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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Scenic Hudson

A BBB Accredited charity


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Scenic Hudson
One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 200
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Year, State Incorporated:
1975, New York
The Scenic Hudson Land Trust, Inc.
Stated Purpose:
" Works to protect and restore the Hudson River and its landscape. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Scenic Hudson meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Scenic Hudson is dedicated to protecting and restoring the Hudson River. The organization offers programs related to redevelopment, environmental education, farmland protection and land preservation to preserve the land and resources of the Hudson Valley. The Brownfield redevelopment program restores the natural beauty to the abandoned and contaminated properties around the Hudson Valley. The organization’s environmental education program addresses environmental and economic issues related to development in Hudson Valley. The program also educates the community on how to appreciate and preserve nature. The farmland preservation program expands and preserves farmland in and around the Hudson Valley. Additionally, through the Scenic Hudson Land Trust the organization restores abandoned land and makes the parks open for public use.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Edward Sullivan, President
Chair of the Board:
Mr. James C. Goodfellow
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Fiduciary Trust Company International
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 12.7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $9,023,774, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on Scenic Hudson's Audited Financial Statements - Consolidated for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Source of Funds  



Endowment earnings used to meet spending policy


Government Grants


Other Revenues


Investment Activity other than endowment earnings


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Programming Services

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 84%  Fund Raising: 9%  Administrative 8% 
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Beginning net assets $243,327,078
Ending net assets 265,789,179
Total liabilities 1,355,743

Total assets



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