Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Denver Botanic Gardens

Connecting people with plants

four stars

95.41

1007 York Street Denver, CO 80206
tel: (720) 865-3500   Web Site
EIN: 84-0440359

Board Leadership
Kathy Hodgson
Board Chair

CEO
Brian Vogt
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.41 four stars
  Financial 94.89 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1951, the mission of Denver Botanic Gardens is to connect people with plants, especially plants from the Rocky Mountain region and similar regions around the world, providing delight and enlightenment to everyone Located in the middle of the Mile High City, Denver Botanic Gardens was one of the first gardens in the country to emphasize native plants and to champion environmentally responsible practices, such as water conservation and biological control of pests. Today, Denver Botanic Gardens continues this tradition at three unique sites: Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield and Mount Goliath. Each of these demonstrates the varied ecosystems of Colorado.

Founded in 1951, the mission of Denver Botanic Gardens is to connect people with plants, especially plants from the Rocky Mountain region and similar regions around the world, providing delight and enlightenment to everyone Located in the middle of the Mile High City, Denver Botanic Gardens was one of the first gardens in the country to emphasize native plants and to champion environmentally responsible practices, such as water conservation and biological control of pests. Today, Denver Botanic Gardens continues this tradition at three unique sites: Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield and Mount Goliath. Each of these demonstrates the varied ecosystems of Colorado.

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Financial

four stars

94.89

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
88.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.13
  Program Expenses Growth 9.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Denver Botanic Gardens on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Denver Botanic Gardens on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,331,314
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $3,370,997
   Fundraising Events $194,563
   Related Organizations $985,309
   Government Grants $10,507,591
Total Contributions $22,389,774
   Program Service Revenue $9,375,194
Total Primary Revenue $31,764,968
   Other Revenue $1,439,392
TOTAL REVENUE $33,204,360
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $25,045,368
   Administrative Expenses $1,772,541
   Fundraising Expenses $1,219,909
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $28,037,818
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,166,542
   
Net Assets $27,449,120

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$361,378 1.28% Brian Vogt Chief Executive Officer

Mission

Founded in 1951, the mission of Denver Botanic Gardens is to connect people with plants, especially plants from the Rocky Mountain region and similar regions around the world, providing delight and enlightenment to everyone Located in the middle of the Mile High City, Denver Botanic Gardens was one of the first gardens in the country to emphasize native plants and to champion environmentally responsible practices, such as water conservation and biological control of pests. Today, Denver Botanic Gardens continues this tradition at three unique sites: Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield and Mount Goliath. Each of these demonstrates the varied ecosystems of Colorado.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Denver Botanic Gardens (CO) 95.41 four stars
The New York Botanical Garden (NY) 91.42 four stars
Ruth Bancroft Garden (CA) 88.80 three stars
Friends of the National Arboretum (DC) 86.78 three stars
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FL) 94.80 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206
tel: (720) 865-3500
fax: (720) 865-3713
EIN: 84-0440359

Mail donations to:
909 York Street
Denver, CO 80206

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Board Leadership

Kathy Hodgson
Board Chair

CEO

Brian Vogt
Chief Executive Officer