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New York Restoration Project

Promoting a greener, safer, happier, and healthier New York

three stars

81.40

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

Board Leadership
Helena Durst & Darcy A. Stacom
Co-Chairs

CEO
Lynn Kelly
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.40 three stars
  Financial 73.87 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

At New York Restoration Project (NYRP), we believe everyone deserves access to clean, green open space. Since our founding in 1995 by Bette Midler, we have partnered with underserved communities to restore and return public space to neighborhood residents. Working in the lowest income neighborhoods in New York City, which have the least amount of green space and the greatest need for its social, environmental, and economic benefits, NYRP pioneered this movement nearly 25 years ago with measurable results. We support good health in low-income communities, teach and mentor future environmental leaders, sustain a job training pipeline, build, maintain, and program 52 community gardens citywide, manage 80 acres of public parkland, and empower community partners to be stakeholders. In every neighborhood where we work, we build social and environmental resilience: crime is down, health has improved, and demand for our work is growing.

At New York Restoration Project (NYRP), we believe everyone deserves access to clean, green open space. Since our founding in 1995 by Bette Midler, we have partnered with underserved communities to restore and return public space to neighborhood residents. Working in the lowest income neighborhoods in New York City, which have the least amount of green space and the greatest need for its social, environmental, and economic benefits, NYRP pioneered this movement nearly 25 years ago with measurable results. We support good health in low-income communities, teach and mentor future environmental leaders, sustain a job training pipeline, build, maintain, and program 52 community gardens citywide, manage 80 acres of public parkland, and empower community partners to be stakeholders. In every neighborhood where we work, we build social and environmental resilience: crime is down, health has improved, and demand for our work is growing.

Financial

two stars

73.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
72.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.38
  Program Expenses Growth -2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.2%
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) 81.40 three stars
Friends of the High Line (NY) 91.57 four stars
Discovery Green Conservancy (TX) 91.93 four stars
Hermann Park Conservancy (TX) 88.83 three stars
Madison Square Park Conservancy (NY) 90.34 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,016,719
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,630,293
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,630,525
Total Contributions $9,277,537
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $9,277,537
   Other Revenue $-465,332
TOTAL REVENUE $8,812,205
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,876,754
   Administrative Expenses $806,374
   Fundraising Expenses $1,108,078
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,791,206
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,020,999
   
Net Assets $19,022,141

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
2019-09 05/01/2021 81.40 three stars
2018-09 03/01/2020 81.43 three stars
2018-09 12/20/2019 81.34 three stars
2018-09 11/01/2019 79.98 two stars
2017-09 12/01/2018 80.87 three stars
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

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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$172,115 2.53% Catherine Hall Acting CEO, COO
Other Salaries of Note
$332,892 4.90% Deborah Marton Former Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New York Restoration Project (NY) 81.40 three stars
Riverside Park Conservancy (NY) 90.15 four stars
The Battery Conservancy (NY) 88.91 three stars
Friends of the High Line (NY) 91.57 four stars
Austin Parks Foundation (TX) 93.32 four 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

Helena Durst & Darcy A. Stacom
Co-Chairs

CEO

Lynn Kelly
Executive Director

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