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SPUR

Ideas and action for a better city

four stars

92.05

654 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105
tel: (415) 781-8726   Web Site
EIN: 94-1498232

Board Leadership
David Friedman
Chair

CEO
Gabriel Metcalf
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.05 four stars
  Financial * 89.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
*Please note that this organization recently received a 4-star rating for the same fiscal period under Charity Navigator's previous 2.0 methodology. You can view that rating via the Historical Ratings tab.
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial *

three stars

89.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

*Please note that this organization recently received a 4-star rating for the same fiscal period under Charity Navigator's previous 2.0 methodology. You can view that rating via the Historical Ratings tab.
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
74.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.53
  Program Expenses Growth 15.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SPUR on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SPUR on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SPUR (CA) 92.05 four stars
Foundation for Defense of Democracies (DC) 89.39 three stars
National Humanities Center (NC) 87.41 three stars
Council for a Strong America (DC) 89.39 three stars
Institute for America's Future (DC) 86.23 three stars

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Through research, education and advocacy, SPUR (the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association) promotes good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area. SPUR's history dates back to 1910, when a group of young city leaders came together to improve the quality of housing after the 1906 earthquake and fire. SPUR was reorganized in 1959 to fight for the revitalization of San Francisco as the Bay Area's central city. It was given the charge of channeling growth away from suburban sprawl and back into the urban core. Throughout the 1960s, SPUR worked to build support for the land use, transportation and investment strategies that could support center-oriented growth and urban economic vitality. Since then, SPUR has been involved with virtually every major planning decision in the city.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,813,302
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,192,175
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $835,778
Total Contributions $6,841,255
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,841,255
   Other Revenue $107,954
TOTAL REVENUE $6,949,209
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,550,147
   Administrative Expenses $621,991
   Fundraising Expenses $586,176
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,758,314
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,190,895
   
Net Assets $15,237,548

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-03 07/01/2016 92.05 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 89.24 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 02/01/2016 91.44 four stars
2014-03 08/01/2015 90.62 four stars
2013-03 02/01/2014 91.06 four stars
2012-03 04/01/2013 89.72 three stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 77.24 two stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 76.89 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 12/01/2010 69.23 one star
2009-03 09/01/2010 83.89 three stars
2008-03 09/01/2009 80.95 three stars
2007-03 10/01/2008 80.32 three stars
2006-03 05/01/2007 78.12 two stars
2005-03 07/01/2006 72.40 two stars
2004-03 11/01/2005 75.94 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 94-1498232
Name in IRS Master File SPUR-SAN FRANCISCO BAY ARE PLANNING AND URBAN RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(400) Area development, redevelopment of renewal
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 1961
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012
  • March, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$221,706 4.65% Gabriel Metcalf Executive Director

Through research, education and advocacy, SPUR (the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association) promotes good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area. SPUR's history dates back to 1910, when a group of young city leaders came together to improve the quality of housing after the 1906 earthquake and fire. SPUR was reorganized in 1959 to fight for the revitalization of San Francisco as the Bay Area's central city. It was given the charge of channeling growth away from suburban sprawl and back into the urban core. Throughout the 1960s, SPUR worked to build support for the land use, transportation and investment strategies that could support center-oriented growth and urban economic vitality. Since then, SPUR has been involved with virtually every major planning decision in the city.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SPUR (CA) 92.05 four stars
The Great Plains Institute (MN) 96.30 four stars
Atlas Network (DC) 97.22 four stars
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (DC) 90.35 four stars
Institute for Energy Research (DC) 89.26 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

SPUR
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
tel: (415) 781-8726
fax: (415) 781-7293
EIN: 94-1498232

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Board Leadership

David Friedman
Chair

CEO

Gabriel Metcalf
Executive Director

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