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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Austin Parks Foundation

People plus parks

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four stars

93.32

1023 Springdale Rd #4b Austin, TX 78721
tel: (512) 477-1566   Web Site
EIN: 74-2648803

Board Leadership
Margaret Menicucci
Chair

CEO
Colin Wallis
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.32 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Austin Parks Foundation partners with our community to enhance people's lives by making our public parks, trails and green spaces better through volunteerism, innovative programming, advocacy and financial support.

A non-profit established in 1992, APF fills the city's funding and resource gap needed to develop, maintain and enhance the area's 300+ parks, trails and green spaces. APF fosters innovative public/private partnerships and since 2006, has given over $2.5 million in community-initiated grants in service to the greater Austin community. APF is known for its annual flagship volunteer event, It's My Park Day, and is a presenting partner and beneficiary of the popular Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Metropolitan Park.

Austin Parks Foundation partners with our community to enhance people's lives by making our public parks, trails and green spaces better through volunteerism, innovative programming, advocacy and financial support.

A non-profit established in 1992, APF fills the city's funding and resource gap needed to develop, maintain and enhance the area's 300+ parks, trails and green spaces. APF fosters innovative public/private partnerships and since 2006, has given over $2.5 million in community-initiated grants in service to the greater Austin community. APF is known for its annual flagship volunteer event, It's My Park Day, and is a presenting partner and beneficiary of the popular Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Metropolitan Park.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
85.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.51
  Program Expenses Growth 17.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Austin Parks Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Austin Parks Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Austin Parks Foundation (TX) 93.32 four stars
Riverlife (PA) 85.03 three stars
Randall's Island Park Alliance (NY) 89.46 three stars
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (PA) 90.94 four stars
LAND studio (OH) 86.27 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,086,897
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,888,103
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,975,000
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,975,000
   Other Revenue $123,185
TOTAL REVENUE $7,098,185
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,738,617
   Administrative Expenses $345,835
   Fundraising Expenses $428,029
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,512,481
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $585,704
   
Net Assets $7,888,525

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
Republic Square Park Renovations $2,988,053 52.1%
Park Improvement Grants $572,169 10.0%
Seaholm Master Plan $216,330 3.8%

Ratings History
Austin Parks Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 93.32 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 93.32 four stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 93.32 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 74-2648803
Name in IRS Master File AUSTIN PARKS 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 (297) Community recreational facilities (park, playground, etc)
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 December, 1992
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
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$129,250 1.98% Colin Wallis Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Austin Parks Foundation (TX) 93.32 four stars
Discovery Green Conservancy (TX) 94.07 four stars
Houston Parks Board (TX) 94.34 four stars
Cincinnati Parks Foundation (OH) 90.71 four stars
Park Pride (GA) 90.91 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Austin Parks Foundation
1023 Springdale Rd #4b
Austin, TX 78721
tel: (512) 477-1566
EIN: 74-2648803

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Board Leadership

Margaret Menicucci
Chair

CEO

Colin Wallis
Chief Executive Officer

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