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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

The Horticultural Society of New York

Cultivating Urban Gardeners since 1902

three stars

88.81

148 West 37th Street 13th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 757-0915   Web Site
EIN: 13-0854930

Board Leadership
Jared Goss
Chair

CEO
Sara Hobel
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.81 three stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1900, incorporated in 1902, The Horticultural Society of New York (HSNY) enhances New York City's environmental and cultural life by providing unique educational, vocational and therapeutic outreach programs, library resources and exhibitions. HSNY has evolved into a multidisciplinary cultural and social service resource for the people of New York. HSNY is at the forefront of New York City's and the nation's growing focus on environmental concerns, green technology and urban agriculture; our interconnected programs promote the art and science of horticulture, and its vital role in contemporary life, to diverse communities across the five boroughs.

Founded in 1900, incorporated in 1902, The Horticultural Society of New York (HSNY) enhances New York City's environmental and cultural life by providing unique educational, vocational and therapeutic outreach programs, library resources and exhibitions. HSNY has evolved into a multidisciplinary cultural and social service resource for the people of New York. HSNY is at the forefront of New York City's and the nation's growing focus on environmental concerns, green technology and urban agriculture; our interconnected programs promote the art and science of horticulture, and its vital role in contemporary life, to diverse communities across the five boroughs.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
88.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.38
  Program Expenses Growth 14.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Horticultural Society of New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Horticultural Society of New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Horticultural Society of New York (NY) 88.81 three stars
North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc. (NC) 86.84 three stars
Idaho Botanical Gardens (ID) 89.35 three stars
Chicago Botanic Garden (IL) 88.85 three stars
San Antonio Botanical Garden Society (TX) 88.42 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $869,319
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $8,190
   Fundraising Events $491,241
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,402,766
Total Contributions $2,771,516
   Program Service Revenue $1,161,508
Total Primary Revenue $3,933,024
   Other Revenue $126,010
TOTAL REVENUE $4,059,034
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,632,623
   Administrative Expenses $183,566
   Fundraising Expenses $107,177
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,923,366
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,135,668
   
Net Assets $4,050,258

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
Community Outreach Services $1,861,274 70.7%
Education and Information Services $527,952 20.1%
Member Services $243,397 9.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 88.81 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 88.81 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 88.75 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.43 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 92.17 four stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 87.08 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 77.41 two stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 78.78 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 77.72 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2008-06 12/01/2009 81.22 three stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 82.67 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 80.32 three stars
2005-06 10/01/2006 72.37 two stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 79.46 two stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 79.58 two stars
2002-06 12/01/2003 77.14 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 13-0854930
Name in IRS Master File HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW YORK INC
NTEE Code C42
NTEE Classification Garden Club, Horticultural Program
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (65) Fair
(207) Industry trade shows
(59) Other school related 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 May, 1944
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
$254,901 8.71% Sara Hobel Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Horticultural Society of New York (NY) 88.81 three stars
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest (KY) 88.89 three stars
American Horticultural Society (VA) 87.74 three stars
Wave Hill (NY) 87.08 three stars
Desert Botanical Garden (AZ) 85.61 three stars

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The Horticultural Society of New York
148 West 37th Street
13th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 757-0915
fax: (212) 246-1207
EIN: 13-0854930

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Board Leadership

Jared Goss
Chair

CEO

Sara Hobel
Executive Director

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