Blue Springs Nature Preserve in Birmingham, Alabama (AL)

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Blue Springs Nature Preserve
Employer Identification Number (EIN)203980234
Name of OrganizationBlue Springs Nature Preserve
In Care of NameR Spencer Weitman
Address2000a Southbridge Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35209-1339
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date08/2008
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationPrivate non-operating foundation
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period12/2013
Assets$100,000 to $499,999
Income$1 to $9,999
Filing Requirement990 - Not required to file (all other)
Asset Amount$143,601
Amount of Income$573
Form 990 Revenue Amount$715
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification: Pollution Abatement and Control Services


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Amount of income in 2013: $573 (it was $545 in 2012)
Blue Springs Nature Preserve: 

 $573
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $86,750

Assets in 2013: $143,601 (it was $143,728 in 2012)
Blue Springs Nature Preserve: 

 $143,601
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $51,928

Expenses in 2013: $700
This organization: 

 $700
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $100,107

Income to expenses ratio in 2013: 0.8
Blue Springs Nature Preserve: 

 0.8
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.0

Grants share in income in 2013: 0.0%
Blue Springs Nature Preserve: 

 0.0%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 93.1%

Financial snapshot ($)

Expenses for 2013

Analysis of Revenue and Expenses (for 2013)
Revenue and expenses per booksNet investment incomeAdjusted net incomeDisbursements for charitable purposes (cash basis only)
Total revenue$573$573$0
Contributions, gifts, grants, etc., received$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$573
Dividends and interest from securities$0
Gross rents$0
Gross sales price for all assets$0
Gross profit from sales of goods$0
Other income$0
Total expenses and disbursements$700$700$0$700
Compensation of officers, directors, trustees, etc.$0
Pension plans, employee benefits$0
Legal fees$0
Accounting fees$700
Interest$0
Depreciation$0
Occupancy$0
Travel, conferences, and meetings$0
Printing and publications$0
Total operating and administrative expenses$700$700$700
Contributions, gifts, grants paid$0
Excess of revenue over expenses and disbursements$-127
Net investment income$0
Adjusted net income$0
Balance Sheets
201120122013
Book ValueFair Market ValueBook ValueFair Market ValueBook ValueFair Market Value
Total assets$143,883$143,728$143,728$143,601$143,601
Cash - non-interest-bearing$0$143,601
Investments-U.S. and state government obligations$0$0
Investments-corporate stock$0$0
Investments-corporate bonds$0$0
Investments-mortgage loans$0$0
Investments-other$0$0
Other assets$0$0
Total liabilities$0$1$0
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$143,728$143,601
Capital Gains and Losses for Tax on Investment Income
201120122013
Capital gain net income$0$0
Net capital loss$0$0
Excise Tax Based on Investment Income
201120122013
Domestic foundations that meet the section 4940(e) requirements (for Reduced Tax on Net Investment Income)NoNo
Tax based on investment income$0$0
Total credits and payments$0$0
Any penalty for underpayment of estimated tax$0$0
Tax due$0$0
Overpayment$0$0
Amount to be credited to next year's estimated tax$0$0
Statements Regarding Activities
201120122013
During the tax year, did the foundation attempt to influence any national, state, or local legislation or did it participate or intervene in any political campaign?NoNo
Has the foundation engaged in any activities that have not previously been reported to the IRS?NoNo
Has the foundation made any changes, not previously reported to the IRS, in its governing instrument, articles of incorporation, or bylaws, or other similar instruments?NoNo
Has the foundation filed a tax return on Form 990-T for this year?NoNo
Was there a liquidation, termination, dissolution, or substantial contraction during the year?NoNo
Has the foundation furnished a copy of Form 990-PF to the Attorney General (or designate) of each state?YesYes
Is the foundation claiming status as a private operating foundation within the meaning of section 4942(j)(3) or 4942(j)(5) for current calendar year or the taxable year beginning in this year?NoNo
Did any persons become substantial contributors during the tax year?NoNo
Did the foundation make a distribution to a donor advised fund over which the foundation or a disqualified person had advisory privileges?NoNo
Did the foundation comply with the public inspection requirements for its annual returns and exemption application?YesYes
Section 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trusts filing Form 990-PF in lieu of Form 1041NoNo
Statements Regarding Activities for Which Form 4720 May Be Required
201120122013
During the year did the foundation (either directly or indirectly):
Engage in the sale or exchange, or leasing of property with a disqualified person?NoNo
Borrow money from, lend money to, or otherwise extend credit to (or accept it from) a disqualified person?NoNo
Furnish goods, services, or facilities to (or accept them from) a disqualified person?NoNo
Pay compensation to, or pay or reimburse the expenses of, a disqualified person?NoNo
Transfer any income or assets to a disqualified person (or make any of either available for the benefit or use of a disqualified person)?NoNo
Agree to pay money or property to a government official?NoNo
