Disable all preview features

Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

1000 Friends of Florida

Building Better Communities and Saving Special Places

four stars

90.46

308 North Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32301
tel: (850) 222-6277   Web Site
EIN: 59-2761163

Board Leadership
Timothy Jackson
Chair

CEO
Ryan Smart
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.46 four stars
  Financial 86.52 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The state's leading not-for-profit smart growth advocacy organization, 1000 Friends of Florida is building better communities and saving special places in one of the fastest growing states in the nation. We promote vibrant, sustainable, walkable, livable communities which provide residents with affordable housing choices and transportation alternatives. We work to protect natural lands that cleanse and store fresh water needed for residents, agriculture and the environment, provide refuge for wildlife, and support abundant recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Above all, we strive to give citizens a meaningful role in shaping the futures of their communities and state.

Founded in 1986, 1000 Friends of Florida is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization.

The state's leading not-for-profit smart growth advocacy organization, 1000 Friends of Florida is building better communities and saving special places in one of the fastest growing states in the nation. We promote vibrant, sustainable, walkable, livable communities which provide residents with affordable housing choices and transportation alternatives. We work to protect natural lands that cleanse and store fresh water needed for residents, agriculture and the environment, provide refuge for wildlife, and support abundant recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Above all, we strive to give citizens a meaningful role in shaping the futures of their communities and state.

Founded in 1986, 1000 Friends of Florida is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization.

Financial

three stars

86.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.95
  Program Expenses Growth -9.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by 1000 Friends of Florida on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by 1000 Friends of Florida on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
1000 Friends of Florida (FL) 90.46 four stars
Environmental Defense Center (CA) 89.64 three stars
Tri-State Transportation Campaign (NY) 88.11 three stars
Environmental Working Group (DC) 88.06 three stars
Environmental Law and Policy Center (IL) 98.41 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $500,911
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $500,911
   Program Service Revenue $10,722
Total Primary Revenue $511,633
   Other Revenue $743
TOTAL REVENUE $512,376
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $365,231
   Administrative Expenses $76,527
   Fundraising Expenses $24,744
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $466,502
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $45,874
   
Net Assets $512,990

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Education $119,689 32.8%
Saving Special Places $117,886 32.3%
Building Better Communities $58,319 16.0%

Ratings History
1000 Friends of Florida has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 04/01/2017 90.46 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.16 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 82.38 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 83.76 three stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 88.62 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 88.27 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 87.29 three stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 69.70 one star
2011-12 09/01/2012 67.76 one star
2010-12 12/01/2011 64.31 one star
2008-12 09/20/2011 66.21 one star
 
CN 1.0
2008-12 04/01/2010 77.20 two stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 91.58 four stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 89.96 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 84.67 three stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 79.43 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 59-2761163
Name in IRS Master File 1000 FRIENDS OF FLORIDA INC
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 March, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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

We invite you to share your opinions, thoughts, experiences, and stories about this charity here to help inform the decisions of other donors.  
Need more help getting started? Check out our FAQs.
 
This tool is not for questions about Charity Navigator, such as how we derived this charity’s rating. We will happily answer those questions if you contact us directly. Likewise, if you have questions for this charity, then we encourage you to contact the charity directly (we include the charity’s contact information in the upper left-hand corner of this page) since few charities regularly monitor this commenting tool.

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$75,000 16.07% Ryan Smart President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
1000 Friends of Florida (FL) 90.46 four stars
Center for International Environmental Law (DC) 92.19 four stars
Alaska Wilderness League (DC) 88.48 three stars
Washington Environmental Council (WA) 94.90 four stars
Western Conservation Foundation (CO) 86.79 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

1000 Friends of Florida
308 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
tel: (850) 222-6277
fax: (850) 222-1117
EIN: 59-2761163

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 5948
Tallahassee, FL 32314

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Timothy Jackson
Chair

CEO

Ryan Smart
President

[ X ]

Did You Know We Are a Charity, Too?

If even a third of the 7 million people who visited our site last year had donated a dollar to Charity Navigator, we would comfortably meet our annual budget and be able to do what so many of you ask us to do every day--rate more charities!

With the support of users like you, we are currently investing in staff and technology. This will allow us to improve the search and organizational features of our site, making it easier to find the information that matters most to you. We will also continue to enhance our evaluation system and metrics.

So, whether you're a first time visitor or a long time user, we ask for your help in achieving our goal. Your gift of any size is most deeply appreciated! Thank You!

With the support of users like you, we are making it easier to find the info that matters most. Thank you!

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.

Help Center