New York Botanical Garden

Organization Overview

New York Botanical Garden is located in Bronx, NY. The organization was established in 1925. According to its NTEE Classification (C41) the organization is classified as: Botanical Gardens & Arboreta, under the broad grouping of Environment and related organizations. As of 06/2020, New York Botanical Garden employed 881 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 06/2020, New York Botanical Garden generated $87.6m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 5 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 1.4% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $83.2m during the year ending 06/2020. While expenses have increased by 0.4% per year over the past 5 years. They've been increasing with an increasing level of total revenue. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2020

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN IS A MUSEUM OF PLANTS AND A SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH CENTER DEVOTED TO THE STUDY OF PLANTS AND THEIR USES. IT IS THE GARDEN'S MISSION TO IMPROVE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE NATURAL WORLD, HORTICULTURE, AND THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PLANTS AND PEOPLE. IT IS ALSO THE GARDEN'S MISSION TO EXPAND HUMANITY'S KNOWLEDGE OF PLANTS AND HOW THEY ARE UTILIZED.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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PLANT SCIENCE COLLECTING FOR AND MAINTAINING THE GARDEN HERBARIUM FOR PUBLIC USE, INCLUDING RESEARCH. THE BOTANICAL GARDEN'S SCIENTISTS, LIBRARIANS, STAFF, GRADUATE STUDENTS, HONORARY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, AND CURATORS PERFORM FIELDWORK AND CONDUCT CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH IN PLANT SYSTEMATICS, ECONOMIC BOTANY, ECOLOGY, MOLECULAR SYSTEMATICS, AND PLANT GENOMICS.


HORTICULTURE AND LIVING COLLECTIONS PREPARATION OF RESEARCH, MAINTENANCE OF GARDENS AND EXHIBITS FOR PUBLIC USE AND ENJOYMENT. PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS AND FESTIVALS TO ENHANCE THE EXPERIENCE OF THE VISITING PUBLIC. THE GARDEN'S LIVING COLLECTIONS CONTAIN MORE THAN ONE MILLION PLANTS IN 50 GARDENS AND COLLECTIONS, INCLUDING: THE ENID A. HAUPT CONSERVATORY, THE NATION'S PREEMINENT VICTORIAN STYLE GLASSHOUSE; THE NOLEN GREENHOUSES FOR LIVING COLLECTIONS; THE THREE AND ONE HALF ACRE NATIVE PLANT GARDEN; THE ELEVEN ACRE AZALEA GARDEN, WHICH INCLUDES NEARLY ONE MILE OF WOODLAND PATHS MEANDERING BENEATH ANCIENT NATIVE OAKS, TULIP TREES, AND SWEETGUMS AND SURROUNDED BY MORE THAN 70,000 PLANTS; THE FIFTY ACRE THAIN FAMILY FOREST, THE LARGEST EXTANT FOREST THAT ONCE COVERED MUCH OF NEW YORK CITY.


EDUCATION AND OUTREACH DEVELOPMENT, ORGANIZATION, AND PRESENTATION OF EDUCATIONAL COURSES. THE GARDEN'S ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM OFFERS 750 CLASSES AT THE BOTANICAL GARDEN, THE MIDTOWN EDUCATION CENTER IN MANHATTAN AND ONLINE. CERTIFICATES ARE OFFERED IN EIGHT PROGRAM AREAS: BOTANICAL ART & ILLUSTRATION, BOTANY, FLORAL DESIGN, GARDENING, HORTICULTURAL THERAPY, HORTICULTURE, LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND URBAN NATURE. THREE ANNUAL LECTURE PROGRAMS, LANDSCAPE DESIGN PORTFOLIOS LECTURE SERIES, WINTER LECTURE SERIES, AND ANDREW CARNEGIE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE, FEATURE INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED SPEAKERS.


AUXILIARY SERVICES PROVIDES SERVICES AND AMENITIES FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE VISITING PUBLIC.


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Outside Vendors & Contractors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Agility Comprehensive Solutions Fund Lp
Investment Management
$1,339,759
Laplaca Cohen
Advertising
$1,848,898
Mp Garden Llc
Parking Service
$650,445
Ew Howell Co Llc
Construction
$10,089,590
Frost Productions Inc
Lighting Service
$642,207
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$2,198,432
Related organizations$0
Government grants $29,582,714
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$21,724,216
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $0
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$53,505,362
Total Program Service Revenue$16,327,159
Investment income -$69,802
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $0
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $16,727,097
Net Income from Fundraising Events -$327,526
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $1,171,643
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $87,624,994

Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 33 grants that New York Botanical Garden has recieved totaling $1,789,836.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Fjc

New York, NY

PURPOSE: GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT

$1,200,000
Ambrose Monell Foundation

New York, NY

PURPOSE: GENERAL PURPOSES

$100,000
Ambrose Monell Foundation

New York, NY

PURPOSE: GENERAL PURPOSES

$100,000
Eric P And Evelyn Newman Charitable Foundation

Saint Louis, MO

PURPOSE: ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION

$75,000
Everett Foundation Inc

New York, NY

PURPOSE: GENERAL

$50,000
$31,200
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Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$369,185,692
Earnings$5,880,782
Net Contributions$1,098,000
Other Expense$20,846,682
Grants$686,399
Ending Balance$354,631,393

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