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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Blank Park Zoo

Iowa's wildest adventure

four stars

93.19

7401 Southwest Ninth Street Des Moines, IA 50315
tel: (515) 974-2584   Web Site
EIN: 42-1171821

Board Leadership
Ray Hansen
Chairman

CEO
Mark Vukovich
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.19 four stars
  Financial 91.25 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

91.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
73.6%
  Administrative Expenses 22.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.88
  Program Expenses Growth 9.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blank Park Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blank Park Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blank Park Zoo (IA) 93.19 four stars
San Francisco Zoo (CA) 85.38 three stars
The Philadelphia Zoo (PA) 89.05 three stars
Houston Zoo (TX) 96.34 four stars
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (OH) 90.39 four stars

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The mission of the Blank Park Zoo is to inspire an appreciation of the natural world through conservation, education and recreation. The Blank Park Zoo manages 49 acres of land. Of that, 22 acres have been developed into animal exhibits or facilities. Currently there are 104 different animal species and 1,484 animal specimens cared for at the Blank Park Zoo. The Blank Park Zoo's Conservation Committee works to raise funds to support organizations and projects around the world dedicated to the same conservation ideals.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,978,971
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $440,000
   Government Grants $290,000
Total Contributions $2,708,971
   Program Service Revenue $3,774,150
Total Primary Revenue $6,483,121
   Other Revenue $692,931
TOTAL REVENUE $7,176,052
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,709,011
   Administrative Expenses $1,425,160
   Fundraising Expenses $260,925
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,395,096
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $780,956
   
Net Assets $17,036,979

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-10 07/01/2016 93.19 four stars
2014-10 06/01/2016 87.96 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-10 11/01/2015 86.25 three stars
2013-10 02/01/2015 83.70 three stars
2012-10 09/01/2013 86.32 three stars
2011-10 07/01/2012 85.24 three stars
2010-10 09/20/2011 79.93 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-10 11/01/2010 87.05 three stars
2008-10 12/15/2009 93.96 four stars
2007-10 11/01/2008 90.06 four stars
2006-10 11/01/2007 98.01 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 88.03 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 83.05 three stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 74.47 two stars
2002-06 10/01/2003 89.48 three stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 97.33 four 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 42-1171821
Name in IRS Master File BLANK PARK ZOO FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code D11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
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 December, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End October
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • October, 2015
  • October, 2014
  • October, 2013
  • October, 2012
  • October, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$151,469 2.36% Mark Vukovich Chief Executive Officer

The mission of the Blank Park Zoo is to inspire an appreciation of the natural world through conservation, education and recreation. The Blank Park Zoo manages 49 acres of land. Of that, 22 acres have been developed into animal exhibits or facilities. Currently there are 104 different animal species and 1,484 animal specimens cared for at the Blank Park Zoo. The Blank Park Zoo's Conservation Committee works to raise funds to support organizations and projects around the world dedicated to the same conservation ideals.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blank Park Zoo (IA) 93.19 four stars
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens (FL) 93.91 four stars
San Diego Zoo Global (CA) 90.13 four stars
The Philadelphia Zoo (PA) 89.05 three stars
Houston Zoo (TX) 96.34 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Blank Park Zoo
7401 Southwest Ninth Street
Des Moines, IA 50315
tel: (515) 974-2584
fax: (515) 974-2590
EIN: 42-1171821

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Board Leadership

Ray Hansen
Chairman

CEO

Mark Vukovich
Chief Executive Officer

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