Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

The American Chestnut Foundation

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

four stars

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 four stars
  Financial 92.96 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

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Financial

four stars

92.96

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
86.2%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.35
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.8%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,399,065
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $434,771
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $75,000
Total Contributions $2,908,836
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,908,836
   Other Revenue $168,135
TOTAL REVENUE $3,076,971
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,168,048
   Administrative Expenses $291,546
   Fundraising Expenses $41,614
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,501,208
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $575,763
   
Net Assets $6,151,242

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$142,887 5.71% Lisa Thomson President, CEO

Mission

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

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The American Chestnut Foundation (NC) 95.02 four stars
Stand.earth (CA) 89.44 three stars
National Forest Foundation (MT) 90.40 four stars
Rainforest Trust (VA) 100.00 four stars
American Forests (DC) 86.55 three stars

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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