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Eden Reforestation Projects

Plant Trees. Save Lives.

three stars

81.20

303 W Foothill Boulevard Suite 13
Glendora, CA 91741
tel: (626) 872-3770   Web Site
EIN: 95-4804581

Board Leadership
Mike Kilbane
Chair

CEO
Steve Fitch
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.20 three stars
  Financial 81.42 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2002, Eden Reforestation Projects aims to provide fair wage employment to impoverished villagers as global forest restoration agents. We hire the poorest of the poor to grow, plant, and guard to maturity native species forest on a massive scale. Our "Employ to Plant" methodology results in a multiplication of positive socio-economic and environment measures. By the year 2025 our objective is to plant a minimum of 500 million trees each year and to offer hope through the employment of tens of thousands of people in countries where extreme poverty is rampant.

Founded in 2002, Eden Reforestation Projects aims to provide fair wage employment to impoverished villagers as global forest restoration agents. We hire the poorest of the poor to grow, plant, and guard to maturity native species forest on a massive scale. Our "Employ to Plant" methodology results in a multiplication of positive socio-economic and environment measures. By the year 2025 our objective is to plant a minimum of 500 million trees each year and to offer hope through the employment of tens of thousands of people in countries where extreme poverty is rampant.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Reforestation
Program Name: Reforestation

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Program Activities
Eden Reforestation Projects plants trees in forests that have been depleted.
Impact Statement
$7 offsets one year of personal carbon emissions.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of tree planting programs are based on the cost offsetting a year of personal carbon emissions relative to the social cost of carbon. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they offset a year of personal carbon emissions for 75% of the social cost of carbon averted and a score of 75 for 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Eden Reforestation Projects.
Data Source
Output data collected during the program. Eden Reforestation Projects publicly reports the number and location of trees it plants, which we use to calculate the number of years of personal carbon emissions offset.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We estimate the number of years of carbon emissions the nonprofit offsets by comparing the trees actually planted by the nonprofit to the trees that would have been planted in the absence of the nonprofit (the “counterfactual”). Some trees would have been planted even without the nonprofit, such as by the government or other nonprofits; these counterfactual successes must be netted out of the successes we observe. Otherwise, we would be attributing a change (carbon emissions offset) to the nonprofit when it would have happened anyway. Few nonprofits estimate the counterfactual themselves, so we construct our own counterfactual estimate based on research and publicly available data. We use the percentage of plantable land left where the nonprofit works to calculate the probability of displacing the efforts of other organizations. We net out that change from the changes we observe to get a correct estimate of impact.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

81.42

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
72.5%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.28
  Program Expenses Growth 65.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Eden Reforestation Projects on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Eden Reforestation Projects on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Eden Reforestation Projects (CA) 81.20 three stars
Growing Hope Globally, formerly Foods Resource Bank (IL) 89.39 three stars
Global Greengrants Fund (CO) 93.19 four stars
International Youth Foundation (MD) 90.12 four stars
International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) (NY) 87.58 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,048,162
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,048,162
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,048,162
   Other Revenue $-522
TOTAL REVENUE $3,047,640
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,214,306
   Administrative Expenses $253,916
   Fundraising Expenses $385,374
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,853,596
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $194,044
   
Net Assets $545,170

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
Tree Planting $2,214,306 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 81.20 three stars
2017-12 12/20/2019 78.85 two stars
2017-12 12/01/2019 76.94 two stars
2017-12 10/01/2019 68.55 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-4804581
Name in IRS Master File EDEN REFORESTATION PROJECTS
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
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 November, 2000
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$134,610 4.71% Stephen Fitch President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Eden Reforestation Projects (CA) 81.20 three stars
Synergos (NY) 89.28 three stars
World Neighbors (OK) 92.88 four stars
Operation Bootstrap Africa (MN) 90.76 four stars
NESsT (CA) 87.24 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Eden Reforestation Projects
303 W Foothill Boulevard
Suite 13
Glendora, CA 91741
tel: (626) 872-3770
EIN: 95-4804581

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Board Leadership

Mike Kilbane
Chair

CEO

Steve Fitch
CEO

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