Trust For Virgin Islands Lands

Address
PO Box 25842
Christiansted, VI 00824
Contact
Website: http://www.virginislandslandtrust.org
Phone: +1 (301) 204-3174
Nonprofit
NTEE: C30 - Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
EIN: 66-0699365

Mission

The mission of the trust for Virgin Islands Lands is to conserve and steward tracts of agricultural and natural landscapes that are identified for their scenic beauty, ecological diversity, historical value and cultural significance.
 2017201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2006
Subsection code03
PF filing required0   
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$0.00   
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$20,000.00   
Number of employees1   
Number of volunteers12   
Personnel
Brown, Virdin
TitleTrustee   
Name of key/compensated personVirdin Brown   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue   
Average hours per week working for org001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00   
Callwood, Karl
TitleTrustee   
Name of key/compensated personKarl Callwood   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue   
Average hours per week working for org001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00   
Gibney, Eleanor
TitleTrustee   
Name of key/compensated personEleanor Gibney   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue   
Average hours per week working for org001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00   
Groner, Gerald
TitleVice-President   
Name of key/compensated personGerald Groner   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue   
Average hours per week working for org004.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00   
Hutchins, Aaron
TitleTrustee   
Name of key/compensated personAaron Hutchins   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue   
Average hours per week working for org001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00   
Richards, Nataki
TitleExecutive Director   
Name of key/compensated personNataki Richards   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue   
Average hours per week working for org010.00   
Reportable compensation from org$20,000.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00   
Simonsson, Maria
TitleTreasurer   
Name of key/compensated personMaria Simonsson   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue   
Average hours per week working for org004.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00   
Tesitor, Carlos
TitleSecretary   
Name of key/compensated personCarlos Tesitor Jr   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue   
Average hours per week working for org002.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00   
Walsh, Michael
TitlePresident   
Name of key/compensated personMichael Walsh   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue   
Average hours per week working for org006.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00   
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesConserve and steward tracts of agricultural and natural landscapes that are identified for their scenic beauty, ecological diversity, historical value and cultural significance.   
Program service expenses, total$36,478.00   
Programs, including revenue & expenses
In pursuit of its mission and purpose, the land trust ensures that properties acquired and held for conservation stewardship have thorough baseline documentation as a part of the acquisition process, are monitored at least annually to ensure their protection and have adequate liability insurance coverage. During consideration of land acquisition projects, the land trust visits each property to ensure the land offers conservation values aligned with the mission of the organization. Thorough due diligence is completed during each land acquisition transaction.
Program expenses$8,445.00   
Program descriptionIn pursuit of its mission and purpose, the land trust ensures that properties acquired and held for conservation stewardship have thorough baseline documentation as a part of the acquisition process, are monitored at least annually to ensure their protection and have adequate liability insurance coverage. During consideration of land acquisition projects, the land trust visits each property to ensure the land offers conservation values aligned with the mission of the organization. Thorough due diligence is completed during each land acquisition transaction.   
TVIL engages the public by hosting community gatherings, participating in community conservation efforts and meeting with prospective land donors. Annual membership in the Land Trust Alliance is maintained and the land trust participates in the annual LTA conference. A website and social media presence is maintained, and landowners and the general public are provided with information about options for land protection and stewardship. Administrative guidelines recommended for best practices for land trust operations are followed.
Program expenses$8,656.00   
Program descriptionTVIL engages the public by hosting community gatherings, participating in community conservation efforts and meeting with prospective land donors. Annual membership in the Land Trust Alliance is maintained and the land trust participates in the annual LTA conference. A website and social media presence is maintained, and landowners and the general public are provided with information about options for land protection and stewardship. Administrative guidelines recommended for best practices for land trust operations are followed.   
The part-time executive director delivers land trust programs including developing land conservation projects, participating in community conservation and stewardship initiatives, and educating and raising support for conservation and stewardship with the general public.
Program expenses$19,377.00   
Program descriptionThe part-time executive director delivers land trust programs including developing land conservation projects, participating in community conservation and stewardship initiatives, and educating and raising support for conservation and stewardship with the general public.   
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$62,771.00   
Revenue from contributions (total)$62,692.00$47,245.00$88,190.00$46,000.00
Investment income, current yr$79.00   
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$62,692.00   
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00   
Other revenue, current yr$0.00   
Program service revenue (total) $96.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$62,771.00   
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions$62,692.00   
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$79.00   
Net rental income $0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$40,119.00   
Total functional expenses: program service $36,478.00   
Total functional expenses: management and general$3,641.00   
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00   
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$0.00   
Legal fees (total)$0.00   
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00   
General management fees (total)$0.00   
Investment management fees (total)$0.00   
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$2,421,217.00$1,730,104.00$1,719,878.00$1,667,638.00
Total assets, beginning of year$2,398,565.00   
Total liabilities$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$26,748.00   
Temporarily restricted net assets$2,394,469.00   
Net assets$2,421,217.00   
Net assets, beginning of year$2,398,565.00   
Cash: non-interest bearing$26,748.00   
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$4,096.00   
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$22,652.00   
Advertising (total)$0.00   
Total net assets or fund balances$2,421,217.00   
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$0.00   
Payment to affiliates$0.00   
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members8   
Number of independent voting members8   
Cash accountingTrue   
Tax year start date2017-01-01   
Tax year end date2017-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990   
Date e-filing submitted2018-09-28   
IRS schema version2017v2.3   
Filing identifier201831999349300113   
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