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The Los Angeles Conservancy

Preserving and revitalizing greater Los Angeles' architectural heritage

four stars

90.56

523 West Sixth Street Suite 826
Los Angeles, CA 90014
tel: (213) 623-2489   Web Site
EIN: 95-3273046

Board Leadership
Wesley Phoa
President

CEO
Linda Dishman
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.56 four stars
  Financial 92.44 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Los Angeles Conservancy, the largest membership-based local historic preservation organization in the country, is dedicated to the recognition, preservation, and revitalization of the architectural and cultural heritage of greater Los Angeles. Established in 1978, the Conservancy grew out of the community-based effort to prevent demolition of the Los Angeles Central Library. The organization has grown to a membership of 7,000 households, including more than 400 volunteers. With a two-fold mission of advocacy and education, the Conservancy works to preserve existing architectural resources by developing preservation strategies and by raising public awareness of the value of those resources through tours, lectures, publications and programs.

The Los Angeles Conservancy, the largest membership-based local historic preservation organization in the country, is dedicated to the recognition, preservation, and revitalization of the architectural and cultural heritage of greater Los Angeles. Established in 1978, the Conservancy grew out of the community-based effort to prevent demolition of the Los Angeles Central Library. The organization has grown to a membership of 7,000 households, including more than 400 volunteers. With a two-fold mission of advocacy and education, the Conservancy works to preserve existing architectural resources by developing preservation strategies and by raising public awareness of the value of those resources through tours, lectures, publications and programs.

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Financial

four stars

92.44

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
82.0%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.20
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Los Angeles Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Los Angeles Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Los Angeles Conservancy (CA) 90.56 four stars
Senator John Heinz History Center- Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 90.44 four stars
Texas State Historical Association (TX) 85.30 three stars
United States Capitol Historical Society (DC) 86.81 three stars
Western Reserve Historical Society (OH) 94.12 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $952,298
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $757,676
   Fundraising Events $197,050
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $8,999
Total Contributions $1,916,023
   Program Service Revenue $499,575
Total Primary Revenue $2,415,598
   Other Revenue $29,420
TOTAL REVENUE $2,445,018
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,897,832
   Administrative Expenses $299,979
   Fundraising Expenses $126,946
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,324,757
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $120,261
   
Net Assets $4,944,344

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
Outreach $680,673 35.9%
Education $647,597 34.1%
Advocacy $569,562 30.0%

Ratings History
The Los Angeles Conservancy has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.56 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 90.88 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.98 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 87.10 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 91.65 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 92.25 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 89.61 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 89.46 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.11 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 90.49 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 92.21 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 86.30 three stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 78.16 two stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 90.74 four stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 90.83 four stars
2003-12 08/01/2005 88.49 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 95-3273046
Name in IRS Master File LOS ANGELES CONSERVANCY
NTEE Code A80
NTEE Classification Historical Societies, Related Historical Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 September, 1978
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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
$209,000 8.99% Linda Dishman President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Los Angeles Conservancy (CA) 90.56 four stars
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MA) 85.00 three stars
Senator John Heinz History Center- Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 90.44 four stars
Brooklyn Historical Society (NY) 85.44 three stars
Atlanta History Center (GA) 87.98 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Los Angeles Conservancy
523 West Sixth Street
Suite 826
Los Angeles, CA 90014
tel: (213) 623-2489
fax: (213) 623-3909
EIN: 95-3273046

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Board Leadership

Wesley Phoa
President

CEO

Linda Dishman
Executive Director

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