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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Emerald Necklace Conservancy

Connecting people and parks.

three stars

88.62

350 Jamaicaway Boston, MA 02130
tel: (617) 522-2700   Web Site
EIN: 04-3414988

Board Leadership
Benjamin Taylor
Chair

CEO
Karen Mauney-Brodek
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.62 three stars
  Financial 83.92 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy connects people and parks and conserves the Emerald Necklace through projects and programs to enrich the visitor experience and restore and renew the landscape, waterways and parkways. To steward the Emerald Necklace's 1,100 acres of parkland extending from Boston's Back Bay through Brookline and Jamaica Plain to Franklin Park in Dorchester, the conservancy works in collaboration with its partners on advocacy, maintenance and restoration, education and access, and promoting park stewardship through volunteer and youth programs.

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy connects people and parks and conserves the Emerald Necklace through projects and programs to enrich the visitor experience and restore and renew the landscape, waterways and parkways. To steward the Emerald Necklace's 1,100 acres of parkland extending from Boston's Back Bay through Brookline and Jamaica Plain to Franklin Park in Dorchester, the conservancy works in collaboration with its partners on advocacy, maintenance and restoration, education and access, and promoting park stewardship through volunteer and youth programs.

Financial

three stars

83.92

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
72.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.80
  Program Expenses Growth 11.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Emerald Necklace Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Emerald Necklace Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Emerald Necklace Conservancy (MA) 88.62 three stars
Blue Ridge Conservancy (NC) 93.57 four stars
Appalachian Trail Conservancy (WV) 91.33 four stars
Island Conservation (CA) 89.18 three stars
Glacier National Park Conservancy (MT) 88.75 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,629,974
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $332,360
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,962,334
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,962,334
   Other Revenue $729,767
TOTAL REVENUE $2,692,101
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,397,356
   Administrative Expenses $130,682
   Fundraising Expenses $375,344
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,903,382
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $788,719
   
Net Assets $6,249,336

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
Education and Visitor Services $516,746 37.0%
Maintenance, Restoration, and Preservation $378,165 27.1%
Community Programs $259,740 18.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 04/01/2021 88.62 three stars
2018-09 12/01/2020 88.14 three stars
2018-09 08/01/2019 87.81 three stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 83.01 three stars
2016-09 11/01/2017 82.22 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 76.48 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 80.04 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 02/01/2016 77.33 two 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 04-3414988
Name in IRS Master File EMERALD NECKLACE CONSERVANCY INC
NTEE Code N12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
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 March, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$170,000 8.93% Karen Mauney Brodek President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Emerald Necklace Conservancy (MA) 88.62 three stars
Seacology (CA) 90.11 four stars
Wild Earth Allies (MD) 90.51 four stars
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (PA) 94.75 four stars
Appalachian Trail Conservancy (WV) 91.33 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Emerald Necklace Conservancy
350 Jamaicaway
Boston, MA 02130
tel: (617) 522-2700
fax: (617) 522-2770
EIN: 04-3414988

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Board Leadership

Benjamin Taylor
Chair

CEO

Karen Mauney-Brodek
President

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