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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Trees Forever

Planting A Better Tomorrow

three stars

87.62

770 Seventh Avenue Marion, IA 52302
tel: (800) 369-1269   Web Site
EIN: 42-1419181

Board Leadership
Brad Morgan
Chair

CEO
Shannon Ramsay
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.62 three stars
  Financial 82.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

Financial

three stars

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.12
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 41.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Trees Forever on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Trees Forever on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trees Forever (IA) 87.62 three stars
Rainforest Alliance (NY) 85.73 three stars
American Forest Foundation (DC) 91.45 four stars
The Arbor Day Foundation (NE) 88.12 three stars
Rainforest Trust (VA) 100.00 four stars

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Founded in 1989, Trees Forever connects people to the environment through the planting and care of trees, prairie, and other natural areas. Our mission is to plant and care for trees and the environment by empowering people, building community, and promoting stewardship. To fulfill this mission, Trees Forever has developed cutting-edge programs and innovative processes, assisting community leaders with over 4,000 planting projects, involving more than 160,000 volunteers who have contributed over one million hours of their time, and helping to plant over 2.8 million trees and shrubs throughout Iowa and Illinois.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $273,153
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,018,887
Total Contributions $1,292,040
   Program Service Revenue $992,967
Total Primary Revenue $2,285,007
   Other Revenue $6,052
TOTAL REVENUE $2,291,059
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,049,321
   Administrative Expenses $122,011
   Fundraising Expenses $172,675
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,344,007
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-52,948
   
Net Assets $275,193

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
Transportation Landscaping $903,872 44.1%
Community Forestry $604,678 29.5%
Planting a Healthier Environment $324,344 15.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 03/01/2017 87.62 three stars
2014-12 11/01/2016 83.06 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 82.83 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 87.27 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 85.57 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 83.51 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 90.17 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 89.73 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.18 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 87.41 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 78.22 two stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 75.54 two stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 75.76 two stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 75.73 two stars
2004-12 12/01/2006 80.27 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 86.55 three stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 84.93 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 86.53 three 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 42-1419181
Name in IRS Master File TREES FOREVER INC
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
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 January, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$97,645 4.16% Shannon Ramsay President, CEO

Founded in 1989, Trees Forever connects people to the environment through the planting and care of trees, prairie, and other natural areas. Our mission is to plant and care for trees and the environment by empowering people, building community, and promoting stewardship. To fulfill this mission, Trees Forever has developed cutting-edge programs and innovative processes, assisting community leaders with over 4,000 planting projects, involving more than 160,000 volunteers who have contributed over one million hours of their time, and helping to plant over 2.8 million trees and shrubs throughout Iowa and Illinois.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trees Forever (IA) 87.62 three stars
Trees Atlanta (GA) 98.86 four stars
American Forest Foundation (DC) 91.45 four stars
National Forest Foundation (MT) 96.46 four stars
Rainforest Foundation US (NY) 97.05 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Trees Forever
770 Seventh Avenue
Marion, IA 52302
tel: (800) 369-1269
fax: (319) 373-0528
EIN: 42-1419181

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Board Leadership

Brad Morgan
Chair

CEO

Shannon Ramsay
President

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