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National Park Trust

CharityWatch report issued
June 2017

Top-Rated Charity
A
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
81%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$8
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

National Park Trust
401 East Jefferson St.
Suite 207
Rockville, MD 20850

Other Names

None

Tax Status

501(c)3

Stated Mission

Preserving parks today; creating park stewards for tomorrow.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2016

Program Percentage: 81%

The percentage of National Park Trust's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$1,800,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $8

How many dollars National Park Trust spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$1,700,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Government Funding

25% to 49%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
National Park Trust IRS Form 990 52-1691924
National Park Trust & Affiliate Audited Consolidated Financial Statements 52-1691924
Entity: National Park Trust
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 52-1691924
Entity: National Park Trust & Affiliate
Document Type: Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
Tax ID: 52-1691924

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?
 
National Park Trust
meets governance benchmarks.
 
National Park Trust
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 Opt-Out Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Grace Lee Executive Director $110,310
1
Name: Grace Lee
Title: Executive Director
Compensation: $110,310

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.
According to the National Park Trust consolidated audit of June 30, 2016 (Note 8, Net Assets, Capital Campaign--Project 100):

"During 2016, the Trust launched The Campaign for the National Park Trust ('the Campaign') in honor of the 100th anniversary of NPS [the National Park Service]. The Campaign will run through the next 5 years. The goals of the Campaign are to raise $10,000,000, to grow the Buddy Bison School Program to 100 schools, and to begin to acquire 100 high-priority land parcels to benefit NPS. These high-priority parcels of park land total approximately 10,000 acres of privately-owned land located within the boundaries of national parks. ...For the year ended June 30, 2016, the Trust received $853,800 of temporarily restricted pledges and contributions and incurred $63,025 in costs related to the Campaign."
According to the National Park Trust consolidated audit of June 30, 2016 (Note 14), the Trust received total in-kind contributions valued at $204,260 in fiscal 2016, including in-kind legal services valued at $199,700.

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]

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