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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Grant Park Conservancy

330 South Michigan Avenue #1505
Chicago, IL 60604
tel: (312) 927-6795   Web Site
EIN: 36-4185619

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On February 6, 2019, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that Grant Park Conservancy, is the subject of an investigation by the Chicago Park District Office of Inspector General according to an article titled, "Park District let nonprofit president raise funds that mostly paid his salary, didn't help Grant Park, watchdog find." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see The Chicago Tribune article.


This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. 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 36-4185619
Name in IRS Master File GRANT PARK CONSERVANCY
NTEE Code S21
NTEE Classification Community Coalitions
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (402) Other activity aimed t combating community deterioration
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 April, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

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Charity Contact Info

Grant Park Conservancy
330 South Michigan Avenue
#1505
Chicago, IL 60604
tel: (312) 927-6795
EIN: 36-4185619

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