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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Zoo Atlanta

Inspiring people to value wildlife on Earth and to help safeguard existing species through conservation

four stars

91.81

800 Cherokee Avenue, SE Atlanta, GA 30315
tel: (404) 624-5820   Web Site
EIN: 58-1655184

Board Leadership
John Ripoll
Chair

CEO
Raymond B. King
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.81 four stars
  Financial 96.39 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Zoo Atlanta's mission is to save wildlife and their habitats through research, conservation, education and engaging experiences. The Zoo's efforts connect people to animals and inspire conservation action.

Zoo Atlanta's mission is to save wildlife and their habitats through research, conservation, education and engaging experiences. The Zoo's efforts connect people to animals and inspire conservation action.

Financial

four stars

96.39

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
89.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.75
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Zoo Atlanta on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Zoo Atlanta on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Zoo Atlanta (GA) 91.81 four stars
Sedgwick County Zoological Society (KS) 90.32 four stars
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens (FL) 92.50 four stars
Zoo New England (MA) 93.77 four stars
Nashville Zoo (TN) 98.99 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,328,310
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $3,522,372
   Fundraising Events $635,296
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $250,000
Total Contributions $14,735,978
   Program Service Revenue $11,505,096
Total Primary Revenue $26,241,074
   Other Revenue $3,339,805
TOTAL REVENUE $29,580,879
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $20,558,822
   Administrative Expenses $1,637,933
   Fundraising Expenses $815,046
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,011,801
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,569,078
   
Net Assets $63,838,688

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
Animal Collections $6,828,741 33.2%
Environmental Responsibility and Diversity Efforts $6,135,857 29.8%
Education and Conservation $3,238,094 15.8%

Ratings History
Zoo Atlanta has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 02/01/2018 91.81 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 91.30 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.04 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 86.45 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 86.32 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 86.56 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 84.96 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 85.81 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.41 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 85.57 three stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 81.96 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 87.93 three stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 71.32 two stars
2005-08 07/01/2006 76.84 two stars
2004-08 01/01/2006 65.64 one star
2003-08 06/01/2004 81.79 three stars
2002-08 10/01/2003 85.83 three stars
2001-08 10/15/2002 76.61 two stars
2000-08 04/15/2002 79.14 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 58-1655184
Name in IRS Master File ATLANTA-FULTON COUNTY ZOO INC
NTEE Code D50
NTEE Classification Zoo, Zoological Society
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 March, 1986
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$600,120 2.60% Raymond B. King President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Zoo Atlanta (GA) 91.81 four stars
Sedgwick County Zoological Society (KS) 90.32 four stars
Tulsa Zoo Friends (OK) 85.13 three stars
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (OH) 91.58 four stars
Blank Park Zoo (IA) 87.00 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Avenue, SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
tel: (404) 624-5820
fax: (404) 627-5900
EIN: 58-1655184

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Board Leadership

John Ripoll
Chair

CEO

Raymond B. King
President & CEO

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