Tree Bank
PO Box 157
Bethany OK 73008
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
The Tree Bank Foundation
Mission Statement

To promote and plant trees to enrich Oklahoma communities.

Our vision is to change, one tree at a time, the landscape of Oklahoma into one encompassing  thousands of trees for beauty, color, character, community pride, architectural definition, improved air quality and mental and physical well-being.  
Contact Information
Contact Name Nicki Largent
Contact email
Address PO Box 157
Bethany, OK 73008
Phone (405) 470-6702
Fax 405-470-6726
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Phone 405 630-9152
How to Give
Donate to Endowment
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer Make a donation by mail

Mail your tax-deductible gift to:
The Tree Bank
PO Box 157
Bethany, Oklahoma 73008
Enroll in our monthly giving program
The Tree Bank Foundation is pleased to present our donors with an easy, convenient approach of providing continuing support for the Greening of Oklahoma. Many of our donors have requested the option of making their contributions to the Tree Bank Foundation through automatic monthly donations on their credit or debit card. We are excited to be able to offer this option, and look forward to hearing from you!

For more information or to participate in our monthly giving program, please contact us at (405) 330-4701.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $123,000.00
Projected Expenses $122,800.00
History and Background
Former Names
Greater Oklahoma City Tree Bank2007
Year Founded 1992
IRS Ruling Year 1992
State Registration Expiration Feb 2015

To promote and plant trees to enrich Oklahoma communities.

Our vision is to change, one tree at a time, the landscape of Oklahoma into one encompassing  thousands of trees for beauty, color, character, community pride, architectural definition, improved air quality and mental and physical well-being.  
Background Since 1987, the Tree Bank Foundation has improved the quality of life and health of communities throughout Oklahoma with tree planting and urban forestry advocacy projects.  From small towns, like Stillwell and Morrison, to large demographics, like Lincoln Boulevard and Airport Road in Oklahoma City, Tree Bank projects have brought needed landscaping, beauty, and environmental benefits to all Oklahomans. More than 196,000 trees have been planted statewide, an investment valued at $215 million when the trees reach maturity. The vast majority of these trees were of substantial size, 1-½ inches in trunk diameter or more and 5 feet tall or larger.  In addition, the trees provide over a half of a million dollars of air pollution removal every year. Our trees have a high success rate. Each recipient receives tree planting and maintenance training.  We require a 3-year maintenance agreement. We have also distributed 108,000 seedlings. With new projects each year, The Tree Bank Foundation continues to dramatically impact public/non-profit organization lands and the people of central Oklahoma and throughout the state. These projects have also brought a sense of involvement and self actualization to the project participants, showing them the power of becoming involved in their communities.
In 2012 the Tree Bank Foundation distributed approximately 16,000 trees.  But why is that a good thing?  What makes planting a tree so important?
A large tree will provide $2,820 in environmental and other benefits over its lifetime.  Planting a tree has numberous benefits - from the removal of air pollutants (a large tree removes 3.7 pounds of air pollutants), increasing business (shoppers will spend 12% more on a tree-lined commercial street) and generating higher property values (each large front yard tree adds 1% to the sales price of a house).  This is all beside the fact that a tree brings a sense of beauty and richness to any landscape.
Needs We are trying to upgrade our website with a program called Open Tree Map.  This program will track all of the trees that are planted by our organization and automatically calculate their environmental and economic impact.  All trees will be put on a map so that the distribution of trees across the state will be evident.  This program will be extremely useful to show the importance of trees in Oklahoma.  The cost for this program is $2,000.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Oklahoma - Statewide
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Environment/Botanical, Horticultural & Landscape Services
Tertiary Organizational Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building/Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C.
Description This program allows communities throughout Oklahoma to receive free trees as well as the free delivery of these trees to the site of their choice. While the Tree Bank has a strict policy to not provide trees to private residences or businesses, the communities that receive these trees are welcome to distribute them to anyone in need. Since 2008 approximately 140,000 trees have been delivered to communities such as Atoka, Ardmore, Pauls Valley, Noble, Enid and more through this program.  The Great Tree Giveaway is sponsored by the Apache Foundation of Houston.
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens

The Tree Bank Foundation, in cooperation with its partners, is championing the fight against skin cancer starting with our most vulnerable citizens: our children.  With the highest per capita mortality rate from malignant melanoma in the U.S., Oklahoma is positioned to either succumb to a growing problem of inattention to our skin or we can lead the fight in lowering the risk of melanoma in our state.

Shade Trees on Playgrounds (STOP) is a Tree Bank Foundation program designed to provide large, quality shade trees to playgrounds, parks, ball fields, trails, and other places children play in the sun. By reducing our children's exposure to the sun, it is our hope to reduce the likelihood of skin cancer.

Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Description Cities, churches, schools and nonprofit organizations are welcome to purchase trees through the Tree Bank Foundation to receive a lower cost for a high quality product.
Population Served General/Unspecified
Disaster Programs
Description In the event of a tornado, the Tree Bank Foundation will raise funds for trees to replace those lost in the storm.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Nicki Largent
Start Date Sept 2012
Number of Full-time Staff 1
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 200
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 1
Staff Demographics - Gender
Female 1
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Board Chair
Name Mr. Chris Ward
Company Affiliation Cleveland County Conservation District
Term July 2015 to July 2016
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2015
Board of Directors List
Mr. Kurt Atkinson Oklahoma Forestry ServicesVoting
Mrs. Cynthia Brindley Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Dana Childress Community VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Rebekah Ebbs Urban Lawn and LandscapeVoting
David Edwards Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Kathryn Gant Voting
Mari Medley Medley Equipment Co.Voting
Mr. Fenton Rood Dept. of Environmental QualityVoting
Ms. Janice Segell Community VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Chris Ward Cleveland County Conservation DistrictVoting
Mr. David Yost Future Investments Co.Voting
Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members
Sharon Bozalis Community Volunteer
Doug Cummings Community Volunteer
Roger Davis Community Volunteer
Nancy Denton Community Volunteer
Ty Hartwig Total Environment, Inc.
Nancy Moore Community Volunteer
Rose Morgan Oklahoma Independent Auto Dealers Assoc.
Lee Allan Smith OK Events
Coca Bell Zahn Community Volunteer
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2015-June 30, 2016
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $123,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $122,800
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$79,300$108,019$98,967
Investment Income, Net of Losses$667$798$1,199
Unrealized Gain/Loss($16,928)$25,616($16,371)
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$32,918$35,948$42,078
Administration Expense$78,323$85,532$100,034
Fundraising Expense$2,270$2,479$2,218
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.561.080.58
Program Expense/Total Expenses29%29%29%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue3%2%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$178,218$228,685$218,223
Current Assets$165,901$216,368$205,906
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$1,839$1,833$1,845
Total Net Assets$176,379$226,852$216,378
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities90.21118.04111.60
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $79,300Individuals $108,019Individuals $98,967
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $667Unrealized & Realized Gains/(Losses) $25,616Investment Income $1,199
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Investment Income $798 --
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from IRS Form 990s.  Allocation of expenses between program, administrative and fundraising is based on prior years' percentage. 
Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating information annually within 45 days following the end of their fiscal year.
Address PO Box 157
Bethany, OK 73008
Primary Phone 405 470-6702
Contact Email
Give to Endowment
CEO/Executive Director Nicki Largent
Board Chair Mr. Chris Ward
Board Chair Company Affiliation Cleveland County Conservation District