Annual Reports and 990s

Annual Reports

At the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, we have some great stories to tell. Stories that inspire and move individuals to help protect the lands, waters and wildlife we all cherish. We are committed to sharing those stories, the impact of our work and our financial circumstances, through our annual reports and 990’s so that you feel confident that your tax-deductible donation to the Foundation will make a difference.

A year-end look at your support in action, each annual report showcases our work to manage state-owned lands, protect wildlife, and promote conservation, and includes grant and financial information.

2016 Annual Report


2015 Annual Report

A challenging and exciting year for the Natural Resources Foundation, some might say 2015 was the beginning of a new era for the Foundation. Faced with the loss of a large government capacity grant, the Foundation embarked on a journey to find new sources of support, sustainability, and hope.

2014 Annual Report

A year of growth, success, and momentum, 2014 saw new initiatives like the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund and the Great Wisconsin Birdathon begin to take flight. Grantmaking also reached new heights with nearly half a million dollars going out the door to care for wildlife and wild lands across Wisconsin.

IRS Form 990

As a 501(c)3 organization, we annually file the IRS Form 990 detailing our mission, activities, and financial information. Click on the links below to view or download a 990. For years prior to 2014 please contact us and we are happy to provide it.

Natural Resources Foundation Form 990_2016

Natural Resources Foundation Form 990_2015

Natural Resources Foundation Form 990_2014


Ruth Oppedahl

Ruth Oppedahl

Executive Director

(608) 261-4384
[email protected]

With staff and board, Ruth helps build an inspiring vision to create a vibrant and durable Foundation which financially supports Wisconsin’s lands, wildlife and waters. Ruth is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and impact of the Foundation.