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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Idaho Botanical Gardens

Cultivate. Educate. Celebrate.

three stars

89.35

2355 Old Penitentiary Road Boise, ID 83712
tel: (208) 343-8649   Web Site
EIN: 82-0379274

Board Leadership
Caroline Merritt
President

CEO
Erin Anderson
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.35 three stars
  Financial 89.72 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Located in Boise's Old Penitentiary Historic District, the Idaho Botanical Garden is dedicated to enhancing our community's quality of life through fostering a love of nature and developing intellectual curiosity in people of all ages. Originally the site of the tree nursery and grounds of the State Penitentiary, the Garden is a living museum. The Garden provides enriching garden experiences through educational programs, botanical collections, a variety of entertainment, cultural and community events. It is also a refreshing and inspiring year-round outdoor destination for local residents and out-of-town visitors.

Located in Boise's Old Penitentiary Historic District, the Idaho Botanical Garden is dedicated to enhancing our community's quality of life through fostering a love of nature and developing intellectual curiosity in people of all ages. Originally the site of the tree nursery and grounds of the State Penitentiary, the Garden is a living museum. The Garden provides enriching garden experiences through educational programs, botanical collections, a variety of entertainment, cultural and community events. It is also a refreshing and inspiring year-round outdoor destination for local residents and out-of-town visitors.

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Financial

three stars

89.72

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
84.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.40
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Idaho Botanical Gardens on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Idaho Botanical Gardens on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Idaho Botanical Gardens (ID) 89.35 three stars
The Morton Arboretum (IL) 91.01 four stars
The New York Botanical Garden (NY) 91.42 four stars
San Antonio Botanical Garden Society (TX) 88.42 three stars
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society (TX) 92.50 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $534,301
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $293,595
   Fundraising Events $28,075
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $18,338
Total Contributions $874,309
   Program Service Revenue $963,519
Total Primary Revenue $1,837,828
   Other Revenue $18,338
TOTAL REVENUE $1,856,946
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,185,210
   Administrative Expenses $189,493
   Fundraising Expenses $82,486
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,457,189
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $399,757
   
Net Assets $1,912,093

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
Education $109,481 9.2%
Visitor Services $590,453 49.8%
Horticulture $485,276 40.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 07/01/2019 89.35 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 82-0379274
Name in IRS Master File IDAHO BOTANICAL GARDENS INC
NTEE Code C41
NTEE Classification Botanical Gardens, Arboreta and Botanical Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 October, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$71,173 4.88% Erin Anderson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Idaho Botanical Gardens (ID) 89.35 three stars
San Antonio Botanical Garden Society (TX) 88.42 three stars
The Atlanta Botanical Garden (GA) 92.32 four stars
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (NY) 91.86 four stars
Missouri Botanical Garden (MO) 87.76 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Idaho Botanical Gardens
2355 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712
tel: (208) 343-8649
EIN: 82-0379274

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Board Leadership

Caroline Merritt
President

CEO

Erin Anderson
Executive Director

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