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Trees Atlanta

Protecting and improving Atlanta's urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating

four stars

96.59

225 Chester Avenue, SE Atlanta, GA 30316
tel: (404) 522-4097   Web Site
EIN: 58-1584758

Board Leadership
Rob Schreiner
President

CEO
Connie Veates and Greg Levine
Co-Executive Directors

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.59 four stars
  Financial 97.33 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

97.33

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 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)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.14
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Trees Atlanta on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Trees Atlanta on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trees Atlanta (GA) 96.59 four stars
The Arbor Day Foundation (NE) 89.66 three stars
National Forest Foundation (MT) 96.46 four stars
Stand (previously ForestEthics) (CA) 88.77 three stars
Forest Trends (DC) 95.47 four stars

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Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized citizens group that protects and improves Atlanta's urban forest by planting, conserving and educating. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta has been a prime force in addressing Atlanta's tree loss, creating increased green space, and conserving our city's trees. We have planted and distributed more than 100,000 shade trees, cared for more than 120,000 trees, recruited thousands of volunteers and educated an average of 3,500 children and adults annually about the importance of urban trees and how to plant and properly care for them. In addition to planting trees and educating the community, Trees Atlanta works with communities and municipalities to restore Atlanta's remaining forest spaces through its Forest Restoration program. Trees Atlanta has also begun work on a 22-mile linear arboretum along the Atlanta BeltLine, a series of unused rails encircling the city.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,789,463
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $174,720
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $842,584
Total Contributions $4,806,767
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,806,767
   Other Revenue $182,175
TOTAL REVENUE $4,988,942
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,608,103
   Administrative Expenses $262,661
   Fundraising Expenses $221,383
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,092,147
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,896,795
   
Net Assets $11,126,691

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Trees Atlanta has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 96.59 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 93.73 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 97.03 four stars
2012-06 04/01/2013 89.32 three stars
2011-06 03/01/2013 79.63 two stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 79.04 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.87 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 79.78 two stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 85.63 three stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 98.31 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 92.75 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 98.67 four stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 89.24 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 82.45 three stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 82.44 three stars
2002-06 04/01/2004 78.20 two 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 58-1584758
Name in IRS Master File TREES ATLANTA INC
NTEE Code C50
NTEE Classification Environmental Beautification and Aesthetics
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (402) Other activity aimed t combating community deterioration
(297) Community recreational facilities (park, playground, etc)
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 November, 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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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
$82,308 3.93% Greg Levine Co-Executive Director & Chief Program Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$61,959 2.96% Connie Veates Co-Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer

Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized citizens group that protects and improves Atlanta's urban forest by planting, conserving and educating. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta has been a prime force in addressing Atlanta's tree loss, creating increased green space, and conserving our city's trees. We have planted and distributed more than 100,000 shade trees, cared for more than 120,000 trees, recruited thousands of volunteers and educated an average of 3,500 children and adults annually about the importance of urban trees and how to plant and properly care for them. In addition to planting trees and educating the community, Trees Atlanta works with communities and municipalities to restore Atlanta's remaining forest spaces through its Forest Restoration program. Trees Atlanta has also begun work on a 22-mile linear arboretum along the Atlanta BeltLine, a series of unused rails encircling the city.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trees Atlanta (GA) 96.59 four stars
Stand (previously ForestEthics) (CA) 88.77 three stars
Rainforest Action Network (CA) 93.45 four stars
Forest Trends (DC) 95.47 four stars
Rainforest Alliance (NY) 85.73 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Trees Atlanta
225 Chester Avenue, SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
tel: (404) 522-4097
fax: (404) 681-4909
EIN: 58-1584758

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Board Leadership

Rob Schreiner
President

CEO

Connie Veates and Greg Levine
Co-Executive Directors

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