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Plant With Purpose

Environmental Solutions to Humanitarian Problems

four stars

92.82

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

Board Leadership
John Steel
Chair

CEO
Scott Sabin
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.82 four stars
  Financial 90.68 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Plant With Purpose works at the nexus of poverty and environmental degradation to transform the lives and land of farming communities through environmental restoration, economic empowerment, and spiritual renewal. Founded in 1984, Plant With Purpose is a Christian nonprofit that catalyzes the talent and ingenuity of farming families to transform entire watersheds. Of people living in poverty worldwide, up to 85% live in rural areas (OPHDI, 2014). Most struggle to grow enough food to feed their families and send their children to school. Plant With Purpose equips impoverished farming families to change their circumstances and land and to live with hope. We do this through sustainable agriculture training, land restoration, savings-led microfinance, and local leadership development.

Plant With Purpose works at the nexus of poverty and environmental degradation to transform the lives and land of farming communities through environmental restoration, economic empowerment, and spiritual renewal. Founded in 1984, Plant With Purpose is a Christian nonprofit that catalyzes the talent and ingenuity of farming families to transform entire watersheds. Of people living in poverty worldwide, up to 85% live in rural areas (OPHDI, 2014). Most struggle to grow enough food to feed their families and send their children to school. Plant With Purpose equips impoverished farming families to change their circumstances and land and to live with hope. We do this through sustainable agriculture training, land restoration, savings-led microfinance, and local leadership development.

Financial

four stars

90.68

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
81.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.13
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Plant With Purpose (CA) 92.82 four stars
Alfalit International (FL) 90.55 four stars
ACCION International (MA) 87.68 three stars
The Negev Foundation (OH) 87.29 three stars
Trees for the Future (MD) 90.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,310,888
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $235,998
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,546,886
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,546,886
   Other Revenue $20,854
TOTAL REVENUE $5,567,740
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,825,944
   Administrative Expenses $331,933
   Fundraising Expenses $551,162
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,709,039
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $858,701
   
Net Assets $5,126,358

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 $749,286 19.6%
Haiti $596,061 15.6%
Dominican Republic $490,870 12.8%

Ratings History
Plant With Purpose has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 92.82 four stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$134,000 2.84% Scott Sabin President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Plant With Purpose (CA) 92.82 four stars
Root Capital (MA) 87.03 three stars
Acumen (NY) 93.75 four stars
NESsT (CA) 87.24 three stars
Friendship Bridge (CO) 90.71 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

John Steel
Chair

CEO

Scott Sabin
CEO

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