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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

GrowNYC

Promoting environmental awareness and developing solutions to environmental problems

four stars

96.46

10 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
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.46 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 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)
89.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.54
  Program Expenses Growth 16.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.8%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
GrowNYC (NY) 96.46 four stars
Toxic-Free Future (WA) 90.47 four stars
Transportation Alternatives (NY) 95.32 four stars
Pure Earth (NY) 91.09 four stars
Carbonfund.org (NY) 100.00 four stars

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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 40 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!

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,552,412
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,620,177
Total Contributions $6,172,589
   Program Service Revenue $5,950,591
Total Primary Revenue $12,123,180
   Other Revenue $263,774
TOTAL REVENUE $12,386,954
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,220,252
   Administrative Expenses $687,034
   Fundraising Expenses $502,286
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,409,572
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $977,382
   
Net Assets $5,451,824

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 $3,998,458 39.1%
Food Access and Wholesale Distribution $2,738,636 26.8%
Office of Recycling Outreach and Education $1,473,374 14.4%

Ratings History
GrowNYC has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2005-06 09/01/2006 85.05 three stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 77.51 two stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 88.19 three stars
2002-06 12/01/2003 84.81 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 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, 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
$197,973 1.73% Marcel Van Ooyen Executive Director

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 40 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!

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
GrowNYC (NY) 96.46 four stars
Transportation Alternatives (NY) 95.32 four stars
Pure Earth (NY) 91.09 four stars
Center for Creative Land Recycling (CA) 89.70 three stars
Carbonfund.org (NY) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

GrowNYC
10 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
Executive Director

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