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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

American Horticultural Society

Making America a nation of gardeners, a land of gardens

83.76

7931 East Boulevard Drive Alexandria, VA 22308
tel: (703) 768-5700   Web Site
EIN: 53-0226408

Board Leadership
Amy Bolton
Chair

CEO
Tom Underwood
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.76
  Financial 77.39
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

77.39

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
76.6%
  Administrative Expenses 15.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.94
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 40.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Horticultural Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Horticultural Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Horticultural Society (VA) 83.76
Denver Botanic Gardens (CO) 91.36
Missouri Botanical Garden (MO) 90.67
The Horticultural Society of New York (NY) 88.75
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (NY) 92.32

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The American Horticultural Society (AHS), founded in 1922, is an educational organization that recognizes and promotes excellence in American horticulture. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious gardening organizations in the United States. AHS is known for its educational programs and the dissemination of horticultural information. AHS' mission is to open the eyes of all Americans to the vital connection between people and plants, to inspire all Americans to become responsible caretakers of the Earth, to celebrate America's diversity through the art and science of horticulture; and to lead this effort by sharing the Society's unique national resources with all Americans.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $585,124
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $770,726
   Fundraising Events $66,695
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,422,545
   Program Service Revenue $579,969
Total Primary Revenue $2,002,514
   Other Revenue $438,052
TOTAL REVENUE $2,440,566
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,876,145
   Administrative Expenses $400,394
   Fundraising Expenses $172,991
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,449,530
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-8,964
   
Net Assets $2,811,664

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
Educational Programs $648,576 34.6%
Membership Programs $416,566 22.2%
Communications Programs $386,869 20.6%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 12/01/2016 83.76
2015-06 11/01/2016 82.22
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.09
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.12
2013-06 02/01/2015 90.30
2012-06 11/01/2013 84.94
2011-06 11/06/2012 83.39
2010-06 11/01/2011 77.25
2009-06 09/20/2011 69.87
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 57.97
2008-06 10/01/2009 58.83
2007-06 10/01/2008 58.98
2006-06 12/01/2007 74.26
2005-06 11/01/2006 75.49
2004-06 11/01/2005 78.97
2003-06 08/01/2004 64.80
2002-06 08/01/2003 65.03
2001-06 10/15/2002 68.77

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 53-0226408
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY INC
NTEE Code C42
NTEE Classification Garden Club, Horticultural Program
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1938
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$120,000 4.89% Tom Underwood Executive Director

The American Horticultural Society (AHS), founded in 1922, is an educational organization that recognizes and promotes excellence in American horticulture. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious gardening organizations in the United States. AHS is known for its educational programs and the dissemination of horticultural information. AHS' mission is to open the eyes of all Americans to the vital connection between people and plants, to inspire all Americans to become responsible caretakers of the Earth, to celebrate America's diversity through the art and science of horticulture; and to lead this effort by sharing the Society's unique national resources with all Americans.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Horticultural Society (VA) 83.76
Chicago Botanic Garden (IL) 91.10
Missouri Botanical Garden (MO) 90.67
The Morton Arboretum (IL) 92.02
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (IA) 91.61

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Charity Contact Info

American Horticultural Society
7931 East Boulevard Drive
Alexandria, VA 22308
tel: (703) 768-5700
fax: (703) 768-8700
EIN: 53-0226408

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Board Leadership

Amy Bolton
Chair

CEO

Tom Underwood
Executive Director

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