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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

The New York Botanical Garden

An advocate for the plant kingdom

four stars

90.28

2900 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10458
tel: (718) 817-8700   Web Site
EIN: 13-1693134

Board Leadership
Maureen K. Chilton
Chairman

CEO
Gregory Long
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.28 four stars
  Financial 88.17 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1891, The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science. The NYBG is an advocate for the plant kingdom. The Garden pursues its mission through its role as a museum of living plant collections arranged in gardens and landscapes across its National Historic Landmark site; through its comprehensive education programs in horticulture and plant science; and through the wide-ranging research programs of the International Plant Science Center.

Founded in 1891, The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science. The NYBG is an advocate for the plant kingdom. The Garden pursues its mission through its role as a museum of living plant collections arranged in gardens and landscapes across its National Historic Landmark site; through its comprehensive education programs in horticulture and plant science; and through the wide-ranging research programs of the International Plant Science Center.

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Financial

three stars

88.17

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
79.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.42
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The New York Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The New York Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The New York Botanical Garden (NY) 90.28 four stars
The Atlanta Botanical Garden (GA) 91.18 four stars
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society (CA) 87.62 three stars
Denver Botanic Gardens (CO) 92.38 four stars
Chicago Botanic Garden (IL) 90.05 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $26,045,279
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $4,147,844
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $14,165,970
Total Contributions $44,359,093
   Program Service Revenue $20,193,627
Total Primary Revenue $64,552,720
   Other Revenue $17,009,063
TOTAL REVENUE $81,561,783
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $65,416,472
   Administrative Expenses $8,858,769
   Fundraising Expenses $7,124,434
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $81,399,675
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $162,108
   
Net Assets $447,629,136

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
Plant Science $20,204,107 30.9%
Horticulture & Living Collections $18,262,086 27.9%
Education and Outreach $17,482,004 26.7%

Ratings History
The New York Botanical Garden has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 02/01/2018 90.28 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 90.14 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.23 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 90.20 four stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 91.39 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 89.01 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 83.16 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 80.21 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 82.18 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 81.67 three stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 95.23 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 97.93 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 91.08 four stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 81.24 three stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 87.12 three stars
2003-06 09/01/2004 87.00 three stars
2002-06 11/01/2003 94.97 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 92.35 four stars
2000-06 04/15/2002 76.94 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 13-1693134
Name in IRS Master File NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN
NTEE Code C41
NTEE Classification Botanical Gardens, Arboreta and Botanical Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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 June, 1925
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$676,572 0.83% Gregory R. Long President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The New York Botanical Garden (NY) 90.28 four stars
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FL) 90.12 four stars
The Morton Arboretum (IL) 92.14 four stars
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (CA) 90.05 four stars
The Polly Hill Arboretum (MA) 89.30 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10458
tel: (718) 817-8700
EIN: 13-1693134

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Board Leadership

Maureen K. Chilton
Chairman

CEO

Gregory Long
President

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