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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Friends of the National Arboretum

Preserve and enhance the U.S. National Arboretum.

83.15

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

Board Leadership
Michael Stevens
Board Chair

CEO
Craven Rand
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.15
  Financial 76.51
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

76.51

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 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)
69.5%
  Administrative Expenses 24.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.36
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.3%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the National Arboretum (DC) 83.15
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FL) 96.95
San Antonio Botanical Garden Society (TX) 90.31
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society (TX) 85.45
Huntsville Botanical Garden (AL) 85.05

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $771,291
   Federated Campaigns $4,882
   Membership Dues $56,795
   Fundraising Events $265,300
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $284,715
Total Contributions $1,382,983
   Program Service Revenue $16,500
Total Primary Revenue $1,399,483
   Other Revenue $200,092
TOTAL REVENUE $1,599,575
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,123,222
   Administrative Expenses $486,269
   Fundraising Expenses $101,286
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,710,777
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-111,202
   
Net Assets $2,641,236

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 $671,937 59.8%
Projects and Activities $156,833 14.0%
Membership and Outreach $80,905 7.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 03/01/2021 83.15
2018-12 02/01/2020 86.78
2017-12 12/01/2018 92.93
2016-12 02/01/2018 91.73
2015-12 02/01/2017 84.23
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$52,250 3.05% Craven Rand Interim Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$122,981 7.18% Thomas F. McGuire Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the National Arboretum (DC) 83.15
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (VA) 93.70
Descanso Gardens Guild, Inc. (CA) 86.35
Denver Botanic Gardens (CO) 95.41
North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc. (NC) 90.99

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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

Michael Stevens
Board Chair

CEO

Craven Rand
Executive Director

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