Working to restore and enhance Untermyer Park and Gardens in Yonkers, New York

Yonkers, NY   |
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EIN: 27-4323490


The Untermyer Gardens Conservancy, in partnership with the City of Yonkers, works to restore, interpret, and enhance Untermyer Park and Gardens and to raise funds to support its annual operation and capital expenses. This 43-acre public garden, created in 1917 by Samuel and Minnie Untermyer, combines exceptional horticulture, monumental architecture, and multicultural design in a majestic natural setting overlooking the Hudson River. The Conservancy is committed to sharing this outstanding resource with a diverse, global audience. Admission to the garden, a municipal park owned by the City of Yonkers, is free of charge.

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Stephen F. Byrns

Main address

945 N. Broadway

Yonkers, NY 10701 USA

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Subject area info

Arts and culture


Botanical gardens

Youth development

Sports and recreation

Population served info

Children and youth


NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (N11)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Untermyer Gardens Conservancy was founded in 2011 to revitalize and improve Untermyer Gardens, which had been called the most spectacular garden in America before suffering a long period of severe decline. It works in partnership with the City of Yonkers, which owns the garden, and has thus far completed the restoration of eight distinct garden areas. The Conservancy is dedicated to completing the restoration of the garden's historic architecture and garden areas while designing innovative new natural spaces and strengthening its commitment to ecological responsibility and community service.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?


The Untermyer Gardens Conservancy is dedicated to restoring and maintaining Untermyer Gardens and ensuring its future. Thus far, eight distinct garden areas have been restored, and plans are under way to develop seven more. The Conservancy raises funds to underwrite the garden’s operating and capital expenses; strategically plans, implements, and manages capital projects in the garden; creates a welcoming environment for visitors; delivers educational programs that amplify the garden’s architecture, horticulture, and history and encourage people to interact with the natural setting; provides paid internships that teach horticultural skills to local high school students; and promotes community engagement through volunteer opportunities and special events. The rare public garden that is open to the public free of charge, Untermyer Gardens welcomes more than 125,000 local, regional, and international visitors annually.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 Untermyer Gardens Conservancy
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 36.30 over 8 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 16.6 over 8 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8% over 8 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of UNTERMYER GARDENS CONSERVANCY’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$33,642 -$315,892 $49,795 $101,694 $156,007
As % of expenses -3.6% -28.9% 4.4% 9.9% 16.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$40,732 -$315,892 $49,795 $101,694 $156,007
As % of expenses -4.3% -28.9% 4.4% 9.9% 16.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $856,125 $1,271,625 $1,161,463 $1,246,661 $1,350,130
Total revenue, % change over prior year -20.4% 48.5% -8.7% 7.3% 8.3%
Program services revenue 2.2% 2.1% 2.9% 3.5% 3.3%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 12.0%
All other grants and contributions 97.8% 97.9% 97.1% 96.5% 84.7%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $944,628 $1,093,529 $1,143,318 $1,030,378 $968,412
Total expenses, % change over prior year -2.0% 15.8% 4.6% -9.9% -6.0%
Personnel 13.6% 14.9% 18.8% 32.0% 35.7%
Professional fees 2.8% 5.4% 3.2% 3.7% 2.9%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 83.6% 79.7% 77.9% 64.3% 61.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $951,718 $1,093,529 $1,143,318 $1,030,378 $968,412
One month of savings $78,719 $91,127 $95,277 $85,865 $80,701
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $19,894 $15,064 $0 $3,425 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,050,331 $1,199,720 $1,238,595 $1,119,668 $1,049,113

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 7.0 8.5 7.9 11.1 17.1
Months of cash and investments 7.0 8.5 7.9 11.1 17.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 6.7 2.1 6.0 7.8 10.4
Balance sheet composition info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cash $547,767 $778,771 $751,982 $952,636 $1,378,390
Investments $4,271 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $68,706 $69,000 $184,607 $129,500 $142,500
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $14,227 $45,903 $45,903 $58,943 $58,943
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 10.0% 39.3% 59.3% 62.5% 78.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.3% 16.3% 18.1% 9.6% 10.0%
Unrestricted net assets $537,451 $221,559 $592,036 $693,730 $849,737
Temporarily restricted net assets $129,201 $542,241 $189,909 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $129,201 $542,241 $189,909 $0 $530,208
Total net assets $666,652 $763,800 $781,945 $998,228 $1,379,945

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Material data errors No No No Yes No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Stephen F. Byrns

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.


Board of directors
as of 02/17/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mr. Peter Boodell

Indus Capital Partners

Term: 2022 - 2024

Peter Boodell

Ann Carmel

Elizabeth Fitzgerald

Barbara Israel

Stephen F. Byrns

Abraham Ofer

Mehdi Ansari

Crystal Barnes

David Carmel

Batya Gorin

Ali Granmayeh

Catherine A. Ludden

Lee Michel

Heena Pai

Edward Sabol

Betsy Pinover Schiff

Virginia Chambers Keim

Nortrud Wolf Spero

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/17/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

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