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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Discovery Green Conservancy

Providing an urban green space in the heart of Houston.

91.93

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

Board Leadership
Barry H. Caldwell
Chair

CEO
Barry Mandel
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.93
  Financial 97.01
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

97.01

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

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)
88.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.96
  Program Expenses Growth 7.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
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) 91.93
Friends of the High Line (NY) 91.57
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (PA) 85.70
Forest Park Forever (MO) 90.98
Cincinnati Parks Foundation (OH) 93.92

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,990,025
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,032,968
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,190,755
Total Contributions $4,213,748
   Program Service Revenue $2,852,988
Total Primary Revenue $7,066,736
   Other Revenue $-191,597
TOTAL REVENUE $6,875,139
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,488,490
   Administrative Expenses $720,252
   Fundraising Expenses $291,182
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,499,924
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-624,785
   
Net Assets $44,598,521

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 $5,542,825 85.4%
Houston First Partnership $945,665 14.6%

Ratings History
Discovery Green Conservancy has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 91.93
2018-06 10/01/2019 97.17
2017-06 09/01/2018 94.07
2016-06 11/01/2017 91.72
2015-06 11/01/2016 90.47
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.66
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 93.15
2013-06 09/01/2014 90.61
2012-06 05/01/2014 93.63

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$224,183 2.98% Barry Mandel President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Discovery Green Conservancy (TX) 91.93
City Parks Foundation (NY) 93.77
Mill River Park Collaborative (CT) 92.02
Randall's Island Park Alliance (NY) 88.30
Madison Square Park Conservancy (NY) 90.34

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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

Barry H. Caldwell
Chair

CEO

Barry Mandel
President

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