Did any of the acts fail to qualify under the exceptions described in Regulations section 53.4941(d)-3 or in a current notice regarding disaster assistance?NoNo
Did the foundation engage in a prior year in any of the acts, other than excepted acts, that were not corrected before the first day of the tax year beginning in this year?NoNo
At the end of this tax year, did the foundation have any undistributed income for tax year(s) beginning before this year?NoYes
Are there any years listed above for which the foundation is not applying the provisions of section 4942(a)(2) (relating to incorrect valuation of assets) to the year's undistributed income?NoYes
Did the foundation hold more than a 2% direct or indirect interest in any business enterprise at any time during the year?NoNo
Did the foundation have excess business holdings in this year as a result of (1) any purchase by the foundation or disqualified persons after May 26, 1969; (2) the lapse of the 5-year period (or longer period approved by the Commissioner under section 4943(c)(7)) to dispose of holdings acquired by gift or bequest; or (3) the lapse of the 10-, 15-, or 20-year first phase holding period?NoNo
Did the foundation invest during the year any amount in a manner that would jeopardize its charitable purposes?NoNo
Did the foundation make any investment in a prior year (but after December 31, 1969) that could jeopardize its charitable purpose that had not been removed from jeopardy before the first day of the tax year beginning in this year?NoNo
During the year did the foundation pay or incur any amount to:
Carry on propaganda, or otherwise attempt to influence legislation (section 4945(e))?NoNo
Influence the outcome of any specific public election (see section 4955); or to carry on, directly or indirectly, any voter registration drive?NoNo
Provide a grant to an individual for travel, study, or other similar purposes?NoNo
Provide a grant to an organization other than a charitable, etc., organization described in section 509(a)(1), (2), or (3), or section 4940(d)(2)?NoNo
Provide for any purpose other than religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals?NoNo
Did any of the transactions fail to qualify under the exceptions described in Regulations section 53.4945 or in a current notice regarding disaster assistance?NoNo
Did the foundation, during the year, receive any funds, directly or indirectly, to pay premiums on a personal benefit contract?NoNo
Did the foundation, during the year, pay premiums, directly or indirectly, on a personal benefit contract?NoNo
Minimum Investment Return
201120122013
Fair market value of assets not used (or held for use) directly in carrying out charitable, etc., purposes$143,806$143,665
Net value of noncharitable-use assets$141,649$141,510
Minimum investment return$7,082$7,076
Distributable Amount
201120122013
Distributable amount$7,082$7,076
Undistributed Income
201120122013
Distributable amount for this year$7,082$7,076
Undistributed income for this year. This amount must be distributed in the next year$6,927$7,076
Private Operating Foundations (for 2010 - 2013)
2013201220112010Total
The lesser of the adjusted net income or the minimum investment return$0$0$0$0$0
Qualifying distributions made directly for active conduct of exempt activities$0$0$0$0$0
Value of all assets$0$0$0$0$0
Value of assets qualifying under section 4942(j)(3)(B)(i)$0$0$0$0$0
2/3 of minimum investment return$0$0$0$0$0
Total support other than gross investment income (interest, dividends, rents, payments on securities loans (section 512(a)(5)), or royalties)$0$0$0$0$0
Support from general public and 5 or more exempt organizations as provided in section 4942(j)(3)(B)(iii)$0$0$0$0$0
Gross investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Supplementary Information (for 2013)
Grants approved for future payment$0
Analysis of Income-Producing Activities (for 2013)
AmountRelated or exempt function income
Program service revenue
Fees and contracts from government agencies$0$0
Membership dues and assessments$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$573$0
Dividends and interest from securities$0$0
Information Regarding Transfers To and Transactions and Relationships With Noncharitable Exempt Organizations (for 2013)
Did the organization directly or indirectly engage in any of the following with any other organization described in section 501(c) of the Code (other than section 501(c)(3) organizations) or in section 527, relating to political organizations?
Transfers from the reporting foundation to a noncharitable exempt organization of:
CashNo
Other assetsNo
Other transactions:
Sales of assets to a noncharitable exempt organizationNo
Purchases of assets from a noncharitable exempt organizationNo
Rental of facilities, equipment, or other assetsNo
Reimbursement arrangementsNo
Loans or loan guaranteesNo
Performance of services or membership or fundraising solicitationsNo
Sharing of facilities, equipment, mailing lists, other assets, or paid employeesNo
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Arkansas5
Arizona8
California123
Colorado21
Connecticut5
District of Columbia16
Delaware1
Florida40
Georgia15
Hawaii3
Iowa8
Idaho4
Illinois18
Indiana11
Kansas6
Kentucky5
Louisiana13
Massachusetts15
Maryland13
Maine9
Michigan15
Minnesota17
Missouri15
Mississippi4
Montana11
North Carolina14
North Dakota1
Nebraska2
New Hampshire10
New Jersey19
New Mexico6
Nevada4
New York55
Ohio20
Oklahoma8
Oregon23
Pennsylvania30
Rhode Island7
South Carolina7
South Dakota3
Tennessee8
Texas53
Utah9
Virginia26
Vermont9
Washington34
Wisconsin20
West Virginia9
Wyoming2
International8
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