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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Seattle Parks Foundation

Connecting Seattle through Public Space.

four stars

94.34

105 South Main Street #235
Seattle, WA 98104
tel: (206) 332-9900   Web Site
EIN: 91-1998597

Board Leadership
Maya Mendoza-Exstrom
Chair

CEO
Thatcher Bailey
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.34 four stars
  Financial 99.82 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Seattle Parks Foundation works with volunteers, donors, and community leaders to build and sustain a thriving, accessible, and connected system of public spaces for all people. We support community-led public space initiatives. We are a philanthropy-based organization, encouraging private sector donors at every level and from every zip code to help create and care for public spaces throughout Seattle. We cultivate a network of private, nonprofit and public sector partners to advocate for public policy and investment that improves the health and well-being of all residents. Our success depends upon our commitment to service, our capacity for collaboration, the trust we earn in neighborhoods where we work, and the gratitude we show to community leaders, donors, and volunteers.

Seattle Parks Foundation works with volunteers, donors, and community leaders to build and sustain a thriving, accessible, and connected system of public spaces for all people. We support community-led public space initiatives. We are a philanthropy-based organization, encouraging private sector donors at every level and from every zip code to help create and care for public spaces throughout Seattle. We cultivate a network of private, nonprofit and public sector partners to advocate for public policy and investment that improves the health and well-being of all residents. Our success depends upon our commitment to service, our capacity for collaboration, the trust we earn in neighborhoods where we work, and the gratitude we show to community leaders, donors, and volunteers.

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Financial

four stars

99.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.35
  Program Expenses Growth 18.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Seattle Parks Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Seattle Parks Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Seattle Parks Foundation (WA) 94.34 four stars
The Battery Conservancy (NY) 92.17 four stars
Randall's Island Park Alliance (NY) 90.67 four stars
Prospect Park Alliance (NY) 85.64 three stars
Riverside Park Conservancy (NY) 92.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,779,638
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $112,976
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $959,846
Total Contributions $3,852,460
   Program Service Revenue $246,494
Total Primary Revenue $4,098,954
   Other Revenue $368,928
TOTAL REVENUE $4,467,882
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,286,819
   Administrative Expenses $301,728
   Fundraising Expenses $227,902
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,816,449
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $651,433
   
Net Assets $11,624,806

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
Support Public-Space Projects in Seattle $3,286,819 100.0%

Ratings History
Seattle Parks Foundation has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 09/01/2020 94.34 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 94.32 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 97.13 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 96.39 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 96.19 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 90.21 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 91-1998597
Name in IRS Master File SEATTLE PARKS FOUNDATION
NTEE Code N11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
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 November, 1999
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$151,884 3.97% Thatcher Bailey President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$47,460 1.24% Beth Purcell Board Member

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Seattle Parks Foundation (WA) 94.34 four stars
Madison Square Park Conservancy (NY) 89.92 three stars
Riverside Park Conservancy (NY) 92.23 four stars
Randall's Island Park Alliance (NY) 90.67 four stars
Riverfront Recapture (CT) 89.70 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Seattle Parks Foundation
105 South Main Street
#235
Seattle, WA 98104
tel: (206) 332-9900
EIN: 91-1998597

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Board Leadership

Maya Mendoza-Exstrom
Chair

CEO

Thatcher Bailey
President and CEO

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