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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Hudson Highlands Land Trust

A BBB Accredited charity

 



Expiration Date:
09/2015
Name:
Hudson Highlands Land Trust
Address:
P.O. Box 226
Garrison, NY 10524
Phone:
845-424-3358
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1989, New York
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is a community-based organization devoted to protecting the natural resources, rural character, and scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands. "





Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
Hudson Highlands Land Trust meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
The Hudson Highlands Land Trust (HHLT) serves as the region’s primary agent for preserving open space by negotiating land-preservation agreements with property owners and by accepting voluntary donations of land. Through ongoing advisory efforts and cooperation with allied land-preservation organizations, HHLT expands the network of connected public and private lands within the Hudson Highlands. Also, the organization educates the public to secure the enactment of wise policies and laws.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Andrew T. Chmar, Executive Director
Compensation*:
$176,458
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Christopher C. Davis
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Chairman / Davis Advisors
Board Size:
30
Paid Staff Size:
5



*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 11.5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $758,803, 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 Hudson Highlands Land Trust's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Realized and unrealized investment income

$658,559

Other contributions

574,485

Interest and dividend income

79,116

Program grants

68,640

Capital campaign contributions

66,735

Event and other income

48,943

Total Income

$1,496,478

Program Expenses  

Program services

$584,576
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses

584,576
87,258
50,618

$722,452

$774,026




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 81%  Fund Raising: 12%  Administrative 7% 
Roll the cursor over the pie chart to see the dollar amounts.


Beginning net assets $3,828,895
Ending net assets 4,602,921
Total liabilities 700,000

Total assets

$5,302,921


*Total Assets includes Total Liabilities.



 

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