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Native Plant Trust (NEWFS)

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NEWFS is a botanical garden based in Framingham, MA that was founded in 1932. As of 2020 they had $3.4 million in revenue and $15 million in assets.

The mission of New England Wild Flower Society is to conserve and promote the region's native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: New England Wild Flower Society.

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Program areas at NEWFS

Conservation - in april Native Plant Trust was among the first small group of organizations worldwide to receive advanced conservation practitioner accreditation by london-based botanic gardens conservation international (bgci), which included an endorsement by an international advisory council representing six continents. Continued important project to restore the vegetation of the summit of cadillac mountain in acadia national park, which is the highest point along the north atlantic seaboard. This multi-year project for the national park service is testing techniques that can be applied to other damaged or at-risk mountaintop sites.our award-winning go botany website, which enables people to identify all 3,500 plants on the new england landscape, reached milestones of 4.7 million users and 20.8 million page views, including 1.3 million users and 4.9 million page views this year.made substantial progress on the intensive effort to collect the seeds from 3,300 populations of the region's 389 rare and endangered plants ...

Public programs - public programs offered a significant percentage of new programs in 2019 and expanded the number of people participating in both online and in-person courses and field studies. The 165 programs in all 6 states--focusing on Native Plant botany, conservation, horticulture, landscape history, and gardening--drew 3,373 participants. Offered 2 important symposia: on Plant conservation, with Maine audubon; and on Native Plant design, with rhode island audubon. Also worked with local cultural councils throughout Massachusetts to offer a free conservation lecture series at libraries.engaged adult visitors to garden in the woods with 160 tours, serving both indivuals and groups ranging from local garden clubs to national horticulture groups. Also conducted 105 school tours, serving 1,047 children.54 dedicated volunteers collectively donated 1,152 hours. Includes 28 tour guides, who donated 179 hours; 13 program hosts, who contributed 657 hours; 14 volunteers who contributed 75 hours to update the garden's bloom board; ...

Horticulture - in its 6-month season, garden in the woods (gitw), a world-renowned botanic garden, served 18,000 visitors. The mission of the 45-acre Native Plant botanic garden is to educate and inspire visitors to use Native plants in their gardens and to conserve them in the wild. The garden is also a resource for Native Plant research and a living laboratory for public programming and children's education. We operate the garden using ecological best practices and aspire to be a model for colleagues. We also offer free admission to the public on selected days, as well as discounted admission through passes available at local our nasami farm nursery, staff and volunteers grew approximately 50,000 new england Native plants from seed collected sustainably and ethically from local wild populations.these plants are sold in our retail shops, used in restoration projects, and displayed in the gardens at gitw.dedicated horticulture volunteers at ...

Form 990s for NEWFS

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Oct 23, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Oct 16, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Sep 27, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Jan 3, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Jul 9, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for NEWFS

Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,296,951
Program services$590,040
Investment income and dividends$75,251
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$3,700
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$89,048
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$437,184
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$3,492,174

Vendors for NEWFS

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Cliftonlarsonallen LLPTax accounting2020-06-26
████ ██████Graphic Design$131,7002019-12-01
██████ ███Software2019-08-29
█████████ ███████ ███████ ███ ██ ██Tax accounting; Audit accounting2013-07-24

Personnel at NEWFS

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Debbi EdelsteinExecutive Director$150,000Sept. 29, 2020
Tracey WillmottDirector of Philanthropy$109,395Dec. 31, 2017
█████ █████Vice Chair$0Sept. 29, 2020
████ █████Chair$0Aug. 29, 2019
█████ ██████Treasurer$0Aug. 29, 2019
████ █ ████Past Assistant Treasurer$0Dec. 31, 2014

Peer botanical gardens and arboreta

1California Native Plant Society501(c)(3)$3.5 millionSacramento, CA
2Catalina Island Conservancy501(c)(3)$14 millionAvalon, CA
3Betty Ford Alpine Gardens501(c)(3)$2.4 millionVail, CO
4Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (SBBG)501(c)(3)$4.4 millionSanta Barbara, CA
5Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden501(c)(3)$4.9 millionClaremont, CA
6Rhododendron Species Foundation (RSF)501(c)(3)$1.1 millionFederal Way, WA
7Worcester County Horticultural Society501(c)(3)$6.0 millionBoylston, MA
8Massachusetts Horticultural Society501(c)(3)$1.7 millionWellesley, MA
9Old Westbury Gardens501(c)(3)$5.4 millionOld Westbury, NY
10National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG)501(c)(3)$11 millionKalaheo, HI
11The Greenwood Gardens501(c)(3)$1.8 millionShort Hills, NJ
12Metro Blooms501(c)(3)$875,768Minneapolis, MN
13Houston Botanic Garden501(c)(3)$6.6 millionHouston, TX
14Center for Plant Conservation501(c)(3)$941,202Escondido, CA
15Pittsburgh Botanic Garden501(c)(3)$4.6 millionOakdale, PA
16Berkshire Garden Center501(c)(3)$2.1 millionStockbridge, MA
17Polly Hill Arboretum501(c)(3)$1.1 millionWest Tisbury, MA
18Delaware Center for Horticulture (TheDCH)501(c)(3)$1.4 millionWilmington, DE
19San Diego Botanic Garden501(c)(3)$4.5 millionEncinitas, CA
20Norfolk Botanical Garden501(c)(3)$9.1 millionNorfolk, VA
21Brookgreen Gardens501(c)(3)$12 millionPawleys Island, SC
22Tulsa Botanic Garden501(c)(3)$2.9 millionTulsa, OK
23Stonecrop Gardens501(c)(3)$3.0 millionCold Spring, NY
24The Friends of Governors Island501(c)(3)$1.2 millionNew York, NY
25Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG)501(c)(3)$9.6 millionBrooklyn, NY