Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

California Native Plant Society

Preserving and Protecting California Native Plants and Their Habitats

four stars

93.87

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 93.87 four stars
  Financial 92.31 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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 35 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.

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 35 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of paid participants in conferences
1,300
Number of rare species populations mapped by RPTH
60
Number of volunteers participating in Rare Plant Treasure Hunts
230
Number of professionals completing plant science training workshops
369
Number of plant science surveys completed
300
Number of volunteers
800
Number of Rare Plant Treasure Hunts
70
Number of rare species prepared for seed banking
10
This impact information is current as of August 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

four stars

92.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
73.3%
  Administrative Expenses 18.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.66
  Program Expenses Growth 8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,383,824
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $516,424
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,900,248
   Program Service Revenue $985,213
Total Primary Revenue $3,885,461
   Other Revenue $328,484
TOTAL REVENUE $4,213,945
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,077,530
   Administrative Expenses $482,525
   Fundraising Expenses $198,046
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,758,101
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,455,844
   
Net Assets $6,812,554

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$143,823 5.21% Dan Gluesenkamp Executive Director

Mission

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 35 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.

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California Native Plant Society (CA) 93.87 four 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