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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

Preserving New Hampshire's quality of life

four stars

92.95

54 Portsmouth Street Concord, NH 03301
tel: (603) 224-9945   Web Site
EIN: 02-0222237

Board Leadership
Deanna Howard
Chair

CEO
Jane A. Difley
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.95 four stars
  Financial 92.91 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

Financial

four stars

92.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
79.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.08
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (NH) 92.95 four stars
National Forest Foundation (MT) 96.46 four stars
Rainforest Trust (VA) 100.00 four stars
New England Forestry Foundation, Inc. (MA) 92.04 four stars
Amazon Conservation Association (DC) 94.74 four stars

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Founded by a handful of concerned citizens in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (Forest Society) is now one of the country's most effective statewide land conservation organizations. As a membership organization with over 10,000 members, the Forest Society is dedicated to protecting the state's most important landscapes while promoting the wise use of its renewable natural resources. The Forest Society envisions a living landscape where managed woodlands, farms and wild lands are woven into the fabric of community life. We envision people caring for lands that sustain dynamic communities with clean water and air, forest and agricultural products, habitat for native plants and animals, scenic beauty, good jobs, and recreational opportunities.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,307,316
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $430,430
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $131,753
Total Contributions $6,869,499
   Program Service Revenue $431,143
Total Primary Revenue $7,300,642
   Other Revenue $870,029
TOTAL REVENUE $8,170,671
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,345,550
   Administrative Expenses $769,655
   Fundraising Expenses $553,457
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,668,662
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,502,009
   
Net Assets $77,846,158

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
Land Protection $2,681,067 50.1%
Property Management $1,191,591 22.3%
Education, Outreach, and Membership $814,369 15.2%

Ratings History
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-04 05/01/2017 92.95 four stars
2015-04 06/01/2016 94.98 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-04 08/01/2015 89.22 three stars
2013-04 12/20/2013 90.06 four stars
2012-04 05/01/2013 89.93 three stars
2011-04 02/01/2012 80.85 three stars
2010-04 09/20/2011 82.24 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-04 06/01/2011 78.59 two stars
2009-04 06/01/2010 88.52 three stars
2008-04 07/01/2009 88.41 three stars
2007-04 08/01/2008 87.57 three stars
2006-04 12/15/2006 90.05 four stars
2005-04 03/01/2006 86.24 three stars
2004-04 01/05/2005 79.54 two stars
2003-04 01/01/2004 85.27 three stars
2002-04 02/05/2003 90.28 four stars
2001-04 10/15/2002 95.05 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 02-0222237
Name in IRS Master File SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FORESTS
NTEE Code C36
NTEE Classification Forest Conservation
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(352) Land acquisition for preservation
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 May, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End April
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • April, 2016
  • April, 2015
  • April, 2014
  • April, 2013
  • April, 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
$141,874 2.12% Jane Difley President

Founded by a handful of concerned citizens in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (Forest Society) is now one of the country's most effective statewide land conservation organizations. As a membership organization with over 10,000 members, the Forest Society is dedicated to protecting the state's most important landscapes while promoting the wise use of its renewable natural resources. The Forest Society envisions a living landscape where managed woodlands, farms and wild lands are woven into the fabric of community life. We envision people caring for lands that sustain dynamic communities with clean water and air, forest and agricultural products, habitat for native plants and animals, scenic beauty, good jobs, and recreational opportunities.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (NH) 92.95 four stars
Stand (CA) 88.77 three stars
Rainforest Alliance (NY) 85.73 three stars
The American Chestnut Foundation (NC) 93.82 four stars
Forest Trends (DC) 95.47 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301
tel: (603) 224-9945
fax: (603) 228-0423
EIN: 02-0222237

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Board Leadership

Deanna Howard
Chair

CEO

Jane A. Difley
President

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