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Piedmont Park Conservancy

Enhancing and preserving Piedmont Park

three stars

83.72

400 Park Drive, NE Atlanta, GA 30306
tel: (404) 875-7275   Web Site
EIN: 58-1551369

Board Leadership
B. Mitchell King
Board Chair

CEO
Mark Banta
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.72 three stars
  Financial 76.99 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Piedmont Park Conservancy's (PPC) mission is to enhance and preserve Piedmont Park as a vital, urban green space and as a cultural and recreational resource that enhances the quality of life for all Atlantans. Since 1989, the Conservancy has raised and invested more than $60 million in private funds to transform the once dilapidated Park into the most visited in green space in Atlanta. In addition to raising funds for capital improvements throughout the 185-acre park, the Conservancy manages more than 90 percent of the Park's daily maintenance care and security.

Piedmont Park Conservancy's (PPC) mission is to enhance and preserve Piedmont Park as a vital, urban green space and as a cultural and recreational resource that enhances the quality of life for all Atlantans. Since 1989, the Conservancy has raised and invested more than $60 million in private funds to transform the once dilapidated Park into the most visited in green space in Atlanta. In addition to raising funds for capital improvements throughout the 185-acre park, the Conservancy manages more than 90 percent of the Park's daily maintenance care and security.

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Financial

two stars

76.99

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.27
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.60
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Piedmont Park Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Piedmont Park Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Piedmont Park Conservancy (GA) 83.72 three stars
Park Pride (GA) 90.91 four stars
The Battery Conservancy (NY) 92.17 four stars
Discovery Green Conservancy (TX) 97.17 four stars
Riverside Park Conservancy (NY) 90.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $951,678
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $359,173
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $303,470
Total Contributions $1,614,321
   Program Service Revenue $660,528
Total Primary Revenue $2,274,849
   Other Revenue $710,247
TOTAL REVENUE $2,985,096
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,189,315
   Administrative Expenses $164,490
   Fundraising Expenses $493,307
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,847,112
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $137,984
   
Net Assets $4,726,470

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 Events & Activities $1,136,008 51.9%
On-Going Park Maintenance and Beautification $1,053,307 48.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 10/01/2019 83.72 three stars
2017-12 09/01/2018 83.89 three stars
2016-12 08/01/2017 80.15 three stars
2015-12 11/01/2016 80.25 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 82.02 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 71.58 two stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 75.25 two stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 87.01 three stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 81.31 three stars
2010-12 07/01/2012 74.69 two stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 74.21 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 96.76 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 96.55 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 86.29 three stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 92.24 four stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 87.62 three stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 66.66 one star
2004-12 01/01/2006 72.27 two stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 72.79 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 58-1551369
Name in IRS Master File PIEDMONT PARK CONSERVANCY INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (297) Community recreational facilities (park, playground, etc)
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 April, 1984
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$169,051 5.93% Mark Banta President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Piedmont Park Conservancy (GA) 83.72 three stars
Forest Park Forever (MO) 91.55 four stars
Hermann Park Conservancy (TX) 91.72 four stars
San Francisco Parks Alliance (CA) 90.74 four stars
Seattle Parks Foundation (WA) 94.32 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Piedmont Park Conservancy
400 Park Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
tel: (404) 875-7275
fax: (404) 875-0530
EIN: 58-1551369

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 7795
Atlanta, GA 30357

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Board Leadership

B. Mitchell King
Board Chair

CEO

Mark Banta
President, CEO

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