Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society

Let nature nurture you

three stars

88.35

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 88.35 three stars
  Financial 84.02 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

three stars

84.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
79.0%
  Administrative Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.95
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.0%
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 $7,158,337
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $4,968,769
   Fundraising Events $43,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $394,098
Total Contributions $12,564,204
   Program Service Revenue $8,654,869
Total Primary Revenue $21,219,073
   Other Revenue $674,543
TOTAL REVENUE $21,893,616
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,554,357
   Administrative Expenses $3,167,019
   Fundraising Expenses $2,477,051
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,198,427
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,304,811
   
Net Assets $81,432,464

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$399,961 1.58% 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) 88.35 three stars
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San Antonio Botanical Garden Society (TX) 90.41 four stars
Huntsville Botanical Garden (AL) 90.09 four stars
Norfolk Botanical Garden (VA) 87.14 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