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TreePeople is a civic environmental organization based in Beverly Hills, CA that was founded in 1973. As of 2019 they had $7.2 million in revenue and $8.9 million in assets.

To inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable and to share the process as a model for the world. To inspire, engage and support people to take personal res...

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Program areas at TreePeople

Treepeople's environmental education department focuses heavily on delivering education programs to students all over los angeles county. Treepeople's programs include environmental stewardship awareness, youth leadership in environmental literacy, school greening projects and many more furthering the environmental education department's mission and goals. To put the following statistics in perspective, los angeles is home to both the second and third largest school districts in the united states. In 2018, treepeople worked with over 14,000 middle and high school students and 250 teachers on environmental service learning projects in over 240 different schools. In addition, we hosted over 8,800 students at the treepeople campus, teaching them about the environment through hands-on outdoor learning activities and exposing them to environmental stewardship.

Urban and mountain forestry program:treepeople's urban and mountain forestry program is an educational outreach activity that builds grassroots support to shift los angeles' response to climate change by providing a global model for healthy, climate resilient cities. We expand la's tree canopy and through educational and related community outreach efforts raise awareness of green infrastructure as a solution to drought and climate change. Our work is focused on the greater los angeles urban area including the region's urban neighborhoods, park space, santa monica mountains and angeles national forest. Our mountain program restores damaged forests to advance fire resilience, biodiversity and an overall healthy ecosystem.treepeople involves volunteers in planting and maintaining trees, addressing los angeles' need for heat-reducing shade, cleaner air and water, greenhouse gas capture, fresh fruit access and an overall healthier environment for people to thrive in.treepeople in 2018 engaged 6,806 volunteers in adopting 1,325 fruit trees in low ...

Policy & research program:the policy & research program continues to lead educational efforts of the la urban cooling collaborative focused on reducing the public health impacts of extreme heat through trees and reflective surfaces. Additionally, in 2018, we completed the first-ever countywide study for la to quantify how many lives could be saved from being lost to extreme heat if we increase tree and reflective cover, and have incorporated that into our educational focus.the policy and research program created and led educational programs regarding the multiple benefits of the urban canopy and its importance to human health and the ecosystems in the city of la, county of la and state. We also served as leading partners on the city of la's start of an urban forestry management plan. Additionally, our team worked as part of a coalition to educate policymakers as to the importance of distributed, nature-based water infrastructure in ...

Form 990s for TreePeople

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jan 30, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Dec 28, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Nov 7, 2016990View PDF
2014-12Aug 4, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for TreePeople

Total grants, contributions, etc.$6,477,262
Program services$738,304
Investment income and dividends$6,258
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$7,221,824

Vendors for TreePeople

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
DrupalContent management system software2020-03-02
██████Fundraising software2020-03-02
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-03-02
██████████Marketing software; CRM software2020-03-02
█████████Content management system software2020-03-02
██████ ███Tax accounting2019-11-14
████ ██████Direct Mailing$60,0002018-12-01
███████ █████████████Consulting Services$105,7122018-12-01
...and four more vendors

Personnel at TreePeople

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Cindy MontanezChief Executive Officer$184,863Jan. 30, 2020
Fernanda de la TorreChief Financial Officer$121,875Dec. 31, 2018
█████████ ██████Chief Strategy and Development Officer$21,811Dec. 31, 2018
██████ ██████Director of Community Greening-Jan. 28, 2018
███████ ██████Director of Marketing and Communications / Social Media and Digital Content Manager-Jan. 28, 2018
███████ █████████ ██████Senior Director of Policy-Jan. 28, 2018
█████ ██████Director of Program Development / Senior Director of Programs-Jan. 28, 2018
█████ ██ ██████Director of Research-Jan. 28, 2018
█████ ██ █████Writer, Director, Producer$0July 17, 2019
█████ ██████Director of Forestry-Jan. 28, 2018
...and eight more key personnel

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