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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation (Fundraising)

National Forest Foundation

Engaging Americans in caring for our National Forests

96.46

Building 27, Suite 3 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59804
tel: (406) 542-2805   Web Site
EIN: 52-1786332

Board Leadership
Craig R. Barrett
Chair

CEO
Bill Possiel
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.46
  Financial 95.00
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 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)
89.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.94
  Program Expenses Growth 9.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Forest Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Forest Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Forest Foundation (MT) 96.46
Stand (previously ForestEthics) (CA) 92.34
Rainforest Trust (VA) 98.23
Trees Atlanta (GA) 96.59
Rainforest Action Network (CA) 93.19

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Founded by Congress, the National Forest Foundation (NFF) works with the U.S. Forest Service and communities across the country to care for the 193-million-acre National Forest System and the millions of visitors it receives each year. The NFF brings people together to restore and enhance our National Forests and Grasslands. As the nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, we engage America in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the National Forest System. We also administer private gifts of funds and land for the benefit of the National Forests. In helping the U.S. Forest Service fulfill its mission "to maintain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations" we work in close collaboration with local people and communities.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,443,621
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $94,530
   Fundraising Events $338,396
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,025,221
Total Contributions $15,901,768
   Program Service Revenue $938,989
Total Primary Revenue $16,840,757
   Other Revenue $23,575
TOTAL REVENUE $16,864,332
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,064,720
   Administrative Expenses $884,358
   Fundraising Expenses $635,889
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,584,967
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,279,365
   
Net Assets $12,841,464

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
Forest Service Grants $6,669,799 60.3%
Conservation $3,946,993 35.7%
Membership and Education $447,928 4.0%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 11/01/2016 96.46
2014-09 06/01/2016 96.46
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 04/01/2016 89.97
2014-09 09/01/2015 88.84
2013-09 10/01/2014 86.17
2013-09 09/01/2014 82.07
2012-09 10/01/2013 86.50
2011-09 11/06/2012 87.25
2010-09 09/20/2011 87.02
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 05/01/2011 82.25

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

EIN 52-1786332
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL FOREST FOUNDATION
NTEE Code N20
NTEE Classification Recreational and Sporting Camps
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (254) Corporation organized under an Act of Congress (see also use (904)
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 July, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 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
$589,128 4.68% William J. Possiel President

Founded by Congress, the National Forest Foundation (NFF) works with the U.S. Forest Service and communities across the country to care for the 193-million-acre National Forest System and the millions of visitors it receives each year. The NFF brings people together to restore and enhance our National Forests and Grasslands. As the nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, we engage America in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the National Forest System. We also administer private gifts of funds and land for the benefit of the National Forests. In helping the U.S. Forest Service fulfill its mission "to maintain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations" we work in close collaboration with local people and communities.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Forest Foundation (MT) 96.46
Rainforest Action Network (CA) 93.19
The American Chestnut Foundation (NC) 93.82
Rainforest Foundation US (NY) 98.23
Trees Atlanta (GA) 96.59

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Charity Contact Info

National Forest Foundation
Building 27, Suite 3
Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59804
tel: (406) 542-2805
fax: (406) 542-2810
EIN: 52-1786332

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Board Leadership

Craig R. Barrett
Chair

CEO

Bill Possiel
President

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