Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society

Let nature nurture you

four stars

92.50

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 92.50 four stars
  Financial 90.18 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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

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Financial

four stars

90.18

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
82.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.18
  Program Expenses Growth 8.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.8%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,458,444
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $4,996,080
   Fundraising Events $86,236
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $394,098
Total Contributions $17,934,858
   Program Service Revenue $9,601,587
Total Primary Revenue $27,536,445
   Other Revenue $938,688
TOTAL REVENUE $28,475,133
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,980,023
   Administrative Expenses $2,855,689
   Fundraising Expenses $1,657,951
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $24,493,663
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,981,470
   
Net Assets $82,259,616

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$414,194 1.69% Mary Brinegar President, CEO

Mission

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

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society (TX) 92.50 four stars
The Holden Arboretum (OH) 91.14 four stars
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (ME) 85.71 three stars
Chicago Botanic Garden (IL) 88.85 three stars
The Atlanta Botanical Garden (GA) 92.32 four 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