Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking)

National Forest Foundation

Engage Americans in promoting the health and public enjoyment of our National Forests.

four stars

90.40

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
Mary Mitsos
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.40 four stars
  Financial 87.04 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our National Forests span 193 million acres from Alaska to Puerto Rico. Truly "The People's Lands," these forests, grasslands, deserts, and snow-capped mountains are our most cherished outdoor spaces that offer unparalleled recreation opportunities. They also support local economies, provide critical natural resources, clean our water and air, and host wildlife. The National Forest Foundation is the only conservation organization solely dedicated to improving these public lands for today's and future generations. Our efficient, effective, and creative approaches to conservation reach millions of Americans annually. We accomplish our work through signature conservation initiatives, tree planting, grant programs as we empower communities to work together and inspire millions of Americans to care for their backyard National Forests.

Our National Forests span 193 million acres from Alaska to Puerto Rico. Truly "The People's Lands," these forests, grasslands, deserts, and snow-capped mountains are our most cherished outdoor spaces that offer unparalleled recreation opportunities. They also support local economies, provide critical natural resources, clean our water and air, and host wildlife. The National Forest Foundation is the only conservation organization solely dedicated to improving these public lands for today's and future generations. Our efficient, effective, and creative approaches to conservation reach millions of Americans annually. We accomplish our work through signature conservation initiatives, tree planting, grant programs as we empower communities to work together and inspire millions of Americans to care for their backyard National Forests.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Acres of natural habitat restored
217,222
Number of trees planted
13,778,500
Number of invasive species removed from managed area(s)
112,912
This impact information is current as of January 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

87.04

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
85.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.99
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,756,482
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,028,804
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,250,402
Total Contributions $12,035,688
   Program Service Revenue $2,087,957
Total Primary Revenue $14,123,645
   Other Revenue $-207,847
TOTAL REVENUE $13,915,798
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,692,046
   Administrative Expenses $752,325
   Fundraising Expenses $1,199,163
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,643,534
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,272,264
   
Net Assets $15,473,558

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$194,516 1.53% Mary Mitsos President
Other Salaries of Note
$430,271 3.40% William J. Possiel Former President

Mission

Our National Forests span 193 million acres from Alaska to Puerto Rico. Truly "The People's Lands," these forests, grasslands, deserts, and snow-capped mountains are our most cherished outdoor spaces that offer unparalleled recreation opportunities. They also support local economies, provide critical natural resources, clean our water and air, and host wildlife. The National Forest Foundation is the only conservation organization solely dedicated to improving these public lands for today's and future generations. Our efficient, effective, and creative approaches to conservation reach millions of Americans annually. We accomplish our work through signature conservation initiatives, tree planting, grant programs as we empower communities to work together and inspire millions of Americans to care for their backyard National Forests.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Forest Foundation (MT) 90.40 four stars
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (NH) 94.12 four stars
Forest Trends (DC) 87.10 three stars
Rainforest Trust (VA) 100.00 four stars
Stand.earth (CA) 89.44 three stars

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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

Mary Mitsos
President