Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

American Horticultural Society

Making America a nation of gardeners, a land of gardens

three stars

87.74

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

Board Leadership
Amy Bolton
Chair

CEO
Mary Elizabeth Tuttle
President and Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.74 three stars
  Financial 83.14 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

three stars

83.14

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
77.5%
  Administrative Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.36
  Program Expenses Growth 7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.6%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,742,544
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $788,959
   Fundraising Events $22,758
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,554,261
   Program Service Revenue $937,496
Total Primary Revenue $3,491,757
   Other Revenue $822,804
TOTAL REVENUE $4,314,561
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,286,101
   Administrative Expenses $417,083
   Fundraising Expenses $250,847
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,954,031
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,360,530
   
Net Assets $4,214,868

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$120,000 4.06% Thomas Underwood Former Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
Not compensated -- Holly Shimizu Interim Executive Director

Mission

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) 87.74 three stars
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (NY) 93.86 four stars
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest (KY) 87.30 three stars
The Atlanta Botanical Garden (GA) 93.53 four stars
Friends of the National Arboretum (DC) 91.73 four stars

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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

Mary Elizabeth Tuttle
President and Chief Executive Officer