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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Emerald Necklace Conservancy

Connecting people and parks.

three stars

87.81

125 The Fenway Boston, MA 02115
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 87.81 three stars
  Financial 83.24 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

83.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
70.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.78
  Program Expenses Growth 44.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.3%
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) 87.81 three stars
Fontenelle Forest (NE) 88.39 three stars
Conservation International (VA) 96.90 four stars
Nature and Culture International (CA) 89.03 three stars
Wild Earth Allies (MD) 91.86 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,120,669
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $528,953
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,649,622
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,649,622
   Other Revenue $339,953
TOTAL REVENUE $2,989,575
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,992,359
   Administrative Expenses $115,022
   Fundraising Expenses $431,931
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,539,312
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $450,263
   
Net Assets $5,903,471

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
20th Anniversary Special Exhibition and Tours $1,057,813 53.1%
Education and Visitor Services $531,563 26.7%
Maintenance, Restoration, and Preservation of Parks $205,959 10.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$165,961 6.53% Karen Mauney Brodek President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Emerald Necklace Conservancy (MA) 87.81 three stars
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (MT) 95.76 four stars
The Wild Center (NY) 90.89 four stars
Nature and Culture International (CA) 89.03 three stars
Rocky Mountain Conservancy (CO) 96.63 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Emerald Necklace Conservancy
125 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
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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