Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Friends of Acadia

Preserves, protects and promotes stewardship of Acadia National Park

four stars

93.37

43 Cottage Street P.O. Box 45
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
tel: (800) 625-0321   Web Site
EIN: 01-0425071

Board Leadership
Anne Green
Chair

CEO
David MacDonald
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.37 four stars
  Financial 91.53 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1986, Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island, Maine, is one of Earth's most magnificent places. Its spectacular scenery and abundant recreational opportunities draw more than two million visitors each year, making it one of America's top ten most popular national parks. At 45,000 acres, it is also one of the smallest and most vulnerable. This is why Friends of Acadia exists. As an independent organization, we add a margin of excellence to park and island protection beyond what the government can do by: making crucial conservation grants to the park and communities; recruiting and leading a corps of dedicated volunteers; defending the area against threats and advocating for Acadia before Congress and the Maine legislature.

Founded in 1986, Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island, Maine, is one of Earth's most magnificent places. Its spectacular scenery and abundant recreational opportunities draw more than two million visitors each year, making it one of America's top ten most popular national parks. At 45,000 acres, it is also one of the smallest and most vulnerable. This is why Friends of Acadia exists. As an independent organization, we add a margin of excellence to park and island protection beyond what the government can do by: making crucial conservation grants to the park and communities; recruiting and leading a corps of dedicated volunteers; defending the area against threats and advocating for Acadia before Congress and the Maine legislature.

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Financial

four stars

91.53

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
78.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.74
  Program Expenses Growth 6.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Acadia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Acadia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,493,535
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $535,985
   Fundraising Events $358,569
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,388,089
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,388,089
   Other Revenue $1,844,015
TOTAL REVENUE $7,232,104
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,005,125
   Administrative Expenses $500,532
   Fundraising Expenses $408,010
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,913,667
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,318,437
   
Net Assets $58,027,576

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$146,954 3.75% David Macdonald President

Mission

Founded in 1986, Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island, Maine, is one of Earth's most magnificent places. Its spectacular scenery and abundant recreational opportunities draw more than two million visitors each year, making it one of America's top ten most popular national parks. At 45,000 acres, it is also one of the smallest and most vulnerable. This is why Friends of Acadia exists. As an independent organization, we add a margin of excellence to park and island protection beyond what the government can do by: making crucial conservation grants to the park and communities; recruiting and leading a corps of dedicated volunteers; defending the area against threats and advocating for Acadia before Congress and the Maine legislature.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Acadia (ME) 93.37 four stars
Yellowstone Forever (WY) 90.63 four stars
Grand Teton National Park Foundation (WY) 100.00 four stars
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (CA) 90.38 four stars
National Park Foundation (DC) 90.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of Acadia
43 Cottage Street
P.O. Box 45
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
tel: (800) 625-0321
fax: (207) 288-8938
EIN: 01-0425071

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Board Leadership

Anne Green
Chair

CEO

David MacDonald
President, CEO