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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Inspiring people to value plants, garden design and the natural world

two stars

78.11

799 Pinkerton Run Road Oakdale, PA 15071
tel: (412) 444-4464   Web Site
EIN: 25-1648405

Board Leadership
Susan Edwards
Board Chair

CEO
Keith Kaiser
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.11 two stars
  Financial 71.07 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1991, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden inspires people to value plants, garden design and the natural world by cultivating plant collections of the Allegheny Plateau and temperate regions, creating display gardens, conducting educational programs and conserving the environment. The 460 acre Garden is unique among cultural institutions, providing inspiration and education about the quality of life resulting from living in harmony with the earth.

Founded in 1991, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden inspires people to value plants, garden design and the natural world by cultivating plant collections of the Allegheny Plateau and temperate regions, creating display gardens, conducting educational programs and conserving the environment. The 460 acre Garden is unique among cultural institutions, providing inspiration and education about the quality of life resulting from living in harmony with the earth.

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Financial

two stars

71.07

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
55.8%
  Administrative Expenses 25.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 9.71
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pittsburgh Botanic Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pittsburgh Botanic Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden (PA) 78.11 two stars
Arboretum Foundation (WA) 87.40 three stars
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (NY) 91.86 four stars
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society (CA) 89.32 three stars
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (CA) 90.22 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,982,532
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $76,097
   Fundraising Events $118,500
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $942,817
Total Contributions $4,119,946
   Program Service Revenue $89,246
Total Primary Revenue $4,209,192
   Other Revenue $444,327
TOTAL REVENUE $4,653,519
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $839,584
   Administrative Expenses $411,034
   Fundraising Expenses $268,403
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,519,021
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,134,498
   
Net Assets $14,920,715

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
Building the Garden $392,370 46.7%
Garden Operations $347,769 41.4%
Outreach and Education $99,445 11.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 78.11 two stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 81.44 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 79.52 two stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 79.05 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 25-1648405
Name in IRS Master File PITTSBURGH BOTANIC GARDEN
NTEE Code O99
NTEE Classification Youth Development N.E.C.
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (233) Horticultural group
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, 1991
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$88,548 5.82% Keith Kaiser Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden (PA) 78.11 two stars
Naples Botanical Garden (FL) 91.52 four stars
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (VA) 92.08 four stars
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (CA) 90.22 four stars
The Holden Arboretum (OH) 88.38 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
799 Pinkerton Run Road
Oakdale, PA 15071
tel: (412) 444-4464
EIN: 25-1648405

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Board Leadership

Susan Edwards
Board Chair

CEO

Keith Kaiser
Executive Director

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