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

National Park Foundation

The Official Charitable Partner of the National Park Service

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four stars

90.07

1110 Vermont Ave, NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (888) 467-2757   Web Site
EIN: 52-1086761

Board Leadership
Bryan Traubert
Chair

CEO
Will Shafroth
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.07 four stars
  Financial 85.96 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

As the official non-profit partner of the Nation Park Service, the National Park Foundation generates private support and builds strategic partnerships to protect and enhance America's National Parks for present and future generations.

As the official non-profit partner of the Nation Park Service, the National Park Foundation generates private support and builds strategic partnerships to protect and enhance America's National Parks for present and future generations.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of overall donors
201,468
Total revenue earned to support advocacy efforts
92,002,600
Total number of grants awarded
585
Number of organizational partners
270
Total dollars received in contributions
89,284,100
This impact information is current as of September 2019, 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

three stars

85.96

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
77.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.69
  Program Expenses Growth 8.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Park Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Park Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Park Foundation (DC) 90.07 four stars
Friends of Acadia (ME) 93.37 four stars
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (OH) 91.21 four stars
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (CA) 90.38 four stars
Yellowstone Forever (WY) 90.63 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $62,776,870
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $12,119,799
Total Contributions $74,896,669
   Program Service Revenue $1,518,289
Total Primary Revenue $76,414,958
   Other Revenue $4,882,569
TOTAL REVENUE $81,297,527
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $36,222,372
   Administrative Expenses $7,860,619
   Fundraising Expenses $14,721,446
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $58,804,437
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $22,493,090
   
Net Assets $197,685,553

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
Protect National Parks $12,024,945 33.2%
Connect New Audiences with National Parks $12,024,945 33.2%
Other Programs $2,367,560 6.5%

Ratings History
National Park Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 09/03/2019 90.07 four stars
2017-09 02/01/2019 91.50 four stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 91.52 four 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 52-1086761
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL PARK 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
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 June, 1981
Filing Requirement Not required to file - instrumentality of states or subdivisions
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$418,806 0.71% William Shafroth President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Park Foundation (DC) 90.07 four stars
Friends of Acadia (ME) 93.37 four stars
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (OH) 91.21 four stars
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (CA) 90.38 four stars
Yellowstone Forever (WY) 90.63 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Park Foundation
1110 Vermont Ave, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (888) 467-2757
fax: (202) 796-2509
EIN: 52-1086761

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Board Leadership

Bryan Traubert
Chair

CEO

Will Shafroth
President & CEO

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