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FLORIDA STATE PARKS FOUNDATION, INC.

Tallahassee, FL   |  www.floridastateparksfoundation.org
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FLORIDA STATE PARKS FOUNDATION, INC.

EIN: 59-3207818


Mission

The Florida State Parks Foundation supports the entire Florida State Park system through programs that: preserve and protect state parks; educate visitors about the value of state parks; encourage community engagement and active use of state parks; provide financial support to supplement state funding. In coordination with and support of the Florida Park Service, the Florida State Parks Foundation provides education, communication, and support services to local citizen support organizations (CSO) to ensure the sustainability, protection, restoration and interpretation of the system of Florida State Parks.

Ruling year info

1995

Chief Executive Officer

Julia Gill Woodward

Main address

1700 North Monroe Street Suite 11 #200

Tallahassee, FL 32303 USA

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Formerly known as

FRIENDS OF FLORIDA STATE PARKS INC

EIN

59-3207818

Subject area info

Environment

Sports and recreation

Parks

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

NTEE code info

Parks and Playgrounds (N32)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (N12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (C12)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Florida State Parks is a four-time winner of the Gold Medal honoring the nation's best state park system. The goal is to help create a sense of place by showing park visitors the best of Florida's diverse natural and cultural sites. Florida's state parks are managed and preserved for enjoyment by this and future generations through providing appropriate resource-based recreational opportunities, interpretation, and education that help visitors connect to the real Florida. In coordination with and support of the Florida Park Service, the Florida State Parks Foundation provides education, communication and support services to local citizen support organizations (CSO) to ensure the sustainability, protection, restoration and interpretation of the system of Florida State Parks.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Access for All

The Foundation supports the Florida Park Service’s commitment to providing inclusive experiences to every park visitor. Many innovative advances have been made that allow people with disabilities unprecedented access to the outdoors. Access for All grants can be requested to provide funding for accessibility projects, equipment, and services. s.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Florida State Parks offer excellent opportunities for students to learn about Florida’s natural environments and historical and cultural past through school field trips. For some schools, bus field trip transportation costs may not be available. Yellow Buses in the Parks' purpose is to assist with these costs so that no child is deprived of the benefits of these valuable educational experiences.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Learning in Florida’s Environment is a model for science-based environmental education. Each program represents a partnership between the Florida State Parks Foundation, a State Park citizen support organization (CSO) and its park and the school or school district. Grants are intended to assist with LIFE program startups and then transition to a self-sustaining program through the CSO/state park/school partnership.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Foundation is a partner in both raising and granting funds for park projects that are part of the Unit Management Plan or achieve the goals related to the plan. This grant assistance program was created to help individual parks achieve special project goals. This ranges from small projects to large-scale capital projects. Services such as strategic planning, board development, grant and fund development training are also considered for this grant category.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

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Increasing

Number of first-time donors

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Average number of dollars given by new donors

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Number of people on the organization's email list

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Number of Facebook followers

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Average online donation

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Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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Increasing

Number of press releases developed and distributed

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Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The mission of the Florida State Parks Foundation is to support and help sustain the Florida Park Service.

In coordination with and support of the Florida Park Service, the FSPF will provide education, communication and support services to local support organizations to ensure the sustainability, protection, restoration and interpretation of the system of Florida State Parks. Through education, communication and support of local CSO’s, the FSPF will ensure the health of the statewide CSO program by implementing a strategic plan to the benefit of the system of Florida State Parks.

The Florida State Parks Foundation strategy for supporting Florida State Parks with providing outdoor-based recreational opportunities and interpretive services is through financial support and technical assistance to park citizen support organizations and by developing and conducting programs that will enhance park citizen support organizations efforts and those efforts of the park staff and the Florida Park Service as a whole.

The Florida State Parks Foundation works diligently to educate the people of Florida and its elected officials about the unique beauty and irreplaceable value of its state park system. The Foundation raises funds to further the mission and work of the Florida Park Service and to improve visitor enjoyment of these public lands and waters. Together we can achieve more. The Foundation provides the strength of numbers to combined services for member CSO/Friends groups, allowing local Friends groups to focus on the park and achieve more.

