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Regional Plan Association

Improving the quality of life of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut region

three stars

86.06

One Whitehall Street 16th Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 253-2727   Web Site
EIN: 13-1624154

Board Leadership
Scott Rechler
Chairman

CEO
Tom Wright
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.06 three stars
  Financial 80.70 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1922, Regional Plan Association (RPA) is an independent regional planning organization that improves the quality of life and the economic competitiveness of the 31-county New York-New Jersey-Connecticut region through research, planning, and advocacy. For more than 80 years, RPA has been shaping transportation systems, protecting open spaces, and promoting better community design for the region's continued growth. We anticipate the challenges the region will face in the years to come, and we mobilize the region's civic, business, and government sectors to take action. RPA's current work is focused in five project areas: community design, open space, transportation, workforce and the economy, and housing.

Founded in 1922, Regional Plan Association (RPA) is an independent regional planning organization that improves the quality of life and the economic competitiveness of the 31-county New York-New Jersey-Connecticut region through research, planning, and advocacy. For more than 80 years, RPA has been shaping transportation systems, protecting open spaces, and promoting better community design for the region's continued growth. We anticipate the challenges the region will face in the years to come, and we mobilize the region's civic, business, and government sectors to take action. RPA's current work is focused in five project areas: community design, open space, transportation, workforce and the economy, and housing.

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Financial

three stars

80.70

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.74
  Program Expenses Growth -7.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Regional Plan Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Regional Plan Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Regional Plan Association (NY) 86.06 three stars
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KABOOM! (DC) 91.44 four stars
Initiative for A Competitive Inner City (MA) 92.19 four stars
University City District (PA) 91.81 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,280,023
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $231,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $105,753
Total Contributions $3,616,776
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,616,776
   Other Revenue $931,507
TOTAL REVENUE $4,548,283
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,057,799
   Administrative Expenses $600,909
   Fundraising Expenses $768,671
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,427,379
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $120,904
   
Net Assets $4,954,234

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
Planning and Technical Assistance $2,332,982 76.3%
Fourth Plan $293,561 9.6%
Inclusionary Housing $224,467 7.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 86.06 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 92.18 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 89.27 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 89.86 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 96.66 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 92.02 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.24 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 89.07 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 88.52 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 82.19 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 80.02 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.44 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 96.38 four stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 93.71 four stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 93.36 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 86.03 three stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 94.03 four stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 95.42 four stars
2003-06 11/01/2004 90.34 four 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 13-1624154
Name in IRS Master File REGIONAL PLAN ASSOCIATION INC
NTEE Code S05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
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 December, 1929
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$258,127 5.83% Thomas K. Wright President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Regional Plan Association (NY) 86.06 three stars
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CompassPoint Nonprofit Services (CA) 87.86 three stars
Phillips Brook House Association (MA) 89.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Regional Plan Association
One Whitehall Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 253-2727
fax: (212) 253-5666
EIN: 13-1624154

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Board Leadership

Scott Rechler
Chairman

CEO

Tom Wright
President & CEO

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