Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance

Growing community through the unique combination of people, plants, and place

three stars

84.71

300 North Central Park Avenue Chicago, IL 60624
tel: (312) 746-5100   Web Site
EIN: 36-4200490

Board Leadership
Paul Levy
Chairman

CEO
Jennifer Van Valkenburg
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.71 three stars
  Financial 78.76 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance strengthens the community through the unique combination of the Garfield Park Conservatory Campus, other botanical resources, and the engagement of community members. With its innovative programs, the Alliance enhances the environmental, social and economic vitality of Chicago's West Side and encourages the larger community to explore the fundamental connection between plants and human life. Established in 1998, the Alliance provides educational programs, visitor services, and community programs to the conservatory.

The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance strengthens the community through the unique combination of the Garfield Park Conservatory Campus, other botanical resources, and the engagement of community members. With its innovative programs, the Alliance enhances the environmental, social and economic vitality of Chicago's West Side and encourages the larger community to explore the fundamental connection between plants and human life. Established in 1998, the Alliance provides educational programs, visitor services, and community programs to the conservatory.

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Financial

two stars

78.76

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
74.7%
  Administrative Expenses 22.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.33
  Program Expenses Growth 1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $648,870
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $43,385
   Fundraising Events $69,020
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $491,285
Total Contributions $1,252,560
   Program Service Revenue $13,406
Total Primary Revenue $1,265,966
   Other Revenue $323,464
TOTAL REVENUE $1,589,430
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,024,370
   Administrative Expenses $343,832
   Fundraising Expenses $52,023
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,420,225
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $169,205
   
Net Assets $1,953,622

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$25,000 1.76% Jennifer Van Valkenburg President

Mission

The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance strengthens the community through the unique combination of the Garfield Park Conservatory Campus, other botanical resources, and the engagement of community members. With its innovative programs, the Alliance enhances the environmental, social and economic vitality of Chicago's West Side and encourages the larger community to explore the fundamental connection between plants and human life. Established in 1998, the Alliance provides educational programs, visitor services, and community programs to the conservatory.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance (IL) 84.71 three stars
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The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes (OH) 89.22 three stars
Shelburne Farms (VT) 90.40 four stars
Blandford Nature Center (MI) 87.81 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance
300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624
tel: (312) 746-5100
EIN: 36-4200490

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Board Leadership

Paul Levy
Chairman

CEO

Jennifer Van Valkenburg
President