Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

National Parks Conservation Association

We're protecting and enhancing America's National Park System for present and future generations.

three stars

84.62

777 6th Street NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20001
tel: (800) 628-7275   Web Site
EIN: 53-0225165

Board Leadership
Victor H Fazio
Chair

CEO
Theresa Pierno
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.62 three stars
  Financial 78.46 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is to protect and enhance America's National Parks for present and future generations. Established in 1919, NPCA is an independent, nonpartisan voice working to address major threats facing the National Park System. We advocate for the national parks and the National Park Service; educate decision-makers and the public about the importance of preserving the parks; help to convince members of Congress to uphold the laws that protect the parks and to support new legislation to address threats to the parks; fight attempts to weaken these laws in the courts; and assess the health of the parks and park management to better inform our advocacy work.

The mission of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is to protect and enhance America's National Parks for present and future generations. Established in 1919, NPCA is an independent, nonpartisan voice working to address major threats facing the National Park System. We advocate for the national parks and the National Park Service; educate decision-makers and the public about the importance of preserving the parks; help to convince members of Congress to uphold the laws that protect the parks and to support new legislation to address threats to the parks; fight attempts to weaken these laws in the courts; and assess the health of the parks and park management to better inform our advocacy work.

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Financial

two stars

78.46

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.88
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Parks Conservation Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Parks Conservation Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $33,138,422
   Federated Campaigns $256,291
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,396,646
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $34,791,359
   Program Service Revenue $1,397,102
Total Primary Revenue $36,188,461
   Other Revenue $5,815,860
TOTAL REVENUE $42,004,321
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $27,917,862
   Administrative Expenses $3,037,108
   Fundraising Expenses $4,485,387
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $35,440,357
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,563,964
   
Net Assets $44,862,215

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$417,625 1.17% Theresa Pierno President, CEO

Mission

The mission of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is to protect and enhance America's National Parks for present and future generations. Established in 1919, NPCA is an independent, nonpartisan voice working to address major threats facing the National Park System. We advocate for the national parks and the National Park Service; educate decision-makers and the public about the importance of preserving the parks; help to convince members of Congress to uphold the laws that protect the parks and to support new legislation to address threats to the parks; fight attempts to weaken these laws in the courts; and assess the health of the parks and park management to better inform our advocacy work.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Parks Conservation Association (DC) 84.62 three stars
Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park (NC) 87.08 three stars
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (CA) 87.74 three stars
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (OH) 91.21 four stars
National Park Foundation (DC) 90.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Parks Conservation Association
777 6th Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20001
tel: (800) 628-7275
EIN: 53-0225165

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Board Leadership

Victor H Fazio
Chair

CEO

Theresa Pierno
President & CEO