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Cleveland Botanical Garden

Blending education, social responsibility, culture and environmental stewardship

two stars

71.80

11030 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106
tel: (216) 721-1600   Web Site
EIN: 34-0239538

Board Leadership
Bradley E. Turner
Chair

CEO
Jill Koski
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.80 two stars
  Financial 71.62 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 72.00 two stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Cleveland Botanical Garden was founded in 1930 as the Garden Center of Greater Cleveland. The Garden's mission is grounded in the belief that quality-of-life can be improved through a better understanding of the interdependence of plants, people, and the environment. From our home base in University Circle, to our off-site urban learning gardens and outdoor classrooms at Cleveland schools, the Garden provides sensory-rich environments to promote life-long learning. Our mission, blending education, social responsibility, culture and environmental stewardship helps people of all ages and backgrounds appreciate and benefit from the positive role that plants play in their lives.

Cleveland Botanical Garden was founded in 1930 as the Garden Center of Greater Cleveland. The Garden's mission is grounded in the belief that quality-of-life can be improved through a better understanding of the interdependence of plants, people, and the environment. From our home base in University Circle, to our off-site urban learning gardens and outdoor classrooms at Cleveland schools, the Garden provides sensory-rich environments to promote life-long learning. Our mission, blending education, social responsibility, culture and environmental stewardship helps people of all ages and backgrounds appreciate and benefit from the positive role that plants play in their lives.

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Financial

two stars

71.62

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

72.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
73.2%
  Administrative Expenses 17.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.31
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.90
  Program Expenses Growth -8.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 39.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cleveland Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cleveland Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cleveland Botanical Garden (OH) 71.80 two stars
The Polly Hill Arboretum (MA) 88.94 three stars
Tulsa Botanic Garden (OK) 86.66 three stars
The Morton Arboretum (IL) 91.22 four stars
Denver Botanic Gardens (CO) 95.41 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $668,090
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $568,018
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $239,395
Total Contributions $1,475,503
   Program Service Revenue $1,814,977
Total Primary Revenue $3,290,480
   Other Revenue $477,575
TOTAL REVENUE $3,768,055
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,906,133
   Administrative Expenses $1,376,702
   Fundraising Expenses $498,945
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,781,780
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,013,725
   
Net Assets $23,950,321

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
2018-09 02/01/2020 71.80 two stars
2017-09 02/01/2019 72.19 two stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 74.98 two stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 83.22 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 87.30 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 86.46 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 84.04 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 85.41 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 84.40 three stars
2008-12 09/20/2011 86.42 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2008-12 07/01/2010 83.60 three stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 76.05 two stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 70.32 two stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 84.49 three stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 80.40 three stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 80.30 three stars
2002-12 03/01/2004 76.29 two stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 78.33 two stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 86.39 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 34-0239538
Name in IRS Master File CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDEN
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 (356) Garden club
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 August, 1937
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Jill Koski President & CEO $39,776
Other Salaries of Note
$117,241 1.72% Patricia Roberts-Lichko VP of Operations --
$111,251 1.64% David Lowery VP of Marketing & Communications --
Not compensated -- Clement W. Hamilton Former President & CEO $269,729
Not compensated -- Paul R. Abbey Interim President & CEO $158,544

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cleveland Botanical Garden (OH) 71.80 two stars
The Atlanta Botanical Garden (GA) 90.32 four stars
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest (KY) 88.89 three stars
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society (TX) 88.35 three stars
Santa Fe Botanical Garden (NM) 85.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
tel: (216) 721-1600
EIN: 34-0239538

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 933223
Cleveland, OH 44193

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Board Leadership

Bradley E. Turner
Chair

CEO

Jill Koski
President & CEO

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