy?Yes
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)?No
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?No
Did the organization acquire a direct or indirect interest in any applicable insurance contract?No
Did the supporting organization, or a fund maintained by a sponsoring organization, have excess business holdings at any time during the year?No
Number of employees employed in the pay period that includes March 12, 20067
Analysis of Income-Producing Activities (for 2007)
Unrelated business incomeExcluded by section 512, 513, or 514Related or exempt function income
Business codeAmountExclusion codeAmount
Total$0$38,346$-305,173
Program service revenue
Program service revenue 1000000$000$0$111,827
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)$27,484$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$0$-417,000
Net income or (loss) from special events000000$000$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory000000$0Income from an activity that is not regularly carried on (section 512(a)(1))$2,948$0
Other revenue000000$0Income from an activity that is not regularly carried on (section 512(a)(1))$7,914$0
Information Regarding Taxable Subsidiaries and Disregarded Entities (for 2007)
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 2007)
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 2007)
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?Yes
Did the organization provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services?No
Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds?No
Did the organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966?No
Did the organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person?No
Enter the total number of donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
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$0
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all funds or accounts included above at the end of the tax year$0
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
200420052006
Total$716,689$1,852,773$1,706,606
Gifts, grants, and contributions received$678,226$1,829,226$1,661,064
Membership fees received$0$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$31,166$14,091$24,929
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$2,236$3,550$15,981
Net income from unrelated business activities not included above$0$0$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to it or expended on its behalf$0$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$0
Other income$5,061$5,906$4,632
Lobbying Expenditures by Electing Public Charities (for 2007)
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$1,964,714
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$1,994,264
Program Service Revenue$64,153
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$18,294
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalties$0
Net rental income$9,611
Gross rents (Real / Personal)$9,611 / $0
Less: rental expenses (Real / Personal)$0 / $0
Rental income or (loss) (Real / Personal)$9,611 / $0
Net loss from sales of assets other than inventory$-129,780
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory (Securities / Other)$0 / $58,920
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses (Securities / Other)$0 / $188,700
Gain or (loss) (Securities / Other)$0 / $-129,780
Net income from fundraising events$7,082
Gross income from fundraising events$19,236
Less: direct expenses$12,154
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$315
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$1,659
Less: cost of goods sold$1,344
Miscellaneous Revenue$775
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2011)
Total functional expenses$1,653,648
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$70,446
Other salaries and wages$269,232
Payroll taxes$25,860
Professional fundraising services$0
Other$1,288,110
Balance Sheet (for 2011)
Total assets$6,658,050
Total liabilities$749,272
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$725,583
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other$23,689
Total net assets or fund balances$5,908,778
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$7,827,196
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$7,703,327
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$123,869
Gross receipts from related activities, etc.$0
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Arkansas1
Arizona9
California72
Colorado27
Connecticut49
District of Columbia3
Delaware1
Florida11
Georgia8
Iowa1
Idaho3
Illinois13
Indiana5
Kansas2
Kentucky2
Massachusetts70
Maryland16
Maine36
Michigan17
Minnesota5
Missouri4
Mississippi2
Montana9
North Carolina16
Nebraska1
New Hampshire9
New Jersey16
New Mexico7
Nevada1
New York33
Ohio7
Oregon6
Pennsylvania35
Rhode Island9
South Carolina11
Tennessee8
Texas5
Utah6
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West Virginia2
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