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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

The Arbor Day Foundation

Inspiring people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees

three stars

89.66

100 Arbor Avenue Nebraska City, NE 68410
tel: (888) 448-7337   Web Site
EIN: 23-7169265

Board Leadership
Ray Empson
Chair

CEO
Matt Harris
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.66 three stars
  Financial 85.94 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

85.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 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)
86.9%
  Administrative Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Arbor Day Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Arbor Day Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Arbor Day Foundation (NE) 89.66 three stars
Rainforest Action Network (CA) 93.45 four stars
Trees Atlanta (GA) 96.59 four stars
American Forest Foundation (DC) 91.45 four stars
The American Chestnut Foundation (NC) 93.82 four stars

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Founded in 1972, The Arbor Day Foundation inspires people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. We envision a world where trees and forests are abundant, healthy, and sustainable, and highly valued by all people. Through mass-media communications, by providing low-cost trees for planting, and by producing high-quality, easy-to-use educational materials, we work to make tree planting and care something in which nearly everyone can be involved. We also create mechanisms through which the average individual can directly support positive tree conservation and education projects. It is our constant goal to expand a person's desire to plant a tree into a lifelong enthusiasm for tree planting and care, and for positive involvement in conservation issues relating to trees.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,980,229
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $13,856,064
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $869,492
Total Contributions $29,705,785
   Program Service Revenue $11,010,958
Total Primary Revenue $40,716,743
   Other Revenue $1,515,869
TOTAL REVENUE $42,232,612
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $34,217,904
   Administrative Expenses $1,205,590
   Fundraising Expenses $5,735,493
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $41,158,987
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,073,625
   
Net Assets $29,892,948

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
Trees for America $16,728,498 45.8%
Arbor Day Farm $12,074,881 33.1%
Arbor Day Youth Education $2,912,557 8.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 89.66 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 87.92 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 87.58 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 81.36 three stars
2011-06 03/01/2012 79.14 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.39 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 81.24 three stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 91.81 four stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 83.02 three stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 80.37 three stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 84.78 three stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 83.88 three stars
2004-06 02/01/2005 83.54 three stars
2003-06 02/01/2004 79.15 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 68.47 one star
2001-06 10/15/2002 76.89 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 23-7169265
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION
NTEE Code C50
NTEE Classification Environmental Beautification and Aesthetics
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 February, 1972
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$453,048 1.10% John Rosenow Former Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$271,401 0.65% Matt Harris Chief Executive Officer
$178,788 0.43% Dan Lambe President

Founded in 1972, The Arbor Day Foundation inspires people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. We envision a world where trees and forests are abundant, healthy, and sustainable, and highly valued by all people. Through mass-media communications, by providing low-cost trees for planting, and by producing high-quality, easy-to-use educational materials, we work to make tree planting and care something in which nearly everyone can be involved. We also create mechanisms through which the average individual can directly support positive tree conservation and education projects. It is our constant goal to expand a person's desire to plant a tree into a lifelong enthusiasm for tree planting and care, and for positive involvement in conservation issues relating to trees.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Arbor Day Foundation (NE) 89.66 three stars
Amazon Conservation Association (DC) 100.00 four stars
Rainforest Alliance (NY) 85.73 three stars
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (NH) 92.95 four stars
Forest Trends (DC) 95.47 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Arbor Day Foundation
100 Arbor Avenue
Nebraska City, NE 68410
tel: (888) 448-7337
EIN: 23-7169265

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Board Leadership

Ray Empson
Chair

CEO

Matt Harris
Chief Executive Officer

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