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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

McKee Botanical Garden

Nurturing a historic garden in a unique tropical setting

86.69

350 U.S. Highway One Vero Beach, FL 32962
tel: (772) 794-0601   Web Site
EIN: 65-1189895

Board Leadership
Earl Morgan III
President

CEO
Christine Hobart
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.69
  Financial 81.62
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 04/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

McKee Botanical Garden is a cultural organization located at the southern gateway to Vero Beach, Florida, with the mission of "nurturing and enhancing a historic garden in a unique tropical setting for the education, enjoyment and enrichment of all." The garden is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a historic Florida landmark. McKee Botanical Garden is known for its 18-acre subtropical jungle hammock, filled with plants appropriate for horticultural growing zone 9B. This dense and diverse collection also features several restored architectural treasures.

McKee Botanical Garden is a cultural organization located at the southern gateway to Vero Beach, Florida, with the mission of "nurturing and enhancing a historic garden in a unique tropical setting for the education, enjoyment and enrichment of all." The garden is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a historic Florida landmark. McKee Botanical Garden is known for its 18-acre subtropical jungle hammock, filled with plants appropriate for horticultural growing zone 9B. This dense and diverse collection also features several restored architectural treasures.

Financial

81.62

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
67.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 9.11
  Program Expenses Growth 9.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by McKee Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by McKee Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
McKee Botanical Garden (FL) 86.69
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (CA) 86.19
The New York Botanical Garden (NY) 87.96
Idaho Botanical Gardens (ID) 87.33
Chicago Botanic Garden (IL) 87.86

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $670,516
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $318,772
   Fundraising Events $12,950
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,002,238
   Program Service Revenue $517,677
Total Primary Revenue $1,519,915
   Other Revenue $136,642
TOTAL REVENUE $1,656,557
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,258,037
   Administrative Expenses $192,316
   Fundraising Expenses $320,966
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,771,319
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-114,762
   
Net Assets $14,670,424

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 04/01/2022 86.69
2019-06 04/01/2020 82.57
2018-06 06/01/2019 80.88
2017-06 05/01/2018 81.60
2016-06 03/01/2017 81.44
2015-06 06/01/2016 82.69
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 83.18
2014-06 09/01/2015 80.45
2013-06 07/01/2014 82.74

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 65-1189895
Name in IRS Master File MCKEE BOTANICAL GARDEN 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
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 August, 2003
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
$127,103 7.17% Christine Hobart Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
McKee Botanical Garden (FL) 86.69
Huntsville Botanical Garden (AL) 85.05
Olbrich Botanical Society (WI) 92.24
Worcester County Horticultural Society (MA) 87.60
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest (KY) 88.61

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Charity Contact Info

McKee Botanical Garden
350 U.S. Highway One
Vero Beach, FL 32962
tel: (772) 794-0601
EIN: 65-1189895

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Board Leadership

Earl Morgan III
President

CEO

Christine Hobart
Executive Director

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