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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

The American Chestnut Foundation

Working to restore the iconic American chestnut tree to its native range

95.02

50 North Merrimon Avenue Suite 115
Asheville, NC 28804
tel: (828) 281-0047   Web Site
EIN: 41-1483019

Board Leadership
Brian McCarthy
Chair

CEO
Lisa Thomson
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.02
  Financial 92.97
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of The American Chestnut Foundation is to restore the iconic American chestnut to its native range.

The mission of The American Chestnut Foundation is to restore the iconic American chestnut to its native range.

Financial

92.97

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
86.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.29
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The American Chestnut Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The American Chestnut Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The American Chestnut Foundation (NC) 95.02
American Forest Foundation (DC) 96.40
Amazon Conservation Association (DC) 95.14
American Forests (DC) 86.55
Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (AK) 87.93

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,022,846
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $436,631
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $75,388
Total Contributions $2,534,865
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,534,865
   Other Revenue $228,914
TOTAL REVENUE $2,763,779
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,334,843
   Administrative Expenses $319,716
   Fundraising Expenses $39,249
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,693,808
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $69,971
   
Net Assets $6,088,013

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
Research $2,334,843 100.0%

Ratings History
The American Chestnut Foundation has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 10/01/2021 95.02
2019-06 07/01/2020 95.02
2018-06 06/01/2019 99.08
2017-06 07/01/2018 97.35
2016-06 11/01/2017 97.11
2015-06 06/01/2016 93.82
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 96.84
2013-06 07/01/2014 93.09
2012-06 04/01/2013 80.51
2011-06 03/01/2012 92.37
2010-06 09/20/2011 96.70
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 95.33
2009-06 07/01/2010 98.44
2008-06 07/01/2009 98.30
2007-06 04/01/2008 98.27
2006-06 03/01/2007 95.56
2004-12 03/01/2006 89.29
2003-12 04/01/2005 91.87

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

EIN 41-1483019
Name in IRS Master File THE AMERICAN CHESTNUT FOUNDATION
NTEE Code C40
NTEE Classification Botanical, Horticultural, and Landscape Services
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (181) Scientific research for government
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 October, 1984
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$141,693 5.25% Lisa Thomson President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The American Chestnut Foundation (NC) 95.02
Amazon Conservation Association (DC) 95.14
Friends of the Forest Preserves (IL) 90.58
Rainforest Trust (VA) 100.00
The Pachamama Alliance (CA) 88.29

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Charity Contact Info

The American Chestnut Foundation
50 North Merrimon Avenue
Suite 115
Asheville, NC 28804
tel: (828) 281-0047
fax: (828) 253-5373
EIN: 41-1483019

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Board Leadership

Brian McCarthy
Chair

CEO

Lisa Thomson
President & CEO

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