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Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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87.77

84 Coxe Avenue Unit 200
Asheville, NC 28801
tel: (800) 845-5665   Web Site
EIN: 62-1564782

Board Leadership
Sharon Miller Pryse
Chair

CEO
James M. Hart
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.77
  Financial 83.18
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Organized in 1993, Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park assists the National Park Service in its mission to preserve and protect Great Smoky Mountains National Park by raising funds and awareness, and providing volunteers for needed projects. Friends has 4,500+ members and 170+ volunteers who provide assistance with projects that benefit Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Friends of the Smokies provides over $1 million annually for environmental education, natural resource and wildlife conservation, historic preservation, and trail improvements in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

One of Friends' most proud accomplishments is establishing the $4 million Trails Forever endowment in 2012 to help implement major, sustainable improvements on the Smokies' 848 miles of hiking trails.

Friends supporters' conserve black bears, elk + brook trout, heal hemlock trees, restore historic log cabins + churches, educate park visitors, Junior Rangers + more

Organized in 1993, Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park assists the National Park Service in its mission to preserve and protect Great Smoky Mountains National Park by raising funds and awareness, and providing volunteers for needed projects. Friends has 4,500+ members and 170+ volunteers who provide assistance with projects that benefit Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Friends of the Smokies provides over $1 million annually for environmental education, natural resource and wildlife conservation, historic preservation, and trail improvements in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

One of Friends' most proud accomplishments is establishing the $4 million Trails Forever endowment in 2012 to help implement major, sustainable improvements on the Smokies' 848 miles of hiking trails.

Friends supporters' conserve black bears, elk + brook trout, heal hemlock trees, restore historic log cabins + churches, educate park visitors, Junior Rangers + more

Financial

83.18

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
69.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.48
  Program Expenses Growth 36.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,617,117
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $34,993
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,130,674
Total Contributions $3,782,784
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,782,784
   Other Revenue $785,981
TOTAL REVENUE $4,568,765
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,838,504
   Administrative Expenses $510,647
   Fundraising Expenses $654,315
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,003,466
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $565,299
   
Net Assets $19,393,118

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$158,000 3.94% Tim Chandler CEO, Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$125,000 3.12% James M. Hart President

Mission

Organized in 1993, Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park assists the National Park Service in its mission to preserve and protect Great Smoky Mountains National Park by raising funds and awareness, and providing volunteers for needed projects. Friends has 4,500+ members and 170+ volunteers who provide assistance with projects that benefit Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Friends of the Smokies provides over $1 million annually for environmental education, natural resource and wildlife conservation, historic preservation, and trail improvements in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

One of Friends' most proud accomplishments is establishing the $4 million Trails Forever endowment in 2012 to help implement major, sustainable improvements on the Smokies' 848 miles of hiking trails.

Friends supporters' conserve black bears, elk + brook trout, heal hemlock trees, restore historic log cabins + churches, educate park visitors, Junior Rangers + more

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park (NC) 87.77
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (OH) 91.77
Grand Teton National Park Foundation (WY) 97.22
National Parks Conservation Association (DC) 89.54
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (CA) 89.96

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
84 Coxe Avenue
Unit 200
Asheville, NC 28801
tel: (800) 845-5665
fax: (865) 933-7607
EIN: 62-1564782

Mail donations to:
PO Box 1660
Kodak, TN 37764

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Board Leadership

Sharon Miller Pryse
Chair

CEO

James M. Hart
President