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International : Development and Relief Services

Plant With Purpose

Environmental Solutions to Humanitarian Problems

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
  Financial 90.68
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
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

90.68

Accountability & Transparency

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
International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) (NY) 90.32
ECHO (FL) 93.57
Synergos (NY) 92.34
BRAC USA (NY) 87.62

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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 3 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
2018-06 08/01/2019 92.60
2017-06 08/01/2018 89.20
2016-06 02/01/2018 92.33
2015-06 11/01/2016 94.79
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.68
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 86.12
2013-06 02/01/2015 91.33
2012-06 09/01/2013 94.35
2011-06 10/01/2012 94.44
2010-06 03/01/2012 95.56
2010-06 09/20/2011 95.08
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 88.09
2008-06 10/01/2009 93.58
2007-06 09/01/2008 93.50
2006-06 07/01/2007 93.58
2005-06 05/01/2006 93.39
2004-06 07/01/2005 88.31
2003-06 08/01/2004 90.81
2002-06 01/01/2004 89.99

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
El Porvenir (CO) 95.77
Trickle Up (NY) 95.55
American Himalayan Foundation (CA) 93.98
Bnai Zion Foundation (NY) 89.10

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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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