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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society

Let nature nurture you

three stars

85.45

8525 Garland Road Dallas, TX 75218
tel: (214) 515-6615   Web Site
EIN: 23-7375815

Board Leadership
Alan Walne
Chairman

CEO
Mary Brinegar
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.45 three stars
  Financial 79.82 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our Mission

The mission of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is to build and maintain a public venue that promotes the art, enjoyment and knowledge of horticulture, while providing opportunities for education and research. We are committed to excellence, good management and fiscal responsibility.

The Dallas Arboretum Today

More than 900,000 visitors from over 70 countries came through our gates in 2012. The Arboretum has been listed among the top three arboretums in the nation in Southwest Spirit Magazine and one of the Best Botanical Gardens in the US by the Travel Channel. The Dallas Arboretum is proud to offer the public an array of popular annual events, educational programs for children and adults, and an emphasis on family-oriented activities. Ground-breaking horticultural research conducted in our Trial Gardens continues to contribute to an important body of knowledge, both regionally and nationally. Located on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Arboretum's 66

Our Mission

The mission of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is to build and maintain a public venue that promotes the art, enjoyment and knowledge of horticulture, while providing opportunities for education and research. We are committed to excellence, good management and fiscal responsibility.

The Dallas Arboretum Today

More than 900,000 visitors from over 70 countries came through our gates in 2012. The Arboretum has been listed among the top three arboretums in the nation in Southwest Spirit Magazine and one of the Best Botanical Gardens in the US by the Travel Channel. The Dallas Arboretum is proud to offer the public an array of popular annual events, educational programs for children and adults, and an emphasis on family-oriented activities. Ground-breaking horticultural research conducted in our Trial Gardens continues to contribute to an important body of knowledge, both regionally and nationally. Located on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Arboretum's 66

Financial

two stars

79.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
79.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.75
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society (TX) 85.45 three stars
Descanso Gardens Guild, Inc. (CA) 86.35 three stars
Wave Hill (NY) 88.25 three stars
The New York Botanical Garden (NY) 89.43 three stars
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (VA) 93.70 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,115,935
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $5,427,785
   Fundraising Events $56,885
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $394,098
Total Contributions $11,994,703
   Program Service Revenue $9,735,995
Total Primary Revenue $21,730,698
   Other Revenue $480,986
TOTAL REVENUE $22,211,684
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $20,606,854
   Administrative Expenses $2,866,716
   Fundraising Expenses $2,625,584
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $26,099,154
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,887,470
   
Net Assets $79,138,819

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
Botanical Garden $18,163,296 88.1%
Botany Education $2,443,558 11.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 85.45 three stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 88.35 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 92.50 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 90.15 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 86.07 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.91 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 86.86 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 87.21 three stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 87.21 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 86.27 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 85.86 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.10 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 92.36 four stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 97.39 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 80.99 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 93.34 four stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 82.19 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 86.91 three stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 83.92 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 82.34 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 23-7375815
Name in IRS Master File DALLAS ARBORETUM & BOTANICAL
NTEE Code C41
NTEE Classification Botanical Gardens, Arboreta and Botanical Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$415,243 1.59% Mary Brinegar President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society (TX) 85.45 three stars
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (IA) 92.01 four stars
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (PA) 91.72 four stars
Chicago Botanic Garden (IL) 86.34 three stars
Tulsa Botanic Garden (OK) 86.66 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218
tel: (214) 515-6615
EIN: 23-7375815

Mail donations to:
8617 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218

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Board Leadership

Alan Walne
Chairman

CEO

Mary Brinegar
President and CEO

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