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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Phoenix Zoo

Promoting the well being of the natural world

four stars

92.39

455 North Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008
tel: (602) 273-1341   Web Site
EIN: 86-0174843

Board Leadership
Philip Peterson
Chair

CEO
Norberto Castro
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.39 four stars
  Financial 89.25 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Phoenix Zoo provides experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.

The Zoo has served more than 42 million people since opening in 1962 and more than 1.5 million people visit the Zoo annually. The Zoo is located on 125 acres in Phoenix's Papago Park, with 40 acres currently developed and is home to more than 1,300 animals including 200 endangered or threatened birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians from around the world. The Zoo has approximately 100 viewing exhibits on four Zoo trails: Africa, Arizona, Children's and Tropics; more than 1,200 plant varieties that make up the botanical collection; and participates in 37 Species Survival Plans to breed and maintain endangered species in captivity.

The Phoenix Zoo provides experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.

The Zoo has served more than 42 million people since opening in 1962 and more than 1.5 million people visit the Zoo annually. The Zoo is located on 125 acres in Phoenix's Papago Park, with 40 acres currently developed and is home to more than 1,300 animals including 200 endangered or threatened birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians from around the world. The Zoo has approximately 100 viewing exhibits on four Zoo trails: Africa, Arizona, Children's and Tropics; more than 1,200 plant varieties that make up the botanical collection; and participates in 37 Species Survival Plans to breed and maintain endangered species in captivity.

Financial

three stars

89.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.33
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.71
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Phoenix Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Phoenix Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Phoenix Zoo (AZ) 92.39 four stars
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (OH) 91.58 four stars
Palm Beach Zoo (FL) 90.68 four stars
Chicago Zoological Society (IL) 87.14 three stars
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (OH) 90.09 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,018,110
   Federated Campaigns $100,348
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $342,376
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,460,834
   Program Service Revenue $22,138,124
Total Primary Revenue $30,598,958
   Other Revenue $269,872
TOTAL REVENUE $30,868,830
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $21,157,514
   Administrative Expenses $3,720,121
   Fundraising Expenses $2,352,149
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $27,229,784
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,639,046
   
Net Assets $49,900,159

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
Zoo Operations $21,157,514 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 92.39 four stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 87.79 three stars
2015-06 05/01/2017 87.57 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 87.25 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.72 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 88.59 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 88.85 three stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 82.99 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2013 83.49 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 79.35 two stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 77.11 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 82.03 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 82.07 three stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 84.17 three stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 80.75 three stars
2006-06 11/01/2007 79.51 two stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 84.92 three stars
2003-09 01/05/2005 77.39 two stars
2002-09 12/01/2003 85.48 three stars
2001-09 02/05/2003 66.42 one star

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

EIN 86-0174843
Name in IRS Master File ARIZONA CENTER FOR NATURE CONSERVATION
NTEE Code D50
NTEE Classification Zoo, Zoological Society
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 June, 1962
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$406,979 1.49% Norberto Castro President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Phoenix Zoo (AZ) 92.39 four stars
Nashville Zoo (TN) 98.99 four stars
The Living Desert (CA) 97.58 four stars
Zoo New England (MA) 93.77 four stars
San Diego Zoo Global (CA) 92.36 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Phoenix Zoo
455 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
tel: (602) 273-1341
fax: (602) 273-7078
EIN: 86-0174843

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Board Leadership

Philip Peterson
Chair

CEO

Norberto Castro
President, CEO

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