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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

The Atlanta Botanical Garden

Developing and maintaining plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment

four stars

90.32

1345 Piedmont Avenue, NE Atlanta, GA 30309
tel: (404) 876-5859   Web Site
EIN: 58-1313284

Board Leadership
Carol B. Tomé
Board Chair

CEO
Mary Pat Matheson
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.32 four stars
  Financial 91.87 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden as a non-profit is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment.

The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden as a non-profit is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment.

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Financial

four stars

91.87

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
82.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.19
  Program Expenses Growth 10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Atlanta Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Atlanta Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Atlanta Botanical Garden (GA) 90.32 four stars
Tulsa Botanic Garden (OK) 86.66 three stars
Huntsville Botanical Garden (AL) 89.92 three stars
Arboretum Foundation (WA) 87.40 three stars
Wave Hill (NY) 88.25 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,981,741
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $4,442,790
   Fundraising Events $317,832
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $349,106
Total Contributions $8,091,469
   Program Service Revenue $8,708,111
Total Primary Revenue $16,799,580
   Other Revenue $9,031,698
TOTAL REVENUE $25,831,278
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $21,043,220
   Administrative Expenses $2,827,808
   Fundraising Expenses $1,500,570
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,371,598
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $459,680
   
Net Assets $122,925,107

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
Garden $19,257,006 91.5%
Events $1,357,257 6.4%
Research to Save Rare and Endangered Species $428,957 2.0%

Ratings History
The Atlanta Botanical Garden has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 90.32 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 92.32 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 93.53 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 91.18 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.53 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 92.11 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 94.90 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 81.56 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 78.90 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 77.76 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 73.46 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 73.20 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 80.35 three stars
2007-12 08/01/2009 82.03 three stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 88.91 three stars
2005-12 05/01/2007 91.96 four 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 58-1313284
Name in IRS Master File ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN INC
NTEE Code C41
NTEE Classification Botanical Gardens, Arboreta and Botanical Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 June, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$582,661 2.29% Mary Pat Matheson President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Atlanta Botanical Garden (GA) 90.32 four stars
The Holden Arboretum (OH) 88.38 three stars
Friends of the National Arboretum (DC) 86.78 three stars
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (IA) 92.01 four stars
Worcester County Horticultural Society (MA) 87.47 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
tel: (404) 876-5859
fax: (404) 876-7472
EIN: 58-1313284

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Board Leadership

Carol B. Tomé
Board Chair

CEO

Mary Pat Matheson
President & CEO

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