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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Enrichment, inspiration and enjoyment of nature

536 N. Eastern Blvd. Fayetteville, NC 28301
tel: (910) 486-0221   Web Site
EIN: 56-1673281

Board Leadership
Dennis Walters

Adriana Quinones
Interim Executive Director



Cape Fear Botanical Garden has historically reported fundraising expenses on their federal tax return called the Form 990. However, Cape Fear Botanical Garden’s most recent Form 990 for 06/2019 does not list fundraising expenses. Based on our experience, charities are only rarely able to raise substantial sums of money without incurring any associated fundraising costs. We have reached out to Cape Fear Botanical Garden for further clarification, but have not received an adequate explanation and have thus issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory.

The nature of the atypical financial reporting issues identified are such that Charity Navigator has issued this CN Advisory to provide donors with information that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 83.14 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 84.64 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 83.63 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 82.23 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.32 three stars
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 83.67 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 84.06 three stars
2012-06 02/01/2014 86.11 three 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 56-1673281
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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 May, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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Charity Contact Info

Cape Fear Botanical Garden
536 N. Eastern Blvd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
tel: (910) 486-0221
fax: (910) 486-4209
EIN: 56-1673281

Mail donations to:
PO Box 53485
Fayetteville, NC 28305

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Board Leadership

Dennis Walters


Adriana Quinones
Interim Executive Director

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