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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Connecting people to the world of plants, fostering delight, curiosity and environmental stewardship

four stars

92.32

1000 Washington Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11225
tel: (718) 623-7202   Web Site
EIN: 11-2417338

Board Leadership
Frederick Bland
Chairman

CEO
Scot Medbury
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.32 four stars
  Financial 89.91 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

89.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.78
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Brooklyn Botanic Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Brooklyn Botanic Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (NY) 92.32 four stars
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest (KY) 87.15 three stars
The New York Botanical Garden (NY) 90.14 four stars
Norfolk Botanical Garden (VA) 89.29 three stars
Descanso Gardens Guild (CA) 86.54 three stars

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Growing from its humble beginnings as an ash dump in the late 1800s, Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) has come to represent the very best in urban gardening and horticultural display. Its mission is to connect people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. In the Garden, in its community, and well beyond, BBG inspires people of all ages through the conservation, display, and enjoyment of plants; with educational programs that emphasize learning by doing; and with research focused on understanding and conserving regional plants and plant communities.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,794,159
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,425,801
   Fundraising Events $868,514
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,999,850
Total Contributions $22,088,324
   Program Service Revenue $3,074,633
Total Primary Revenue $25,162,957
   Other Revenue $24,835,947
TOTAL REVENUE $49,998,904
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,283,672
   Administrative Expenses $2,472,627
   Fundraising Expenses $2,009,836
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,766,135
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $29,232,769
   
Net Assets $77,760,920

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
Horticulture $4,081,061 25.1%
Maintenance $3,324,297 20.4%
Education & Outreach Programs $3,031,352 18.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 10/01/2016 92.32 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.62 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 84.58 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 84.29 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 90.53 four stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 89.85 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.43 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 81.81 three stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 85.87 three stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 92.33 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 90.22 four stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 79.72 two stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 70.34 two stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 82.30 three stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 86.42 three stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 83.67 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 11-2417338
Name in IRS Master File BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN CORPORATION
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 (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(199) Other scientific research 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 May, 1977
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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
$256,345 1.23% Scot Medbury President

Growing from its humble beginnings as an ash dump in the late 1800s, Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) has come to represent the very best in urban gardening and horticultural display. Its mission is to connect people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. In the Garden, in its community, and well beyond, BBG inspires people of all ages through the conservation, display, and enjoyment of plants; with educational programs that emphasize learning by doing; and with research focused on understanding and conserving regional plants and plant communities.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (NY) 92.32 four stars
The Morton Arboretum (IL) 92.02 four stars
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (PA) 92.71 four stars
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (VA) 96.17 four stars
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (MI) 92.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
tel: (718) 623-7202
EIN: 11-2417338

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Board Leadership

Frederick Bland
Chairman

CEO

Scot Medbury
President

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