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Riverside Park Conservancy

Working side by Riverside

four stars

92.23

475 Riverside Drive Suite 455
New York, NY 10115
tel: (212) 870-3070   Web Site
EIN: 13-3443825

Board Leadership
Micah Lasher
Chair

CEO
Dan Garodnick
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.23 four stars
  Financial 89.02 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1986, the Riverside Park Conservancy nurtures Riverside Park's well-being, helps preserve its historic nature and leads the community in developing active stewardship. The Conservancy works to preserve and improve New York's classic waterfront green space. The Conservancy's activities include: training an extensive volunteer corps, helping organize neighborhood groups, advocating with public officials, and offering environmental education experiences for children and families.

Founded in 1986, the Riverside Park Conservancy nurtures Riverside Park's well-being, helps preserve its historic nature and leads the community in developing active stewardship. The Conservancy works to preserve and improve New York's classic waterfront green space. The Conservancy's activities include: training an extensive volunteer corps, helping organize neighborhood groups, advocating with public officials, and offering environmental education experiences for children and families.

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Financial

three stars

89.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth 17.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Riverside Park Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Riverside Park Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Riverside Park Conservancy (NY) 92.23 four stars
Mill River Park Collaborative (CT) 90.67 four stars
Minneapolis Parks Foundation (MN) 87.25 three stars
Houston Parks Board (TX) 94.34 four stars
San Francisco Parks Alliance (CA) 90.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,854,771
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $42,998
   Fundraising Events $192,136
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,089,905
   Program Service Revenue $2,551,568
Total Primary Revenue $6,641,473
   Other Revenue $528,838
TOTAL REVENUE $7,170,311
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,912,089
   Administrative Expenses $408,366
   Fundraising Expenses $469,995
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,790,450
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,379,861
   
Net Assets $4,717,645

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
Field Operations and Volunteers $2,982,403 60.7%
Public Programs and Events $1,568,493 31.9%
Design and Construction $361,193 7.4%

Ratings History
Riverside Park Conservancy has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 92.23 four stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 90.66 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 88.60 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 90.32 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.15 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 88.53 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 85.43 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 77.49 two stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 82.92 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 80.82 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 89.53 three stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 77.60 two stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 80.00 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 84.29 three stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 93.97 four stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 83.27 three 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 13-3443825
Name in IRS Master File RIVERSIDE PARK CONSERVANCY INC
NTEE Code C11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical 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 December, 1988
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$143,505 2.47% Daniel Garodnick President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Riverside Park Conservancy (NY) 92.23 four stars
Madison Square Park Conservancy (NY) 89.92 three stars
Riverfront Recapture (CT) 89.70 three stars
City Parks Foundation (NY) 91.86 four stars
San Francisco Parks Alliance (CA) 90.74 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Riverside Park Conservancy
475 Riverside Drive
Suite 455
New York, NY 10115
tel: (212) 870-3070
fax: (212) 870-3079
EIN: 13-3443825

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Board Leadership

Micah Lasher
Chair

CEO

Dan Garodnick
President and CEO

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