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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

American Forest Foundation

We Grow Stewardship Every Day.

four stars

96.39

2000 M Street NW Suite 550
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 765-3660   Web Site
EIN: 52-1235124

Board Leadership
Daniel P. Beard
Chair

CEO
Tom Martin
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.39 four stars
  Financial 94.90 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The American Forest Foundation works on-the-ground with families, teachers, and elected officials to promote stewardship and protect our nation's forest heritage. AFF is committed to creating a future where North American forests are sustained by the public that understand and values the social, economic, and environmental benefits they provide to our communities, our nation, and the world.

The American Forest Foundation works on-the-ground with families, teachers, and elected officials to promote stewardship and protect our nation's forest heritage. AFF is committed to creating a future where North American forests are sustained by the public that understand and values the social, economic, and environmental benefits they provide to our communities, our nation, and the world.

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Financial

four stars

94.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
85.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 14.45
  Program Expenses Growth 8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Forest Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Forest Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Forest Foundation (DC) 96.39 four stars
Forest Stewardship Council - U.S. (MN) 87.73 three stars
New England Forestry Foundation (MA) 89.97 three stars
Rainforest Action Network (CA) 89.83 three stars
Trees for Houston (TX) 89.90 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,669,455
   Federated Campaigns $6,988
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,455,067
Total Contributions $4,131,510
   Program Service Revenue $400,895
Total Primary Revenue $4,532,405
   Other Revenue $10,800,150
TOTAL REVENUE $15,332,555
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,315,125
   Administrative Expenses $945,293
   Fundraising Expenses $802,521
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,062,939
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,269,616
   
Net Assets $164,951,192

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
Woodlands $9,182,075 81.1%
Education $2,133,050 18.9%

Ratings History
American Forest Foundation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 96.39 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 91.28 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 91.45 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.81 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 89.13 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 85.50 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 91.11 four stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 90.69 four stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 91.70 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.34 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 83.51 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 80.12 three stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 79.47 two stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 85.18 three stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 80.07 three stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 76.30 two stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 85.23 three stars
2002-12 02/01/2004 95.83 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 90.83 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 52-1235124
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN FOREST FOUNDATION
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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 April, 1994
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
$330,013 2.52% Thomas D. Martin President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Forest Foundation (DC) 96.39 four stars
New England Forestry Foundation (MA) 89.97 three stars
Amazon Conservation Association (DC) 93.33 four stars
The Arbor Day Foundation (NE) 86.78 three stars
Rainforest Foundation US (NY) 94.67 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Forest Foundation
2000 M Street NW
Suite 550
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 765-3660
fax: (202) 827-7924
EIN: 52-1235124

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Board Leadership

Daniel P. Beard
Chair

CEO

Tom Martin
President, CEO

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