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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers (Grantmaking)

CN Advisory: High Concern

Friends of Mercer County Parks

P.O. BOX 6551 Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

EIN: 46-2025676


On June 29, 2016, NJ.com reported on the operations of Friends of Mercer County Parks, a former charity that has recently dissolved, in an article titled, "Embattled parks director fired as corruption probe continues." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory. For more information, please see the NJ.com article.

  • On July 15, 2016, The Trentonian published an article titled, "Mercer County pays $30K for another law firm amid AG corruption probe." For more information, please see The Trentonian article.

  • On January 12, 2017, The Trentonian published an article titled, "Mercer County parks nonprofit under investigation for corruption to dissolve." For more information, please see The Trentonian article.

  • On October 31, 2017, NJ.com published an article titled, "Fired Mercer County parks director indicted, state AG announces." For more information, please see the NJ.com article.

  • On December 4, 2017, Centraljersey.com published an article titled, "Ex-Mercer County Park Commission chief pleads not guilty to corruption charges." For more information, please see the Centraljersey.com article.

  • On April 20, 2018, centraljersey.com published an article titled, "County executive to be subpoenaed." For more information, please see the centraljersey.com article.

The concerns raised about organizational legitimacy and/or federal tax law compliance are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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EIN 46-2025676
NTEE Code C11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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, 2013
Filing Requirement 990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $50,000 per year
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • October, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
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Charity Contact Info

Friends of Mercer County Parks
P.O. BOX 6551
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
EIN: 46-2025676

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