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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

GrowNYC

Transforming communities block by block and empowering all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment

four stars

91.59

100 Gold Street Suite 3300
New York, NY 10038
tel: (212) 788-7900   Web Site
EIN: 13-2765465

Board Leadership
Robert J. Kafin
Chair

CEO
Marcel Van Ooyen
President/CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.59 four stars
  Financial 88.11 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

GrowNYC (formerly Council on the Environment of New York City), founded in 1970, is a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City's quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.

Over the past 50 years we've worked to become more engaged with New York City and its citizens. Whether it's operating the world famous Union Square Greenmarket, building a new community garden, teaching young people about the environment, or improving recycling awareness, if you're a New Yorker, GrowNYC is working near you!

GrowNYC (formerly Council on the Environment of New York City), founded in 1970, is a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City's quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.

Over the past 50 years we've worked to become more engaged with New York City and its citizens. Whether it's operating the world famous Union Square Greenmarket, building a new community garden, teaching young people about the environment, or improving recycling awareness, if you're a New Yorker, GrowNYC is working near you!

Financial

three stars

88.11

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
88.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.44
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by GrowNYC on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by GrowNYC on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
GrowNYC (NY) 91.59 four stars
BRING Recycling (OR) 94.00 four stars
TreePeople (CA) 87.29 three stars
Center for Creative Land Recycling (CA) 86.73 three stars
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (IN) 89.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,354,158
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,621,311
Total Contributions $7,975,469
   Program Service Revenue $7,965,270
Total Primary Revenue $15,940,739
   Other Revenue $239,027
TOTAL REVENUE $16,179,766
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,991,475
   Administrative Expenses $1,095,777
   Fundraising Expenses $875,486
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,962,738
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $217,028
   
Net Assets $6,859,368

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
GreenMarket & Farmer Development $4,646,380 33.2%
Food Access and Wholesale Distribution $3,887,637 27.8%
Zero Waste Outreach and Education $2,051,894 14.7%

Ratings History
GrowNYC has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 91.59 four stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 92.92 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 94.69 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 94.69 four stars
2015-06 03/01/2017 96.46 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 95.47 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.47 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 94.84 four stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 95.65 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 94.81 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 91.08 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 96.12 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 91.78 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 94.58 four stars
2010-06 03/01/2012 89.38 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 82.52 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 91.11 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 91.07 four stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 80.18 three stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 68.57 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 13-2765465
Name in IRS Master File COUNCIL ON THE ENVIRONMENT INC
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
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, 1981
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$230,537 1.44% Marcel Van Ooyen President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
GrowNYC (NY) 91.59 four stars
TreePeople (CA) 87.29 three stars
Friends of the Urban Forest (CA) 87.82 three stars
BRING Recycling (OR) 94.00 four stars
Earth Day Network (DC) 91.76 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

GrowNYC
100 Gold Street
Suite 3300
New York, NY 10038
tel: (212) 788-7900
fax: (212) 788-7913
EIN: 13-2765465

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Board Leadership

Robert J. Kafin
Chair

CEO

Marcel Van Ooyen
President/CEO

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