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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Emerald Necklace Conservancy

Connecting people and parks.

91.27

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

Board Leadership
Benjamin Taylor
Chair

CEO
Karen Mauney-Brodek
President

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.27
  Financial 87.66
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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

87.66

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
73.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.84
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
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) 91.27
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (MT) 97.76
Mohonk Preserve (NY) 85.91
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (PA) 94.75
Conservation Northwest (WA) 85.93

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,030,101
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $39,800
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $154,000
Total Contributions $2,223,901
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,223,901
   Other Revenue $119,307
TOTAL REVENUE $2,343,208
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,356,668
   Administrative Expenses $309,516
   Fundraising Expenses $382,548
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,048,732
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $294,476
   
Net Assets $6,999,167

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
Olmsted Tree Society $672,433 49.6%
Maintenance, Restoration, and Preservation $275,960 20.3%
Education and Visitor Services $165,456 12.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-09 02/01/2022 91.27
2019-09 04/01/2021 88.62
2018-09 12/01/2020 88.14
2018-09 08/01/2019 87.81
2017-09 08/01/2018 83.01
2016-09 11/01/2017 82.22
2015-09 11/01/2016 76.48
2014-09 06/01/2016 80.04
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 02/01/2016 77.33

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
$176,630 8.62% Karen Mauney Brodek President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Emerald Necklace Conservancy (MA) 91.27
Mohonk Preserve (NY) 85.91
Conservation Northwest (WA) 85.93
Wild Earth Allies (MD) 90.51
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (PA) 94.75

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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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