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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Central Park Conservancy

Restoring, managing, and enhancing Central Park

three stars

83.91

14 East 60th Street New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 310-6661   Web Site
EIN: 13-3022855

Board Leadership
Thomas L. Kempner, Jr.
Chairman

CEO
Elizabeth W. Smith
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.91 three stars
  Financial 77.45 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Central Park Conservancy is to preserve and celebrate Central Park as a sanctuary from the pace and pressures of city life, enhancing the enjoyment and wellbeing of all.

The mission of the Central Park Conservancy is to preserve and celebrate Central Park as a sanctuary from the pace and pressures of city life, enhancing the enjoyment and wellbeing of all.

Financial

two stars

77.45

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
73.5%
  Administrative Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.71
  Program Expenses Growth 3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Central Park Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Central Park Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Central Park Conservancy (NY) 83.91 three stars
San Francisco Parks Alliance (CA) 94.35 four stars
Friends of the High Line (NY) 94.87 four stars
Riverfront Recapture (CT) 92.38 four stars
The Battery Conservancy (NY) 88.91 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $38,509,460
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $5,807,012
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $44,316,472
   Program Service Revenue $10,133,628
Total Primary Revenue $54,450,100
   Other Revenue $11,221,439
TOTAL REVENUE $65,671,539
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $57,170,400
   Administrative Expenses $12,559,316
   Fundraising Expenses $7,685,107
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $77,414,823
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-11,743,284
   
Net Assets $360,846,831

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
Restoration of Central Park $27,163,890 47.5%
Maintenance & Operation of Park $22,582,946 39.5%
Education, Recreation, & Volunteer Programs $5,399,383 9.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 83.91 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 87.31 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 94.20 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 94.10 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 93.81 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 95.53 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.68 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.56 four stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 90.15 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 95.74 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 84.46 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 87.29 three stars
2010-06 03/01/2012 85.44 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.77 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 73.99 two stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 92.12 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 92.64 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 92.67 four stars
2005-06 10/01/2006 92.37 four stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 73.92 two 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 13-3022855
Name in IRS Master File CENTRAL PARK CONSERVANCY INC
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 (297) Community recreational facilities (park, playground, etc)
(915) Erection or maintenance of public building or works
(379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification 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, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$430,212 0.55% Elizabeth W. Smith President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$1,554,321 2.00% Douglas Blonsky Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Central Park Conservancy (NY) 83.91 three stars
Forest Park Forever (MO) 90.33 four stars
Prospect Park Alliance (NY) 85.64 three stars
Riverfront Recapture (CT) 92.38 four stars
Hermann Park Conservancy (TX) 88.83 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Central Park Conservancy
14 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 310-6661
fax: (212) 310-6654
EIN: 13-3022855

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Board Leadership

Thomas L. Kempner, Jr.
Chairman

CEO

Elizabeth W. Smith
President & CEO

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