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.
2019 Total: $2,221,000
2020 Total: $2,517,000
Waterways, Wildlife & Forest Projects
Operations, Administration & Fundraising
2019 Total: $2,643,000
2020 Total: $2,589,000
Federal Grants and Contracts
State & Local Grants and Contracts
Membership, Contributions & Other Support
River Care Permanent Fund Balance
A sustaining promise
$1,517,551 balance as of 12/31/20
CRA’S Financial Team:
Diane VanderVeen, Board Treasurer
Kevin Gay, Board Finance Committee
William Sundstrom, Board Finance Committee
Glenn Hirt, Investment Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors
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Investments in CRA ensure that we can continue to bring together landowners, businesses, organizations and government agencies to plan and implement the steps necessary to preserve, develop, or responsibly change the land within our region.