Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking)

National Forest Foundation

Bringing people together to protect America's National Forests

four stars

93.66

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 93.66 four stars
  Financial 91.98 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

four stars

91.98

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 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)
86.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.88
  Program Expenses Growth 5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.0%
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 $8,003,239
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $259,365
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,713,371
Total Contributions $11,975,975
   Program Service Revenue $1,908,671
Total Primary Revenue $13,884,646
   Other Revenue $-33,035
TOTAL REVENUE $13,851,611
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,410,103
   Administrative Expenses $932,235
   Fundraising Expenses $1,303,428
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,645,766
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $205,845
   
Net Assets $14,033,675

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$122,950 0.90% Mary Mitsos President & CEO From 05/2017
Other Salaries of Note
$347,240 2.54% William J Possiel President Until 05/2017

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) 93.66 four stars
Amazon Conservation Association (DC) 93.33 four stars
Trees Atlanta (GA) 99.89 four stars
American Forest Foundation (DC) 96.39 four stars
New England Forestry Foundation (MA) 89.97 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