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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Revitalizing and Transforming Buffalo Bayou

95.07

1019 Commerce Street Suite 200
Houston, TX 77002
tel: (713) 752-0314   Web Site
EIN: 76-0183954

Board Leadership
Shawn W. Cloonan
Chair

CEO
Anne Olson
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.07
  Financial 93.04
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1986, Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) is the non-profit transforming and revitalizing Buffalo Bayou, Houston's most significant natural resource. The organization's geographic focus is the 10-square mile stretch of the bayou that flows from Shepherd Drive, through the heart of downtown into the East End, and onto the Port of Houston Turning Basin. Thanks to the generous support of foundations, corporations, individuals and government agencies, BBP has implemented more than $200 million in improvements for the redevelopment and stewardship of the waterfront - spearheading award-winning projects such as Buffalo Bayou Park, protecting land for future parks and green space, constructing hike and bike trails, and operating comprehensive clean-up and maintenance programs. Buffalo Bayou Partnership also activates the waterway through pedestrian, boating and biking amenities; volunteer activities; permanent and temporary art installations; and wide-ranging tours and programs

Established in 1986, Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) is the non-profit transforming and revitalizing Buffalo Bayou, Houston's most significant natural resource. The organization's geographic focus is the 10-square mile stretch of the bayou that flows from Shepherd Drive, through the heart of downtown into the East End, and onto the Port of Houston Turning Basin. Thanks to the generous support of foundations, corporations, individuals and government agencies, BBP has implemented more than $200 million in improvements for the redevelopment and stewardship of the waterfront - spearheading award-winning projects such as Buffalo Bayou Park, protecting land for future parks and green space, constructing hike and bike trails, and operating comprehensive clean-up and maintenance programs. Buffalo Bayou Partnership also activates the waterway through pedestrian, boating and biking amenities; volunteer activities; permanent and temporary art installations; and wide-ranging tours and programs

Financial

93.04

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
89.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.90
  Program Expenses Growth 5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Buffalo Bayou Partnership on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Buffalo Bayou Partnership on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Buffalo Bayou Partnership (TX) 95.07
The Conservation Fund (VA) 90.94
Environmental Defense Fund (NY) 86.78
Earth Island Institute (CA) 98.42
Minnesota Environmental Fund (MN) 85.61

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,388,246
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $89,551
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,477,797
   Program Service Revenue $3,815,319
Total Primary Revenue $8,293,116
   Other Revenue $403,457
TOTAL REVENUE $8,696,573
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,763,626
   Administrative Expenses $411,660
   Fundraising Expenses $413,116
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,588,402
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,108,171
   
Net Assets $23,725,938

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
Buffalo Bayou Park $3,839,705 66.6%
Buffalo Bayou Partnership $459,701 8.0%
Skimmer Boat Program $416,699 7.2%

Ratings History
Buffalo Bayou Partnership has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 95.07
2018-12 03/01/2020 98.23
2017-12 08/01/2019 98.23
2017-12 12/21/2018 96.66
2016-12 03/01/2018 93.91
2015-12 05/01/2017 94.69
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.63
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 96.84
2013-12 08/01/2015 90.92
2013-12 05/01/2015 89.68
2012-12 04/01/2014 85.13
2011-12 12/20/2012 84.09
2010-12 12/01/2011 93.49
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.37
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 79.71
2008-12 06/01/2010 98.80
2007-12 03/01/2009 85.83
2006-12 03/01/2008 86.15
2005-12 03/01/2007 80.87
2004-12 04/01/2006 81.85

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

EIN 76-0183954
Name in IRS Master File BUFFALO BAYOU PARTNERSHIP
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 (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(354) Preservation of scenic beauty
(402) Other activity aimed t combating community deterioration
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, 1986
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
$172,460 2.61% Anne M. Olson President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Buffalo Bayou Partnership (TX) 95.07
Environmental Grantmakers Association (NY) 90.62
Ecotrust (OR) 93.71
Northern Plains Resource Council (MT) 93.96
The Garden Conservancy (NY) 88.01

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Charity Contact Info

Buffalo Bayou Partnership
1019 Commerce Street
Suite 200
Houston, TX 77002
tel: (713) 752-0314
fax: (713) 223-3500
EIN: 76-0183954

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Board Leadership

Shawn W. Cloonan
Chair

CEO

Anne Olson
President

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