Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Central Park Conservancy

Restoring, managing, and enhancing Central Park

three stars

87.31

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 87.31 three stars
  Financial 82.32 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Central Park Conservancy is to restore, manage, and enhance Central Park, in partnership with the public, for the enjoyment of all. With more than 42 million visitors each year to its 843 acres, Central Park is the most frequently visited urban park in the United States. To manage the Park, Conservancy crews aerate and seed lawns; rake leaves; prune and fertilize trees; plant shrubs and flowers; maintain ballfields and playgrounds; remove graffiti; conserve monuments, bridges, and buildings; and care for waterbodies and woodlands, controlling erosion, maintaining the drainage system, and protecting over 150 acres of lakes and streams from pollution, siltation, and algae.

The Central Park Conservancy is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1980 that manages Central Park under a contract with the NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation. The Conservancy has invested $950 million to date into the Park, making it a model for urban parks worldwide.

The mission of the Central Park Conservancy is to restore, manage, and enhance Central Park, in partnership with the public, for the enjoyment of all. With more than 42 million visitors each year to its 843 acres, Central Park is the most frequently visited urban park in the United States. To manage the Park, Conservancy crews aerate and seed lawns; rake leaves; prune and fertilize trees; plant shrubs and flowers; maintain ballfields and playgrounds; remove graffiti; conserve monuments, bridges, and buildings; and care for waterbodies and woodlands, controlling erosion, maintaining the drainage system, and protecting over 150 acres of lakes and streams from pollution, siltation, and algae.

The Central Park Conservancy is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1980 that manages Central Park under a contract with the NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation. The Conservancy has invested $950 million to date into the Park, making it a model for urban parks worldwide.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Total aggregate dollars (in millions) invested in Park
950
Number of Volunteers (by fiscal year)
2,101
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

82.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
74.3%
  Administrative Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.94
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.9%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $45,175,732
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $6,643,429
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $51,819,161
   Program Service Revenue $12,634,446
Total Primary Revenue $64,453,607
   Other Revenue $3,732,352
TOTAL REVENUE $68,185,959
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $50,165,732
   Administrative Expenses $11,857,206
   Fundraising Expenses $7,289,815
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $69,312,753
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,126,794
   
Net Assets $375,967,164

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Elizabeth W. Smith President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$858,326 1.23% Douglas Blonsky Former President, CEO

Mission

The mission of the Central Park Conservancy is to restore, manage, and enhance Central Park, in partnership with the public, for the enjoyment of all. With more than 42 million visitors each year to its 843 acres, Central Park is the most frequently visited urban park in the United States. To manage the Park, Conservancy crews aerate and seed lawns; rake leaves; prune and fertilize trees; plant shrubs and flowers; maintain ballfields and playgrounds; remove graffiti; conserve monuments, bridges, and buildings; and care for waterbodies and woodlands, controlling erosion, maintaining the drainage system, and protecting over 150 acres of lakes and streams from pollution, siltation, and algae.

The Central Park Conservancy is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1980 that manages Central Park under a contract with the NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation. The Conservancy has invested $950 million to date into the Park, making it a model for urban parks worldwide.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Central Park Conservancy (NY) 87.31 three stars
Friends of the High Line (NY) 94.08 four stars
Randall's Island Park Alliance (NY) 89.46 three stars
LAND studio (OH) 86.27 three stars
San Francisco Parks Alliance (CA) 90.74 four 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