Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking)

National Forest Foundation

Engaging Americans in caring for our National Forests

four stars

96.66

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 96.66 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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 and offer unparalleled recreation opportunities. They support local economies, provide critical natural resources, clean our water and air, and host wildlife. The National Forest Foundation is the only conservation organization dedicated to improving these lands for today and for future generations. Our efficient, effective and creative approaches to restoration reach millions of Americans annually. We accomplish our work through grant programs, signature conservation campaigns, tree planting, helping communities work together, and inspiring millions of Americans each year.

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 and offer unparalleled recreation opportunities. They support local economies, provide critical natural resources, clean our water and air, and host wildlife. The National Forest Foundation is the only conservation organization dedicated to improving these lands for today and for future generations. Our efficient, effective and creative approaches to restoration reach millions of Americans annually. We accomplish our work through grant programs, signature conservation campaigns, tree planting, helping communities work together, and inspiring millions of Americans each year.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
88.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.09
  Program Expenses Growth 10.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.9%
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 $6,357,956
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $84,238
   Fundraising Events $355,325
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,669,122
Total Contributions $11,466,641
   Program Service Revenue $1,866,747
Total Primary Revenue $13,333,388
   Other Revenue $-104,421
TOTAL REVENUE $13,228,967
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,304,039
   Administrative Expenses $775,242
   Fundraising Expenses $880,110
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,959,391
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $269,576
   
Net Assets $13,348,087

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$317,093 2.44% William J. Possiel 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 and offer unparalleled recreation opportunities. They support local economies, provide critical natural resources, clean our water and air, and host wildlife. The National Forest Foundation is the only conservation organization dedicated to improving these lands for today and for future generations. Our efficient, effective and creative approaches to restoration reach millions of Americans annually. We accomplish our work through grant programs, signature conservation campaigns, tree planting, helping communities work together, and inspiring millions of Americans each year.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Forest Foundation (MT) 96.66 four stars
Forest Trends (DC) 86.54 three stars
Trees Atlanta (GA) 99.30 four stars
American Forests (DC) 86.81 three stars
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (NH) 90.12 four 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