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Arbor Day Foundation

CharityWatch report issued
June 2017

Top-Rated Charity
A-
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
82%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$25
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Arbor Day Foundation
211 North 12th Street
Suite 501
Lincoln, NE 68508

Other Names

National Arbor Day Foundation

Tax Status

501(c)3

Stated Mission

To engage in educational & charitable activities including officially promoting the annual observance of Arbor Day; inspiring people to plant, nurture & celebrate trees; stimulating a worldwide program of tree & horticultural planting & care; advancing nature education & environmental education; and maintaining Arbor Day Farm, the estate of Arbor Day's founder, J. Sterling Morton.

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Program Percentage: 82%

The percentage of Arbor Day Foundation's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$40,000,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $25

How many dollars Arbor Day Foundation spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$24,000,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Joint Costs

Arbor Day Foundation's rating was adjusted for Joint Costs. If you are a donor who considers direct mail, telemarketing, and other Joint Cost solicitations to be true charitable programs, the below efficiency ratios, which were not adjusted for joint costs, may better reflect your goals.

Program % Cost to Raise $100
88% $15
Accounting rules allow charities to report some telemarketing, direct mail, and other solicitation costs as Program expenses. CharityWatch believes that most donors do not consider a charity's solicitation activities to be the Programs they are intending to support with their donations. We therefore adjust such expenses out of a charity's reported Program expense and add it to Fundraising expense prior to calculating its rating.

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
National Arbor Day Foundation IRS Form 990 23-7169265
National Arbor Day Foundation Audited Financial Statements 23-7169265
Entity: National Arbor Day Foundation
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 23-7169265
Entity: National Arbor Day Foundation
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 23-7169265

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
 
Arbor Day Foundation
meets governance benchmarks.
 
Arbor Day Foundation
meets transparency benchmarks.
Transparency
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy

  Name Title Compensation
1 John Rosenow Past CEO $435,188
2 Matt Harris CEO $326,517
3 Dan Lambe President $225,230
1
Name: John Rosenow
Title: Past CEO
Compensation: $435,188
2
Name: Matt Harris
Title: CEO
Compensation: $326,517
3
Name: Dan Lambe
Title: President
Compensation: $225,230

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