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Madison Square Park Conservancy

Our mission is to protect, nurture, & enhance Mad. Sq. Park, creating an environment that fosters moments of inspiration

three stars

85.67

Eleven Madison Avenue 15th Floor
New York, NY 10010
tel: (212) 520-7600   Web Site
EIN: 14-1859935

Board Leadership
Sheila Kearney Davidson
Chair

CEO
Keats Myer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.67 three stars
  Financial 82.98 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Madison Square Park Conservancy is the not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization licensed by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to manage Madison Square Park. The Conservancy is responsible for raising 98% of the funds necessary to operate the Park, including the brilliant horticulture, park maintenance, sanitation, security, and free cultural programs for Park visitors of all ages.

Our mission is to protect, nurture, and enhance Madison Square Park, a dynamic seven-acre public green space, creating an environment that fosters moments of inspiration.

As stewards, we engage the community through our beautiful gardens, inviting amenities, and world-class programming.

We believe that, in an urban setting, everyone deserves access to a park that allows for recreation, respite, and reflection.

Madison Square Park Conservancy is the not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization licensed by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to manage Madison Square Park. The Conservancy is responsible for raising 98% of the funds necessary to operate the Park, including the brilliant horticulture, park maintenance, sanitation, security, and free cultural programs for Park visitors of all ages.

Our mission is to protect, nurture, and enhance Madison Square Park, a dynamic seven-acre public green space, creating an environment that fosters moments of inspiration.

As stewards, we engage the community through our beautiful gardens, inviting amenities, and world-class programming.

We believe that, in an urban setting, everyone deserves access to a park that allows for recreation, respite, and reflection.

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Financial

three stars

82.98

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
77.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.01
  Program Expenses Growth 2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Madison Square Park Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Madison Square Park Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Madison Square Park Conservancy (NY) 85.67 three stars
Friends of the Urban Forest (CA) 86.32 three stars
Hermann Park Conservancy (TX) 93.81 four stars
Park Pride (GA) 90.91 four stars
Randall's Island Park Alliance (NY) 89.46 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,391,445
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,472,063
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $84,500
Total Contributions $2,948,008
   Program Service Revenue $1,939,499
Total Primary Revenue $4,887,507
   Other Revenue $421,167
TOTAL REVENUE $5,308,674
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,697,384
   Administrative Expenses $490,373
   Fundraising Expenses $623,455
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,811,212
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $497,462
   
Net Assets $12,624,348

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
Park Maintenance $1,896,784 51.3%
Art Program $1,134,572 30.7%
Programming $666,028 18.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 85.67 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 88.02 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 89.96 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.21 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 87.22 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 86.35 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 83.11 three stars
2011-12 11/01/2013 82.57 three 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 14-1859935
Name in IRS Master File MADISON SQUARE PARK CONSERVANCY INC
NTEE Code C12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
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 February, 2003
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$222,751 4.62% Margaret Keats Myer Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Madison Square Park Conservancy (NY) 85.67 three stars
City Parks Foundation (NY) 94.26 four stars
LAND studio (OH) 86.27 three stars
Seattle Parks Foundation (WA) 94.32 four stars
Discovery Green Conservancy (TX) 94.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Madison Square Park Conservancy
Eleven Madison Avenue
15th Floor
New York, NY 10010
tel: (212) 520-7600
EIN: 14-1859935

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Board Leadership

Sheila Kearney Davidson
Chair

CEO

Keats Myer
Executive Director

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