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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
New York Botanical Garden

A BBB Accredited charity

 


  • Meets all standards

Expiration Date:
10/2015
Name:
New York Botanical Garden
Address:
2900 Southern Boulevard
New York, NY 10458
Phone:
718-817-8700
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1891, New York
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" Improves public understanding of the natural world, horticulture, and the relationships between plants and people. "






Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
New York Botanical Garden meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants and a scientific research center. The Garden seeks to expand humanity’s knowledge of plants and how they are utilized. Facilities include the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the International Plant Science Center and the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Educational programs include a continuing education program for adults, a graduate studies program, professional development workshops for teachers and school programs for children.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Gregory Long, Chief Executive Officer
Compensation*:
$782,934
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Maureen K. Chilton
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
New York Botanical Garden
Board Size:
70
Paid Staff Size:
651



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




Fund Raising
 

              
Method(s) Used:


Direct mail appeals, telephone appeals, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements (newspapers, magazines, etc.), grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, individual donors and Board member appeals
Fund raising costs were 6.8% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $50,256,849, 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 New York Botanical Garden's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Private Gifts, Grants and Bequests

$24,218,658

Appropriations - City of New York

19,856,840

Endowment Income Used in Operations

11,489,493

Admissions and Tours

5,689,817

Auxiliary Enterprises

4,056,110

Membership Income

3,717,720

Federal Grants

2,815,157

Tuition Fees

2,031,204

Special Events, net of expense

1,744,190

State Grants

1,622,004

Other Income

487,235

Scientific Publications

299,881

Net Investment Return (losses) and Endowment Not Used in Operations

(16,407,074)

Total Income

$61,621,235

Program Expenses  

Program Services

$56,460,654
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income

56,460,654
3,419,224
10,367,362

$70,247,240

$(8,626,005)




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 80%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative 15% 
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Beginning net assets $462,133,546
Ending net assets 444,648,590
Total liabilities 109,873,748

Total assets

$554,522,338






 

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