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

Minneapolis Parks Foundation

Transforming human lives through parks and public spaces by aligning philanthropic investment and community vision

three stars

87.25

4800 Minnehaha Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55417
tel: (612) 822-2656   Web Site
EIN: 20-0715686

Board Leadership
Tom Paul
Chair

CEO
Tom Evers
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.25 three stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation transforms human lives through parks and public spaces by aligning philanthropic investment and community vision. We help envision and execute transformative parks and public spaces by working closely with our public partners and in collaboration with the community. Since 2003, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation has been an independent donor-supported nonprofit dedicated to supporting our continually evolving park system. Today, we bring visionary leadership, philanthropic investment, and private sector expertise to support innovation and equity throughout the whole Minneapolis Park system.

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation transforms human lives through parks and public spaces by aligning philanthropic investment and community vision. We help envision and execute transformative parks and public spaces by working closely with our public partners and in collaboration with the community. Since 2003, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation has been an independent donor-supported nonprofit dedicated to supporting our continually evolving park system. Today, we bring visionary leadership, philanthropic investment, and private sector expertise to support innovation and equity throughout the whole Minneapolis Park system.

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Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
85.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 92.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 85.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minneapolis Parks Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minneapolis Parks Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minneapolis Parks Foundation (MN) 87.25 three stars
Seattle Parks Foundation (WA) 94.32 four stars
Houston Parks Board (TX) 94.34 four stars
Friends of the High Line (NY) 94.87 four stars
Cincinnati Parks Foundation (OH) 90.71 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,167,418
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $54,375
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,221,793
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,221,793
   Other Revenue $146,271
TOTAL REVENUE $2,368,064
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,649,177
   Administrative Expenses $140,450
   Fundraising Expenses $137,674
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,927,301
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,559,237
   
Net Assets $1,296,804

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/20/2019 87.25 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 20-0715686
Name in IRS Master File MINNEAPOLIS 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
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 January, 2005
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$118,023 3.00% Thomas Evers Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minneapolis Parks Foundation (MN) 87.25 three stars
Hermann Park Conservancy (TX) 91.72 four stars
San Francisco Parks Alliance (CA) 90.74 four stars
Prospect Park Alliance (NY) 85.64 three stars
LAND studio (OH) 86.27 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Minneapolis Parks Foundation
4800 Minnehaha Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55417
tel: (612) 822-2656
EIN: 20-0715686

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Board Leadership

Tom Paul
Chair

CEO

Tom Evers
Executive Director

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