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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

New England Forestry Foundation

Conserving New England's forests since 1944

94.14

P.O. Box 1346 32 Foster Street
Littleton, MA 01460
tel: (978) 952-6856   Web Site
EIN: 04-2024022

Board Leadership
Philip DeNormandie
President

CEO
Robert Perschel
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.14
  Financial 92.28
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1944, the New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) is dedicated to providing for the conservation and ecologically sound management of privately owned forestlands in New England, throughout the Americas and beyond. NEFF works to educate landowners, foresters, forest products industries, and the general public about the benefits of forest stewardship and multi-generational forestland planning; permanently protect forests through gifts and acquisitions of land for the benefit of future generations; actively manage Foundation lands as demonstration and educational forests; conserve a working landscape that supports economic welfare and quality of life; and support the development and implementation of forest policy and forest practices that encourage and sustain private ownership.

Founded in 1944, the New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) is dedicated to providing for the conservation and ecologically sound management of privately owned forestlands in New England, throughout the Americas and beyond. NEFF works to educate landowners, foresters, forest products industries, and the general public about the benefits of forest stewardship and multi-generational forestland planning; permanently protect forests through gifts and acquisitions of land for the benefit of future generations; actively manage Foundation lands as demonstration and educational forests; conserve a working landscape that supports economic welfare and quality of life; and support the development and implementation of forest policy and forest practices that encourage and sustain private ownership.

Financial

92.28

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
75.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 13.48
  Program Expenses Growth 15.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New England Forestry Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New England Forestry Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New England Forestry Foundation (MA) 94.14
Stand.earth (CA) 87.95
American Forest Foundation (DC) 96.66
The Pachamama Alliance (CA) 86.61
Forest Trends (DC) 89.08

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,075,411
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $309,063
Total Contributions $4,384,474
   Program Service Revenue $581,480
Total Primary Revenue $4,965,954
   Other Revenue $899,933
TOTAL REVENUE $5,865,887
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,511,504
   Administrative Expenses $291,104
   Fundraising Expenses $303,273
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,105,881
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,760,006
   
Net Assets $39,431,265

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
Education and Outreach $1,181,958 47.1%
Sustainable Management of Community Forests $1,190,615 47.4%
Annual Monitoring Surveys $138,931 5.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-04 08/03/2021 94.14
2019-04 04/01/2020 86.61
2018-04 03/01/2019 89.97
2017-04 05/01/2018 85.44
2016-04 06/01/2017 92.04
2015-04 04/01/2017 84.56
2015-04 06/01/2016 84.45
 
CN 2.0
2014-04 08/01/2015 94.08
2013-04 07/01/2014 80.95
2012-04 06/01/2013 74.35
2011-04 05/01/2012 77.40
2010-04 09/20/2011 79.08
 
CN 1.0
2010-04 06/01/2011 72.54
2009-04 08/01/2010 82.80
2008-04 07/01/2009 78.73
2007-04 03/01/2008 72.29
2006-04 12/15/2006 92.14
2005-04 03/01/2006 97.20
2004-04 05/01/2005 85.46
2003-04 09/01/2004 83.10

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 04-2024022
Name in IRS Master File NEW ENGLAND FORESTRY FOUNDATION INC
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 (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(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 July, 1952
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End April
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • April, 2018
  • April, 2017
  • April, 2016
  • April, 2015
  • April, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$157,778 5.07% Robert Perschel Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New England Forestry Foundation (MA) 94.14
Rainforest Foundation Inc. (NY) 94.74
Forest Trends (DC) 89.08
The American Chestnut Foundation (NC) 95.02
Forest Stewardship Council - U.S. (MN) 85.22

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Charity Contact Info

New England Forestry Foundation
P.O. Box 1346
32 Foster Street
Littleton, MA 01460
tel: (978) 952-6856
fax: (978) 952-6356
EIN: 04-2024022

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Board Leadership

Philip DeNormandie
President

CEO

Robert Perschel
Executive Director

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