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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

San Diego River Park Foundation

Protecting and enhancing the River's valuable natural, recreational and cultural resources

four stars

97.22

4891 Pacific Highway Suite 114
San Diego, CA 92110
tel: (619) 297-7380   Web Site
EIN: 01-0565671

Board Leadership
Mike Schneider
Chair

CEO
Rob Hutsel
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.22 four stars
  Financial 97.47 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2001, The San Diego River Park Foundation is a community-based grassroots non-profit organization. We rely upon donations and support from the community for our general operations as well as grants, both public and private. Our vision is to protect and enhance the River's valuable natural and cultural resources and encourage communities to embrace this legacy and to celebrate it with the creation of a river-long park system. The San Diego River Park will offer a variety of opportunities reflecting the communities in which the river is travelling through. It will be a unified system of parks, trails and open space. In some places there will be community plazas, public art and educational facilities and in some a more outdoor-focused experience for trail users and even wilderness opportunities.

Founded in 2001, The San Diego River Park Foundation is a community-based grassroots non-profit organization. We rely upon donations and support from the community for our general operations as well as grants, both public and private. Our vision is to protect and enhance the River's valuable natural and cultural resources and encourage communities to embrace this legacy and to celebrate it with the creation of a river-long park system. The San Diego River Park will offer a variety of opportunities reflecting the communities in which the river is travelling through. It will be a unified system of parks, trails and open space. In some places there will be community plazas, public art and educational facilities and in some a more outdoor-focused experience for trail users and even wilderness opportunities.

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Financial

four stars

97.47

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 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)
84.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 19.03
  Program Expenses Growth 11.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Diego River Park Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Diego River Park Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Diego River Park Foundation (CA) 97.22 four stars
Shelburne Farms (VT) 90.40 four stars
World Forestry Center (OR) 87.32 three stars
Great Meadow Foundation (VA) 87.27 three stars
Irvine Nature Center (MD) 92.06 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,805,948
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $657,448
Total Contributions $2,463,396
   Program Service Revenue $8,690
Total Primary Revenue $2,472,086
   Other Revenue $-3,236
TOTAL REVENUE $2,468,850
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $975,266
   Administrative Expenses $86,512
   Fundraising Expenses $93,925
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,155,703
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,313,147
   
Net Assets $19,550,786

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
Watershed Stewardship $298,362 30.6%
San Diego Park and Trail System $240,862 24.7%
Community Engagement $236,982 24.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/01/2020 97.22 four stars
2017-12 07/01/2020 85.05 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 82.57 three stars
2016-12 12/21/2018 85.40 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2018 86.25 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 83.48 three stars
2014-12 09/01/2016 83.56 three 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 01-0565671
Name in IRS Master File SAN DIEGO RIVER PARK FOUNDATION
NTEE Code N32
NTEE Classification Parks and Playgrounds
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 October, 2002
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$105,752 9.15% Robert Hutsel President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Diego River Park Foundation (CA) 97.22 four stars
Riveredge Nature Center (WI) 91.90 four stars
Hidden Villa (CA) 96.27 four stars
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (NJ) 96.36 four stars
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center (OH) 89.78 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

San Diego River Park Foundation
4891 Pacific Highway
Suite 114
San Diego, CA 92110
tel: (619) 297-7380
EIN: 01-0565671

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 80126
San Diego, CA 92138

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Board Leadership

Mike Schneider
Chair

CEO

Rob Hutsel
President and CEO

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