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Riverlife

To reclaim, restore and promote Pittsburgh's riverfronts

three stars

85.03

707 Grant Street Suite 3500
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
tel: (412) 258-6636   Web Site
EIN: 31-1674160

Board Leadership
Margaret McCormick Barron
Chair

CEO
Vivien Li
President and Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.03 three stars
  Financial 79.22 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Riverlife (formerly Riverlife Task Force) is a public-private partnership established in 1999 to guide and advocate for the redevelopment of Pittsburgh's riverfronts. Riverlife works to reconnect Pittsburgh with its rivers by bringing recreation, ecological restoration and economic opportunity back to our waterfronts. Riverlife's mission is simple: To reclaim, restore and promote Pittsburgh's riverfronts as the environmental, recreational, cultural and economic hub for the people of this region and our visitors.

Riverlife (formerly Riverlife Task Force) is a public-private partnership established in 1999 to guide and advocate for the redevelopment of Pittsburgh's riverfronts. Riverlife works to reconnect Pittsburgh with its rivers by bringing recreation, ecological restoration and economic opportunity back to our waterfronts. Riverlife's mission is simple: To reclaim, restore and promote Pittsburgh's riverfronts as the environmental, recreational, cultural and economic hub for the people of this region and our visitors.

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Financial

two stars

79.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
64.8%
  Administrative Expenses 20.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.57
  Program Expenses Growth 23.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Riverlife on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Riverlife on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Riverlife (PA) 85.03 three stars
Houston Parks Board (TX) 94.34 four stars
Park Pride (GA) 90.91 four stars
Friends of the Urban Forest (CA) 87.89 three stars
Madison Square Park Conservancy (NY) 85.67 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $803,911
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $218,247
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $371,250
Total Contributions $1,393,408
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,393,408
   Other Revenue $-70,643
TOTAL REVENUE $1,322,765
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,500,757
   Administrative Expenses $317,043
   Fundraising Expenses $302,604
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,120,404
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-797,639
   
Net Assets $3,047,436

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
Riverfront Development $1,446,208 96.4%
Advocacy $54,549 3.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 85.03 three stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 85.00 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 82.03 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 73.46 two stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 90.66 four stars
2011-12 11/01/2013 67.33 one star

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

EIN 31-1674160
Name in IRS Master File RIVERLIFE
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
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 November, 1999
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
$228,170 10.76% Vivien Li President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Riverlife (PA) 85.03 three stars
City Parks Foundation (NY) 94.26 four stars
Randall's Island Park Alliance (NY) 89.46 three stars
Hermann Park Conservancy (TX) 93.81 four stars
Cincinnati Parks Foundation (OH) 90.71 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Riverlife
707 Grant Street
Suite 3500
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
tel: (412) 258-6636
fax: (412) 258-6633
EIN: 31-1674160

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Board Leadership

Margaret McCormick Barron
Chair

CEO

Vivien Li
President and Chief Executive Officer

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