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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Westchester Land Trust

A BBB Accredited charity

 



Expiration Date:
09/2015
Name:
Westchester Land Trust
Address:
403 Harris Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507
Phone:
914-241-6346
Year, State Incorporated:
1988, New York
Affiliates:
5 chapters
Stated Purpose:
" To protect land in partnership with private property owners, help communities create new parks and preserves, and foster sound land use planning rules. "





Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
Westchester Land Trust meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
Purchases land to keep as preserves, acquires conservation easements, and encourages communities to protect lands by keeping them as parks.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Candace Schafer, Executive Director
Compensation*:
$130,000
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Jonathan Wiesner
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Chairman/Sustainable Apparel Group (Threads for Thought)
Board Size:
21
Paid Staff Size:
10



*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
Fund raising costs were 19.3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,130,836, 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.




Financial
 

              
The following information is based on Westchester Land Trust's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Contributions and grants

$944,706

Special event, net of direct donor benefit

236,130

Interest and dividend income

48,810

Realized gain on investments

5,894

Restricted contributions

5,000

Rental income, net

2,025

Other

31

Investment advisory fees

(6,781)

Loss on uncollectible pledges

(55,000)

Unrealized investment loss

(74,857)

Total Income

$1,105,958

Program Expenses  

Program services

$857,098
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income

857,098
217,781
190,896

$1,265,775

$(159,817)




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 68%  Fund Raising: 17%  Administrative 15% 
Roll the cursor over the pie chart to see the dollar amounts.


Beginning net assets $27,594,422
Ending net assets 27,434,605
Total liabilities 53,555

Total assets

$27,488,160






 

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