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International : Development and Relief Services

Trees for the Future

Plant Trees. Change Lives.

three stars

86.31

1400 Spring Street Suite 150
Silver Spring, MD 20910
tel: (301) 565-0630   Web Site
EIN: 52-1644869

Board Leadership
Dr. John R. Moore
Chairman

CEO
John Leary
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.31 three stars
  Financial 80.65 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

80.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 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)
69.8%
  Administrative Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.34
  Program Expenses Growth 12.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Trees for the Future on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Trees for the Future on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trees for the Future (MD) 86.31 three stars
CHOICE Humanitarian (UT) 92.24 four stars
TechnoServe (DC) 90.12 four stars
Haiti Outreach (MN) 93.90 four stars
Kids Around the World (IL) 94.64 four stars

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Trees for the Future is dedicated to improving the livelihoods of impoverished farmers by revitalizing degraded lands.

Millions of impoverished, smallholder farmers in the developing world use environmentally destructive farming methods to meet the needs of their families. These farmers are resource poor and they face significant risks in adopting new production techniques. This dilemma traps them in a cycle of poverty and promotes harmful land use practices that limit the potential of the land today and in the future.

We envision a world where farmers can leave a legacy of opportunity through sustainable farming and forestry practices while also using their land productively..

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,828,928
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,828,928
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,828,928
   Other Revenue $25
TOTAL REVENUE $1,828,953
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,238,232
   Administrative Expenses $213,079
   Fundraising Expenses $296,969
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,748,280
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $80,673
   
Net Assets $654,924

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
Agroforestry $1,238,232 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 86.31 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.52 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 10/01/2015 90.82 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 77.25 two stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 76.88 two stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 78.19 two stars
2010-12 02/01/2013 86.83 three stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 85.67 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 93.22 four stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 93.49 four stars
2007-12 09/01/2008 93.14 four 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 52-1644869
Name in IRS Master File TREES FOR THE FUTURE 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 (355) Wildlife sanctuary or refuge
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 September, 1989
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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,450 6.60% John Leary Executive Director

Trees for the Future is dedicated to improving the livelihoods of impoverished farmers by revitalizing degraded lands.

Millions of impoverished, smallholder farmers in the developing world use environmentally destructive farming methods to meet the needs of their families. These farmers are resource poor and they face significant risks in adopting new production techniques. This dilemma traps them in a cycle of poverty and promotes harmful land use practices that limit the potential of the land today and in the future.

We envision a world where farmers can leave a legacy of opportunity through sustainable farming and forestry practices while also using their land productively..

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trees for the Future (MD) 86.31 three stars
Water Mission (SC) 92.06 four stars
Solar Electric Light Fund (DC) 86.50 three stars
CHOICE Humanitarian (UT) 92.24 four stars
Akshaya Patra USA (MA) 91.99 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Trees for the Future
1400 Spring Street
Suite 150
Silver Spring, MD 20910
tel: (301) 565-0630
EIN: 52-1644869

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Board Leadership

Dr. John R. Moore
Chairman

CEO

John Leary
Executive Director

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