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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Friends of the Urban Forest

Greening San Francisco

three stars

87.82

1007 General Kennedy Avenue Suite 1
San Francisco, CA 94129
tel: (415) 561-6890   Web Site
EIN: 94-2699528

Board Leadership
Dawn Kamalanathan
Chair

CEO
Dan Flanagan
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.82 three stars
  Financial 84.75 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Friends of the Urban Forest helps individuals and neighborhood groups plant and care for street trees and sidewalk gardens in San Francisco. This "green infrastructure" improves the city by beautifying neighborhoods, cleaning the air, raising property values and reducing polluted stormwater runoff. Since 1981, FUF has planted more than 50,000 trees, totaling 47% of the city's street tree canopy.

Friends of the Urban Forest helps individuals and neighborhood groups plant and care for street trees and sidewalk gardens in San Francisco. This "green infrastructure" improves the city by beautifying neighborhoods, cleaning the air, raising property values and reducing polluted stormwater runoff. Since 1981, FUF has planted more than 50,000 trees, totaling 47% of the city's street tree canopy.

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Financial

three stars

84.75

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
75.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.95
  Program Expenses Growth 13.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the Urban Forest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the Urban Forest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the Urban Forest (CA) 87.82 three stars
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (IN) 90.27 four stars
BRING Recycling (OR) 94.00 four stars
Keep America Beautiful (CT) 86.95 three stars
GrowNYC (NY) 92.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,291,915
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,289,945
Total Contributions $3,581,860
   Program Service Revenue $120,883
Total Primary Revenue $3,702,743
   Other Revenue $883
TOTAL REVENUE $3,703,626
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,743,376
   Administrative Expenses $247,167
   Fundraising Expenses $561,910
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,552,453
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $151,173
   
Net Assets $2,855,370

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
Tree Planting, Maintenance, and Assistance $2,743,376 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 07/01/2020 87.82 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 87.89 three stars
2017-06 04/01/2018 86.32 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 87.69 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 94-2699528
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF THE URBAN FORESTS
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 (529) Ecology or conservation
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 January, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$177,500 4.99% Dan Flanagan Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the Urban Forest (CA) 87.82 three stars
Center for Creative Land Recycling (CA) 88.64 three stars
GrowNYC (NY) 92.92 four stars
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (PA) 93.51 four stars
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (IN) 90.27 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of the Urban Forest
1007 General Kennedy Avenue
Suite 1
San Francisco, CA 94129
tel: (415) 561-6890
fax: (415) 561-6899
EIN: 94-2699528

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Board Leadership

Dawn Kamalanathan
Chair

CEO

Dan Flanagan
Executive Director

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