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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Project for Public Spaces

Building community, creating places, using common sense

two stars

76.78

740 Broadway Suite 1101
New York, NY 10003
tel: (212) 620-5660   Web Site
EIN: 13-2808114

Board Leadership
David Burney
Chair

CEO
Phil Myrick
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.78 two stars
  Financial 70.80 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities. Founded in 1975, PPS embraces the insights of William (Holly) Whyte, a pioneer in understanding the way people use public spaces. Today, PPS has become an internationally recognized center for best-practices, information, and resources about placemaking. Since our founding we have worked in more than 2,000 communities in 26 countries around the world, helping people turn their public spaces into vital community places, with programs, uses, and people-friendly settings that build local value and serve community needs.

Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities. Founded in 1975, PPS embraces the insights of William (Holly) Whyte, a pioneer in understanding the way people use public spaces. Today, PPS has become an internationally recognized center for best-practices, information, and resources about placemaking. Since our founding we have worked in more than 2,000 communities in 26 countries around the world, helping people turn their public spaces into vital community places, with programs, uses, and people-friendly settings that build local value and serve community needs.

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Financial

two stars

70.80

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
67.9%
  Administrative Expenses 30.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.51
  Program Expenses Growth 0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project for Public Spaces on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project for Public Spaces on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project for Public Spaces (NY) 76.78 two stars
Delaware Nature Society (DE) 92.08 four stars
Great Meadow Foundation (VA) 87.72 three stars
American Public Gardens Association (PA) 86.29 three stars
Walking Mountains Science Center (CO) 91.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,506,695
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,506,695
   Program Service Revenue $1,892,909
Total Primary Revenue $3,399,604
   Other Revenue $39,723
TOTAL REVENUE $3,439,327
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,804,350
   Administrative Expenses $1,432,744
   Fundraising Expenses $35,275
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,272,369
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-833,042
   
Net Assets $2,199,068

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
Downtowns $1,400,866 50.0%
Bass Transportation Initiative $571,604 20.4%
Public Markets and Local Economies $498,403 17.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 07/01/2019 76.78 two stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 83.89 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 83.77 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.21 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 86.46 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 83.16 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 83.33 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 71.23 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 75.34 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 74.59 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 61.33 one star
2008-12 05/01/2010 65.26 one star
2007-12 04/01/2009 75.62 two stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 77.86 two stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 71.64 two stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 57.89 one star
2003-12 03/01/2005 64.24 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-2808114
Name in IRS Master File PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES INC
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (125) Giving information or opinion (see also Advocacy)
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 September, 1975
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
$161,385 3.77% Fred Kent President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project for Public Spaces (NY) 76.78 two stars
Walking Mountains Science Center (CO) 91.46 four stars
Hidden Villa (CA) 96.27 four stars
Center for Ecoliteracy (CA) 88.26 three stars
Blandford Nature Center (MI) 87.81 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Project for Public Spaces
740 Broadway
Suite 1101
New York, NY 10003
tel: (212) 620-5660
fax: (212) 620-3821
EIN: 13-2808114

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Board Leadership

David Burney
Chair

CEO

Phil Myrick
Chief Executive Officer

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