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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Hermann Park Conservancy

Dedicated to the stewardship and improvement of Hermann Park

four stars

93.81

1700 Hermann Drive Houston, TX 77004
tel: (713) 524-5876   Web Site
EIN: 76-0327389

Board Leadership
Phoebe Tudor
Chair

CEO
Doreen Stoller
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.81 four stars
  Financial 94.76 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Hermann Park Conservancy (HPC), formerly Friends of Hermann Park, encourages the development of more attractive, usable green space in Hermann Park, and promotes the restoration of the Park to its original standards of beauty. Hermann Park, presented to the City of Houston by George Hermann in 1914, is one of Houston's most historically significant public green spaces. Over the years, the Houston Zoo, Miller Outdoor Theatre, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Houston Garden Center, and the Hermann Park Golf Course have all added to the Park's importance as a recreational destination. In the last ten years, under a partnership with the City of Houston, HPC and the city have spent over $40 million to enhance and restore Hermann Park.

Hermann Park Conservancy (HPC), formerly Friends of Hermann Park, encourages the development of more attractive, usable green space in Hermann Park, and promotes the restoration of the Park to its original standards of beauty. Hermann Park, presented to the City of Houston by George Hermann in 1914, is one of Houston's most historically significant public green spaces. Over the years, the Houston Zoo, Miller Outdoor Theatre, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Houston Garden Center, and the Hermann Park Golf Course have all added to the Park's importance as a recreational destination. In the last ten years, under a partnership with the City of Houston, HPC and the city have spent over $40 million to enhance and restore Hermann Park.

Financial

four stars

94.76

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
90.9%
  Administrative Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.20
  Program Expenses Growth 9.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hermann Park Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hermann Park Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hermann Park Conservancy (TX) 93.81 four stars
Seattle Parks Foundation (WA) 97.13 four stars
Central Park Conservancy (NY) 94.20 four stars
The Battery Conservancy (NY) 91.61 four stars
Riverside Park Conservancy (NY) 88.60 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,334,311
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $143,061
   Fundraising Events $786,357
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,263,729
   Program Service Revenue $2,369,994
Total Primary Revenue $6,633,723
   Other Revenue $1,910,818
TOTAL REVENUE $8,544,541
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,812,121
   Administrative Expenses $312,290
   Fundraising Expenses $465,890
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,590,301
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,954,240
   
Net Assets $26,694,785

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 Programs and Maintenance $1,597,475 41.9%
Visitor Services $1,185,219 31.1%
Planning, Design, & Construction $1,029,427 27.0%

Ratings History
Hermann Park Conservancy has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 93.81 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 92.74 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 93.91 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.74 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-06 10/01/2015 95.88 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2015 95.88 four stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 87.25 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 78.87 two stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 79.42 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 89.19 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 86.25 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 95.80 four stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 82.86 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 83.30 three stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 74.44 two stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 93.20 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 76-0327389
Name in IRS Master File HERMANN PARK CONSERVANCY
NTEE Code C50
NTEE Classification Environmental Beautification and Aesthetics
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification 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 April, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$160,215 3.49% Doreen Stoller Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hermann Park Conservancy (TX) 93.81 four stars
Forest Park Forever (MO) 91.33 four stars
The Battery Conservancy (NY) 91.61 four stars
Seattle Parks Foundation (WA) 97.13 four stars
Madison Square Park Conservancy (NY) 88.02 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Hermann Park Conservancy
1700 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004
tel: (713) 524-5876
fax: (713) 524-5887
EIN: 76-0327389

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Board Leadership

Phoebe Tudor
Chair

CEO

Doreen Stoller
Executive Director

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