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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Greater Newark Conservancy

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

88.75

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

Board Leadership
David Rosenberg & Karen Wexler
Co-Chairs

CEO
Ian J. Benjamin
Interim Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.75
  Financial 84.61
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

84.61

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
74.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.47
  Program Expenses Growth -15.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
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) 88.75
Riveredge Nature Center (WI) 88.71
The Wild Center (NY) 85.25
Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VT) 90.85
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center (OH) 89.78

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,914,989
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $88,667
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,003,656
   Program Service Revenue $157,566
Total Primary Revenue $3,161,222
   Other Revenue $35,450
TOTAL REVENUE $3,196,672
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,143,088
   Administrative Expenses $260,500
   Fundraising Expenses $259,560
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,663,148
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,533,524
   
Net Assets $12,896,559

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
Community Greening Program $442,665 38.7%
Education Program $440,182 38.5%
Ex-Offender Re-entry Services $96,593 8.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 10/01/2021 88.75
2019-06 09/01/2020 87.70
2018-06 09/03/2019 90.07
2017-06 09/01/2018 92.75
2016-06 11/01/2017 94.26
2016-06 10/01/2017 92.96
2015-06 08/01/2016 91.46
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.60
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.87
2013-06 11/01/2014 93.25
2013-06 10/01/2014 90.96
2012-06 07/01/2013 91.46
2011-06 07/01/2012 89.55
2010-06 09/20/2011 88.12
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 71.81
2008-06 09/01/2009 83.48
2007-06 09/01/2008 82.87
2006-06 05/01/2007 79.54
2005-06 06/01/2006 68.13
2004-06 12/01/2005 56.53

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$103,105 6.19% Robin L. Dougherty Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Newark Conservancy (NJ) 88.75
ODC Network (MI) 94.56
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (CO) 89.07
Blandford Nature Center (MI) 91.40
Hidden Villa (CA) 87.27

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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

David Rosenberg & Karen Wexler
Co-Chairs

CEO

Ian J. Benjamin
Interim Executive Director

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