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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

California Native Plant Society

Preserving and Protecting California Native Plants and Their Habitats

three stars

88.34

2707 K Street Suite 1
Sacramento, CA 95816
tel: (916) 447-2677   Web Site
EIN: 94-6116403

Board Leadership
Steve Hartman
President

CEO
Daniel Gluesenkamp
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.34 three stars
  Financial 93.17 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
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

four stars

93.17

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

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)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.96
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California Native Plant Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California Native Plant Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Native Plant Society (CA) 88.34 three stars
Sustainable Conservation (CA) 92.18 four stars
Center for ReSource Conservation (CO) 91.26 four stars
Natural Resources Council of Maine (ME) 92.19 four stars
Wildlands Network (WA) 88.89 three stars

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The mission of California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants. Our nearly 10,000 members work to promote native plant appreciation, research, education, and conservation through our five statewide programs and 34 regional chapters in California. Through membership in CNPS, Californians of all walks of life are able to support and engage in opportunities to experience and learn about native plants and their habitats, gardening and landscaping with native plants, restoration of habitat areas, and conservation issues throughout the state.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $816,583
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $365,717
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,182,300
   Program Service Revenue $1,082,751
Total Primary Revenue $2,265,051
   Other Revenue $298,036
TOTAL REVENUE $2,563,087
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,943,251
   Administrative Expenses $243,213
   Fundraising Expenses $185,438
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,371,902
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $191,185
   
Net Assets $4,228,038

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
Chapter Support $600,098 30.9%
The Plant Science Program $560,730 28.8%
Education $550,165 28.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-03 11/01/2016 88.34 three stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 83.20 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 08/01/2015 78.40 two 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 94-6116403
Name in IRS Master File CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (402) Other activity aimed t combating community deterioration
(350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012
  • March, 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
$104,094 4.38% Dan Gluesenkamp Executive Director

The mission of California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants. Our nearly 10,000 members work to promote native plant appreciation, research, education, and conservation through our five statewide programs and 34 regional chapters in California. Through membership in CNPS, Californians of all walks of life are able to support and engage in opportunities to experience and learn about native plants and their habitats, gardening and landscaping with native plants, restoration of habitat areas, and conservation issues throughout the state.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Native Plant Society (CA) 88.34 three stars
Land Trust Alliance (DC) 90.88 four stars
Trees, Water & People (CO) 85.94 three stars
Anacostia Watershed Society (MD) 95.14 four stars
Conservation Strategy Fund (CA) 89.24 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

California Native Plant Society
2707 K Street
Suite 1
Sacramento, CA 95816
tel: (916) 447-2677
fax: (916) 447-2727
EIN: 94-6116403

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Board Leadership

Steve Hartman
President

CEO

Daniel Gluesenkamp
Executive Director

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