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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Huntsville Botanical Garden

The community's garden

four stars

90.09

4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805
tel: (877) 930-4447   Web Site
EIN: 63-0800109

Board Leadership
Penny Billings
Chair

CEO
Paula Steigerwald
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.09 four stars
  Financial 91.32 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Huntsville Botanical Garden's mission is to achieve world-class recognition by balancing year-round botanical displays, strong educational programs and specialized research. The unique aspect of our Garden will be the blending of traditional botanical garden elements, the aesthetic heritage of our region, the conservation of our natural resources, and our thrust into the future.

Huntsville Botanical Garden's mission is to achieve world-class recognition by balancing year-round botanical displays, strong educational programs and specialized research. The unique aspect of our Garden will be the blending of traditional botanical garden elements, the aesthetic heritage of our region, the conservation of our natural resources, and our thrust into the future.

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Financial

four stars

91.32

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 16.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.58
  Program Expenses Growth 19.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Huntsville Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Huntsville Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Huntsville Botanical Garden (AL) 90.09 four stars
Idaho Botanical Gardens (ID) 89.35 three stars
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest (KY) 88.89 three stars
Chicago Botanic Garden (IL) 88.85 three stars
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society (TX) 92.50 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,243,724
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $687,857
   Fundraising Events $966,228
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $223,000
Total Contributions $3,120,809
   Program Service Revenue $573,056
Total Primary Revenue $3,693,865
   Other Revenue $1,313,648
TOTAL REVENUE $5,007,513
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,267,791
   Administrative Expenses $823,372
   Fundraising Expenses $137,096
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,228,259
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-220,746
   
Net Assets $19,294,441

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
Botanical Displays, Education, and Research $4,267,791 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 10/01/2019 90.09 four stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 89.76 three stars
2016-09 08/01/2017 89.92 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 63-0800109
Name in IRS Master File HUNTSVILLE MADISON COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDEN SOCIETY 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 (379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification 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 March, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$156,017 2.98% Paula Steigerwald CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Huntsville Botanical Garden (AL) 90.09 four stars
Wave Hill (NY) 91.16 four stars
Missouri Botanical Garden (MO) 87.76 three stars
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (ME) 85.71 three stars
American Horticultural Society (VA) 86.89 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Huntsville Botanical Garden
4747 Bob Wallace Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35805
tel: (877) 930-4447
fax: (256) 830-5314
EIN: 63-0800109

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Board Leadership

Penny Billings
Chair

CEO

Paula Steigerwald
Chief Executive Officer

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