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International : Development and Relief Services

Plant With Purpose

Environmental Solutions to Humanitarian Problems

four stars

92.33

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

Board Leadership
Jeff Busby
Chair

CEO
Scott Sabin
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.33 four stars
  Financial 91.72 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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.

Financial

four stars

91.72

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
82.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth 8.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.8%
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) 92.33 four stars
Safe Water Network (NY) 93.60 four stars
Haiti Outreach (MN) 93.59 four stars
Global Volunteers (MN) 85.24 three stars
Root Capital (MA) 90.94 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,272,416
   Federated Campaigns $722
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $248,670
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,521,808
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,521,808
   Other Revenue $4,275
TOTAL REVENUE $3,526,083
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,377,339
   Administrative Expenses $291,969
   Fundraising Expenses $417,562
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,086,870
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-560,787
   
Net Assets $917,604

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
Haiti $612,296 18.1%
Dominican Republic $543,490 16.1%
Tanzania $465,992 13.8%

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
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

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$122,500 2.99% Scott Sabin President, Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Plant With Purpose (CA) 92.33 four stars
Akshaya Patra USA (MA) 95.19 four stars
World Bicycle Relief (IL) 85.27 three stars
Near East Foundation (NY) 91.36 four stars
GlobalGiving (DC) 96.46 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

Jeff Busby
Chair

CEO

Scott Sabin
Executive Director

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