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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

PATH Foundation

Building trails, building community

four stars

97.17

P.O. Box 14327 Atlanta, GA 30324
tel: (404) 875-7284   Web Site
EIN: 58-1949696

Board Leadership
Bill Fowler
Chair

CEO
Ed McBrayer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.17 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1991, The PATH Foundation is an organization with a mission to develop a system of interlinking greenway trails through metro Atlanta for commuting and recreating. In just fifteen years, PATH has developed more than 100 miles of trails throughout northern Georgia and has become a nationally recognized model for trail-building success. PATH's linear parks have become part of the landscape in urban and rural areas, in affluent and impoverished communities. PATH trails are bringing people together from all races, ages, income levels and cultural backgrounds.

Founded in 1991, The PATH Foundation is an organization with a mission to develop a system of interlinking greenway trails through metro Atlanta for commuting and recreating. In just fifteen years, PATH has developed more than 100 miles of trails throughout northern Georgia and has become a nationally recognized model for trail-building success. PATH's linear parks have become part of the landscape in urban and rural areas, in affluent and impoverished communities. PATH trails are bringing people together from all races, ages, income levels and cultural backgrounds.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 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)
96.2%
  Administrative Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.55
  Program Expenses Growth 23.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PATH Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PATH Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PATH Foundation (GA) 97.17 four stars
Bluegreen Alliance Foundation (MN) 89.68 three stars
Environmental Initiative (MN) 90.63 four stars
Earth Island Institute (CA) 91.53 four stars
Coastal Conservation League (SC) 89.32 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,776,972
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $51,048
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $18,828,020
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $18,828,020
   Other Revenue $41,294
TOTAL REVENUE $18,869,314
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,517,501
   Administrative Expenses $314,395
   Fundraising Expenses $159,181
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,991,077
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,878,237
   
Net Assets $16,513,285

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
Design and Construction of Public Trails & Paths $11,517,501 100.0%

Ratings History
PATH Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-03 10/01/2017 97.17 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 94.34 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 09/01/2015 94.33 four stars
2013-03 08/01/2014 89.38 three stars
2012-03 08/01/2013 86.87 three stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 79.09 two stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 80.76 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 07/01/2011 84.19 three stars
2009-03 08/01/2010 94.61 four stars
2008-03 05/01/2009 84.89 three stars
2007-03 08/01/2008 99.54 four stars
2006-03 03/01/2007 99.47 four stars
2005-03 04/01/2006 86.74 three stars
2004-03 09/01/2005 84.31 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 58-1949696
Name in IRS Master File PATH FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code N99
NTEE Classification Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics N.E.C.
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (297) Community recreational facilities (park, playground, etc)
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 November, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$287,125 2.39% Edwin E. McBrayer Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PATH Foundation (GA) 97.17 four stars
Sierra Club Foundation (CA) 94.44 four stars
Galapagos Conservancy (VA) 90.93 four stars
Environmental Research and Education Foundation (NC) 95.59 four stars
Sonoran Institute (AZ) 87.65 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

PATH Foundation
P.O. Box 14327
Atlanta, GA 30324
tel: (404) 875-7284
fax: (404) 875-3242
EIN: 58-1949696

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Board Leadership

Bill Fowler
Chair

CEO

Ed McBrayer
Executive Director

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