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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums (Grantmaking)

Minnesota Zoo Foundation

Raising funds for the Minnesota Zoo

three stars

82.05

13000 Zoo Boulevard Apple Valley, MN 55124
tel: (800) 366-7811   Web Site
EIN: 51-0147653

Board Leadership
John Geisler
Chair

CEO
Tony Grundhauser
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.05 three stars
  Financial 74.62 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Minnesota Zoo Foundation's primary purpose is to raise funds for the Minnesota Zoo. Founded in 1978, the Minnesota Zoo exists to connect people, animals, and the natural world. We are dedicated to inspiring guests to act on behalf of wildlife and wild lands. To accomplish this, we provide award-winning recreational, educational, and conservation programs, locally, nationally, and internationally.

The Minnesota Zoo Foundation's primary purpose is to raise funds for the Minnesota Zoo. Founded in 1978, the Minnesota Zoo exists to connect people, animals, and the natural world. We are dedicated to inspiring guests to act on behalf of wildlife and wild lands. To accomplish this, we provide award-winning recreational, educational, and conservation programs, locally, nationally, and internationally.

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Financial

two stars

74.62

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
66.2%
  Administrative Expenses 23.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.92
  Program Expenses Growth -11.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minnesota Zoo Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minnesota Zoo Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Zoo Foundation (MN) 82.05 three stars
Friends of the Zoo (TN) 92.74 four stars
Fort Wayne Zoological Society (IN) 87.14 three stars
North Carolina Zoological Society (NC) 91.16 four stars
Oregon Zoo Foundation (OR) 95.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,438,498
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $542,616
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,981,114
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,981,114
   Other Revenue $18,812
TOTAL REVENUE $10,999,926
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,912,401
   Administrative Expenses $1,040,435
   Fundraising Expenses $437,387
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,390,223
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,609,703
   
Net Assets $13,148,429

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Provide Grants to Minnesota Zoo $1,540,623 80.6%
Grants to Support Zoo Related Conservation & Education Activities $371,778 19.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 82.05 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 86.94 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 85.60 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 84.20 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 91.13 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 90.69 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 88.18 three stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 85.51 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 80.66 three stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 95.95 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 95.76 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 95.55 four stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 95.87 four stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 94.98 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 94.90 four stars
2006-06 09/01/2007 73.60 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 69.63 one star
2004-06 05/01/2005 69.78 one star
2003-06 03/01/2004 62.51 one star
2002-06 09/01/2003 74.06 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 51-0147653
Name in IRS Master File MINNESOTA ZOO FOUNDATION
NTEE Code D11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$177,404 5.23% Anthony Grundhauser Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Zoo Foundation (MN) 82.05 three stars
Elmwood Park Zoo (PA) 89.48 three stars
Friends of the Zoo (TN) 92.74 four stars
Como Friends (MN) 89.39 three stars
Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society (WI) 88.43 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Minnesota Zoo Foundation
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN 55124
tel: (800) 366-7811
fax: (952) 431-9300
TTY: (800) 627-3529
EIN: 51-0147653

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Board Leadership

John Geisler
Chair

CEO

Tony Grundhauser
Executive Director

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