Native Plant Horticulture Institute

Making native plants the new norm

aka Native Plant Horticulture Foundation, NPHF   |   MELBOURNE, FL   |
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Native Plant Horticulture Institute

EIN: 47-4333010


We're expanding the supply of native plants and native plant professionals so that communities everywhere can have truly sustainable landscapes.

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Executive Director

Cammie Donaldson

Main address

PO BOX 972


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Subject area info

Adult education


Plant biodiversity

Population served info

Young adults


NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (C12)

Botanical, Horticultural, and Landscape Services (C40)

Professional Societies & Associations (C03)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Education & Outreach

We host and sponsor educational events, training opportunities and publications that provide practical instruction on the selection, use and maintenance of native plants for sustainable landscaping and restoration and which promote the development of the native plant industry. We specifically target these three audiences:

STUDENTS & EMERGING PROFESSIONALS, who we engage as the next generation of native plant professionals and industry leaders. We maintain a network of students (middle school through college) and young professionals to whom we provide direct financial assistance to participate in native plant education events and whom we directly engage in education and networking opportunities within the industry. We provide competition, publication and speaking opportunities for students and emerging professionals to develop and showcase their skills.

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS, who we engage in expanding the introduction and use of native plants. We sponsor educational events and publications that help expose professionals to the diversity and opportunity in native plant horticulture and encourage the expansion of native plant production and use.

GARDENING PUBLIC, who we engage to strengthen the demand for native plants, which expands the native plant industry. We sponsor education and outreach that helps gardeners and property owners understand the benefits of using native plants, helps them find native plants and native plant professionals, and helps them use native plants successfully in a variety of settings.

Our organization is based in Florida and currently focused on the Florida native plant industry. We collaborate with industry, academic and nonprofit partners promoting the preservation and use of native plants, including but not limited to the University of Florida, Florida Association of Native Nurseries, Florida Native Plant Society and Florida Wildflower Foundation.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

Where we work


Native Plant Horticulture Institute
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Financial data

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Native Plant Horticulture Institute

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Native Plant Horticulture Institute

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director

Cammie Donaldson

Cammie serves as the Executive Director for both the foundation and its first industry partner, Florida Association of Native Nurseries (FANN). Her primary interest is in sustaining and expanding a native plant industry to support sustainable transformation of gardens and landscapes. A member of the Florida Native Plant Society since 1988, Cammie is a past editor of the Palmetto magazine, current provider of Administrative Services for the society and active member of her local Conradina Chapter since 1988. An enthusiastic promoter of native plants and perhaps best known as the editor of the Guide for Real Florida Gardeners, Cammie has a B.S. in Technical Communications and 20+ years of experience working as a professional and volunteer in the native plant movement.

Native Plant Horticulture Institute

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Native Plant Horticulture Institute

Board of directors
as of 01/07/2022
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Board chair

Bruce Turley

Wilcox Nursery & Landscape

Term: 2018 - 2019

Alyssa Lavoro

Alexander Landscaping

Jerry Fritz

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No