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World Forestry Center

Promoting sustainable forests

89.39

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

Board Leadership
Harry Merlo
Chairman

CEO
Eric Vines
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.39
  Financial 85.54
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

85.54

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
86.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.27
  Program Expenses Growth -0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Forestry Center (OR) 89.39
Great Meadow Foundation (VA) 86.98
Earthplace (CT) 92.23
Greater Newark Conservancy (NJ) 91.46
Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center (MN) 90.21

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $761,224
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $18,705
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $35,000
Total Contributions $814,929
   Program Service Revenue $631,895
Total Primary Revenue $1,446,824
   Other Revenue $880,728
TOTAL REVENUE $2,327,552
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,231,175
   Administrative Expenses $291,838
   Fundraising Expenses $247,859
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,770,872
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-443,320
   
Net Assets $16,940,601

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
Museum Operations $991,075 44.4%
Educational Programs $796,989 35.7%
Fellowship Program $443,111 19.9%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.39
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 81.11
2013-12 02/01/2015 85.00
2012-12 12/01/2013 94.04
2011-12 12/01/2012 89.45
2010-12 03/01/2012 89.02
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.39
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 73.45
2008-12 04/01/2010 80.05
2007-12 02/01/2009 82.99
2006-12 12/15/2007 98.09
2005-12 12/15/2006 95.40
2004-12 11/01/2005 82.87
2003-12 12/01/2004 79.16
2002-12 12/01/2003 82.44
2001-12 10/15/2002 81.17

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO
Other Salaries of Note
None reported --

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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World Forestry Center (OR) 89.39
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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

Harry Merlo
Chairman

CEO

Eric Vines
Executive Director

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