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Planting Fields Foundation

Preserving and interpreting Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

two stars

77.63

1395 Planting Fields Road Oyster Bay, NY 11771
tel: (516) 922-8684   Web Site
EIN: 11-1770097

Board Leadership
Hal Davidson
Chairman

CEO
Gina Wouters
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.63 two stars
  Financial 77.28 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Planting Fields Foundation strives to preserve and make relevant to all audiences the heritage of Planting Fields, an early 20th century 409-acre estate, designed as an integrated composition of the built and natural world.
Located in Oyster Bay, NY and originally landscaped by the Olmsted Brothers, the grounds feature 409 acres of greenhouses, rolling lawns, formal gardens, woodland paths and outstanding plant collections. The original historic estate buildings remain intact including Coe Hall a Tudor Revival mansion designed by Walker & Gillette. The interior of the house is a showcase of artistry and craftsmanship and features a distinctly American aesthetic through original ironwork commissions by Samuel Yellin and murals painted by artists Robert Winthrop Chanler and Everett Shinn. Planting Fields is included in the National Register of Historic Places and was founded in 1952 by William R. Coe, as a not for profit public educational foundation.

Planting Fields Foundation strives to preserve and make relevant to all audiences the heritage of Planting Fields, an early 20th century 409-acre estate, designed as an integrated composition of the built and natural world.
Located in Oyster Bay, NY and originally landscaped by the Olmsted Brothers, the grounds feature 409 acres of greenhouses, rolling lawns, formal gardens, woodland paths and outstanding plant collections. The original historic estate buildings remain intact including Coe Hall a Tudor Revival mansion designed by Walker & Gillette. The interior of the house is a showcase of artistry and craftsmanship and features a distinctly American aesthetic through original ironwork commissions by Samuel Yellin and murals painted by artists Robert Winthrop Chanler and Everett Shinn. Planting Fields is included in the National Register of Historic Places and was founded in 1952 by William R. Coe, as a not for profit public educational foundation.

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Financial

two stars

77.28

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
75.5%
  Administrative Expenses 16.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.40
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 10.81
  Program Expenses Growth -1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Planting Fields Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Planting Fields Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Planting Fields Foundation (NY) 77.63 two stars
National Parks Conservation Association (DC) 85.62 three stars
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (OH) 85.09 three stars
Grand Teton National Park Foundation (WY) 97.22 four stars
Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park (NC) 87.08 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $192,715
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $57,365
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $250,080
   Program Service Revenue $182,330
Total Primary Revenue $432,410
   Other Revenue $874,613
TOTAL REVENUE $1,307,023
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,551,532
   Administrative Expenses $386,792
   Fundraising Expenses $184,578
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,122,902
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-815,879
   
Net Assets $24,981,508

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
Operation, Maintenance and Improvement $720,215 46.4%
Education $831,317 53.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 77.63 two stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 79.12 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 87.56 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 88.58 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.59 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 82.63 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 89.01 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 78.57 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 80.17 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 69.63 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 70.85 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 60.54 one star
2008-12 11/01/2010 73.61 two stars
2007-12 09/01/2008 78.27 two stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 86.18 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 75.68 two stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 92.17 four stars
2003-12 07/01/2005 92.30 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 11-1770097
Name in IRS Master File PLANTING FIELDS FOUNDATION
NTEE Code C11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(59) Other school related 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 June, 1954
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
$155,250 7.31% Henry Joyce Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Planting Fields Foundation (NY) 77.63 two stars
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (OH) 85.09 three stars
Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park (NC) 87.08 three stars
Grand Teton National Park Foundation (WY) 97.22 four stars
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (CA) 89.96 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Planting Fields Foundation
1395 Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
tel: (516) 922-8684
fax: (516) 922-9226
EIN: 11-1770097

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 660
Oyster Bay, NY 11771

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Board Leadership

Hal Davidson
Chairman

CEO

Gina Wouters
Executive Director

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