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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

San Diego Botanic Garden

inspire people of all ages to connect with plants and nature

four stars

90.83

230 Quail Gardens Drive Encinitas, CA 92024
tel: (760) 436-3036   Web Site
EIN: 95-6120581

Board Leadership
John DeWald
Chair

CEO
Ari Novy, PhD
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.83 four stars
  Financial 87.67 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Quail Botanical Gardens Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1970 to preserve and support what is now known as San Diego Botanic Garden. The mission of the Garden is to "inspire people of all ages to connect with plants and nature." The Garden works to conserve rare and endangered plants and their ecosystems; promote sustainable use of natural resources; to collect beautiful, fascinating and /or significant plants and display them in attractive gardens for recreation and learning; to educate the public about plants and their vital role in human lives and in the natural environment; to provide a peaceful setting for the public to experience nature's beauty; to encourage the presence of indigenous wildlife; and to preserve significant historic plantings and structures in the gardens.

Quail Botanical Gardens Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1970 to preserve and support what is now known as San Diego Botanic Garden. The mission of the Garden is to "inspire people of all ages to connect with plants and nature." The Garden works to conserve rare and endangered plants and their ecosystems; promote sustainable use of natural resources; to collect beautiful, fascinating and /or significant plants and display them in attractive gardens for recreation and learning; to educate the public about plants and their vital role in human lives and in the natural environment; to provide a peaceful setting for the public to experience nature's beauty; to encourage the presence of indigenous wildlife; and to preserve significant historic plantings and structures in the gardens.

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Financial

three stars

87.67

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
70.6%
  Administrative Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.03
  Program Expenses Growth 9.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Diego Botanic Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Diego Botanic Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Diego Botanic Garden (CA) 90.83 four stars
Ruth Bancroft Garden (CA) 88.80 three stars
Tulsa Botanic Garden (OK) 86.66 three stars
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (CA) 90.22 four stars
Arboretum Foundation (WA) 85.16 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,075,554
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $190,383
   Fundraising Events $182,112
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,448,049
   Program Service Revenue $1,827,081
Total Primary Revenue $4,275,130
   Other Revenue $264,782
TOTAL REVENUE $4,539,912
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,630,217
   Administrative Expenses $426,669
   Fundraising Expenses $577,107
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,633,993
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $905,919
   
Net Assets $10,532,569

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
Preservation and Maintenance of Botanical Garden $2,156,778 82.0%
Educational Programs and Activities $473,439 18.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2020 90.83 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 85.88 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 84.42 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2017 81.23 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2017 81.23 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 80.60 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 79.88 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 70.88 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 74.17 two stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 70.79 two stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 79.81 two stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 90.13 four stars
2010-06 10/01/2011 92.49 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 87.32 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 90.17 four stars
2009-06 11/24/2010 76.31 two stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 77.71 two stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 87.18 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 95.42 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 95-6120581
Name in IRS Master File QUAIL GARDENS FOUNDATION 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 (356) Garden club
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 July, 1963
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
$37,500 1.03% Ari Novy Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$131,453 3.61% Julian Duval Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Diego Botanic Garden (CA) 90.83 four stars
Denver Botanic Gardens (CO) 95.41 four stars
The Holden Arboretum (OH) 88.38 three stars
Wave Hill (NY) 91.16 four stars
Friends of the National Arboretum (DC) 86.78 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

San Diego Botanic Garden
230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
tel: (760) 436-3036
fax: (760) 632-0917
EIN: 95-6120581

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 230005
Encinitas, CA 92023

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Board Leadership

John DeWald
Chair

CEO

Ari Novy, PhD
President & CEO

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