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.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

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.
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

Charts

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

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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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