The Sierra Fund in Nevada City, California (CA)

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The Sierra Fund
Employer Identification Number (EIN)680485725
Name of OrganizationThe Sierra Fund
Address206 Sacramento St Ste 101, Nevada City, CA 95959-2635
SubsectionEducational Organization, Charitable Organization
Ruling Date01/2002
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 Period12/2013
Assets$100,000 to $499,999
Income$500,000 to $999,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$485,912
Amount of Income$591,874
Form 990 Revenue Amount$591,874
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification: Natural Resources Conservation and Protection


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Amount of income in 2013: $591,874 (it was $453,464 in 2012)
The Sierra Fund: 

 $591,874
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $69,982

Assets in 2013: $485,912 (it was $520,252 in 2012)
This organization: 

 $485,912
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $61,304

Expenses in 2012: $510,475
The Sierra Fund: 

 $510,475
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $56,949

Income to expenses ratio in 2012: 1.2
This organization: 

 1.2
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 0.8

Number of employees in 2012: 6
This organization: 

 6
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1

Grants share in income in 2012: 94.4%
The Sierra Fund: 

 94.4%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 47.9%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2012

Functional expenses for 2012

Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance (for 2012)
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 2012)
Total revenue$453,464
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$428,272
Program Service Revenue$0
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$22,592
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalties$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sales of assets other than inventory$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous Revenue$2,600
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2012)
Total functional expenses$510,475
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$80,535
Other salaries and wages$150,956
Payroll taxes$20,282
Professional fundraising services$0
Other$258,702
Balance Sheet (for 2012)
Total assets$520,252
Total liabilities$113,175
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$24,591
Other$88,584
Total net assets or fund balances$407,077
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$407,077
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2012)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives: (1) more than 33 1/3 % of its support from contributions, membership fees, and gross receipts from activities related to its exempt functions - subject to certain exceptions, and (2) no more than 33 1/3 % of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 tax) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975
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Alaska43
Alabama79
Arkansas23
Arizona69
California461
Colorado109
Connecticut53
District of Columbia46
Delaware12
Florida160
Georgia63
Hawaii59
Iowa62
Idaho39
Illinois90
Indiana52
Kansas23
Kentucky44
Louisiana25
Massachusetts91
Maryland79
Maine52
Michigan94
Minnesota92
Missouri46
Mississippi10
Montana53
North Carolina81
North Dakota7
Nebraska12
New Hampshire27
New Jersey65
New Mexico38
Nevada40
New York192
Ohio80
Oklahoma28
Oregon114
Pennsylvania123
Rhode Island20
South Carolina23
South Dakota11
Tennessee55
Texas141
Utah41
Virginia81
Vermont39
Washington138
Wisconsin129
West Virginia25
Wyoming23
International32
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