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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

79.73

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

Board Leadership
Elie Saad
Board Chair

CEO
Keith Kaiser
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.73
  Financial 73.54
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

73.54

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
57.5%
  Administrative Expenses 25.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 10.81
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.5%
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) 79.73
Arboretum Foundation (WA) 87.65
Denver Botanic Gardens (CO) 95.41
The Polly Hill Arboretum (MA) 85.39
Idaho Botanical Gardens (ID) 87.33

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,628,455
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $80,164
   Fundraising Events $102,500
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,576,579
Total Contributions $3,387,698
   Program Service Revenue $107,204
Total Primary Revenue $3,494,902
   Other Revenue $673,992
TOTAL REVENUE $4,168,894
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,152,027
   Administrative Expenses $326,798
   Fundraising Expenses $266,242
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,745,067
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,423,827
   
Net Assets $17,344,542

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
Garden Operations $605,648 52.6%
Building the Garden $307,020 26.7%
Outreach and Education $239,359 20.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 02/01/2021 79.73
2018-12 02/01/2020 78.11
2017-12 12/21/2018 81.44
2016-12 03/01/2018 79.52
2015-12 07/01/2017 79.05

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$86,106 4.93% Keith Kaiser Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden (PA) 79.73
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (MI) 93.76
The Atlanta Botanical Garden (GA) 91.35
Missouri Botanical Garden (MO) 86.06
North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc. (NC) 90.99

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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

Elie Saad
Board Chair

CEO

Keith Kaiser
Executive Director

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