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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Great Meadow Foundation

Preserving open space in service to the community

three stars

87.72

5089 Old Tavern Road The Plains, VA 20198
tel: (540) 253-5000   Web Site
EIN: 52-1257702

Board Leadership
John Hocheimer
Chair

CEO
Kelicia Rice
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.72 three stars
  Financial 86.57 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Great Meadow Foundation was established in 1982 with the mission of preserving the property in perpetual open space for community activities. Nestled in the heart of Virginia's Piedmont countryside, Great Meadow is a 250-acre field events center and steeplechase course. It is the permanent home of the spring and fall Virginia Gold Cup races, the Family July 4th celebration, and the Great Meadow Polo Club. It has four ponds, a small open air stadium, polo field and space for public and private events and activities. About 250,000 people a year come to Great Meadow for our events or simply to enjoy its scenic beauty and tranquility.

Great Meadow Foundation was established in 1982 with the mission of preserving the property in perpetual open space for community activities. Nestled in the heart of Virginia's Piedmont countryside, Great Meadow is a 250-acre field events center and steeplechase course. It is the permanent home of the spring and fall Virginia Gold Cup races, the Family July 4th celebration, and the Great Meadow Polo Club. It has four ponds, a small open air stadium, polo field and space for public and private events and activities. About 250,000 people a year come to Great Meadow for our events or simply to enjoy its scenic beauty and tranquility.

Financial

three stars

86.57

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
73.0%
  Administrative Expenses 26.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.01
  Program Expenses Growth 12.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Great Meadow Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Great Meadow Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Great Meadow Foundation (VA) 87.72 three stars
Riveredge Nature Center (WI) 91.18 four stars
Greater Newark Conservancy (NJ) 92.75 four stars
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (CO) 92.33 four stars
Access Fund (CO) 87.80 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,132,440
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,132,440
   Program Service Revenue $457,448
Total Primary Revenue $1,589,888
   Other Revenue $498,446
TOTAL REVENUE $2,088,334
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,570,507
   Administrative Expenses $573,220
   Fundraising Expenses $5,732
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,149,459
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-61,125
   
Net Assets $5,753,381

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
Great Meadow International $977,369 62.2%
Fourth of July Event $243,494 15.5%
Great Meadow Polo $210,472 13.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 87.72 three stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 87.74 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 88.73 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.98 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 89.39 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 87.63 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 87.04 three stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 72.44 two stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 74.94 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 75.46 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 80.84 three stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 83.46 three stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 75.98 two stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 65.25 one star
2005-12 11/01/2006 57.99 one star
2004-12 11/01/2005 68.09 one star
2003-12 10/01/2004 63.58 one star
2002-12 08/01/2003 74.59 two stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 81.99 three 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 52-1257702
Name in IRS Master File GREAT MEADOW FOUNDATION
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 August, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$99,067 4.60% Robert Banner President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Great Meadow Foundation (VA) 87.72 three stars
Audubon Canyon Ranch (CA) 86.74 three stars
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (CO) 92.33 four stars
This Is The Place Foundation (UT) 88.14 three stars
The Park People (CO) 86.10 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Great Meadow Foundation
5089 Old Tavern Road
The Plains, VA 20198
tel: (540) 253-5000
fax: (540) 253-5005
EIN: 52-1257702

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Board Leadership

John Hocheimer
Chair

CEO

Kelicia Rice
Executive Director

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