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Plant With Purpose

Environmental Solutions to Humanitarian Problems

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four stars

92.60

4747 Morena Boulevard Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92117
tel: (800) 633-5319   Web Site
EIN: 33-0052976

Board Leadership
Cindy Outlaw
Chair

CEO
Scott Sabin
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.60 four stars
  Financial 90.34 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Plant With Purpose (formerly known as Floresta USA) is a Christian organization which reverses deforestation and poverty in the world by transforming the lives of the rural poor. Plant With Purpose and its Dominican sister organization, Floresta Incorporada, were founded in 1984 out of a new vision for economic development that would be sustainable and benefit the environment. Plant With Purpose sought to make lasting change through development that restored productivity to degraded land and dignity to the rural poor, while providing opportunities for upcoming generations. Currently there are over 17,132 families who are benefiting from Plant With Purpose's program in Haiti, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Thailand, Burundi, and Tanzania through training in sustainable agriculture, reforestation, community-based microfinance, spiritual renewal, capacity building, and marketing assistance.

Plant With Purpose (formerly known as Floresta USA) is a Christian organization which reverses deforestation and poverty in the world by transforming the lives of the rural poor. Plant With Purpose and its Dominican sister organization, Floresta Incorporada, were founded in 1984 out of a new vision for economic development that would be sustainable and benefit the environment. Plant With Purpose sought to make lasting change through development that restored productivity to degraded land and dignity to the rural poor, while providing opportunities for upcoming generations. Currently there are over 17,132 families who are benefiting from Plant With Purpose's program in Haiti, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Thailand, Burundi, and Tanzania through training in sustainable agriculture, reforestation, community-based microfinance, spiritual renewal, capacity building, and marketing assistance.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of borrowers served through the nonprofit's programs
34,608
Area of land, in hectares, indirectly controlled by the organization and under sustainable cultivation or sustainable stewardship
63,384
Number of communities worldwide with active partnerships
603
Number of direct program participants worldwide
35,958
Number of Village Savings and Loan Association groups (VSLA)
1,346
Number of trees planted in reforestation projects in given year
4,593,340
Total VSLA member equity
4,218,290
Number of active church partnerships
601
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

90.34

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.98
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Plant With Purpose on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Plant With Purpose on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Plant With Purpose (CA) 92.60 four stars
The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA (CA) 94.75 four stars
Growing Hope Globally, formerly Foods Resource Bank (IL) 92.92 four stars
GlobalGiving (DC) 98.23 four stars
Operation Bootstrap Africa (MN) 95.15 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,853,822
   Federated Campaigns $1,406
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $352,373
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,207,601
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,207,601
   Other Revenue $6,226
TOTAL REVENUE $8,213,827
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,490,659
   Administrative Expenses $350,816
   Fundraising Expenses $461,888
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,303,363
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,910,464
   
Net Assets $4,267,657

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
US Awareness & Education $696,582 20.0%
Haiti $605,564 17.3%
Dominican Republic $512,902 14.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 92.60 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 89.20 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 92.33 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 94.79 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 86.12 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 91.33 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 94.35 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 94.44 four stars
2010-06 03/01/2012 95.56 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 95.08 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 88.09 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 93.58 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 93.50 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 93.58 four stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 93.39 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 88.31 three stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 90.81 four stars
2002-06 01/01/2004 89.99 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 33-0052976
Name in IRS Master File FLORESTA USA INCORPORATED
NTEE Code Q31
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 April, 1985
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
$124,325 2.88% Scott Sabin President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Plant With Purpose (CA) 92.60 four stars
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Landesa (WA) 95.17 four stars
Mission: Hope (GA) 92.54 four stars
Near East Foundation (NY) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Plant With Purpose
4747 Morena Boulevard
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92117
tel: (800) 633-5319
fax: (858) 274-3728
EIN: 33-0052976

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Board Leadership

Cindy Outlaw
Chair

CEO

Scott Sabin
Executive Director

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