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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

The Park People

Preserving, enhancing and advocating for Denver's parks, recreation resources, open space and urban forest

three stars

86.10

1510 S. Grant Street Denver, CO 80210
tel: (303) 722-6262   Web Site
EIN: 84-6045624

Board Leadership
Laurie Chahbandour
President

CEO
Kim Yuan-Farrell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.10 three stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Park People, created in 1969, works to preserve, enhance, and advocate for Denver's parks, recreation resources, open space, and urban forest. These efforts are accomplished primarily through two on-going programs and by raising private funds to support capital projects in Denver's parks. The Park People is home to both the Denver Digs Trees and Community Forester programs - both of which support Denver's ongoing commitment to improving the tree canopy and providing trees along public streets and parkways.

The Park People, created in 1969, works to preserve, enhance, and advocate for Denver's parks, recreation resources, open space, and urban forest. These efforts are accomplished primarily through two on-going programs and by raising private funds to support capital projects in Denver's parks. The Park People is home to both the Denver Digs Trees and Community Forester programs - both of which support Denver's ongoing commitment to improving the tree canopy and providing trees along public streets and parkways.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
87.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.38
  Program Expenses Growth 46.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Park People on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Park People on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Park People (CO) 86.10 three stars
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (CO) 89.98 three stars
American Public Gardens Association (PA) 86.29 three stars
Glynwood (NY) 87.18 three stars
Shelburne Farms (VT) 91.56 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $195,947
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $195,947
   Program Service Revenue $352,750
Total Primary Revenue $548,697
   Other Revenue $4,304
TOTAL REVENUE $553,001
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $582,016
   Administrative Expenses $66,286
   Fundraising Expenses $43,160
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $691,462
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-138,461
   
Net Assets $1,339,189

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 86.10 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 86.10 three stars
2016-06 04/01/2018 85.63 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 80.05 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.84 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 74.76 two stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 78.09 two stars
2012-06 06/01/2014 85.88 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 84-6045624
Name in IRS Master File THE PARK PEOPLE
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 October, 1966
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$70,000 10.12% Kim Yuan-Farrell Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Park People (CO) 86.10 three stars
Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (MI) 88.77 three stars
Great Meadow Foundation (VA) 87.72 three stars
Audubon Canyon Ranch (CA) 87.63 three stars
Shelburne Farms (VT) 91.56 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Park People
1510 S. Grant Street
Denver, CO 80210
tel: (303) 722-6262
fax: (303) 722-8812
EIN: 84-6045624

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Board Leadership

Laurie Chahbandour
President

CEO

Kim Yuan-Farrell
Executive Director

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