Arts, Culture, Humanities : Libraries, Historical Societies and Landmark Preservation

The Los Angeles Conservancy

Preserving and revitalizing greater Los Angeles' architectural heritage

90.62

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

Board Leadership
Mike Deasy
Chair

CEO
Linda Dishman
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.62
  Financial 92.61
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

92.61

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.42
  Program Expenses Growth 5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,384,082
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $797,022
   Fundraising Events $217,625
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,300
Total Contributions $2,401,029
   Program Service Revenue $403,516
Total Primary Revenue $2,804,545
   Other Revenue $184,843
TOTAL REVENUE $2,989,388
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,197,088
   Administrative Expenses $235,201
   Fundraising Expenses $270,206
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,702,495
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $286,893
   
Net Assets $6,223,345

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$232,618 8.60% Linda Dishman President & CEO

Mission

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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Los Angeles Conservancy (CA) 90.62
Atlanta History Center (GA) 91.37
Center for Jewish History (NY) 90.64
Western Reserve Historical Society (OH) 88.40
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MA) 85.35

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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

Mike Deasy
Chair

CEO

Linda Dishman
President and CEO