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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Seattle Parks Foundation

Connecting Seattle through Public Space.

94.34

P.O. Box 3541 Seattle, WA 98124
tel: (206) 332-9900   Web Site
EIN: 91-1998597

Board Leadership
Maya Mendoza-Exstrom
Chair

CEO
Rebecca Bear
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.34
  Financial 100.00
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

92.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 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)
85.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.32
  Program Expenses Growth 17.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
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
Hermann Park Conservancy (TX) 88.83
Minneapolis Parks Foundation (MN) 86.19
Friends of the High Line (NY) 91.57
The Battery Conservancy (NY) 88.91

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,336,809
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $50,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $795,195
Total Contributions $5,182,004
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,182,004
   Other Revenue $280,368
TOTAL REVENUE $5,462,372
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,279,193
   Administrative Expenses $335,041
   Fundraising Expenses $194,899
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,809,133
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,653,239
   
Net Assets $12,931,984

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 $3,279,193 100.0%

Ratings History
Seattle Parks Foundation has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 10/01/2021 94.34
2019-06 09/01/2020 94.34
2018-06 07/01/2019 94.32
2017-06 09/01/2018 97.13
2016-06 10/01/2017 96.39
2015-06 06/01/2016 96.19
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 90.21

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)
(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
$177,702 4.66% Thatcher Bailey President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$31,846 0.83% Beth Purcell Board Member
$20,105 0.52% Gerry Johnson Board Member

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Seattle Parks Foundation (WA) 94.34
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (PA) 85.70
Randall's Island Park Alliance (NY) 88.30
Discovery Green Conservancy (TX) 91.93
Minneapolis Parks Foundation (MN) 86.19

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Charity Contact Info

Seattle Parks Foundation
P.O. Box 3541
Seattle, WA 98124
tel: (206) 332-9900
EIN: 91-1998597

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Board Leadership

Maya Mendoza-Exstrom
Chair

CEO

Rebecca Bear
President and CEO

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