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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

New York Restoration Project

Promoting a cleaner, more beautiful New York

three stars

81.02

254 West 31st Street 10th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 333-2552   Web Site
EIN: 13-3959056

Board Leadership
Benjamin F. Needell
Chair

CEO
Deborah Marton
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.02 three stars
  Financial 73.47 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1995 by Bette Midler, the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) carries out Midler's dream of a cleaner, more beautiful New York. NYRP restores, develops, and revitalizes underserved parks, community gardens, and open space in New York City. We invest in the communities we serve by providing on-going maintenance and programs because we believe that every individual has the right to a beautiful neighborhood and the responsibility for contributing to its care. Now into our second decade, we've removed over 875 tons of garbage from project sites and reclaimed more than 400 acres of under-resourced and rundown parkland. We've rescued scores of community gardens from commercial development and served over 10,000 at-risk urban youngsters with free environmental education programs.

Founded in 1995 by Bette Midler, the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) carries out Midler's dream of a cleaner, more beautiful New York. NYRP restores, develops, and revitalizes underserved parks, community gardens, and open space in New York City. We invest in the communities we serve by providing on-going maintenance and programs because we believe that every individual has the right to a beautiful neighborhood and the responsibility for contributing to its care. Now into our second decade, we've removed over 875 tons of garbage from project sites and reclaimed more than 400 acres of under-resourced and rundown parkland. We've rescued scores of community gardens from commercial development and served over 10,000 at-risk urban youngsters with free environmental education programs.

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Financial

two stars

73.47

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 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)
70.9%
  Administrative Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.84
  Program Expenses Growth -1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New York Restoration Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New York Restoration Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New York Restoration Project (NY) 81.02 three stars
Seattle Parks Foundation (WA) 97.13 four stars
City Parks Foundation (NY) 95.47 four stars
Riverside Park Conservancy (NY) 88.60 three stars
Hermann Park Conservancy (TX) 93.81 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,207,922
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,555,479
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,485,107
Total Contributions $8,248,508
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,248,508
   Other Revenue $-326,365
TOTAL REVENUE $7,922,143
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,260,499
   Administrative Expenses $956,175
   Fundraising Expenses $1,047,508
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,264,182
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $657,961
   
Net Assets $16,675,388

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
Build and Maintain Community Gardens $2,145,920 40.8%
Support and Renovate Under-Resourced Parks $1,827,996 34.7%
Tree Planting $1,109,990 21.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 02/01/2018 81.02 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2017 81.14 three stars
2015-09 12/01/2016 78.47 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 83.45 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-09 05/01/2015 78.01 two stars
2013-09 05/01/2015 78.01 two stars
2012-09 02/01/2014 89.48 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 92.90 four stars
2010-09 12/23/2011 93.37 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 91.75 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 96.14 four stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 93.20 four stars
2007-09 11/01/2008 90.17 four stars
2006-09 12/15/2007 87.21 three stars
2005-09 10/01/2006 74.88 two stars
2004-09 01/01/2006 62.44 one star
2003-09 01/05/2005 74.38 two stars
2002-09 01/01/2004 84.09 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 13-3959056
Name in IRS Master File NEW YORK RESTORATION PROJECT
NTEE Code C50
NTEE Classification Environmental Beautification and Aesthetics
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
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
(400) Area development, redevelopment of renewal
(350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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 November, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$270,254 3.72% Deborah Marton Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New York Restoration Project (NY) 81.02 three stars
Central Park Conservancy (NY) 94.20 four stars
Friends of the Urban Forest (CA) 86.32 three stars
Forest Park Forever (MO) 91.33 four stars
Riverside Park Conservancy (NY) 88.60 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

New York Restoration Project
254 West 31st Street
10th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 333-2552
fax: (212) 333-3886
EIN: 13-3959056

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Board Leadership

Benjamin F. Needell
Chair

CEO

Deborah Marton
Executive Director

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