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Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation Inc

Buffalo, NY
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Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation Inc

EIN: 16-1405484


Mission

The Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation, Inc., is a charitable 501(c)3 organization established in 1992 to assure the ongoing preservation and care of Forest Lawn’s historically significant buildings, landmarks, arboretum and landscape, and the Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center. In 2024, this charitable mission was expanded to be inclusive of all cemeteries that comprise the Forest Lawn Cemetery Group across Western New York. The Foundation also helps educate teachers, students and the public about the vast cultural, historical, and natural resources within the cemeteries of the Forest Lawn Group. We offer tours, workshops, lectures, theatrical performances and exhibitions that highlight Forest Lawn’s rich history, art, architecture, landscapes and preservation efforts.

Ruling year info

1992

Chief Executive Officer

Julie Snyder

Main address

1411 Delaware Ave

Buffalo, NY 14209 USA

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EIN

16-1405484

Subject area info

Historic preservation

Population served info

Ethnic and racial groups

Retired people

Military personnel

Veterans

NTEE code info

Historical Societies & Historic Preservation (A82)

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

Affiliations

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Docent-Lead Tours of Forest Lawn Cemetery

A wide variety of tours are offered year-round of our historic landscapes, art and architecture, trees/arboretum and nature, with a heavy emphasis on the lives of our "permanent residents." Tours were voted "Best of 716" in 2023.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families
Widows and widowers
Retired people

Where we work

Financials

Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation Inc
Fiscal year: Apr 01 - Mar 31
Financial documents
2023 Annual Audited Financial Statements
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.31

Average of 3.86 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2

Average of 5.8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 4% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Apr 01 - Mar 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Apr 01 - Mar 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Apr 01 - Mar 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation Inc’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 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $2,636 $114,170 $408,875 $66,834 $41,259
As % of expenses 1.2% 57.4% 154.3% 121.9% 20.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$7,602 $107,609 $405,423 $64,684 $39,699
As % of expenses -3.3% 52.4% 151.0% 113.5% 19.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $199,428 $243,294 $114,437 $150,236 $301,349
Total revenue, % change over prior year -90.5% 22.0% -53.0% 31.3% 100.6%
Program services revenue 2.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 2.5% 1.0% 0.3% 0.0%
Investment income 0.4% 0.5% 0.7% 7.5% 3.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.4% 95.0% 98.0% 102.4% 97.0%
Other revenue -2.5% 2.0% 0.3% -10.3% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $218,688 $198,802 $264,954 $54,839 $205,375
Total expenses, % change over prior year -86.5% -9.1% 33.3% -79.3% 274.5%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 7.2% 7.0% 5.4% 23.0% 9.4%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 11.7% 12.6% 4.5% 12.6% 0.9%
Pass-through 64.5% 70.5% 86.0% 13.4% 83.8%
All other expenses 16.7% 9.8% 4.1% 51.1% 5.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $228,926 $205,363 $268,406 $56,989 $206,935
One month of savings $18,224 $16,567 $22,080 $4,570 $17,115
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $200,000 $380,000 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $8,640 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $247,150 $221,930 $499,126 $441,559 $224,050

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 9.3 8.4 2.5 7.6 2.0
Months of cash and investments 12.0 10.7 5.3 23.2 6.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -8.8 -3.2 15.9 53.8 21.4
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $169,800 $139,124 $56,205 $34,883 $34,622
Investments $47,981 $38,313 $60,932 $70,974 $68,907
Receivables $604,368 $670,368 $295,368 $0 $62,790
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $239,347 $239,347 $247,987 $239,347 $239,347
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 16.5% 18.5% 19.3% 20.3% 21.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 58.0% 56.4% 49.8% 6.9% 15.9%
Unrestricted net assets -$161,030 -$53,421 $352,002 $416,686 $456,385
Temporarily restricted net assets $630,715 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $56,540 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $687,255 $607,095 $69,542 $96,584 $140,067
Total net assets $526,225 $553,674 $421,544 $513,270 $596,452

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

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

Chief Executive Officer

Julie Snyder

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 07/09/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Jr. Charles Kreiner

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/1/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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Contractors

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