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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Fund for Park Avenue New York

To plant, light, and maintain the trees and flowers on the Park Ave malls

three stars

83.54

445 Park Avenue Suite 1000
New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 705-4237   Web Site
EIN: 13-4061153

Board Leadership
Ronald D. Spencer
Chairman

CEO
Barbara McLaughlin
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.54 three stars
  Financial 81.42 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Fund for Park Avenue is one of the earliest examples of a public-private partnership working to improve and beautify New York City's public spaces. Because of the contributions received annually from the community, The Fund for Park Avenue has been able to consistently fulfill its mission of planting and maintaining the trees and flowers on the Park Avenue malls since it was founded in 1980.

The Fund for Park Avenue is one of the earliest examples of a public-private partnership working to improve and beautify New York City's public spaces. Because of the contributions received annually from the community, The Fund for Park Avenue has been able to consistently fulfill its mission of planting and maintaining the trees and flowers on the Park Avenue malls since it was founded in 1980.

Financial

three stars

81.42

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
70.1%
  Administrative Expenses 26.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.91
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fund for Park Avenue New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fund for Park Avenue New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fund for Park Avenue New York (NY) 83.54 three stars
Cincinnati Parks Foundation (OH) 90.70 four stars
Randall's Island Park Alliance (NY) 88.30 three stars
Hermann Park Conservancy (TX) 88.83 three stars
The Battery Conservancy (NY) 88.91 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,129,516
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,129,516
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,129,516
   Other Revenue $71,497
TOTAL REVENUE $1,201,013
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $813,744
   Administrative Expenses $289,365
   Fundraising Expenses $39,345
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,142,454
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $58,559
   
Net Assets $3,183,050

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 Avenue Mall Planting Project $501,297 61.6%
Holiday Lighting Project $217,766 26.8%
Sculpture Program $94,681 11.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/01/2020 83.54 three stars
2018-12 12/01/2019 79.91 two stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 80.43 three stars
2016-12 12/22/2017 76.84 two stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 79.19 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.86 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 77.07 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 83.05 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 80.74 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 13-4061153
Name in IRS Master File FUND FOR PARK AVENUE NEW YORK INC
NTEE Code C50
NTEE Classification Environmental Beautification and Aesthetics
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 August, 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
$85,000 7.44% Barbara Mclaughlin President
Other Salaries of Note
$80,500 7.04% Jo-Ann M. Polise Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fund for Park Avenue New York (NY) 83.54 three stars
Riverside Park Conservancy (NY) 90.15 four stars
Seattle Parks Foundation (WA) 94.34 four stars
Riverfront Recapture (CT) 92.38 four stars
Mill River Park Collaborative (CT) 92.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fund for Park Avenue New York
445 Park Avenue
Suite 1000
New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 705-4237
fax: (212) 705-4238
EIN: 13-4061153

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Board Leadership

Ronald D. Spencer
Chairman

CEO

Barbara McLaughlin
President

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