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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Hudson Highlands Land Trust

A BBB Accredited charity


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Hudson Highlands Land Trust
P.O. Box 226
Garrison, NY 10524
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1989, New York
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.


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.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Andrew T. Chmar, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Christopher C. Davis
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Chairman / Davis Advisors
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 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.


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


Other contributions


Interest and dividend income


Program grants


Capital campaign contributions


Event and other income


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Program 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: 81%  Fund Raising: 12%  Administrative 7% 
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Beginning net assets $3,828,895
Ending net assets 4,602,921
Total liabilities 700,000

Total assets


*Total Assets includes Total Liabilities.


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