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World Forestry Center

Promoting sustainable forests

four stars

90.24

4033 Southwest Canyon Road Portland, OR 97221
tel: (503) 228-1367   Web Site
EIN: 93-6034757

Board Leadership
Jennifer Allen
Chair

CEO
Sara Wu
Interim Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.24 four stars
  Financial 86.21 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1964 in Portland, Oregon, the World Forestry Center works to educate and inform people about the world's forests and trees, and their importance to all life, in order to promote a balanced and sustainable future. We do this with three programs: Discovery Museum, tree farms, and the World Forest Institute. Our 20,000 square foot Discovery Museum is located in Portland's beautiful Washington Park. All new hands-on, interactive exhibits are family friendly and designed to engage visitors to learn about the sustainability of forests and trees of the Pacific Northwest and around the world. The World Forest Institute was established in 1989 as the information services division of the World Forestry Center.

Founded in 1964 in Portland, Oregon, the World Forestry Center works to educate and inform people about the world's forests and trees, and their importance to all life, in order to promote a balanced and sustainable future. We do this with three programs: Discovery Museum, tree farms, and the World Forest Institute. Our 20,000 square foot Discovery Museum is located in Portland's beautiful Washington Park. All new hands-on, interactive exhibits are family friendly and designed to engage visitors to learn about the sustainability of forests and trees of the Pacific Northwest and around the world. The World Forest Institute was established in 1989 as the information services division of the World Forestry Center.

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Financial

three stars

86.21

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
80.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.15
  Program Expenses Growth -4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Forestry Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Forestry Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Forestry Center (OR) 90.24 four stars
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (NJ) 99.71 four stars
Cibolo Nature Center & Farm (TX) 85.33 three stars
Blandford Nature Center (MI) 88.04 three stars
This Is The Place Foundation (UT) 88.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $656,850
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $7,230
   Fundraising Events $92,170
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $756,250
   Program Service Revenue $1,080,898
Total Primary Revenue $1,837,148
   Other Revenue $583,884
TOTAL REVENUE $2,421,032
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,041,503
   Administrative Expenses $384,364
   Fundraising Expenses $203,025
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,628,892
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-207,860
   
Net Assets $16,650,141

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
World Forest Institute $1,203,008 58.9%
World Forest Center $838,495 41.1%

Ratings History
World Forestry Center has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 90.24 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 91.01 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.39 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 81.11 three stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 85.00 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 94.04 four stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 89.45 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 89.02 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.39 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 73.45 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 80.05 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 82.99 three stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 98.09 four stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 95.40 four stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 82.87 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 79.16 two stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 82.44 three stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 81.17 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 93-6034757
Name in IRS Master File WORLD FORESTRY CENTER INC
NTEE Code C36
NTEE Classification Forest Conservation
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(59) Other school related 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 May, 1966
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$129,025 4.90% Eric Vines Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Forestry Center (OR) 90.24 four stars
Access Fund (CO) 89.74 three stars
Earthplace (CT) 85.32 three stars
Cibolo Nature Center & Farm (TX) 85.33 three stars
Riveredge Nature Center (WI) 89.98 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

World Forestry Center
4033 Southwest Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221
tel: (503) 228-1367
EIN: 93-6034757

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Board Leadership

Jennifer Allen
Chair

CEO

Sara Wu
Interim Executive Director

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