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The Battery Conservancy

Rebuilding and reviving the park at the tip of Manhattan

four stars

92.17

One Whitehall Street 17th Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 344-3491   Web Site
EIN: 13-3769101

Board Leadership
Frank J. Bisignano
Chair

CEO
Warrie Price
President, Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.17 four stars
  Financial 98.73 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Battery Conservancy was created in 1994 to rebuild and revitalize the Battery and Castle Clinton National Monument, the park's major landmark. The Battery remains one of the oldest public open spaces in continuous use in New York City. The Conservancy honors and preserves this heritage by rebuilding the park's landscape to interpret its past. The new landscape also celebrates the natural environment while meeting the needs of a growing residential population, crowds of bustling commuters and workers, and the millions of visitors who come from all over the world to see the Statue of Liberty, the magic of this harbor and its many cultural destinations.

The Battery Conservancy was created in 1994 to rebuild and revitalize the Battery and Castle Clinton National Monument, the park's major landmark. The Battery remains one of the oldest public open spaces in continuous use in New York City. The Conservancy honors and preserves this heritage by rebuilding the park's landscape to interpret its past. The new landscape also celebrates the natural environment while meeting the needs of a growing residential population, crowds of bustling commuters and workers, and the millions of visitors who come from all over the world to see the Statue of Liberty, the magic of this harbor and its many cultural destinations.

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Financial

four stars

98.73

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.54
  Program Expenses Growth 9.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Battery Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Battery Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Battery Conservancy (NY) 92.17 four stars
Riverfront Recapture (CT) 89.70 three stars
LAND studio (OH) 86.27 three stars
Houston Parks Board (TX) 94.34 four stars
Prospect Park Alliance (NY) 85.64 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,272,833
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,507,781
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,780,614
   Program Service Revenue $156,467
Total Primary Revenue $4,937,081
   Other Revenue $59,219
TOTAL REVENUE $4,996,300
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,548,371
   Administrative Expenses $370,236
   Fundraising Expenses $275,734
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,194,341
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,801,959
   
Net Assets $18,742,367

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
Rebuild and Revitalize Battery Park $2,548,371 100.0%

Ratings History
The Battery Conservancy has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 92.17 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 92.17 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 91.61 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 92.63 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.34 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 85.27 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 88.14 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 93.97 four stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 91.55 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 77.19 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.15 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 79.65 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 88.63 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 92.61 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 84.97 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 87.72 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 84.48 three stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 88.95 three stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 98.24 four stars
2001-12 06/09/2003 86.87 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 13-3769101
Name in IRS Master File BATTERY CONSERVANCY INC
NTEE Code A80
NTEE Classification Historical Societies, Related Historical Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
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 July, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$81,267 2.54% Warrie Price President
Other Salaries of Note
$160,000 5.00% Hope Cohen Chief Operating Officer
$106,090 3.32% Steve Lagerstrom Director of Operations and IT

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Battery Conservancy (NY) 92.17 four stars
Madison Square Park Conservancy (NY) 89.92 three stars
Riverfront Recapture (CT) 89.70 three stars
Forest Park Forever (MO) 91.55 four stars
City Parks Foundation (NY) 91.86 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Battery Conservancy
One Whitehall Street
17th Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 344-3491
fax: (212) 344-3496
EIN: 13-3769101

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Board Leadership

Frank J. Bisignano
Chair

CEO

Warrie Price
President, Founder

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