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International : Development and Relief Services

Trees for Life

Breaking the cycle of poverty and hunger

one star

63.68

3006 West St. Louis Street Wichita, KS 67203
tel: (316) 945-6929   Web Site
EIN: 48-0979347

Board Leadership
Simmi Dalla
Board Chairperson

CEO
Balbir S. Mathur
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 63.68 one star
  Financial 77.16 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 54.00 zero star
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Trees for Life International's work started in the early 1980s with the planting of fruit trees in India. The emphasis was on creating awareness, training people to plant and take care of trees, and providing them with the resources needed to accomplish their tasks. Each recipient made a pledge to help at least two others in the same manner in which they had been helped. But far more important than the number of trees planted is the fact that tree planting inspires many people to do more to help themselves. They have started projects on bee-keeping, fuel-efficient stoves, improvement of their soils, water conservation, scientific improvement of plant breeding materials, self-help loans, improvement of medical facilities, improvement of educational facilities and other socially responsible activities.

Trees for Life International's work started in the early 1980s with the planting of fruit trees in India. The emphasis was on creating awareness, training people to plant and take care of trees, and providing them with the resources needed to accomplish their tasks. Each recipient made a pledge to help at least two others in the same manner in which they had been helped. But far more important than the number of trees planted is the fact that tree planting inspires many people to do more to help themselves. They have started projects on bee-keeping, fuel-efficient stoves, improvement of their soils, water conservation, scientific improvement of plant breeding materials, self-help loans, improvement of medical facilities, improvement of educational facilities and other socially responsible activities.

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Financial

two stars

77.16

Accountability & Transparency

zero star

54.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
69.0%
  Administrative Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.64
  Program Expenses Growth 1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Trees for Life on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Trees for Life on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trees for Life (KS) 63.68 one star
Plant With Purpose (CA) 92.60 four stars
Lifewater International (CA) 92.49 four stars
Health In Harmony (OR) 91.28 four stars
One Acre Fund (IL) 90.19 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $426,591
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $426,591
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $426,591
   Other Revenue $-38,629
TOTAL REVENUE $387,962
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $320,784
   Administrative Expenses $84,475
   Fundraising Expenses $86,313
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $491,572
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-103,610
   
Net Assets $678,439

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 63.68 one star
2017-12 06/01/2019 72.42 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 72.42 two stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 78.25 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.75 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 81.60 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 80.61 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 78.68 two stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 77.42 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 77.29 two stars
2009-12 11/01/2011 83.69 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.75 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 97.77 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 98.63 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 97.50 four stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 84.32 three stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 74.23 two stars
2004-12 06/01/2006 78.02 two stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 81.62 three stars
2002-12 02/01/2004 78.18 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 48-0979347
Name in IRS Master File TREES FOR LIFE INC
NTEE Code C36
NTEE Classification Forest Conservation
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Simmi Dalla President
Other Salaries of Note
$44,533 9.05% Jeffrey Faus Secretary

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trees for Life (KS) 63.68 one star
International Youth Foundation (MD) 90.12 four stars
One World Children's Fund (CA) 98.23 four stars
The Resource Foundation (NY) 95.47 four stars
Room to Read (CA) 89.94 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Trees for Life
3006 West St. Louis Street
Wichita, KS 67203
tel: (316) 945-6929
fax: (316) 945-0909
EIN: 48-0979347

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Board Leadership

Simmi Dalla
Board Chairperson

CEO

Balbir S. Mathur
President

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