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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

Restoring the park system to excellence

three stars

83.84

45 South 23rd Street Suite 101
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
tel: (412) 682-7275   Web Site
EIN: 23-2882145

Board Leadership
Daniel I. Booker
Board Chair

CEO
Jayne Miller
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.84 three stars
  Financial 78.60 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy was founded in December 1996 by a group of citizens concerned with the deteriorating conditions of Pittsburgh's historic city parks. A nonprofit organization, the Parks Conservancy has worked closely with the City of Pittsburgh since 1998 under an official public-private partnership agreement to restore the city's four regional parks: Frick, Highland, Riverview, and Schenley. To date, the Parks Conservancy has raised over $100 million for parks and has completed 17 major improvement projects. Currently active in 22 parks, the Parks Conservancy has expanded into community and neighborhood parks throughout Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy was founded in December 1996 by a group of citizens concerned with the deteriorating conditions of Pittsburgh's historic city parks. A nonprofit organization, the Parks Conservancy has worked closely with the City of Pittsburgh since 1998 under an official public-private partnership agreement to restore the city's four regional parks: Frick, Highland, Riverview, and Schenley. To date, the Parks Conservancy has raised over $100 million for parks and has completed 17 major improvement projects. Currently active in 22 parks, the Parks Conservancy has expanded into community and neighborhood parks throughout Pittsburgh.

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Financial

two stars

78.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.44
  Program Expenses Growth -5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (PA) 83.84 three stars
Madison Square Park Conservancy (NY) 85.67 three stars
Houston Parks Board (TX) 94.34 four stars
Park Pride (GA) 90.91 four stars
Hermann Park Conservancy (TX) 91.72 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,172,314
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $885,452
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,212,500
Total Contributions $5,270,266
   Program Service Revenue $1,476,516
Total Primary Revenue $6,746,782
   Other Revenue $1,021,192
TOTAL REVENUE $7,767,974
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,647,416
   Administrative Expenses $866,816
   Fundraising Expenses $865,418
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,379,650
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,388,324
   
Net Assets $17,455,290

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
Capitalizing Capital Project Costs $1,641,734 35.3%
Parks Management and Maintenance $1,361,683 29.3%
Public Education and Programs $1,252,078 26.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 83.84 three stars
2017-12 08/01/2019 86.39 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2019 90.94 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 23-2882145
Name in IRS Master File THE PITTSBURGH PARKS CONSERVANCY
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 (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 September, 1997
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
$191,631 3.00% Jayne Miller President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (PA) 83.84 three stars
Riverfront Recapture (CT) 89.70 three stars
LAND studio (OH) 86.27 three stars
Seattle Parks Foundation (WA) 94.32 four stars
City Parks Foundation (NY) 94.26 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
45 South 23rd Street
Suite 101
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
tel: (412) 682-7275
fax: (412) 622-0160
EIN: 23-2882145

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Board Leadership

Daniel I. Booker
Board Chair

CEO

Jayne Miller
President, CEO

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