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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Discovery Green Conservancy

Providing an urban green space in the heart of Houston.

four stars

94.07

1500 McKinney Houston, TX 77010
tel: (713) 400-7336   Web Site
EIN: 20-1951465

Board Leadership
F. Xavier Peña
Chair

CEO
Barry Mandel
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.07 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Discovery Green Conservancy works to provide an uncommonly beautiful, urban green space in the heart of Houston that serves as a village green for our city, a source of health and happiness for our citizens and a window into the incredible diversity of talents and traditions that enrich life in Houston. Discovery Green achieves its mission through continuous programming, attracting a diverse crowd, and maintenance to keep the park beautiful. These actions create a social, health, cultural, and economic impact on Houstonians and visitors.

Discovery Green Conservancy works to provide an uncommonly beautiful, urban green space in the heart of Houston that serves as a village green for our city, a source of health and happiness for our citizens and a window into the incredible diversity of talents and traditions that enrich life in Houston. Discovery Green achieves its mission through continuous programming, attracting a diverse crowd, and maintenance to keep the park beautiful. These actions create a social, health, cultural, and economic impact on Houstonians and visitors.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
87.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.03
  Program Expenses Growth 12.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Discovery Green Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Discovery Green Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Discovery Green Conservancy (TX) 94.07 four stars
Friends of the Urban Forest (CA) 86.32 three stars
LAND studio (OH) 90.58 four stars
Houston Parks Board (TX) 94.34 four stars
Central Park Conservancy (NY) 94.20 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,034,172
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $153,021
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,151,192
Total Contributions $2,338,385
   Program Service Revenue $4,053,450
Total Primary Revenue $6,391,835
   Other Revenue $-3,791
TOTAL REVENUE $6,388,044
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,649,883
   Administrative Expenses $494,949
   Fundraising Expenses $217,531
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,362,363
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-974,319
   
Net Assets $38,879,637

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
Public Park Maintenance $5,284,587 79.5%
Super Bowl Entertainment Venue $995,248 15.0%
Houston First Partnership $370,048 5.6%

Ratings History
Discovery Green Conservancy has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 94.07 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 91.72 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 90.47 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.66 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 93.15 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 90.61 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2014 93.63 four 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 20-1951465
Name in IRS Master File DISCOVERY GREEN CONSERVANCY
NTEE Code N31
NTEE Classification Community Recreational Centers
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
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 July, 2005
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$208,971 2.83% Barry Mandel President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Discovery Green Conservancy (TX) 94.07 four stars
Mill River Park Collaborative (CT) 89.65 three stars
Hermann Park Conservancy (TX) 93.81 four stars
Riverside Park Conservancy (NY) 88.60 three stars
LAND studio (OH) 90.58 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Discovery Green Conservancy
1500 McKinney
Houston, TX 77010
tel: (713) 400-7336
EIN: 20-1951465

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Board Leadership

F. Xavier Peña
Chair

CEO

Barry Mandel
President

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