Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Fontenelle Forest

Inspiring current and future generations to care for the natural world

three stars

88.39

1111 North Bellevue Boulevard Bellevue, NE 68005
tel: (402) 731-3140   Web Site
EIN: 47-6026109

Board Leadership
Angela Athy
President

CEO
Merica Whitehall
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.39 three stars
  Financial 87.82 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1913, Fontenelle Forest is one of Nebraska's oldest conservation organizations and one of the largest private nature centers in the nation. FF owns and manages two nature centers: Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue and Neale Woods in Omaha. The properties encompass nearly 2,000 acres of forest, prairie and wetlands along the Missouri River in the geographically significant Loess Hills. The mission of Fontenelle Forest is to provide a place where people can experience and enjoy the quiet wild of nature. We want to inspire current and future generations to care for the natural world.

Founded in 1913, Fontenelle Forest is one of Nebraska's oldest conservation organizations and one of the largest private nature centers in the nation. FF owns and manages two nature centers: Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue and Neale Woods in Omaha. The properties encompass nearly 2,000 acres of forest, prairie and wetlands along the Missouri River in the geographically significant Loess Hills. The mission of Fontenelle Forest is to provide a place where people can experience and enjoy the quiet wild of nature. We want to inspire current and future generations to care for the natural world.

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Financial

three stars

87.82

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
73.2%
  Administrative Expenses 18.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.87
  Program Expenses Growth 5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fontenelle Forest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fontenelle Forest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $874,197
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $132,337
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,006,534
   Program Service Revenue $354,303
Total Primary Revenue $1,360,837
   Other Revenue $300,771
TOTAL REVENUE $1,661,608
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,775,395
   Administrative Expenses $421,813
   Fundraising Expenses $277,420
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,474,628
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-813,020
   
Net Assets $14,419,720

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$96,383 3.89% Merica Whitehall Executive Director

Mission

Founded in 1913, Fontenelle Forest is one of Nebraska's oldest conservation organizations and one of the largest private nature centers in the nation. FF owns and manages two nature centers: Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue and Neale Woods in Omaha. The properties encompass nearly 2,000 acres of forest, prairie and wetlands along the Missouri River in the geographically significant Loess Hills. The mission of Fontenelle Forest is to provide a place where people can experience and enjoy the quiet wild of nature. We want to inspire current and future generations to care for the natural world.

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Charity Contact Info

Fontenelle Forest
1111 North Bellevue Boulevard
Bellevue, NE 68005
tel: (402) 731-3140
fax: (402) 731-2403
EIN: 47-6026109

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Board Leadership

Angela Athy
President

CEO

Merica Whitehall
Executive Director