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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

The Garden Conservancy

Preserving, Sharing and Celebrating America's Gardens and Diverse Gardening Traditions.

three stars

88.01

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

Board Leadership
Courtnay S. Daniels
Chair

CEO
James Brayton Hall
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.01 three stars
  Financial 83.05 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Garden Conservancy is to preserve, share and celebrate America's gardens and diverse gardening traditions for the education and inspiration of the public. The Garden Conservancy works with garden owners and communities through partnerships to assist with and advise in the restoration and preservation of gardens. The Conservancy shares gardens and increases appreciation of the cultural, historical and ecological significance of gardens through educational programming and its Open Days program.

The mission of the Garden Conservancy is to preserve, share and celebrate America's gardens and diverse gardening traditions for the education and inspiration of the public. The Garden Conservancy works with garden owners and communities through partnerships to assist with and advise in the restoration and preservation of gardens. The Conservancy shares gardens and increases appreciation of the cultural, historical and ecological significance of gardens through educational programming and its Open Days program.

Financial

three stars

83.05

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 16.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.10
  Program Expenses Growth -1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.9%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Garden Conservancy (NY) 88.01 three stars
Bioneers (NM) 88.50 three stars
Friends of the Arava Institute (MA) 91.71 four stars
Environmental Grantmakers Association (NY) 92.02 four stars
Environmental Initiative (MN) 93.70 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,946,626
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $327,365
   Fundraising Events $116,925
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,390,916
   Program Service Revenue $843,161
Total Primary Revenue $3,234,077
   Other Revenue $4,822,507
TOTAL REVENUE $8,056,584
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,772,712
   Administrative Expenses $623,289
   Fundraising Expenses $312,938
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,708,939
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,347,645
   
Net Assets $26,058,948

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 88.01 three stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 92.86 four stars
2017-12 10/01/2019 91.90 four stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$220,818 5.95% James Brayton Hall President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Garden Conservancy (NY) 88.01 three stars
WildEarth Guardians (NM) 88.51 three stars
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment (CA) 96.47 four stars
Friends of the Earth (DC) 88.44 three stars
Bioneers (NM) 88.50 three 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 S. Daniels
Chair

CEO

James Brayton Hall
President & CEO

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