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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Friends of the National Arboretum

Preserve and enhance the U.S. National Arboretum.

three stars

84.23

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

Board Leadership
Barbara Shea
Board Chair

CEO
Barbara Shea
Acting Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.23 three stars
  Financial 80.61 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

three stars

80.61

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
69.3%
  Administrative Expenses 22.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.35
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the National Arboretum (DC) 84.23 three stars
Denver Botanic Gardens (CO) 90.71 four stars
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (NY) 92.32 four stars
Chicago Botanic Garden (IL) 91.42 four stars
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FL) 96.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $781,689
   Federated Campaigns $5,214
   Membership Dues $55,819
   Fundraising Events $293,294
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $35,724
Total Contributions $1,171,740
   Program Service Revenue $26,315
Total Primary Revenue $1,198,055
   Other Revenue $140,659
TOTAL REVENUE $1,338,714
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $715,536
   Administrative Expenses $237,085
   Fundraising Expenses $84,848
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,037,469
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $301,245
   
Net Assets $2,975,623

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
Washington Youth Garden $407,697 57.0%
Projects and Activities $112,825 15.8%
Membership and Outreach $104,361 14.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 84.23 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.06 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 89.17 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 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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$120,577 11.62% Tom Costello Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the National Arboretum (DC) 84.23 three stars
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society (TX) 86.07 three stars
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FL) 96.16 four stars
San Antonio Botanical Garden Society (TX) 90.06 four stars
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation (MI) 92.73 four stars

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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

Barbara Shea
Acting Executive Director

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