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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

Connecting people with nature since 1920

89.01

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

Board Leadership
Edward Saiff
Board Chair

CEO
Joshua Howard
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.01
  Financial 84.47
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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

84.47

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.40
  Program Expenses Growth 1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
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) 89.01
Greater Newark Conservancy (NJ) 88.75
Glynwood (NY) 85.04
Irvine Nature Center (MD) 88.84
Regional Parks Foundation (CA) 91.29

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,339,428
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $260,352
   Fundraising Events $1,245
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $752,211
Total Contributions $2,353,236
   Program Service Revenue $195,191
Total Primary Revenue $2,548,427
   Other Revenue $226,099
TOTAL REVENUE $2,774,526
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,115,234
   Administrative Expenses $319,402
   Fundraising Expenses $615,388
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,050,024
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-275,498
   
Net Assets $10,458,300

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 $1,826,333 86.3%
Publications $166,707 7.9%
Darlington Headquarters $122,194 5.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/23/2020 89.01
2018-12 05/01/2020 96.36
2017-12 09/01/2018 99.71
2016-12 02/01/2018 99.73
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

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$119,069 3.90% Joshua Howard Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$83,386 2.73% Edward Goodell Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (NJ) 89.01
The Wild Center (NY) 85.25
ODC Network (MI) 94.56
Regional Parks Foundation (CA) 91.29
Irvine Nature Center (MD) 88.84

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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
Board Chair

CEO

Joshua Howard
Executive Director

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