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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Prospect Park Alliance

Restoring, developing, and operating Prospect Park

84.79

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

Board Leadership
Iris Weinshall
Chair

CEO
Sue Donoghue
President

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.79
  Financial 78.71
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 03/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

78.71

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.93
  Program Expenses Growth 2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.5%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Prospect Park Alliance (NY) 84.79
Hermann Park Conservancy (TX) 92.03
Houston Parks Board (TX) 94.23
San Francisco Parks Alliance (CA) 93.98
Cincinnati Parks Foundation (OH) 93.92

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,467,449
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $480,724
   Fundraising Events $922,062
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,516,956
Total Contributions $6,387,191
   Program Service Revenue $4,248,216
Total Primary Revenue $10,635,407
   Other Revenue $365,988
TOTAL REVENUE $11,001,395
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,543,427
   Administrative Expenses $1,192,306
   Fundraising Expenses $1,220,430
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,956,163
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $45,232
   
Net Assets $22,867,692

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 $3,191,290 37.4%
Design & Construction $2,313,296 27.1%
Field Operations $1,965,179 23.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 03/01/2022 84.79
2019-06 06/01/2021 87.44
2018-06 04/01/2020 85.64
2017-06 12/01/2018 83.78
2016-06 02/01/2018 85.57
2015-06 11/01/2016 84.54
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.07
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 85.42
2013-06 04/01/2015 75.31
2013-06 12/01/2014 74.83
2012-06 09/01/2013 84.57
2011-06 07/01/2012 87.07
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.95
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 87.98
2008-06 12/01/2009 92.79
2007-06 08/01/2009 88.26
2006-06 05/01/2008 79.80
2005-06 07/01/2007 81.72
2004-06 11/01/2005 90.46
2003-06 02/01/2005 90.20

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
$264,956 2.41% Susan Donoghue President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Prospect Park Alliance (NY) 84.79
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (PA) 85.70
Park Pride (GA) 92.38
San Francisco Parks Alliance (CA) 93.98
Houston Parks Board (TX) 94.23

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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

Sue Donoghue
President

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