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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

San Antonio Botanical Garden Society

Inspiring people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives

three stars

88.42

555 Funston Place San Antonio, TX 78209
tel: (210) 536-1400   Web Site
EIN: 74-2178792

Board Leadership
John Troy
President

CEO
Bob Brackman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.42 three stars
  Financial 87.88 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the San Antonio Botanical Garden society is to inspire people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives. Community events sponsored by the Botanical Society heighten public awareness of the Botanical Garden. Marketing and public relations efforts further extend the role of the Botanical Society in making the Botanical Garden a compelling attraction for the City of San Antonio.

The mission of the San Antonio Botanical Garden society is to inspire people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives. Community events sponsored by the Botanical Society heighten public awareness of the Botanical Garden. Marketing and public relations efforts further extend the role of the Botanical Society in making the Botanical Garden a compelling attraction for the City of San Antonio.

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Financial

three stars

87.88

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 11.01
  Program Expenses Growth 21.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Antonio Botanical Garden Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Antonio Botanical Garden Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Antonio Botanical Garden Society (TX) 88.42 three stars
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest (KY) 88.89 three stars
The Holden Arboretum (OH) 91.14 four stars
Wave Hill (NY) 87.08 three stars
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (ME) 85.71 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,130,855
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $232,150
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,363,005
   Program Service Revenue $990,297
Total Primary Revenue $6,353,302
   Other Revenue $402,860
TOTAL REVENUE $6,756,162
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,182,829
   Administrative Expenses $149,622
   Fundraising Expenses $492,769
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,825,220
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,930,942
   
Net Assets $26,004,221

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
Visitors to the Garden $1,573,596 72.1%
Education Programs $577,062 26.4%
Plant Sales $32,171 1.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 88.42 three stars
2016-12 09/01/2018 89.41 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 90.06 four stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 85.88 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.14 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 86.80 three stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 75.90 two stars
2011-12 11/01/2013 78.26 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 74-2178792
Name in IRS Master File SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN SOCIETY INC
NTEE Code C41
NTEE Classification Botanical Gardens, Arboreta and Botanical Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (199) Other scientific research activities
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 September, 1981
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
$58,199 2.05% John R Brackman Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$88,118 3.11% Joan H Wright Controller

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Antonio Botanical Garden Society (TX) 88.42 three stars
Native Plant Trust (MA) 89.30 three stars
Chicago Botanic Garden (IL) 88.85 three stars
The Morton Arboretum (IL) 91.01 four stars
San Diego Botanic Garden (CA) 85.88 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

San Antonio Botanical Garden Society
555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209
tel: (210) 536-1400
EIN: 74-2178792

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Board Leadership

John Troy
President

CEO

Bob Brackman
Executive Director

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