EIN 94-2781708

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

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Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (the "Conservancy") is a not-for-profit cooperating association of the National park service and the presidio trust whose mission is to preserve the Golden Gate National Parks (the "Parks"), enhance the park visi...

Program areas at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

In fy19 the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy welcomed new president & ceo christine lehnertz, who joined the Conservancy after a long and distinguished career at the National park service (nps) and other public agencies. Here are some of the highlights from fy19, achieved in concert with the nps, presidio trust, and other key partners:park enhancements, restoration, and stewardship:welcomed the first soil deliveries for the presidio tunnel tops, a major milestone for the new 14-acre parkland that will have a strong community focus. The tunnel tops, set to open in 2021, will sit atop the presidio parkway and reconnect the main post to crissy field, offering a central destination for visitors, locals, and youth from around the region.helped the nps kick off its multi-year redwood renewal project at muir woods. The Parks Conservancy's public information coordinators guided visitors through changes to trails and to redwood creek, where crews installed "woody debris" to help endangered coho salmon.celebrated 15 years of stewardship of the alcatraz historic gardens. The gardens, once tended by alcatraz prisoners, had fallen into disrepair but are currently thriving thanks to the dedication of staff and a team of volunteers, many of whom have formed personal bonds along the way.released the partnership impact model, based on the successes of the one tam partnership. Independent researchers quantified the positive impact on mount tamalpais when the nps, California state Parks, the marin municipal water district, marin county Parks and Parks Conservancy combined resources to ensure a vibrant future for the mountain.
Youth, volunteer, and community programs:received nationwide media coverage for parkrx, which was featured on pbs newshour, time magazine, and outside magazine, among others. The Conservancy's institute at the Golden Gate has long supported and tracked park prescription programs across the country, and the Conservancy has worked to connect local groups like the san francisco veterans affairs medical center with the healing power of nature.with the nps and presidio trust, brought the san francisco public library's summer stride to the presidio. The summer-long program featured a kickoff event and a bike parade finish, along with three storywalks, all in the presidio.served nearly 20,000 youth from more than 70 schools across the bay area via free or low-cost programs at the crissy field center. Many of the youth leaders in programs like urban trailblazers or i-yel (inspiring young emerging leaders) are former program participants themselves, so dedicated to the center that they return summer after summer.
Park interpretation and visitor services:made a splash with a life-sized blue whale sculpture at crissy field. The monterey bay aquarium's blue whale art installation brought the issue of ocean pollution to more than 94,000 visitors over six months. The 82-foot sculpture was made from recycled plastic collected in california.celebrated the economic impact of being the most-visited National park site in the nation. In 2019, more than 15 million people visited the Golden Gate National recreation area, spending $1.2 billion in communities near the Parks, according to the nps.

Form 990s for Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-092020-10-08990View PDF
2018-092019-10-18990View PDF
2017-092018-10-16990View PDF
2016-092017-10-13990View PDF
2015-092016-11-01990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

Who funds Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Schwab Charitable FundEnvironmental and Animals$3,439,275
 Subscribe to viewOther Civic + Community$1,333,000
 Subscribe to viewFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$516,432
...and 76 more grants received
Federal funding details
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Department of the InteriorNATURAL RESOURCE STEWARDSHIP$1,663,638
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...and 1 more federal grants / contracts

Financials for Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

RevenuesFYE 09/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$30,290,009
Program services$22,718,974
Investment income and dividends$832,525
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$63,630
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$252,205
Net income from fundraising events$-372,836
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$13,734,930
Miscellaneous revenues$25,383
Total revenues$67,544,820

Personnel at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Chris LehnertzPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Nicolas T. ElsishansChief Operating Officer$264,809
J. Mark JenkinsChief Financial Officer / Vice President , Finance$198,596
 Subscribe to viewVice President of Marketing and Communications
 Subscribe to viewVice President of Community Connections
...and 15 more key personnel

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201 Fort Mason 3RD Floor
San Francisco, CA 94123
Metro area
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
Website URL
(415) 561-3000
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Form 990
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NTEE code, primary
C32: Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
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