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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

TreePeople

Helping nature heal our cities

three stars

82.34

12601 Mulholland Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210
tel: (818) 753-4600   Web Site
EIN: 23-7314838

Board Leadership
Philip Boesch
Chair

CEO
Andy Lipkis
President, Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.34 three stars
  Financial 76.04 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1973, TreePeople is an independent environmental organization that works to inspire, engage and support the people of Los Angeles to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable - and to share the results as a model for the world. TreePeople is an environmental organization that unites the power of trees, people and technology to grow a sustainable future for Los Angeles. We achieve our mission by training and supporting communities to plant and care for trees; educating schoolchildren and adults about environmental issues; demonstrating sustainable solutions to urban ecosystem problems; working with government agencies on critical water issues and Operate a beautiful public park.

Founded in 1973, TreePeople is an independent environmental organization that works to inspire, engage and support the people of Los Angeles to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable - and to share the results as a model for the world. TreePeople is an environmental organization that unites the power of trees, people and technology to grow a sustainable future for Los Angeles. We achieve our mission by training and supporting communities to plant and care for trees; educating schoolchildren and adults about environmental issues; demonstrating sustainable solutions to urban ecosystem problems; working with government agencies on critical water issues and Operate a beautiful public park.

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Financial

two stars

76.04

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
69.7%
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by TreePeople on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by TreePeople on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
TreePeople (CA) 82.34 three stars
Center for Creative Land Recycling (CA) 88.64 three stars
Keep America Beautiful (CT) 86.95 three stars
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (IN) 90.27 four stars
Friends of the Urban Forest (CA) 87.82 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,514,165
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $331,386
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $631,711
Total Contributions $6,477,262
   Program Service Revenue $738,304
Total Primary Revenue $7,215,566
   Other Revenue $6,258
TOTAL REVENUE $7,221,824
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,077,693
   Administrative Expenses $958,749
   Fundraising Expenses $1,185,832
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,222,274
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $999,550
   
Net Assets $6,284,761

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
Environmental Education $1,916,819 47.0%
Urban and Mountain Forestry $1,212,840 29.7%
Policy and Research $948,034 23.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 82.34 three stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 84.62 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 80.56 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 80.58 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.14 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 78.52 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 81.23 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 80.74 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 81.75 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 88.98 three stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 91.66 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.75 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 90.06 four stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 95.21 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 83.15 three stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 71.98 two stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 67.67 one star
2004-12 05/01/2006 70.89 two stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 68.19 one star
2002-12 02/01/2004 65.52 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 23-7314838
Name in IRS Master File TREEPEOPLE INC
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
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)
(402) Other activity aimed t combating community deterioration
(529) Ecology or conservation
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, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$257,247 4.13% Andrew Lipkis President, Founder
Other Salaries of Note
$184,863 2.97% Cindy Montanez Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
TreePeople (CA) 82.34 three stars
Center for Creative Land Recycling (CA) 88.64 three stars
Earth Day Network (DC) 90.01 four stars
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (IN) 90.27 four stars
Friends of the Urban Forest (CA) 87.82 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

TreePeople
12601 Mulholland Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
tel: (818) 753-4600
fax: (818) 753-4635
EIN: 23-7314838

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 512205
Los Angeles, CA 90051

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Board Leadership

Philip Boesch
Chair

CEO

Andy Lipkis
President, Founder

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