Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Hermann Park Conservancy

  • Houston, TX
  • www.hermannpark.org

Mission Statement

Hermann Park Conservancy is a citizens' organization dedicated to the stewardship and improvement of Hermann Park - today and for generations to come. The nonprofit organization's goals include: providing a focus for the improvement of Hermann Park through capital projects and maintenance initiatives; promoting the enjoyment of Hermann Park through education and outreach; and preserving Hermann Park's natural resources and increasing the size and health of the tree canopy.

Main Programs

  1. Centennial Campaign for Hermann Park
  2. Conservation and Maintenance
  3. Volunteerism
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

ruling year

1991

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Ms. Doreen Stoller

Keywords

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urban park environment urban wildlife conservation habitat protection

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EIN

76-0327389

 Number

1572276280

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Programs

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

Program 1

Centennial Campaign for Hermann Park

Hermann Park Conservancy set out in 1992 to complete the vision imagined by the Park's early planners. Prestigious landscape architect Laurie Olin developed a master plan to revive the historic Park and guide all improvements. Adopted in 1995, the new plan aimed to increase accessibility, restore the Park's historical elements, encourage community activity through new gathering spaces and increased services, and maintain the Park through thoughtful stewardship programs. Through a public-private partnership with the City of Houston, the Conservancy has secured $93 million toward a $100.7 million goal for phase 2 of the Centennial Campaign for Hermann Park. Half of this goal is comprised of public funds, and the Conservancy manages all projects to ensure their success. All projects undertaken by the Conservancy have been completed on time and under budget.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 2

Conservation and Maintenance

Maintaining infrastructure; mapping and replenishing tree canopy; cultivating native plants and trees

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 3

Volunteerism

Recruiting and maintaining a strong volunteer base for park maintenance and operations and long-term park stewardship. This program adds 20,000 hours of valuable maintenance support to the Park annually.

Category

Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

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Financials

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Hermann Park Conservancy
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Hermann Park Conservancy

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Doreen Stoller

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Through an award-winning public-private partnership with the City of Houston, the Conservancy and the City have seen the completion of many major capital improvements. These projects were part of the Conservancy's Centennial Campaign, aimed at completing many of the master plan's goals during the Park's centennial in 2014 including the opening of the McGovern Centennial Gardens. The Conservancy's focus on developing successful partnerships and leveraging public and private monies has made support for our capital projects and stewardship programs a smart investment for corporate and individual philanthropists. HPC also has a closely guarded reputation as a fiscally conservative organization that doesn't waste money. Rather than spend as we go, HPC raises all of the money necessary for a particular capital project before beginning construction. That attention to fiduciary responsibility gives our financial supporters confidence that the intent of their contribution will be honored. Before we begin any capital project, we engage the community to get their input on how best to improve and preserve Hermann Park."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Danny David

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