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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Cincinnati Parks Foundation

Supporting the conservation and enhancement of our City's parks and green spaces

four stars

91.45

421 Oak Street Cincinnati, OH 45219
tel: (513) 861-0023   Web Site
EIN: 31-1429016

Board Leadership
Mark J. Busher
President

CEO
Jennifer Hafner-Spieser
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.45 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
98.3%
  Administrative Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.71
  Program Expenses Growth 82.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cincinnati Parks Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cincinnati Parks Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cincinnati Parks Foundation (OH) 91.45 four stars
The Battery Conservancy (NY) 92.63 four stars
City Parks Foundation (NY) 95.47 four stars
Seattle Parks Foundation (WA) 96.19 four stars
Hermann Park Conservancy (TX) 93.91 four stars

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The Cincinnati Parks Foundation's mission is to build broad-based private/public partnerships supporting the conservation and enhancement of our City's parks and green spaces. The Foundation provides beautiful, tranquil places where families can exercise and relax, children can play, and the splendor of nature can soothe and nurture our souls as individuals and a community. Cincinnati Parks constitutes more than 5,000 acres, which amounts to approximately 10 percent of the City's total land area.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,912,321
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $351,895
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,264,216
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,264,216
   Other Revenue $1,170,069
TOTAL REVENUE $5,434,285
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,233,060
   Administrative Expenses $95,178
   Fundraising Expenses $76,126
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,404,364
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-10,970,079
   
Net Assets $20,975,082

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
Park Support $16,233,060 100.0%

Ratings History
Cincinnati Parks Foundation has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.45 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 94.33 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 94.03 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 92.21 four stars
2010-12 08/01/2012 92.11 four stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 89.31 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.06 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 85.16 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 95.08 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 95.82 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 98.73 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 98.74 four stars
2004-12 09/01/2005 81.96 three stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 74.78 two 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 31-1429016
Name in IRS Master File CINCINNATI PARK FOUNDATION
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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 July, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$142,275 0.86% Susan L Dorward Executive Director

The Cincinnati Parks Foundation's mission is to build broad-based private/public partnerships supporting the conservation and enhancement of our City's parks and green spaces. The Foundation provides beautiful, tranquil places where families can exercise and relax, children can play, and the splendor of nature can soothe and nurture our souls as individuals and a community. Cincinnati Parks constitutes more than 5,000 acres, which amounts to approximately 10 percent of the City's total land area.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cincinnati Parks Foundation (OH) 91.45 four stars
Houston Parks Board (TX) 97.17 four stars
Riverside Park Conservancy (NY) 90.32 four stars
Riverfront Recapture (CT) 89.17 three stars
Central Park Conservancy (NY) 95.53 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cincinnati Parks Foundation
421 Oak Street
Cincinnati, OH 45219
tel: (513) 861-0023
EIN: 31-1429016

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Board Leadership

Mark J. Busher
President

CEO

Jennifer Hafner-Spieser
Executive Director

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