Nicodemus Wilderness Project
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Financial Summary


  • We maintain only the highest standards in transparency among non-profit organizations, meaning that any of our organizational, operational, or financial documents are freely available to the public. Copies of our Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Reports to the Attorney General, Reports to the IRS, and Letters of Determination from the Department of the Treasury are available by sending a request to mail@wildernessproject.org.

  • We are a registered charity with the United Stated Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the New Mexico Attorney General's Office. View our Certified Nonprofit Report complements of Guidestar, the National Database of Nonprofit Organizations. Our Guidestar report includes detailed information about our organization.

  • We apply >85% of all expenses to our youth environmental programs. The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance advise maintaining a charity’s non-program expenses at no more than 35%. We exceed that recommendation by applying <15% of donations toward our supporting services (e.g., management, administration, and fundraising).

  • We meet the criteria developed by independent charity watchdog agencies, including the Better Business Bureau, for large national nonprofit organizations. The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance, with assistance from the National Charities Information Bureau and Philanthropic Advisory Service, developed a series of 20 standards for charity accountability. While the BBB Wise Giving Alliance only rates larger non-profits that actively solicit donations through direct-mail or professional fundraising in a significant number of states in the US, we have voluntarily subjected ourselves to those same criteria.

Detailed Financial Data for the Nicodemus Wilderness Project:

We have been exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code since October 2000 and were officially recognized as a publicly supported charity {170(b)(1)(A)(vi)} by the IRS and Department of the Treasury on March 21, 2005 (Lois G. Lerner, Director, Exempt Organizations, IRS). This distinction (granted after five consecutive years of supporting financial data) means that a substantial proportion of our funds come from the general public as opposed to a few private interests, companies, or individuals. You can confirm our organizational status at any time by visiting the IRS charities website. Detailed financial and organizational data for NWP can be found in our Registration Reports, which are filed annually with the NM Attorney General's Office.