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Greater Newark Conservancy

Improving the quality of life in New Jersey's urban communities

four stars

90.07

32 Prince Street Newark, NJ 07103
tel: (973) 642-4646   Web Site
EIN: 22-2691309

Board Leadership
Neal Zimmermann & Frank Adamo
Co-Chairs

CEO
Robin L. Dougherty
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.07 four stars
  Financial 86.54 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Greater Newark Conservancy promotes environmental stewardship to improve the quality of life in New Jersey's urban communities. Founded in 1987, the Conservancy has four program areas--environmental education, community greening and gardening, job training and advocacy for environmental justice. Our guiding principle is to encourage and highlight community empowerment, pride and self-sufficiency and to foster a lifelong appreciation of our natural world for thousands of urban residents each year. Greatest emphasis is placed on working with schools, community groups, youth organizations, senior citizens, intergenerational groups and adolescent urban youth.

Greater Newark Conservancy promotes environmental stewardship to improve the quality of life in New Jersey's urban communities. Founded in 1987, the Conservancy has four program areas--environmental education, community greening and gardening, job training and advocacy for environmental justice. Our guiding principle is to encourage and highlight community empowerment, pride and self-sufficiency and to foster a lifelong appreciation of our natural world for thousands of urban residents each year. Greatest emphasis is placed on working with schools, community groups, youth organizations, senior citizens, intergenerational groups and adolescent urban youth.

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Financial

three stars

86.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
79.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.57
  Program Expenses Growth 0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Newark Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Newark Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Newark Conservancy (NJ) 90.07 four stars
Walking Mountains Science Center (CO) 91.46 four stars
Access Fund (CO) 87.80 three stars
This Is The Place Foundation (UT) 88.81 three stars
Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (MI) 88.77 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,085,453
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $204,388
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $361,338
Total Contributions $1,651,179
   Program Service Revenue $285,050
Total Primary Revenue $1,936,229
   Other Revenue $9,070
TOTAL REVENUE $1,945,299
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,721,135
   Administrative Expenses $251,131
   Fundraising Expenses $248,602
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,220,868
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-275,569
   
Net Assets $10,281,738

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
Education Program $639,305 37.1%
Community Greening Program $503,584 29.3%
Ex-Offender Re-entry Services $190,600 11.1%

Ratings History
Greater Newark Conservancy has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 90.07 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 92.75 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 94.26 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 92.96 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 91.46 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.60 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.87 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 93.25 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 90.96 four stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 91.46 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 89.55 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 88.12 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 71.81 two stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 83.48 three stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 82.87 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 79.54 two stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 68.13 one star
2004-06 12/01/2005 56.53 one star
2003-06 03/01/2005 63.84 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 22-2691309
Name in IRS Master File GREATER NEWARK CONSERVANCY INC
NTEE Code C50
NTEE Classification Environmental Beautification and Aesthetics
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (233) Horticultural group
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 May, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,000 5.17% Robin L. Dougherty Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Newark Conservancy (NJ) 90.07 four stars
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (NJ) 99.71 four stars
This Is The Place Foundation (UT) 88.81 three stars
World Forestry Center (OR) 89.70 three stars
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes (OH) 87.76 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Greater Newark Conservancy
32 Prince Street
Newark, NJ 07103
tel: (973) 642-4646
fax: (973) 642-2218
EIN: 22-2691309

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Board Leadership

Neal Zimmermann & Frank Adamo
Co-Chairs

CEO

Robin L. Dougherty
Executive Director

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