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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

95.45

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

Board Leadership
Kelly Nice
Board Chair

CEO
Rachel Norton
Interim Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.45 four stars
  Financial 94.96 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

94.96

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 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)
92.0%
  Administrative Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.64
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
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) 95.45 four stars
Friends of the Urban Forest (CA) 87.69 three stars
Discovery Green Conservancy (TX) 90.47 four stars
Cincinnati Parks Foundation (OH) 90.58 four stars
Central Park Conservancy (NY) 95.53 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,437,065
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $51,215
   Fundraising Events $95,407
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,167,685
Total Contributions $17,751,372
   Program Service Revenue $2,221,388
Total Primary Revenue $19,972,760
   Other Revenue $527,297
TOTAL REVENUE $20,500,057
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,405,788
   Administrative Expenses $369,125
   Fundraising Expenses $728,762
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,503,675
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,996,382
   
Net Assets $19,459,784

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 $10,395,307 83.8%
Conservatory of Flowers $1,280,332 10.3%
Recreation and Parks Department Program $730,149 5.9%

Ratings History
San Francisco Parks Alliance has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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
$142,002 1.05% Matthew O'Grady Executive Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Francisco Parks Alliance (CA) 95.45 four stars
LAND studio (OH) 89.48 three stars
Central Park Conservancy (NY) 95.53 four stars
Park Pride (GA) 94.74 four stars
Riverfront Recapture (CT) 89.17 three 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

Kelly Nice
Board Chair

CEO

Rachel Norton
Interim Chief Executive Officer

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