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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Friends of the National Arboretum

Preserve and enhance the U.S. National Arboretum.

87.06

3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002
tel: (202) 544-8733   Web Site
EIN: 52-1257712

Board Leadership
Barbara Shea
Board Chair

CEO
Tom Costello
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.06
  Financial 85.38
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

85.38

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
69.5%
  Administrative Expenses 21.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.22
  Program Expenses Growth 8.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the National Arboretum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the National Arboretum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the National Arboretum (DC) 87.06
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation (MI) 94.34
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (IA) 91.61
National Tropical Botanical Garden (HI) 90.16
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (PA) 92.71

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Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA)'s mission is to preserve and enhance the U.S. National Arboretum. We work to provide valuable financial and volunteer support, especially for Arboretum internship programs, maintenance of the gardens and collections, The Washington Youth Garden and many other projects. Our focus areas include environmental preservation, plant research, urban greenspace, education, and community outreach.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $650,442
   Federated Campaigns $3,310
   Membership Dues $39,450
   Fundraising Events $239,635
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $60,276
Total Contributions $993,113
   Program Service Revenue $35,948
Total Primary Revenue $1,029,061
   Other Revenue $255,941
TOTAL REVENUE $1,285,002
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $884,114
   Administrative Expenses $304,707
   Fundraising Expenses $63,609
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,252,430
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $32,572
   
Net Assets $2,818,101

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
Projects and Activities $391,375 44.3%
Washington Youth Garden $326,914 37.0%
Membership and Outreach $92,058 10.4%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.06
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 89.17

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

EIN 52-1257712
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL ARBORETUM INC
NTEE Code C11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (279) Other services or benefits to members or employees
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 July, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$54,576 4.35% Tom Costello Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$102,395 8.17% Dana Faulkner Former Chief Executive Officer

Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA)'s mission is to preserve and enhance the U.S. National Arboretum. We work to provide valuable financial and volunteer support, especially for Arboretum internship programs, maintenance of the gardens and collections, The Washington Youth Garden and many other projects. Our focus areas include environmental preservation, plant research, urban greenspace, education, and community outreach.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the National Arboretum (DC) 87.06
Wave Hill (NY) 85.00
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation (MI) 94.34
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest (KY) 87.15
The Atlanta Botanical Garden (GA) 93.53

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of the National Arboretum
3501 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
tel: (202) 544-8733
fax: (202) 544-5398
EIN: 52-1257712

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Board Leadership

Barbara Shea
Board Chair

CEO

Tom Costello
Executive Director

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