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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Libraries, Historical Societies and Landmark Preservation

Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

Promoting the appreciation, protection and revitalization of the Philadelphia region

two stars

73.49

1608 Walnut Street Suite 1702
Philadelphia, PA 19103
tel: (215) 546-1146   Web Site
EIN: 23-2106589

Board Leadership
Mary Werner DeNadai
Chair

CEO
Paul Steinke
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.49 two stars
  Financial 64.17 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia actively promotes the appreciation, protection, and appropriate use and development of the Philadelphia region's historic buildings, communities and landscapes. Our task is not simply to protect the past; it is also to build public appreciation and support for the distinctive historic character of the city of Philadelphia and surrounding communities, and the assets that contribute to that character. The Alliance is also a public advocate for preservation policies and laws. No other organization performs these functions in the city of Philadelphia; no other organization takes as its mission cooperative efforts with preservation organization in all the Pennsylvania counties adjacent to Philadelphia to achieve these same objectives.

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia actively promotes the appreciation, protection, and appropriate use and development of the Philadelphia region's historic buildings, communities and landscapes. Our task is not simply to protect the past; it is also to build public appreciation and support for the distinctive historic character of the city of Philadelphia and surrounding communities, and the assets that contribute to that character. The Alliance is also a public advocate for preservation policies and laws. No other organization performs these functions in the city of Philadelphia; no other organization takes as its mission cooperative efforts with preservation organization in all the Pennsylvania counties adjacent to Philadelphia to achieve these same objectives.

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Financial

one star

64.17

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
64.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 22.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.25
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.73
  Program Expenses Growth -3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia (PA) 73.49 two stars
George Washington's Mount Vernon (VA) 89.03 three stars
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Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation (NY) 91.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $213,066
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $236,137
   Fundraising Events $224,566
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $673,769
   Program Service Revenue $38,595
Total Primary Revenue $712,364
   Other Revenue $15,551
TOTAL REVENUE $727,915
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $447,424
   Administrative Expenses $75,737
   Fundraising Expenses $230,097
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $753,258
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-25,343
   
Net Assets $532,460

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
Historic Preservation Promotion $309,587 69.2%
Preservation Easement Program $102,097 22.8%
Architectural Tours $30,952 6.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 73.49 two stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 75.27 two stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 73.70 two stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 77.45 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.15 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 73.86 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 82.81 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 85.73 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 75.67 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 90.93 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.00 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 78.99 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 88.65 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 93.49 four stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 93.08 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 79.19 two stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 57.92 one star
2003-12 04/01/2005 64.77 one star
2002-12 03/01/2004 55.41 one star
2001-12 04/15/2003 64.13 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-2106589
Name in IRS Master File PRESERVATION ALLIANCE FOR GREATER PHILADELPHIA
NTEE Code A80
NTEE Classification Historical Societies, Related Historical Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (402) Other activity aimed t combating community deterioration
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 September, 1979
Filing Requirement 990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $50,000 per year
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$139,000 18.45% Paul Steinke Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia (PA) 73.49 two stars
Archaeology Southwest (AZ) 97.11 four stars
Preservation Virginia (VA) 86.36 three stars
Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation (NY) 91.45 four stars
The Royal Oak Foundation (NY) 92.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
1608 Walnut Street
Suite 1702
Philadelphia, PA 19103
tel: (215) 546-1146
fax: (215) 546-1180
EIN: 23-2106589

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Board Leadership

Mary Werner DeNadai
Chair

CEO

Paul Steinke
Executive Director

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