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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

American Public Gardens Association

A world where public gardens are indispensable.

three stars

83.24

351 Longwood Road Kennett Square, PA 19348
tel: (610) 708-3010   Web Site
EIN: 23-7110058

Board Leadership
Brian Vogt
President

CEO
Casey Sclar
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.24 three stars
  Financial 76.31 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

American Public Gardens Association serves public gardens and advances them as leaders, advocates, and innovators. We advance the field by encouraging best practices, offering educational and networking opportunities, and advocating on behalf of our members, our programs and public gardens worldwide. We work together with our members and others to strengthen and shape public horticulture, providing the tools and support industry professionals need to better serve the public while preserving and celebrating plants creatively and sustainably.

American Public Gardens Association serves public gardens and advances them as leaders, advocates, and innovators. We advance the field by encouraging best practices, offering educational and networking opportunities, and advocating on behalf of our members, our programs and public gardens worldwide. We work together with our members and others to strengthen and shape public horticulture, providing the tools and support industry professionals need to better serve the public while preserving and celebrating plants creatively and sustainably.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of attendees at our professional development events
2,357
Total number of organization members
9,709
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

76.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
72.1%
  Administrative Expenses 26.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.40
  Program Expenses Growth 13.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Public Gardens Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Public Gardens Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Public Gardens Association (PA) 83.24 three stars
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center (OH) 89.78 three stars
Irvine Nature Center (MD) 92.06 four stars
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes (OH) 89.22 three stars
Shelburne Farms (VT) 90.40 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $262,910
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $812,515
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $509,753
Total Contributions $1,585,178
   Program Service Revenue $734,086
Total Primary Revenue $2,319,264
   Other Revenue $54,296
TOTAL REVENUE $2,373,560
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,911,623
   Administrative Expenses $650,890
   Fundraising Expenses $37,729
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,600,242
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-226,682
   
Net Assets $921,582

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
Publication of Magazine, Newsletters, and Directories $1,344,803 70.3%
Meetings and Conferences $529,100 27.7%
Professional Development Seminars $28,443 1.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-02 06/01/2020 83.24 three stars
2018-02 11/01/2019 86.29 three stars
2018-02 04/01/2019 84.24 three stars
2017-02 06/01/2018 84.23 three stars
2016-02 07/01/2017 82.13 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 23-7110058
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN PUBLIC GARDENS ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code C03
NTEE Classification Professional Societies, Associations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (199) Other scientific research activities
(379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
(233) Horticultural group
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 February, 1971
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End February
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • February, 2018
  • February, 2017
  • February, 2016
  • February, 2015
  • February, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$158,739 6.10% Casey Sclar Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Public Gardens Association (PA) 83.24 three stars
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes (OH) 89.22 three stars
World Forestry Center (OR) 87.32 three stars
Harris Center for Conservation Education (NH) 91.12 four stars
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (CO) 89.98 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Public Gardens Association
351 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
tel: (610) 708-3010
fax: (610) 444-3594
EIN: 23-7110058

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Board Leadership

Brian Vogt
President

CEO

Casey Sclar
Executive Director

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