Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Austin Parks Foundation

People Plus Parks

four stars

90.04

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

Board Leadership
Rich Garza
Chair

CEO
Colin Wallis
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.04 four stars
  Financial 88.42 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

three stars

88.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
83.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.63
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,982,391
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,811,395
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,793,786
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,793,786
   Other Revenue $217,197
TOTAL REVENUE $6,010,983
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,012,508
   Administrative Expenses $408,578
   Fundraising Expenses $560,703
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,981,789
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,029,194
   
Net Assets $8,605,159

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,700 2.76% Colin Wallis Executive Director

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Austin Parks Foundation (TX) 90.04 four stars
Seattle Parks Foundation (WA) 94.34 four stars
Mill River Park Collaborative (CT) 90.67 four stars
Friends of the High Line (NY) 94.87 four stars
Riverside Park Conservancy (NY) 92.23 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

Rich Garza
Chair

CEO

Colin Wallis
Chief Executive Officer