In the last year we have successfully partnered with other organizations to fund the planting of almost 100,000 trees in select parks, especially those affected by hurricane damage; began construction on a wheelchair accessible 30 passenger tour boat; purchased 3 wheelchair accessible tour trams; funded ranger training and ranger continuing educational courses; provided funds for injured manatee care and feeding; helped develop interpretive panels on birds and their migrations; purchased hand held units that allow for sophisticated collection and organization of data on sea turtle nests; and a good deal more.

Financials

FLORIDA STATE PARKS FOUNDATION, INC.
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 2022 FSPF Audit 2020 2020 Financial Audit 2013 FFSP P/L & Balance Sheet
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

7.58

Average of 21.61 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

4.4

Average of 7.8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

10%

Average of 6% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

FLORIDA STATE PARKS FOUNDATION, INC.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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FLORIDA STATE PARKS FOUNDATION, INC.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of FLORIDA STATE PARKS FOUNDATION, INC.’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $4,949,653 $3,024,347 $2,509,692 $1,011,997 -$3,619,096
As % of expenses 1607.6% 562.4% 300.0% 74.8% -245.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $4,949,653 $3,024,347 $2,509,692 $1,011,997 -$3,619,096
As % of expenses 1607.6% 562.4% 300.0% 74.8% -245.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $6,428,108 $1,741,521 $2,314,332 $2,608,554 $1,510,475
Total revenue, % change over prior year 2705.3% -72.9% 32.9% 12.7% -42.1%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.4% 2.1% 1.6% 2.0% 2.2%
Investment income 5.9% 34.4% 29.5% 38.4% 44.2%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 92.7% 66.6% 70.8% 31.5% 66.9%
Other revenue 1.1% -3.0% -1.8% 28.1% -13.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $307,900 $537,779 $836,624 $1,352,404 $1,477,223
Total expenses, % change over prior year 238.6% 74.7% 55.6% 61.7% 9.2%
Personnel 22.8% 40.3% 35.1% 22.7% 25.8%
Professional fees 13.8% 31.2% 20.5% 16.0% 10.1%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.7% 0.6% 0.4% 0.4%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 36.6% 11.7% 36.9% 52.1% 53.8%
All other expenses 26.8% 16.2% 6.9% 8.7% 9.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $307,900 $537,779 $836,624 $1,352,404 $1,477,223
One month of savings $25,658 $44,815 $69,719 $112,700 $123,102
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $333,558 $582,594 $906,343 $1,465,104 $1,600,325

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 15.0 5.0 5.3 4.0 4.4
Months of cash and investments 595.9 412.7 303.5 199.0 152.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 595.1 408.2 298.4 193.6 147.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $384,098 $225,747 $367,234 $455,530 $542,708
Investments $14,904,475 $18,268,720 $20,789,682 $21,966,894 $18,255,040
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4%
Unrestricted net assets $15,269,877 $18,294,224 $20,803,916 $21,815,913 $18,196,817
Temporarily restricted net assets $19,746 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $19,746 $199,770 $322,396 $595,199 $645,226
Total net assets $15,289,623 $18,493,994 $21,126,312 $22,411,112 $18,842,043

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chief Executive Officer

Julia Gill Woodward

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

FLORIDA STATE PARKS FOUNDATION, INC.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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FLORIDA STATE PARKS FOUNDATION, INC.

Board of directors
as of 06/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Kathleen Brennan

Brennan Law Firm

Term: 2025 - 2023

Don Philpott

Tom M Pennekamp

Gil Ziffer

Emily Lewis

Audrine Finnerty

Ryan Matthews

Derek Bruce

Kathleen Brennan

Tammy Gustafson

Wendy Spencer

Liza McFadden

Jose Romano

Robert Larkin

Lynn Cherry

Matthew Caldwell

Jose Felix Diaz

Richard Goldman

Jackye Maxey

Avery McKnight

Greg Wilson

Kate Wilson

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/11/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/26/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

Contractors

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Professional fundraisers

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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