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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

San Francisco Parks Alliance

Improving and sustaining our park and open spaces system.

four stars

93.98

1663 Mission St Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 621-3260   Web Site
EIN: 23-7131784

Board Leadership
James Lazarus
Board Chair

CEO
Drew Becher
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.98 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Mission
San Francisco Parks Alliance's mission is to inspire and promote civic engagement and philanthropy to protect, sustain, and enrich San Francisco parks and green open spaces.

The San Francisco Parks Alliance (SFPA) launched in October 2011, and combines San Francisco's two preeminent parks advocacy and support organizations, Neighborhood Parks Council (founded 1996) and San Francisco Parks Trust (founded 1971), to create a new, stronger, more effective voice for parks. SFPA brings together the best in advocacy and philanthropy, combining 55 years of experience toward a common goal-to engage citizens in improving their public spaces and providing healthy, safe recreation for all.

Mission
San Francisco Parks Alliance's mission is to inspire and promote civic engagement and philanthropy to protect, sustain, and enrich San Francisco parks and green open spaces.

The San Francisco Parks Alliance (SFPA) launched in October 2011, and combines San Francisco's two preeminent parks advocacy and support organizations, Neighborhood Parks Council (founded 1996) and San Francisco Parks Trust (founded 1971), to create a new, stronger, more effective voice for parks. SFPA brings together the best in advocacy and philanthropy, combining 55 years of experience toward a common goal-to engage citizens in improving their public spaces and providing healthy, safe recreation for all.

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Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 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)
92.2%
  Administrative Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth 14.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Francisco Parks Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Francisco Parks Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Francisco Parks Alliance (CA) 93.98 four stars
Forest Park Forever (MO) 91.33 four stars
Riverside Park Conservancy (NY) 88.60 three stars
Cincinnati Parks Foundation (OH) 86.84 three stars
Hermann Park Conservancy (TX) 92.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,939,041
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $57,424
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,196,542
Total Contributions $7,193,007
   Program Service Revenue $1,669,480
Total Primary Revenue $8,862,487
   Other Revenue $665,119
TOTAL REVENUE $9,527,606
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,540,606
   Administrative Expenses $417,056
   Fundraising Expenses $833,075
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,790,737
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-6,263,131
   
Net Assets $13,069,014

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 Partners Programs $12,176,619 83.7%
Conservatory of Flowers $1,530,376 10.5%
Recreation and Parks Department Program $833,611 5.7%

Ratings History
San Francisco Parks Alliance has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 12/22/2017 93.98 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 95.45 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.32 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 95.36 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 95.77 four stars
2012-06 03/01/2014 95.88 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 93.56 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 91.20 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.11 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 74.59 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 77.13 two stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 74.61 two stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 88.32 three stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 92.64 four stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 84.61 three stars
2002-06 10/01/2003 85.94 three stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 79.99 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 23-7131784
Name in IRS Master File SAN FRANCISCO PARKS ALLIANCE
NTEE Code N32
NTEE Classification Parks and Playgrounds
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (318) Other recreational activities
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 October, 1971
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$150,335 0.95% Matthew O'Grady Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Francisco Parks Alliance (CA) 93.98 four stars
The Battery Conservancy (NY) 91.61 four stars
Riverside Park Conservancy (NY) 88.60 three stars
Seattle Parks Foundation (WA) 96.39 four stars
Houston Parks Board (TX) 92.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

San Francisco Parks Alliance
1663 Mission St
Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 621-3260
EIN: 23-7131784

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Board Leadership

James Lazarus
Board Chair

CEO

Drew Becher
Chief Executive Officer

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