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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers (Grantmaking)

Regional Parks Foundation

Supporting East Bay regional parks

four stars

90.50

P.O. Box 21074 Crestmont Station
Oakland, CA 94620
tel: (510) 544-2202   Web Site
EIN: 23-7011877

Board Leadership
John Dilsaver
President

CEO
Carol Johnson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.50 four stars
  Financial 87.18 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Regional Parks Foundation was established in 1969 to support the East Bay Regional Park District. The Foundation's mission is to support our Regional Parks through fundraising that provides broader public access, resource protection and preservation, education and recreational programs, and the acquisition of parklands. One of the top priorities is to ensure that underserved populations have equal access to the East Bay Regional Park District's parks, trails, programs, and services.

The Regional Parks Foundation was established in 1969 to support the East Bay Regional Park District. The Foundation's mission is to support our Regional Parks through fundraising that provides broader public access, resource protection and preservation, education and recreational programs, and the acquisition of parklands. One of the top priorities is to ensure that underserved populations have equal access to the East Bay Regional Park District's parks, trails, programs, and services.

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Financial

three stars

87.18

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
83.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.07
  Program Expenses Growth -5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Regional Parks Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Regional Parks Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Regional Parks Foundation (CA) 90.50 four stars
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes (OH) 87.76 three stars
World Forestry Center (OR) 89.70 three stars
This Is The Place Foundation (UT) 88.14 three stars
Harris Center for Conservation Education (NH) 92.22 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,420,105
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $863,486
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,283,591
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,283,591
   Other Revenue $191,451
TOTAL REVENUE $3,475,042
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,142,119
   Administrative Expenses $267,326
   Fundraising Expenses $240,079
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,649,524
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,825,518
   
Net Assets $6,285,354

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
Campership Programs $1,142,119 100.0%

Ratings History
Regional Parks Foundation has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 90.50 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 91.45 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 91.60 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.91 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 92.60 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 94.09 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 83.52 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 81.79 three 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 23-7011877
Name in IRS Master File REGIONAL PARKS FOUNDATION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (402) Other activity aimed t combating community deterioration
(600) Community Chest, United Way, etc.
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 May, 1969
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Carol Johnson Executive Director $173,975

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Regional Parks Foundation (CA) 90.50 four stars
Great Meadow Foundation (VA) 87.74 three stars
Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (MI) 88.77 three stars
Audubon Canyon Ranch (CA) 86.74 three stars
Hidden Villa (CA) 97.13 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Regional Parks Foundation
P.O. Box 21074
Crestmont Station
Oakland, CA 94620
tel: (510) 544-2202
EIN: 23-7011877

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Board Leadership

John Dilsaver
President

CEO

Carol Johnson
Executive Director

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