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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

93.53

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

Board Leadership
Mason W. Stephenson
Board Chair

CEO
Mary Pat Matheson
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.53 four stars
  Financial 94.11 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

94.11

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.91
  Program Expenses Growth 11.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.2%
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) 93.53 four stars
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (PA) 92.71 four stars
Naples Botanical Garden (FL) 91.98 four stars
The Horticultural Society of New York (NY) 88.75 three stars
National Tropical Botanical Garden (HI) 90.16 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,559,057
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $3,015,207
   Fundraising Events $10,750
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $19,291
Total Contributions $18,604,305
   Program Service Revenue $5,339,864
Total Primary Revenue $23,944,169
   Other Revenue $3,856,917
TOTAL REVENUE $27,801,086
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,998,610
   Administrative Expenses $1,938,172
   Fundraising Expenses $1,148,892
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,085,674
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $10,715,412
   
Net Assets $100,437,268

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 $12,580,878 89.9%

Ratings History
The Atlanta Botanical Garden has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$359,647 2.10% Mary Pat Matheson Executive Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Atlanta Botanical Garden (GA) 93.53 four stars
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest (KY) 87.15 three stars
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society (TX) 86.07 three stars
San Antonio Botanical Garden Society (TX) 85.88 three stars
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (IA) 91.61 four 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

Mason W. Stephenson
Board Chair

CEO

Mary Pat Matheson
President & CEO

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