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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

92.09

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

Board Leadership
Michelle Book
Chairwoman

CEO
Stephanie Jutila
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.09 four stars
  Financial 98.02 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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

98.02

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
78.1%
  Administrative Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.40
  Program Expenses Growth 42.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
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) 92.09 four stars
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FL) 90.12 four stars
Descanso Gardens Guild (CA) 87.17 three stars
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society (CA) 87.62 three stars
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (CA) 90.05 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,393,258
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $28,980
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,422,238
   Program Service Revenue $577,506
Total Primary Revenue $1,999,744
   Other Revenue $643,576
TOTAL REVENUE $2,643,320
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,186,638
   Administrative Expenses $331,967
   Fundraising Expenses $232,525
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,751,130
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-107,810
   
Net Assets $18,517,418

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 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$96,818 3.51% Stephanie Jutila President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (IA) 92.09 four stars
National Tropical Botanical Garden (HI) 91.76 four stars
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (CA) 90.05 four stars
The Horticultural Society of New York (NY) 88.81 three stars
Chicago Botanic Garden (IL) 90.05 four 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

Michelle Book
Chairwoman

CEO

Stephanie Jutila
President, CEO

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