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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Yellowstone Forever

Inspire. Educate. Preserve.

four stars

90.63

P.O. Box 117 Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
tel: (406) 848-2400   Web Site
EIN: 47-5427975

Board Leadership
Kay Yeager
Chair

CEO
Heather White
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.63 four stars
  Financial 86.75 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Yellowstone Forever—formerly the Yellowstone Association and Yellowstone Park Foundation—is the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park. We partner with Yellowstone National Park to create opportunities for all people to experience, enhance, and preserve Yellowstone forever. Our educational programming, products, and services help people enjoy, understand, and appreciate the wildlife, geology, and cultural history of the park. The opportunities Yellowstone Forever provides for volunteerism and community relations develop and engage new stewards for the park. Through thoughtful cultivation and stewardship of people who love the park, Yellowstone Forever is building a broad network of philanthropic supporters dedicated to preserving the park. Yellowstone Forever's mission of engagement and support through education and fundraising for the park will ensure Yellowstone remains for generations to come.

Yellowstone Forever—formerly the Yellowstone Association and Yellowstone Park Foundation—is the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park. We partner with Yellowstone National Park to create opportunities for all people to experience, enhance, and preserve Yellowstone forever. Our educational programming, products, and services help people enjoy, understand, and appreciate the wildlife, geology, and cultural history of the park. The opportunities Yellowstone Forever provides for volunteerism and community relations develop and engage new stewards for the park. Through thoughtful cultivation and stewardship of people who love the park, Yellowstone Forever is building a broad network of philanthropic supporters dedicated to preserving the park. Yellowstone Forever's mission of engagement and support through education and fundraising for the park will ensure Yellowstone remains for generations to come.

Financial

three stars

86.75

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 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)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.64
  Program Expenses Growth 29.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Yellowstone Forever on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Yellowstone Forever on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Yellowstone Forever (WY) 90.63 four stars
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (OH) 88.91 three stars
Planting Fields Foundation (NY) 87.56 three stars
Friends of Acadia (ME) 93.37 four stars
Grand Teton National Park Foundation (WY) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,906,741
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $37,884
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,944,625
   Program Service Revenue $1,672,579
Total Primary Revenue $12,617,204
   Other Revenue $3,248,249
TOTAL REVENUE $15,865,453
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,987,242
   Administrative Expenses $609,941
   Fundraising Expenses $2,900,595
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,497,778
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,632,325
   
Net Assets $18,580,369

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
Support for Yellowstone National Park $8,259,633 59.1%
Visitor education product sales $2,990,286 21.4%
Visitor Education $2,737,323 19.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-02 12/21/2018 90.63 four stars
2017-02 12/22/2017 88.67 three stars
2015-09 08/01/2016 90.71 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 89.48 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 90.31 four stars
2013-09 09/01/2014 88.24 three stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 88.26 three stars
2011-09 08/01/2012 85.95 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 90.49 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 88.31 three stars
2008-09 11/01/2009 88.21 three stars
2007-09 10/01/2008 82.81 three stars
2006-09 08/01/2007 87.78 three 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 47-5427975
Name in IRS Master File YELLOWSTONE FOREVER
NTEE Code C60
NTEE Classification Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 January, 2016
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End February
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • February, 2017

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$259,108 1.48% Heather White President and CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Yellowstone Forever (WY) 90.63 four stars
Friends of Acadia (ME) 93.37 four stars
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (OH) 88.91 three stars
Grand Teton National Park Foundation (WY) 98.23 four stars
National Park Foundation (DC) 91.50 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Yellowstone Forever
P.O. Box 117
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
tel: (406) 848-2400
fax: (406) 848-2847
EIN: 47-5427975

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Board Leadership

Kay Yeager
Chair

CEO

Heather White
President & CEO

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