Trees Forever, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, as designated by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
On average, over 83% of each dollar contributed to Trees Forever is used directly for our community and landowner programs. About 7% goes toward fundraising and related costs, with the balance used for education and support of projects and operations.
Trees Forever relies on memberships and direct contributions from individuals, foundations, businesses and organizations to support our efforts.
Trees Forever’s total budget ranges from about $1.9 million to $2.3 million per year.
Please refer to the Trees Forever Annual Report for financial summaries, along with accomplishments and outcomes for our outstanding, award-winning programs.
Financial oversight of Trees Forever and its supporting Foundation are provided by the Trees Forever Board of Directors and Foundation Trustees. The Board's Finance Committee provides monthly oversight, and the full Board of Directors reviews all financial reports and progress quarterly. Each year we have an annual audit done by an independent audit firm. Click to view the 2016 audited financial statements, and our 2016 IRS 990 form. (2017 information will be posted by May 31).
You are encouraged to contact Trees Forever directly if you have any questions or concerns regarding our financial status. We take pride in managing our resources effectively, and strive to be a transparent organization by making information available to our donors and stakeholders. Trees Forever is monitored annually by Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, and has earned the Plantinum Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.