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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Exploring, explaining and celebrating the world of plants

four stars

92.01

909 Robert D. Ray Drive Des Moines, IA 50309
tel: (515) 323-6290   Web Site
EIN: 42-0540765

Board Leadership
Tim Dunbar
Chairman

CEO
Stephanie Jutila
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.01 four stars
  Financial 97.47 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In pursuit of the mission "exploring, explaining, and celebrating the world of plants," the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden provides a major horticultural and educational center with exceptional gardens, plant collections, and programs in order to promote the deep connections between people and plants, and to help create a more beautiful and sustainable world.

In pursuit of the mission "exploring, explaining, and celebrating the world of plants," the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden provides a major horticultural and educational center with exceptional gardens, plant collections, and programs in order to promote the deep connections between people and plants, and to help create a more beautiful and sustainable world.

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Financial

four stars

97.47

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
84.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.20
  Program Expenses Growth 11.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (IA) 92.01 four stars
The Atlanta Botanical Garden (GA) 90.32 four stars
San Diego Botanic Garden (CA) 90.83 four stars
Missouri Botanical Garden (MO) 86.06 three stars
National Tropical Botanical Garden (HI) 92.42 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $970,902
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $839
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $971,741
   Program Service Revenue $896,895
Total Primary Revenue $1,868,636
   Other Revenue $778,831
TOTAL REVENUE $2,647,467
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,061,144
   Administrative Expenses $155,347
   Fundraising Expenses $79,594
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,296,085
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-648,618
   
Net Assets $17,597,782

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2020 92.01 four stars
2018-06 03/01/2019 91.62 four stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 92.13 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 92.09 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 91.61 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2015 88.34 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 42-0540765
Name in IRS Master File GREATER DES MOINES BOTANICAL GARDEN
NTEE Code C11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 May, 1970
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$103,669 3.14% Stephanie Jutila President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (IA) 92.01 four stars
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FL) 94.80 four stars
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation (MI) 94.18 four stars
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society (TX) 88.35 three stars
Arboretum Foundation (WA) 85.16 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
909 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309
tel: (515) 323-6290
EIN: 42-0540765

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Board Leadership

Tim Dunbar
Chairman

CEO

Stephanie Jutila
President, CEO

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