Financial Report

CRA’s annual budget ranges from $2 to 5 million per year, depending on the timing and scale of projects. Our base operation requires a consistent $1 million per year to support staff and business activities, keep eyes on the watersheds, and engage members and communities. On top of that, small, medium, and large projects start and finish on individual timelines, adding cost – typically $1 to 4 million per year (50-80 percent of the total budget) – and attracting support in the form of grants, contracts and contributions to help pay for those costs.

Few organizations strategically weave as many funding pieces together as CRA does. Diversity in funding is key to ensuring successful outcomes for all of our projects – the shared celebration is a bonus. What is the most important factor in the success equation? You, our great supporters and partners!

Please find our most recent IRS 990 form here.

CRA’s open-books financial policy means that all information is available to contributors and partners. Feel free to request a copy of these resources from CRA’s office: Audit reports and Financial Statements, Annual Workplans, Investment Policies, and River Care Fund and Program Guidelines.

To view CRA’s 2024 Budget, click here.



2021 Total:  $1,666,000
2022 Total:  $2,006,000


Waterways, Wildlife & Forest Projects


Operations, Administration & Fundraising


2021 Total:  $2,005,000
2022 Total: $2,370,000


Public Support: Federal, State, & Local Support


Private Support: Private Contributions & Investment Income

River Care Permanent Fund Balance

A sustaining promise

$1,357,000 balance as of 12/31/22

CRA’S Financial Team:

Diane VanderVeen, Board Treasurer
Dick Redmond, Board Finance Committee
William Sundstrom, Board Finance Committee 

Glenn Hirt, Investment Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors

Conservation Resource Alliance Financials

2022 IRS Form 990

2022 IRS 990