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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

The Garden Conservancy

Saving and Sharing Outstanding American Gardens

four stars

92.23

P.O. Box 608 Garrison, NY 10524
tel: (845) 424-6500   Web Site
EIN: 13-3570145

Board Leadership
Courtnay Daniels
Chair

CEO
James Brayton Hall
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.23 four stars
  Financial 89.02 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Garden Conservancy is to save and share outstanding American gardens for the education and inspiration of the public. Working with private garden owners as well as public organizations across the country, we help private gardens become public and help restore, rehabilitate, and protect public gardens. Since our founding in 1989, we have worked with more than eighty gardens, many of them historic landmarks. The Garden Conservancy's signature Open Days program also provides access to hundreds of America's finest private gardens. Our educational programs, documentation projects, and garden-study tours offer further sources of contemporary gardening ideas and historic highlights. Through all of our programs, the Garden Conservancy champions the vital role gardens play in our culture, history, and quality of life.

The mission of the Garden Conservancy is to save and share outstanding American gardens for the education and inspiration of the public. Working with private garden owners as well as public organizations across the country, we help private gardens become public and help restore, rehabilitate, and protect public gardens. Since our founding in 1989, we have worked with more than eighty gardens, many of them historic landmarks. The Garden Conservancy's signature Open Days program also provides access to hundreds of America's finest private gardens. Our educational programs, documentation projects, and garden-study tours offer further sources of contemporary gardening ideas and historic highlights. Through all of our programs, the Garden Conservancy champions the vital role gardens play in our culture, history, and quality of life.

Financial

three stars

89.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
75.9%
  Administrative Expenses 16.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.40
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Garden Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Garden Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Garden Conservancy (NY) 92.23 four stars
Sierra Club Foundation (CA) 95.21 four stars
Oregon Natural Desert Association (OR) 94.83 four stars
Environmental Defense Fund (NY) 91.06 four stars
Acadia Center (ME) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,414,590
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $307,132
   Fundraising Events $14,835
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,736,557
   Program Service Revenue $649,859
Total Primary Revenue $2,386,416
   Other Revenue $571,792
TOTAL REVENUE $2,958,208
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,920,246
   Administrative Expenses $534,849
   Fundraising Expenses $108,965
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,564,060
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-605,852
   
Net Assets $19,464,881

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
Garden Conservation $2,708,404 92.7%
Sponsored Gardens $211,842 7.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 07/01/2018 92.23 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 88.50 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.66 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 82.42 three stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 84.48 three stars
2012-09 12/01/2013 88.88 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 85.91 three stars
2010-09 12/01/2011 86.18 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 81.21 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 04/01/2011 74.54 two stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 95.41 four stars
2007-09 12/01/2008 92.09 four stars
2006-09 12/01/2007 93.36 four stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 94.97 four stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 92.63 four stars
2003-06 07/01/2004 88.09 three stars
2002-06 12/01/2003 88.69 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 13-3570145
Name in IRS Master File GARDEN CONSERVANCY INC
NTEE Code C40
NTEE Classification Botanical, Horticultural, and Landscape Services
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (352) Land acquisition for preservation
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, 1990
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
$130,663 3.66% Donna Mortensen Acting Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$219,904 6.17% Jean A. Du Pont Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Garden Conservancy (NY) 92.23 four stars
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (PA) 91.43 four stars
Cultural Landscape Foundation (DC) 85.70 three stars
The Conservation Fund (VA) 96.46 four stars
Sierra Club Foundation (CA) 95.21 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Garden Conservancy
P.O. Box 608
Garrison, NY 10524
tel: (845) 424-6500
fax: (845) 424-6501
EIN: 13-3570145

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Board Leadership

Courtnay Daniels
Chair

CEO

James Brayton Hall
President & CEO

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