Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Prospect Park Alliance

Restoring, developing, and operating Prospect Park

three stars

85.64

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 85.64 three stars
  Financial 79.92 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

79.92

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
79.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.86
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.0%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,880,635
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $446,724
   Fundraising Events $1,130,524
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $627,339
Total Contributions $5,085,222
   Program Service Revenue $5,480,995
Total Primary Revenue $10,566,217
   Other Revenue $-15,332
TOTAL REVENUE $10,550,885
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,370,614
   Administrative Expenses $886,957
   Fundraising Expenses $1,082,434
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,340,005
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $210,880
   
Net Assets $20,479,376

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$220,548 2.13% Susan Donoghue President

Mission

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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Prospect Park Alliance (NY) 85.64 three 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