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...501(c)(3) organization

...Donations are tax-deductible

...http://www.cmzoo.org

...4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road
Colorado Springs CO 80906 

719-633-9925


Colorado Springs CO | IRS ruling year: 1939 | EIN: 84-0407039  

 

A leader in conservation, captive breeding and animal care, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo connects people with wildlife and wild places through experiences that inspire action. Our vision is that every kid, of any age, will have an experience for a lifetime with every visit.
Founded in 1926, the Zoo is a place where memories are made and people of all ages and all walks of life come together to explore the animal kingdom. The Zoo is open every day of the year and is home to more than 1,000 animals representing approximately 142 species, 30 of which are endangered.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is involved in animal conservation efforts around the world including giraffe in Uganda, elephants and black rhinoceros in Kenya, Cape griffon vultures in South Africa, orangutans in Indonesia, amphibians in Panama, and black-footed ferrets and Wyoming toads in the western United States. Through the Zoo's Quarters for Conservation program, over $3M has been raised for field conservation since 2008.

 


Rating Information

Great


This charity's score is 97%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.


This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 90% Accountability & Finance, 10% Leadership & Adaptability. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

 Important note on the timeliness of ratings

The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

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  • Impact & Results
  • Accountability & Finance
  • Culture & Community
  • Leadership & Adaptability
Accountability & Finance
Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability

 

Accountability & Finance

 

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has earned a 97% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year published by the IRS. 

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Accountability and Transparency
...Full Credit
  
...Partial Credit
  
...No Credit
  
...Not Applicable
Governance
Policies
Transparency

Financial Metrics
...Full Credit
  
...Partial Credit
  
...No Credit
  
...Not Applicable
...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 8.40% - 10/10 pts
...Working Capital Ratio - 4.84 years - 10/10 pts
...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.15 - 7.5/10 pts
...Administrative Expense Ratio - 13.90% - 10/10 pts
...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 4.90% - 10/10 pts
...Program Expense Ratio - 81.10% - 8.88/10 pts
...Program Expense Growth - 10.66% - 10/10 pts

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