Cincinnati, OH – The Cincinnati Parks Foundation received a Four Star rating from Charity Navigator, a nonprofit that evaluates the Financial Health and Accountability and Transparency of 6,000 of America’s largest charities. This is the 2nd consecutive Four Star rating for the Cincinnati Parks sharing this honor with only 17% of the charities reviewed.
Charities are rated on seven Performance Metrics including: Program and Administrative Expenses; Fundraising Efficiency; Primary Revenue and Expense Growth and Working Capital Ratio. The Parks received a nearly perfect score of 69.96 out of 70 for its financial health and a 59.00 on Accountability & Transparency giving an overall total of 62.21, or a 4 star ranking.
Cincinnati Parks Foundation works to build broad-based private/public partnerships supporting the conservation and enhancement of our city’s parks and greenspaces. The Foundation is fully funded by private contributions, grants, planned gifts, corporate and in-kind support.
Cincinnati ranked 4th among the top 30 U.S. metropolitan areas for philanthropy, according to this same study conducted by Charity Navigator.
ABOUT CINCINNATI PARKS
Park properties constitute over 5,000 acres, approximately 10% of the City’s total land area. Parklands consist of 5 regional parks, 5 river parks, 70 neighborhood parks, 34 natural preserves, 5 neighborhood nature centers, 52 playgrounds, 5 parkways, 18 scenic overlooks, over 500 floral beds, 65 miles of hiking & bridle trails, wheelchair accessible paths, public art work and park architecture, and over 80,000 street trees. For more information, call the Cincinnati Parks Visitor Center (513) 352-4080 or visit www.cincinnatiparks.com.