aka SFWA   |   Santa Fe, NM   |
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EIN: 86-0996109


The mission of the Santa Fe Watershed Association is to protect and restore the health and vibrancy of the Santa Fe River and its watershed for the benefit of people and the environment. We achieve this through education, restoration, stewardship, and advocacy. From the River’s headwaters to the Rio Grande, we honor the connection of people and the watershed.

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Executive Director

Morika Hensley

Main address

1413 Second St. Suite 3

Santa Fe, NM 87505 USA

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Subject area info


Water resources

Rivers and lakes

Forest preservation

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NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (C11)

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

Forest Conservation (C36)

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Our programs

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

Adopt-the-River and Adopt-an-Arroyo

Adopt-the-River: The Santa Fe Watershed Association and the City and County of Santa Fe partner on the Adopt-the-River program to enlist businesses, groups and individuals to help take care of the river. Sponsors and Stewards are credited with their name and logo on hanging signs along their section of river. Our ultimate goal is to continue bringing the river back to life, which requires an integrated program of storm runoff management, releases from upstream reservoirs, and use of the river channel as a zone for aquifer recharge.

Adopt-an-Arroyo: Santa Fe’s arroyos, which feed directly into the Santa Fe River and have been largely neglected, are filled with trash, and have been left to erode. Their soils, neighboring banks and channels, are slipping away, setting the scene for dangerous storm events and floods. They need rescuing, now! Trash needs to be removed, and water needs to slow down on its way through – to protect the people and environment, and to help our precious water infiltrate and join the groundwater to replenish our vital aquifer.

The impact of this work cannot be overestimated, especially as the climate becomes drier and hotter. Our watershed is life to Santa Fe, and together we can help the arroyos become what they should be.

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Community Outreach 2013

Sustainable Santa Fe

Best Local Nonprofit 2013

Santa Fe Reporter

Affiliations & memberships

River Network 2014


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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

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Average of 8.33 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.7 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

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Average of 8% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

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Financial data

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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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Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of SANTA FE WATERSHED ASSOCIATION’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 -$44,407 -$6,055 $29,748 $16,896 -$12,472
As % of expenses -20.6% -2.4% 14.4% 6.1% -2.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$44,407 -$6,055 $29,748 $16,366 -$13,394
As % of expenses -20.6% -2.4% 14.4% 5.9% -2.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $171,120 $241,340 $235,795 $295,230 $490,526
Total revenue, % change over prior year -25.2% 41.0% -2.3% 25.2% 66.2%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 4.1% 3.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 25.7% 46.1% 44.5% 57.6% 78.6%
All other grants and contributions 70.2% 50.6% 55.5% 42.1% 21.4%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $215,527 $247,395 $206,047 $278,334 $502,998
Total expenses, % change over prior year 7.0% 14.8% -16.7% 35.1% 80.7%
Personnel 53.4% 48.2% 62.3% 62.6% 39.2%
Professional fees 28.7% 31.0% 22.8% 23.5% 50.1%
Occupancy 5.4% 4.7% 5.8% 4.5% 2.5%
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 12.5% 16.1% 9.0% 9.4% 8.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $215,527 $247,395 $206,047 $278,864 $503,920
One month of savings $17,961 $20,616 $17,171 $23,195 $41,917
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $233,488 $268,011 $223,218 $302,059 $545,837

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Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.9 0.5 2.4 2.6 1.7
Months of cash and investments 0.9 0.5 2.4 2.6 1.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.8 0.4 2.2 2.3 1.0
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $15,839 $10,300 $41,223 $59,517 $71,074
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $7,478 $7,478 $7,478 $8,008 $8,930
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 9.0% 18.9% 7.6% 8.5% 42.2%
Unrestricted net assets $14,409 $8,354 $38,102 $54,468 $41,074
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $14,409 $8,354 $38,102 $54,468 $41,074

Key data checks

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

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Executive Director

Morika Hensley

Mori is a third-generation New Mexican who grew up with horses, dogs, cats, soccer balls, and lots of art in the dirt of Santa Fe and Taos. She is a lifelong lover of wild beings, sacred landscapes, and terrible puns, devoted to discovering and embodying a path of place-based ecocultural stewardship. She earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Ecology and Conservation from Emory University, where her thesis focused on human-wildlife conflict in Ladakh, India. She also has a background in community conservation, religion and ecology, and Tibetan Studies, merging these interests as a Fulbright-Nehru student researcher in India after completing her Master’s. Mori is grateful to now be back in New Mexico, and to have landed in the beloved community of SFWA. She joined the team in 2019 as Program Coordinator, slowly getting to know the organization from the inside out before stepping into the ED role in 2022. Beyond her work at SFWA, Mori loves to

Number of employees

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Board of directors
as of 06/12/2024
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Board chair

Mr. Steven Hamp

Janet McVickar

Francois-Marie Patorni

Jesse Roach

Michelle Henrie

Gerald Jacobi