86% of our budget goes directly to our programs.
California Trout maintains a strong financial position and growing base of private and public support. Gifts from more than 9,000 members combined with contributions from loyal foundations, corporations, volunteers, and public agency partners demonstrate the compelling importance of CalTrout’s work.
In 2020, we notably secured more than $22 million in new project funding—a 50% increase over the previous year—to be implemented over the next several years. We closed out Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 with an operating budget of $8.6 million, and we are pleased to report that our program work and revenue has shifted into FY 2021 with an approved budget of $15.7 million. This is a big step that reflects the large, landscape-level projects underway across the state.
These projects are made possible by your gifts, allowing the planning, science, and partnership-building that attracts substantive state and federal funding.
We want you and every member of the public to know as much as possible about how California Trout operates and how carefully and effectively we use your donations.
Accordingly, we have posted our Tax Return and Financial Statement below. (Each are in .pdf format)