Mission:

TO HELP MAINTAIN VARIOUS CITIZENS SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS WHICH ARE DEDICATED TO WORKING WITH THE FLORIDA PARK SERVICE TO ENHANCE, PROTECT, AND PROMOTE ALL OF FLORIDAS STATE PAR ... (More)


 www.friendsoffloridastateparks.org
 |  1700 N MONROE ST STE 11 # 200 Tallahassee FL 32303-0501

Florida State Parks Foundation Inc. is headquartered in Tallahassee, FL, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 59-3207818.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS' NTEE classification is Parks and Playgrounds within the Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 1995.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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This organization cannot be evaluated by our Encompass Rating methodology due to only having one year of electronically-filed IRS Form 990 data.


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Charity Navigator currently only has one year of consecutive e-filed Forms 990 from the IRS for Florida State Parks Foundation Inc. under the EIN: 59-3207818.
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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Florida State Parks Foundation Inc. reported its three largest programs on its FY 2013 Form 990 as:


$25,398

Spent in most recent FY

52%

Percent of program expenses


CITIZEN SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS CSO ARE DEDICATED TO WORKING WITH THE FLORIDA PARKS SERVICE TO ENHANCE, PROTECT, AND PROMOTE ALL OF FLORIDAS STATE PARKS. EXPENSES INCLUDED 13,328 FOR CSO MATCHING PROGRA ... (More)


$22,626

Spent in most recent FY

46%

Percent of program expenses


PART OF THE FORMER DIRECTORS SALARY AND PAYROLL TAXES WERE DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO HER SERVICES RENDERED IN THE ORGANIZATIONS EDUCATION PROGRAM. THIS INCLUDED SALARY OF 21,018 AND PAYROLL TAXES OF 1, ... (More)


$677

Spent in most recent FY

1%

Percent of program expenses


AWARDS FOR SERVICE RECOGNITION WERE GIVEN TO FRIENDS GROUPS TO RECOGNIZE THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND EFFORTS TO SUPPORT THE ORGANIZATIONS MISSION AND PURPOSE.


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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

The mission of the Friends of Florida State Parks is to support and help sustain the Florida Park Service. In coordination with and support of the Florida Park Service, the FFSP will provide education, communication and support services to local support organizations to ensure the sustainability, protection, restoration and interpretation of the system of Florida State Parks. Through education, communication and support of local CSO’s, the FFSP will ensure the health of the statewide CSO program by implementing a strategic plan to the benefit of the system of Florida State Parks.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

The Florida State Parks Foundation strategy for supporting Florida State Parks with providing outdoor-based recreational opportunities and interpretive services is through financial support and technical assistance to park citizen support organizations and by developing and conducting programs that will enhance park citizen support organizations efforts and those efforts of the park staff and the Florida Park Service as a whole.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

The Florida State Parks Foundation works diligently to educate the people of Florida and its elected officials as to the unique beauty and irreplaceable value of its state park system. The Foundation raises funds to further the mission and work of the Florida Park Service and to improve visitor enjoyment of these public lands and waters. Together we can achieve more. The Foundation provides the strength of numbers to combined services for member CSO/Friends groups, allowing local Friends group to focus on the park and achieve more.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

The Organization will monitor the progress at quarterly board meetings and annual strategic planning session.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

Our organization's progress has thus far been successful!



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