Friends Of The Parks in Chicago, Illinois (IL)

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Friends Of The Parks
Employer Identification Number (EIN)362844241
Name of OrganizationFriends Of The Parks
Address17 N State St Ste 1450, Chicago, IL 60602-4072
ActivitiesPreservation of scenic beauty, Community recreational facilities (park, playground, etc)
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date10/1975
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period09/2012
Assets$100,000 to $499,999
Income$500,000 to $999,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$417,328
Amount of Income$811,515
Form 990 Revenue Amount$634,818
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics: Parks and Playgrounds

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Amount of income in 2012: $811,515 (it was $974,056 in 2011)
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Assets in 2012: $417,328 (it was $543,246 in 2011)
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Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2011

Functional expenses for 2011

Support schedule

Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance (for 2011)
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year?No
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities $0
Gross income from members or shareholders$0
Gross income from other sources$0
Statement of Revenue (for 2011)
Total revenue$974,056
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$752,847
Program Service Revenue$13,004
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$32
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sales of assets other than inventory$0
Net income from fundraising events$202,870
Gross income from fundraising events$420,687
Less: direct expenses$217,817
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous Revenue$5,303
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2011)
Total functional expenses$811,808
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$132,375
Other salaries and wages$412,576
Payroll taxes$40,926
Professional fundraising services$0
Balance Sheet (for 2011)
Total assets$543,246
Total liabilities$5,108
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Total net assets or fund balances$538,138
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$0
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2011)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives: (1) more than 33 1/3 % of its support from contributions, membership fees, and gross receipts from activities related to its exempt functions - subject to certain exceptions, and (2) no more than 33 1/3 % of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 tax) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Section 509(a)(2) (for 2011)
2007 - 2011 Total
Total support$5,692,027
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$3,051,672
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or facilities furnished in any activity that is related to the organization's tax-exempt purpose$2,530,916
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources and Unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired after June 30, 1975$36,291
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1Friends Of The Warner Parks Inc50 Vaughn Rd, Nashville, TN 37221-3706TN1988-12$665,293
2Park Central 789 Realty Holding Company IncPO BOX 5005, New York, NY 10163-5005NY1989-08$92,324,046
3City Parks Foundation830 5th Ave, New York, NY 10065-7001NY1990-05$15,142,860
4Prospect Park Alliance Inc95 Prospect Park W, Brooklyn, NY 11215-3709NY1987-03$10,400,370
5Appalachian Trail Conservancy799 Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425WV1950-08$7,660,088
6Paul Simons Foundation Inc200 Harbor Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11790-2000NY1997-07$5,986,400
7Houston Parks Board Endowment Trust300 N Post Oak Ln, Houston, TX 77024-5904TX1991-07$3,024,005
8Friends Of City ParkCity Park Administration Bldg, New Orleans, LA 70124LA1980-03$2,611,383
9Connecticut Forest And Park Association Incorporated16 Meriden Rd, Rockfall, CT 06481-2945CT1945-04$1,970,973
10Heritage Hill Foundation2640 S Webster Ave, Green Bay, WI 54301-2922WI1975-08$1,561,709
11Holden Parks Tr4900 Tiedeman Rd, Brooklyn, OH 44144-2338OH1988-05$1,297,660
12Florida National Parks Association Inc10 Parachute Ky Lot 51, Homestead, FL 33034-6717FL1966-04$1,138,981
13Friends Of The Parks17 N State St Ste 1450, Chicago, IL 60602-4072IL1975-10$811,515
14Florida Trail Association Inc5415 Sw 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-5037FL1970-09$806,263
15Partners Of Parks2760 N Studebaker Rd, Long Beach, CA 90815-1697CA1986-06$763,128
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17Tahoe Rim Trail Association948 Incline Way, Incline Vlg, NV 89451-9527NV1982-02$526,150
18Elizabeth Park Conservancy IncPO BOX 370361, West Hartford, CT 06137-0361CT1978-08$329,904
19Lincoln Park Conservancy2000 N Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-4045IL1984-11$186,913
20Adams Playground Advisory Council1919 N Seminary, Chicago, IL 60614IL1993-10$0
Number of organizations performing similar types of work
North Carolina2
New Jersey1
New York8
Rhode Island2
South Carolina1
West Virginia2
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