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Friends of the High Line

Building and maintaining an extraordinary public park on the High Line

four stars

90.37

820 Washington Street New York, NY 10014
tel: (212) 206-9922   Web Site
EIN: 31-1734086

Board Leadership
Catie Marron
Chair

CEO
Robert Hammond
Co-Founder and Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.37 four stars
  Financial 91.98 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

91.98

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.76
  Program Expenses Growth 8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the High Line on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the High Line on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the High Line (NY) 90.37 four stars
Forest Park Forever (MO) 91.08 four stars
San Francisco Parks Alliance (CA) 95.45 four stars
Park Pride (GA) 94.74 four stars
Discovery Green Conservancy (TX) 90.47 four stars

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Friends of the High Line works to build and maintain an extraordinary public park on the High Line. We seek to preserve the entire historic structure, transforming an essential piece of New York's industrial past. We provide over 70 percent of the High Line's annual operating budget and are responsible for maintenance of the park, pursuant to a license agreement with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Through stewardship, innovative design and programming, and excellence in operations, we cultivate a vibrant community around the High Line.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,705,641
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $4,044,545
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $62,800
Total Contributions $16,812,986
   Program Service Revenue $376,497
Total Primary Revenue $17,189,483
   Other Revenue $1,775,450
TOTAL REVENUE $18,964,933
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,028,521
   Administrative Expenses $1,512,552
   Fundraising Expenses $3,231,637
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,772,710
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,192,223
   
Net Assets $87,443,070

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
High Line Planning $4,311,919 39.1%
Highline Operations $3,156,555 28.6%
Art, Programming & Education $2,149,469 19.5%

Ratings History
Friends of the High Line has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.37 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 91.46 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 88.68 three stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 92.65 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 92.56 four stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 90.31 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 91.12 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 89.58 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 75.60 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 31-1734086
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF THE HIGH LINE INC
NTEE Code A80
NTEE Classification Historical Societies, Related Historical Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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 January, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$378,319 2.39% Robert Hammond Co-Founder & Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$606,889 3.84% Jenny Gersten Former Executive Director
$311,133 1.97% Joshua David Co-Founder & President

Friends of the High Line works to build and maintain an extraordinary public park on the High Line. We seek to preserve the entire historic structure, transforming an essential piece of New York's industrial past. We provide over 70 percent of the High Line's annual operating budget and are responsible for maintenance of the park, pursuant to a license agreement with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Through stewardship, innovative design and programming, and excellence in operations, we cultivate a vibrant community around the High Line.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the High Line (NY) 90.37 four stars
San Francisco Parks Alliance (CA) 95.45 four stars
Houston Parks Board (TX) 97.17 four stars
The Battery Conservancy (NY) 92.63 four stars
City Parks Foundation (NY) 92.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of the High Line
820 Washington Street
New York, NY 10014
tel: (212) 206-9922
fax: (212) 206-9118
EIN: 31-1734086

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Board Leadership

Catie Marron
Chair

CEO

Robert Hammond
Co-Founder and Executive Director

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