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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

The New York Botanical Garden

An advocate for the plant kingdom

87.96

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

Board Leadership
J. Barclay Collins II
Chairman

CEO
Jennifer Bernstein
CEO & The William C. Steere Sr. President

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.96
  Financial 83.45
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 03/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

83.45

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
79.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.76
  Program Expenses Growth -1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.9%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The New York Botanical Garden (NY) 87.96
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (MI) 93.76
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society (CA) 89.32
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens (PA) 87.40
Descanso Gardens Guild, Inc. (CA) 86.35

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $21,724,216
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,198,432
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $29,582,714
Total Contributions $53,505,362
   Program Service Revenue $16,327,159
Total Primary Revenue $69,832,521
   Other Revenue $17,792,473
TOTAL REVENUE $87,624,994
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $65,688,321
   Administrative Expenses $10,821,696
   Fundraising Expenses $6,707,269
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $83,217,286
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,407,708
   
Net Assets $521,371,083

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
Horticulture & Living Collections $19,018,393 29.0%
Education and Outreach $18,428,792 28.1%
Plant Science $17,212,054 26.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 03/01/2022 87.96
2019-06 04/01/2021 89.43
2018-06 09/03/2019 91.42
2017-06 09/01/2018 90.56
2016-06 02/01/2018 90.28
2015-06 12/01/2016 90.14
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.23
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 90.20
2013-06 02/01/2015 91.39
2012-06 11/01/2013 89.01
2011-06 11/06/2012 83.16
2010-06 11/01/2011 80.21
2009-06 09/20/2011 82.18
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 81.67
2008-06 12/01/2009 95.23
2007-06 04/01/2009 97.93
2006-06 05/01/2008 91.08
2005-06 11/01/2006 81.24
2004-06 11/01/2005 87.12
2003-06 09/01/2004 87.00

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$715,084 0.85% Carrie Rebora Barratt President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$129,705 0.15% Gregory Long Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The New York Botanical Garden (NY) 87.96
Naples Botanical Garden (FL) 93.08
Descanso Gardens Guild, Inc. (CA) 86.35
San Antonio Botanical Garden Society (TX) 90.31
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society (TX) 85.45

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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

J. Barclay Collins II
Chairman

CEO

Jennifer Bernstein
CEO & The William C. Steere Sr. President

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