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Partners for Sacred Places

At the intersection of heritage, faith and community

three stars

81.17

1700 Sansom Street 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
tel: (215) 567-3234   Web Site
EIN: 23-2560361

Board Leadership
Rev. Katherine Glaze Lyle
Chair

CEO
A. Robert Jaeger
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.17 three stars
  Financial 86.58 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Partners for Sacred Places was founded in 1989 by a national task force of religious, historic preservation and philanthropic leaders. Partners for Sacred Places brings together a national network of expert professionals who understand the value of a congregation's architectural assets, its worth as a faith community, and the significance of its service to the community at large. Through their training programs, information clearinghouse, and professional network, they have helped congregations in all 50 states. Partners is the only national advocate for the sound stewardship and active community use of America's older religious properties. Informed by its research, Partners is building a shared sense of responsibility for the future of sacred places.

Partners for Sacred Places was founded in 1989 by a national task force of religious, historic preservation and philanthropic leaders. Partners for Sacred Places brings together a national network of expert professionals who understand the value of a congregation's architectural assets, its worth as a faith community, and the significance of its service to the community at large. Through their training programs, information clearinghouse, and professional network, they have helped congregations in all 50 states. Partners is the only national advocate for the sound stewardship and active community use of America's older religious properties. Informed by its research, Partners is building a shared sense of responsibility for the future of sacred places.

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Financial

three stars

86.58

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.59
  Program Expenses Growth 17.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Partners for Sacred Places on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Partners for Sacred Places on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Partners for Sacred Places (PA) 81.17 three stars
Preservation Virginia (VA) 88.08 three stars
Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation (NY) 90.94 four stars
Connecticut Landmarks (CT) 87.79 three stars
Archaeology Southwest (AZ) 97.11 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $751,064
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $4,482
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $8,995
Total Contributions $764,541
   Program Service Revenue $583,182
Total Primary Revenue $1,347,723
   Other Revenue $1,651
TOTAL REVENUE $1,349,374
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,843,733
   Administrative Expenses $208,376
   Fundraising Expenses $71,198
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,123,307
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-773,933
   
Net Assets $1,220,655

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
National Fund for Sacred Places $864,088 46.9%
Training and Consulting $414,209 22.5%
Special Projects $349,683 19.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 81.17 three stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 81.31 three stars
2016-12 09/01/2018 78.32 two stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 74.74 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 76.41 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 76.49 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 74.16 two stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 76.36 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 23-2560361
Name in IRS Master File PARTNERS FOR SACRED PLACES INC
NTEE Code A82
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification 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 July, 1989
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$163,215 7.68% A. Robert Jaeger President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Partners for Sacred Places (PA) 81.17 three stars
George Washington's Mount Vernon (VA) 89.03 three stars
Connecticut Landmarks (CT) 87.79 three stars
Fort Ticonderoga Association (NY) 92.29 four stars
Archaeological Conservancy (NM) 89.88 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Partners for Sacred Places
1700 Sansom Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
tel: (215) 567-3234
fax: (215) 567-3235
EIN: 23-2560361

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Board Leadership

Rev. Katherine Glaze Lyle
Chair

CEO

A. Robert Jaeger
President

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