The National Coast Trail Association's funding revenues come primarily from individual donations received annually from donors in Oregon and Washington, and secondarily grants.

Since we are registered to collect charitable contributions in both these states we also annually file the required financial reports detailing not only revenues but also expenses with the appropriate state agencies.  In addition to the required information, we have also included other information about our organization with these agencies as well.  Of course, all this information is available for public inspection.

The National Coast Trail Association was incorporated in the State of Oregon on November 22, 1994 as a non-profit public benefit corporation and is officially recognized as a 501(c)(3) educational and charitable non-profit organization by the United States Internal Revenue Service. (The IRS made its "final determination" of this status in 1999.)

We file the annual IRS federal form 990 EZ detailing our financials.  This information is available for a ten-year period on the National Center for Charitable Statistics website