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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers (Grantmaking)

Yellowstone Park Foundation

Protecting the wonders and wildlife of Yellowstone

four stars

91.43

222 East Main Street Suite 301
Bozeman, MT 59715
tel: (406) 586-6303   Web Site
EIN: 83-0311166

Board Leadership
Kay Yeager
Chairman of the Board

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.43 four stars
  Financial 90.12 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Yellowstone Park Foundation is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization created in 1996. A group of concerned citizens, working with the National Park Service, started the Foundation in order to protect, preserve, and enhance Yellowstone National Park. The Foundation works to fund important projects and programs, many of which are beyond the financial capacity of the National Park Service. The Foundation receives no annual government funding; it relies instead upon the generous support of private citizens, foundations, and corporations to ensure that Yellowstone's great gifts to the world will never diminish. Since its inception, the Yellowstone Park Foundation has contributed more than $40 million to Yellowstone National Park, and has successfully funded more than 200 Park projects. Including $15 million for the new Old Faithful Visitor Education Center.

The Yellowstone Park Foundation is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization created in 1996. A group of concerned citizens, working with the National Park Service, started the Foundation in order to protect, preserve, and enhance Yellowstone National Park. The Foundation works to fund important projects and programs, many of which are beyond the financial capacity of the National Park Service. The Foundation receives no annual government funding; it relies instead upon the generous support of private citizens, foundations, and corporations to ensure that Yellowstone's great gifts to the world will never diminish. Since its inception, the Yellowstone Park Foundation has contributed more than $40 million to Yellowstone National Park, and has successfully funded more than 200 Park projects. Including $15 million for the new Old Faithful Visitor Education Center.

Financial

four stars

90.12

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 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)
76.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.20
  Program Expenses Growth 26.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Yellowstone Park Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Yellowstone Park Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Yellowstone Park Foundation (MT) 91.43 four stars
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (CA) 91.88 four stars
Grand Teton National Park Foundation (WY) 95.65 four stars
Planting Fields Foundation (NY) 88.58 three stars
Friends of Acadia (ME) 97.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,911,935
   Federated Campaigns $18,150
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $725
Total Contributions $8,930,810
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,930,810
   Other Revenue $66,552
TOTAL REVENUE $8,997,362
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,102,226
   Administrative Expenses $922,405
   Fundraising Expenses $1,130,748
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,155,379
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-158,017
   
Net Assets $9,721,451

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
Campground/trail rehabilitation and maintenance $2,540,713 35.8%
Wildlife, Wonders & Wilderness $2,352,064 33.1%
Tomorrow's Stewards $1,024,135 14.4%

Ratings History
Yellowstone Park Foundation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 11/01/2016 91.43 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.79 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 92.80 four stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 92.26 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 93.19 four stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 90.65 four stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 89.58 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 89.20 three stars
2010-06 10/01/2011 89.86 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.47 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 83.32 three stars
2009-06 11/24/2010 72.83 two stars
2007-12 09/01/2008 78.74 two stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 90.08 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 86.67 three stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 95.32 four stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 86.34 three stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 78.62 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 83-0311166
Name in IRS Master File Yellowstone Park Foundation
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification
Subsection  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status
Deductibility
Affiliation
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Filing Requirement
Fiscal Year End
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • February, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$200,000 2.18% Karen Kress President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Yellowstone Park Foundation (MT) 91.43 four stars
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (CA) 91.88 four stars
Friends of Acadia (ME) 97.00 four stars
Grand Teton National Park Foundation (WY) 95.65 four stars
Planting Fields Foundation (NY) 88.58 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Yellowstone Park Foundation
222 East Main Street
Suite 301
Bozeman, MT 59715
tel: (406) 586-6303
fax: (406) 586-6337
EIN: 83-0311166

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Board Leadership

Kay Yeager
Chairman of the Board

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