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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

Connecting people with nature since 1920

96.18

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

Board Leadership
Edward Saiff
Chair

CEO
Ed Goodell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.18
  Financial 96.38
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

96.38

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.21
  Program Expenses Growth 23.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
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) 96.18
Atlanta Beltline Partnership (GA) 89.39
Delaware Nature Society (DE) 86.32
Great Meadow Foundation (VA) 86.98
Greater Newark Conservancy (NJ) 91.46

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Since 1920, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has partnered with and supported parks by creating, protecting, and promoting over 2,000 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region. Over 1,200 Trail Conference volunteers donate more than 70,000 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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,019,284
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $752,840
Total Contributions $5,772,124
   Program Service Revenue $546,326
Total Primary Revenue $6,318,450
   Other Revenue $167,484
TOTAL REVENUE $6,485,934
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,012,203
   Administrative Expenses $232,691
   Fundraising Expenses $225,769
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,470,663
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,015,271
   
Net Assets $11,383,080

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 $1,444,700 71.8%
Memberships $309,695 15.4%
Publications $178,515 8.9%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 96.18
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.28
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 98.04
2014-12 12/01/2015 96.55
2013-12 06/01/2015 91.10
2012-12 02/01/2014 90.07
2012-12 12/01/2013 88.91
2011-09 11/06/2012 85.86
2010-09 12/23/2011 83.32
2009-09 09/20/2011 79.64
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 03/01/2011 81.68
2008-09 04/01/2010 85.28
2007-09 02/01/2009 85.97
2006-09 02/01/2008 91.48
2005-09 12/01/2006 84.69
2004-09 10/01/2005 80.07
2003-09 01/05/2005 71.36

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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$126,292 5.11% Edward Goodell Executive Director

Since 1920, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has partnered with and supported parks by creating, protecting, and promoting over 2,000 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region. Over 1,200 Trail Conference volunteers donate more than 70,000 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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (NJ) 96.18
World Forestry Center (OR) 89.39
American Alpine Club (CO) 90.16
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes (OH) 87.59
Shelburne Farms (VT) 88.19

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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

Ed Goodell
Executive Director

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