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This Is The Place Foundation

Operating and maintaining This Is The Place Heritage Park

three stars

88.14

2601 East Sunnyside Avenue Salt Lake City, UT 84108
tel: (801) 582-1847   Web Site
EIN: 84-1426573

Board Leadership
Ellis Ivory
Chairman

CEO
Ellis Ivory
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.14 three stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

This Is The Place Foundation operates and maintains This Is The Place Heritage Park. The Park Interprets Utah's pioneer heritage by recreating history in a pioneer village dated from 1840 to 1869. Heritage Village includes over 40 historical buildings and thousands of artifacts. The village also holds events that are interpreted by volunteers and staff. One of the historical buildings in the village is the Brigham Young Farm House that was built in 1863 on the Mormon leader's 823- acre farm. The village also includes This Is The Place Monument which marks the spot where the Mormon Pioneers first entered the Salt Lake Valley and marks the end of the 1,300-mile Mormon trail.

This Is The Place Foundation operates and maintains This Is The Place Heritage Park. The Park Interprets Utah's pioneer heritage by recreating history in a pioneer village dated from 1840 to 1869. Heritage Village includes over 40 historical buildings and thousands of artifacts. The village also holds events that are interpreted by volunteers and staff. One of the historical buildings in the village is the Brigham Young Farm House that was built in 1863 on the Mormon leader's 823- acre farm. The village also includes This Is The Place Monument which marks the spot where the Mormon Pioneers first entered the Salt Lake Valley and marks the end of the 1,300-mile Mormon trail.

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Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
89.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.73
  Program Expenses Growth 11.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by This Is The Place Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by This Is The Place Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
This Is The Place Foundation (UT) 88.14 three stars
Access Fund (CO) 87.80 three stars
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes (OH) 87.76 three stars
Audubon Naturalist Society (MD) 90.15 four stars
Glynwood (NY) 89.85 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,338,766
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $45,000
Total Contributions $2,383,766
   Program Service Revenue $2,089,149
Total Primary Revenue $4,472,915
   Other Revenue $1,470,933
TOTAL REVENUE $5,943,848
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,647,142
   Administrative Expenses $399,887
   Fundraising Expenses $57,855
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,104,884
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-161,036
   
Net Assets $3,771,351

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
Buildings & Artifacts $4,009,773 71.0%
Park Improvement $1,637,369 29.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-03 09/01/2018 88.14 three stars
2016-03 11/01/2017 86.78 three stars
2015-03 11/01/2016 83.63 three stars
2014-03 07/01/2016 84.81 three stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 83.91 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 08/01/2015 81.14 three stars
2012-03 08/01/2013 74.89 two stars
2011-03 06/01/2012 83.71 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 83.29 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-03 11/24/2010 92.46 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 81.11 three stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 83.43 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 74.30 two stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 76.66 two stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 83.16 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 84-1426573
Name in IRS Master File THIS IS THE PLACE FOUNDATION
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational 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 January, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Ellis Ivory Chairman

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
This Is The Place Foundation (UT) 88.14 three stars
Access Fund (CO) 87.80 three stars
Riveredge Nature Center (WI) 91.18 four stars
Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (MI) 88.77 three stars
Great Meadow Foundation (VA) 87.72 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

This Is The Place Foundation
2601 East Sunnyside Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
tel: (801) 582-1847
EIN: 84-1426573

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Board Leadership

Ellis Ivory
Chairman

CEO

Ellis Ivory
Executive Director

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