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Native Plant Trust

Conserving and promoting the region's native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes.

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three stars

89.30

180 Hemenway Road Framingham, MA 01701
tel: (508) 877-7630   Web Site
EIN: 04-2104768

Board Leadership
Alan Smith
Chair

CEO
Debbi Edelstein
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.30 three stars
  Financial 86.59 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Native Plant Trust is to conserve and promote the region's native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes. Vision: Through our leadership, New England's native plants will exist in vigorous populations within healthy, evolving ecosystems, and people across the region will actively promote and protect them in the wild and in their gardens. Role: We will lead the region in all aspects of native plant conservation, horticulture, and education and will continue its leadership role in national and international efforts to conserve native plants.

The mission of Native Plant Trust is to conserve and promote the region's native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes. Vision: Through our leadership, New England's native plants will exist in vigorous populations within healthy, evolving ecosystems, and people across the region will actively promote and protect them in the wild and in their gardens. Role: We will lead the region in all aspects of native plant conservation, horticulture, and education and will continue its leadership role in national and international efforts to conserve native plants.

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Financial

three stars

86.59

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
73.6%
  Administrative Expenses 18.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.41
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Native Plant Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Native Plant Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Native Plant Trust (MA) 89.30 three stars
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest (KY) 88.89 three stars
Idaho Botanical Gardens (ID) 89.35 three stars
Friends of the National Arboretum (DC) 92.93 four stars
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (CA) 90.80 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,532,022
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $135,456
Total Contributions $4,667,478
   Program Service Revenue $540,734
Total Primary Revenue $5,208,212
   Other Revenue $364,387
TOTAL REVENUE $5,572,599
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,040,652
   Administrative Expenses $425,416
   Fundraising Expenses $173,016
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,639,084
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,933,515
   
Net Assets $13,732,216

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
Conservation $751,029 36.8%
Horticulture $644,445 31.6%
Public Programs $319,960 15.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 89.30 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 87.27 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 79.46 two stars
2014-12 08/01/2016 79.44 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.96 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 80.23 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 79.03 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 77.74 two stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 96.14 four stars
2011-09 09/01/2013 91.16 four stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 88.42 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 81.72 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/24/2010 72.45 two stars
2008-09 11/01/2009 81.65 three stars
2007-09 08/01/2008 78.72 two stars
2005-09 06/01/2006 75.33 two stars
2004-09 06/01/2005 83.87 three stars
2003-09 07/01/2004 81.36 three stars
2002-09 08/01/2003 88.94 three stars
2001-09 02/05/2003 98.87 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 04-2104768
Name in IRS Master File NEW ENGLAND WILD FLOWER SOCIETY
NTEE Code C42
NTEE Classification Garden Club, Horticultural Program
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)
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 September, 1955
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
$150,000 5.68% Debbi Edelstein Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Native Plant Trust (MA) 89.30 three stars
Olbrich Botanical Society (WI) 88.26 three stars
Idaho Botanical Gardens (ID) 89.35 three stars
The Horticultural Society of New York (NY) 88.81 three stars
The Atlanta Botanical Garden (GA) 92.32 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Native Plant Trust
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701
tel: (508) 877-7630
fax: (508) 877-3658
TTY: (508) 877-6553
EIN: 04-2104768

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Board Leadership

Alan Smith
Chair

CEO

Debbi Edelstein
Executive Director

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