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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

Connecting people with nature since 1920

four stars

99.73

600 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430
tel: (201) 512-9348   Web Site
EIN: 22-6042838

Board Leadership
Edward Saiff
Chair

CEO
Edward K Goodell
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 99.73 four stars
  Financial 99.62 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1920, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has partnered with and supported parks by creating, protecting, and promoting over 2,150 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region. Over 2,400 Trail Conference volunteers donate more than 100,000 hours of labor annually to keep these trails open, safe, and free for the public to enjoy. We also publish maps and books to safely guide the public through our trails. The Trail Conference is a nonprofit organization with a membership of 10,000 individuals and 100 clubs that have a combined membership of over 100,000 active, outdoor-loving people.

Since 1920, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has partnered with and supported parks by creating, protecting, and promoting over 2,150 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region. Over 2,400 Trail Conference volunteers donate more than 100,000 hours of labor annually to keep these trails open, safe, and free for the public to enjoy. We also publish maps and books to safely guide the public through our trails. The Trail Conference is a nonprofit organization with a membership of 10,000 individuals and 100 clubs that have a combined membership of over 100,000 active, outdoor-loving people.

Financial

four stars

99.62

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.27
  Program Expenses Growth 22.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New York-New Jersey Trail Conference on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New York-New Jersey Trail Conference on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (NJ) 99.73 four stars
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes (OH) 91.12 four stars
Harris Center for Conservation Education (NH) 92.22 four stars
Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center (MN) 89.47 three stars
World Forestry Center (OR) 90.24 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,104,991
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $928,684
Total Contributions $2,033,675
   Program Service Revenue $550,368
Total Primary Revenue $2,584,043
   Other Revenue $-4,715
TOTAL REVENUE $2,579,328
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,625,168
   Administrative Expenses $297,881
   Fundraising Expenses $202,270
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,125,319
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-545,991
   
Net Assets $11,116,723

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
Trail Building $1,911,443 72.8%
Memberships $382,290 14.6%
Publications $198,579 7.6%

Ratings History
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 02/01/2018 99.73 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 96.18 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.28 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 98.04 four stars
2014-12 12/01/2015 96.55 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 91.10 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 90.07 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 88.91 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 85.86 three stars
2010-09 12/23/2011 83.32 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 79.64 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 03/01/2011 81.68 three stars
2008-09 04/01/2010 85.28 three stars
2007-09 02/01/2009 85.97 three stars
2006-09 02/01/2008 91.48 four stars
2005-09 12/01/2006 84.69 three stars
2004-09 10/01/2005 80.07 three stars
2003-09 01/05/2005 71.36 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 22-6042838
Name in IRS Master File NEW YORK-NEW JERSEY TRAIL CONFERENCE INC
NTEE Code N32
NTEE Classification Parks and Playgrounds
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 October, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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
$121,400 3.88% Edward Goodell Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (NJ) 99.73 four stars
Center for Ecoliteracy (CA) 86.13 three stars
Shelburne Farms (VT) 91.63 four stars
Glynwood (NY) 86.14 three stars
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (CO) 92.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
600 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
tel: (201) 512-9348
fax: (201) 512-9012
EIN: 22-6042838

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Board Leadership

Edward Saiff
Chair

CEO

Edward K Goodell
Executive Director

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