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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

1000 Friends of Florida

Building Better Communities and Saving Special Places

three stars

87.65

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

Board Leadership
Susan Trevarthen
Chair

CEO
Paul Owens
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.65 three stars
  Financial 83.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of annual attendees at the Dr. John M. DeGrove Webinar Series
3,339
Total number of new organization members
227
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

83.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
78.0%
  Administrative Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.85
  Program Expenses Growth -2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
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.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Community meetings or town halls, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We send a survey out after each of our monthly webinars Due to requests, we have added professional certification credits for landscape architects and are exploring associations with other professional groups
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
1000 Friends of Florida (FL) 87.65 three stars
Environmental Defense Center (CA) 94.13 four stars
Conservation Law Foundation (MA) 96.63 four stars
Greenbelt Alliance (CA) 85.34 three stars
Center for International Environmental Law (DC) 91.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $508,908
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $508,908
   Program Service Revenue $540
Total Primary Revenue $509,448
   Other Revenue $-122
TOTAL REVENUE $509,326
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $386,859
   Administrative Expenses $66,967
   Fundraising Expenses $32,115
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $485,941
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $23,385
   
Net Assets $421,269

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
Saving Special Places $117,240 30.3%
Education $112,640 29.1%
Building Better Communities $72,633 18.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 07/01/2019 87.65 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 88.13 three stars
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 June
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
1000 Friends of Florida (FL) 87.65 three stars
Property and Environment Research Center (MT) 86.88 three stars
Western Resource Advocates (CO) 96.18 four stars
Union of Concerned Scientists (MA) 91.85 four stars
Conservation Colorado Education Fund (CO) 92.22 four stars

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Official Charity Response

In 2018, 1000 Friends of Florida changed its fiscal year from calendar year to July to June fiscal year.  In order to do this, we had a 6-month "fiscal year" from January to June 2018, followed by a 12-month "fiscal year" from July 2018 to June 2019.  Charity Navigator waits until information has been submitted for a full fiscal year before updating its analysis and it takes several months before the IRS makes 990 information available to Charity Navigator and others.  For this reason, the last full year of fiscal information posted about 1000 Friends on Charity Navigator is for 2017.  This will be updated to the July 2018-June 2019 fiscal year when Charity Navigator is able to access that information from the IRS.  You can view 1000 Friends' latest financials at www.1000fof.org/about/financials.  Or please reach out to us at friends@1000fof.org for additional information.  Thank you.

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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

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Board Leadership

Susan Trevarthen
Chair

CEO

Paul Owens
President

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