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Prospect Park Alliance

Restoring, developing, and operating Prospect Park

three stars

83.78

95 Prospect Park West Brooklyn, NY 11215
tel: (718) 965-8951   Web Site
EIN: 11-2843763

Board Leadership
Iris Weinshall
Chair

CEO
Susan Donoghue
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.78 three stars
  Financial 77.26 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In partnership with the City of New York and the community, the Prospect Park Alliance restores, develops, and operates Prospect Park for the enjoyment of all by caring for the natural environment, preserving historic design, and serving the public through facilities and programs. The Alliance was formed in 1987 to restore the Park after years of budget cuts and a steady deterioration of both its natural areas and usage. By supplementing the Park's basic operating budget with private funds, the Alliance has initiated a large array of capital projects and community programs. The Alliance has boosted public awareness of the crucial role parks play in the urban environment, while gaining support from donors and volunteers for the restoration projects that have brought Prospect Park back to prominence.

In partnership with the City of New York and the community, the Prospect Park Alliance restores, develops, and operates Prospect Park for the enjoyment of all by caring for the natural environment, preserving historic design, and serving the public through facilities and programs. The Alliance was formed in 1987 to restore the Park after years of budget cuts and a steady deterioration of both its natural areas and usage. By supplementing the Park's basic operating budget with private funds, the Alliance has initiated a large array of capital projects and community programs. The Alliance has boosted public awareness of the crucial role parks play in the urban environment, while gaining support from donors and volunteers for the restoration projects that have brought Prospect Park back to prominence.

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Financial

two stars

77.26

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.82
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Prospect Park Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Prospect Park Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Prospect Park Alliance (NY) 83.78 three stars
Austin Parks Foundation (TX) 93.32 four stars
City Parks Foundation (NY) 94.26 four stars
Riverfront Recapture (CT) 89.70 three stars
Friends of the High Line (NY) 94.08 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,647,909
   Federated Campaigns $417
   Membership Dues $434,403
   Fundraising Events $1,214,208
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $419,797
Total Contributions $4,716,734
   Program Service Revenue $5,798,228
Total Primary Revenue $10,514,962
   Other Revenue $-70,291
TOTAL REVENUE $10,444,671
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,885,053
   Administrative Expenses $885,296
   Fundraising Expenses $1,120,053
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,890,402
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $554,269
   
Net Assets $19,327,283

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
Visitor Services & Events $3,703,521 47.0%
Field Operations $1,851,788 23.5%
Design & Construction $1,205,682 15.3%
Educational Programs $1,124,062 14.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 12/01/2018 83.78 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 85.57 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 84.54 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.07 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 85.42 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 75.31 two stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 74.83 two stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 84.57 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 87.07 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.95 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 87.98 three stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 92.79 four stars
2007-06 08/01/2009 88.26 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 79.80 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2007 81.72 three stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 90.46 four stars
2003-06 02/01/2005 90.20 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 11-2843763
Name in IRS Master File PROSPECT PARK ALLIANCE 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 (297) Community recreational facilities (park, playground, etc)
(915) Erection or maintenance of public building or works
(379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification 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 March, 1987
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
$208,966 2.11% Susan Donoghue President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Prospect Park Alliance (NY) 83.78 three stars
Austin Parks Foundation (TX) 93.32 four stars
Forest Park Forever (MO) 91.55 four stars
Riverfront Recapture (CT) 89.70 three stars
San Francisco Parks Alliance (CA) 90.74 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Prospect Park Alliance
95 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
tel: (718) 965-8951
EIN: 11-2843763

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Board Leadership

Iris Weinshall
Chair

CEO

Susan Donoghue
President

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