Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance A New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation

Protecting the Places You Love

aka Hunterdon Land Trust, a NJ nonprofit corporation   |   Flemington, NJ   |
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Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance A New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation

EIN: 22-3477465


The mission of Hunterdon Land Trust is to preserve the integrity of the rural landscapes in the Hunterdon County region by protecting and enhancing natural resources, and the cultural landscape of the historic Dvoor Farm, for public enjoyment and education.

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Principal Officer

Katharine Toba Samberg-Lawrence

Main address

111 Mine Street

Flemington, NJ 08822 USA

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Formerly known as

Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance

Hunterdon Land Trust



Subject area info


Land resources

Environmental health


Sustainable agriculture

Population served info

Children and youth




NTEE code info

Land Resources Conservation (C34)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Land Preservation

Hunterdon Land Trust (HLT) preserves land through its strong partnerships with municipal, county, and state governments as well as other nonprofit land preservation organizations. This year (2022) alone, HLT preserved 344 acres of land bringing the total number of acres it has preserved to 11,516. HLT is working on 14 active preservation projects across the county involving land in the municipalities of Alexandria, Bethlehem, Holland, Kingwood, Lambertville, Raritan, and Readington. This work supports local, state, and regional goals for open space and for farmland preservation.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback


Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance A New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation
Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30
Financial documents
2022 2021-2022 Audit
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5.77 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 11% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance A New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance A New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance A New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $125,419 $232,830 $11,106 $91,587 -$79,302
As % of expenses 18.1% 19.4% 1.3% 7.9% -3.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $94,374 $201,402 -$20,722 $59,107 -$112,655
As % of expenses 13.0% 16.4% -2.3% 5.0% -5.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $835,219 $1,429,544 $1,083,711 $1,508,478 $2,007,412
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 71.2% -24.2% 39.2% 33.1%
Program services revenue 2.2% 1.5% 2.0% 1.5% 1.1%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 2.8% 2.0% 2.2% 1.2% 1.0%
Government grants 38.0% 51.5% 42.6% 69.9% 72.3%
All other grants and contributions 51.0% 42.2% 44.9% 26.6% 24.6%
Other revenue 6.1% 2.9% 8.3% 0.8% 1.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $693,793 $1,197,881 $850,925 $1,156,916 $2,218,826
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 72.7% -29.0% 36.0% 91.8%
Personnel 50.2% 31.1% 46.9% 35.8% 19.5%
Professional fees 4.9% 4.0% 4.9% 8.6% 4.1%
Occupancy 3.6% 2.1% 1.9% 2.1% 1.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 41.3% 62.8% 46.3% 53.5% 75.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $724,838 $1,229,309 $882,753 $1,189,396 $2,252,179
One month of savings $57,816 $99,823 $70,910 $96,410 $184,902
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $2,230 $75,195
Fixed asset additions $46,320 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $828,974 $1,329,132 $953,663 $1,288,036 $2,512,276

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.4 4.5 13.0 9.3 4.2
Months of cash and investments 16.1 11.7 20.0 15.6 7.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 11.4 9.0 12.5 10.1 4.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $252,128 $446,349 $918,377 $900,922 $769,981
Investments $678,628 $717,067 $501,489 $603,698 $618,396
Receivables $24,626 $20,379 $29,478 $341,637 $44,490
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $2,399,252 $2,394,812 $2,403,399 $2,409,348 $2,410,802
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 9.5% 10.8% 11.6% 12.9% 14.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.9% 1.8% 4.0% 3.1% 1.5%
Unrestricted net assets $2,829,307 $3,030,709 $3,009,987 $3,069,094 $2,956,439
Temporarily restricted net assets $244,742 $238,362 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $244,742 $238,362 $429,271 $765,920 $502,544
Total net assets $3,074,049 $3,269,071 $3,439,258 $3,835,014 $3,458,983

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Principal Officer

Katharine Toba Samberg-Lawrence

Patricia Ruby joined the Hunterdon Land Trust in 2012 as the Executive Director. She comes to the land trust from the Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey where she served as program manager of the award-winning Sustainable Jersey program. In addition to working with the NJ Sustainable State Institute at Rutgers University, she has experience with several land trusts including the Lamington Conservancy and the Raritan Headwaters Association (formerly the Upper Raritan Watershed Association). She holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where she focused on planning, policy and sustainable development. When she is not at work, Patti loves to go exploring outdoors, around the world, and at home in New Jersey.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance A New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 05/08/2023
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Board chair

Nancy Cunningham

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Ronald Monaco

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Nancy Cunningham

Phil Meldrum

Larry LaFevre

Julia Allen

Lynn Becker

Gary Pohorely

Trishka Waterbury Cecil

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/8/2023

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/27/2023

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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