Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

California State Parks Foundation

Champion your California

two stars

77.84

33 New Montgomery Street Suite 520
San Francisco, CA 94105
tel: (415) 262-4400   Web Site
EIN: 94-1707583

Board Leadership
Robert Walter
Acting Chair

CEO
Rachel Norton
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.84 two stars
  Financial 68.81 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

California State Parks Foundation is an independent, member-supported nonprofit dedicated to protecting and preserving the California state park system, for the benefit of all.

California State Parks Foundation is an independent, member-supported nonprofit dedicated to protecting and preserving the California state park system, for the benefit of all.

Financial

one star

68.81

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
72.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.08
  Program Expenses Growth -0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,992,356
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $3,403,738
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $91,805
Total Contributions $7,487,899
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,487,899
   Other Revenue $566,836
TOTAL REVENUE $8,054,735
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,265,720
   Administrative Expenses $882,728
   Fundraising Expenses $1,488,294
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,636,742
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,582,007
   
Net Assets $13,063,310

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$162,806 1.68% Rachel Norton Executive Director

Mission

California State Parks Foundation is an independent, member-supported nonprofit dedicated to protecting and preserving the California state park system, for the benefit of all.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California State Parks Foundation (CA) 77.84 two stars
Grand Teton National Park Foundation (WY) 97.22 four stars
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (OH) 85.09 three stars
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (CA) 89.96 three stars
National Parks Conservation Association (DC) 85.62 three stars

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Official Charity Response

For 52 years, California State Parks Foundation has been the leading statewide voice in advocating for a sustainably funded state park system, access to parks for all, and enduring park protection. Our strength as an advocacy organization comes from our 70,000 members across California. To acquire and educate our members, we rely on direct mail, which, due to its cost, negatively impacts our fundraising efficiency scoring on Charity Navigator. However, direct mail is a critical piece of our programming. Our strong membership base allows us to address the root cause of problems and make systemic impact for California's state parks by successfully advocating for bond funding for parks and other key pieces of legislation. We are working hard to improve our Charity Navigator score as we know it is critically important to our current and potential donors. This includes improving how we measure and evaluate our program outcomes so that we can secure larger gifts and fundraise more efficiently. Since the scoring is calculated based on a 3 year average, it will take a bit of time for these results to show in our score. If you have further questions about our rating, please feel free to reach out to our Development Team at 415-262-4400.

Charity Contact Info

California State Parks Foundation
33 New Montgomery Street
Suite 520
San Francisco, CA 94105
tel: (415) 262-4400
fax: (415) 772-8969
EIN: 94-1707583

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Board Leadership

Robert Walter
Acting Chair

CEO

Rachel Norton
Executive Director