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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

California State Parks Foundation

Your voice for parks

two stars

75.25

33 New Montgomery Street Suite 520
San Francisco, CA 94105
tel: (800) 963-7275   Web Site
EIN: 94-1707583

Board Leadership
David Mandelkern
Chairman

CEO
Rachel Norton
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.25 two stars
  Financial 65.71 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) is a member-supported nonprofit dedicated to protecting, improving and advocating for all of California's state parks. With our community of supporters, we deliver innovative solutions for an excellent parks system by facilitating park improvements, inspiring stewardship, supporting partners, advocating for sound policies, and connecting people to parks. Together we ensure that the natural beauty, rich culture and history, and recreational and educational opportunities of our 280 state parks are available for all to enjoy now and for generations to come. Since its founding in 1969, CSPF has raised more than $256 million to benefit state parks and park visitors.

California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) is a member-supported nonprofit dedicated to protecting, improving and advocating for all of California's state parks. With our community of supporters, we deliver innovative solutions for an excellent parks system by facilitating park improvements, inspiring stewardship, supporting partners, advocating for sound policies, and connecting people to parks. Together we ensure that the natural beauty, rich culture and history, and recreational and educational opportunities of our 280 state parks are available for all to enjoy now and for generations to come. Since its founding in 1969, CSPF has raised more than $256 million to benefit state parks and park visitors.

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Financial

one star

65.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 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)
70.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.21
  Program Expenses Growth -12.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California State Parks Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California State Parks Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California State Parks Foundation (CA) 75.25 two stars
Grand Teton National Park Foundation (WY) 100.00 four stars
National Park Foundation (DC) 90.07 four stars
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (OH) 91.21 four stars
Friends of Acadia (ME) 87.80 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,936,413
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $3,779,930
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $22,468
Total Contributions $6,738,811
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,738,811
   Other Revenue $1,750,402
TOTAL REVENUE $8,489,213
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,608,341
   Administrative Expenses $749,548
   Fundraising Expenses $1,916,228
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,274,117
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $215,096
   
Net Assets $15,144,596

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
Membership Programs $3,210,091 57.2%
Advocacy Programs $988,990 17.6%
Recruiting and Training Volunteers $748,493 13.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 12/21/2018 75.25 two stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 73.81 two stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 75.59 two stars
2015-06 08/01/2017 75.25 two stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 75.18 two stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 68.65 one star
2014-06 06/01/2016 70.52 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 70.39 two stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 74.10 two stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 91.00 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 90.82 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 90.86 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 84.82 three stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 90.23 four stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 75.57 two stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 79.78 two stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 81.43 three stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 93.64 four stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 83.34 three stars
2002-06 11/01/2003 89.62 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 94-1707583
Name in IRS Master File CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS FOUNDATION
NTEE Code N32
NTEE Classification Parks and Playgrounds
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(927) Fundraising
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 November, 1969
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$214,383 2.59% Elizabeth Goldstein Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California State Parks Foundation (CA) 75.25 two stars
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (CA) 90.38 four stars
Yellowstone Forever (WY) 90.63 four stars
Grand Teton National Park Foundation (WY) 100.00 four stars
National Park Foundation (DC) 90.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

California State Parks Foundation
33 New Montgomery Street
Suite 520
San Francisco, CA 94105
tel: (800) 963-7275
fax: (415) 772-8969
EIN: 94-1707583

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Board Leadership

David Mandelkern
Chairman

CEO

Rachel Norton
Executive Director

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