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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Parks for all forever

four stars

91.88

Building 201 Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
tel: (415) 561-3000   Web Site
EIN: 94-2781708

Board Leadership
Colin Lind
Chair

CEO
Greg Moore
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.88 four stars
  Financial 91.78 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

91.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 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)
82.1%
  Administrative Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.61
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (CA) 91.88 four stars
Grand Teton National Park Foundation (WY) 92.29 four stars
Planting Fields Foundation (NY) 88.59 three stars
Yellowstone Association (WY) 90.71 four stars
Yellowstone Park Foundation (MT) 91.43 four stars

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The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is the nonprofit membership organization created to preserve the Golden Gate National Parks, enhance the experiences of park visitors, and build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future. Since its inception in 1981, the Parks Conservancy has provided the Golden Gate National Parks with $140 million in support. Currently, the Conservancy has more than 13,500 members. We steward more than 80,400 acres across more than 30 spectacular park sites; foster environmental awareness in 18,000 school children every year; and protect 1,200 plant and animals species, while growing over 140,000 native plants each year for restoration work park wide.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,715,187
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,258,965
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,953,551
Total Contributions $15,927,703
   Program Service Revenue $18,456,180
Total Primary Revenue $34,383,883
   Other Revenue $12,780,200
TOTAL REVENUE $47,164,083
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $35,758,151
   Administrative Expenses $5,409,078
   Fundraising Expenses $2,213,038
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $43,380,267
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,783,816
   
Net Assets $73,543,871

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
Park Enhancements, Restoration and Stewardship $16,353,215 45.7%
Park Interpretation and Visitor Services $14,317,996 40.0%
Youth, Volunteer, and Community $5,086,940 14.2%

Ratings History
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 03/01/2017 91.88 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 91.28 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 91.69 four stars
2013-09 04/01/2015 86.49 three stars
2012-09 02/01/2014 94.93 four stars
2010-09 11/06/2012 96.35 four stars
2010-09 11/06/2012 96.35 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 90.43 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 88.42 three stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 88.47 three stars
2007-09 04/01/2009 92.95 four stars
2006-09 05/01/2008 87.99 three stars
2005-09 10/01/2006 89.44 three stars
2004-09 11/01/2005 86.25 three stars
2003-09 08/01/2004 74.34 two stars
2002-09 08/01/2003 68.08 one star
2001-09 02/05/2003 89.23 three stars
2000-09 10/15/2002 93.97 four 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 94-2781708
Name in IRS Master File GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVANCY
NTEE Code C11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 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
$298,258 0.68% Gregory Moore President & CEO

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is the nonprofit membership organization created to preserve the Golden Gate National Parks, enhance the experiences of park visitors, and build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future. Since its inception in 1981, the Parks Conservancy has provided the Golden Gate National Parks with $140 million in support. Currently, the Conservancy has more than 13,500 members. We steward more than 80,400 acres across more than 30 spectacular park sites; foster environmental awareness in 18,000 school children every year; and protect 1,200 plant and animals species, while growing over 140,000 native plants each year for restoration work park wide.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (CA) 91.88 four stars
Yellowstone Park Foundation (MT) 91.43 four stars
Planting Fields Foundation (NY) 88.59 three stars
Grand Teton National Park Foundation (WY) 92.29 four stars
Yellowstone Association (WY) 90.71 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Building 201
Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
tel: (415) 561-3000
fax: (415) 561-3003
EIN: 94-2781708

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Board Leadership

Colin Lind
Chair

CEO

Greg Moore
President & CEO

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