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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Denver Zoological Foundation

Secure a better world for animals through human understanding

three stars

88.57

2300 Steele Street Denver, CO 80205
tel: (720) 337-1400   Web Site
EIN: 84-0502539

Board Leadership
Sherri Koelbel
Chair

CEO
Mr. Denny O'Malley
Interim President/CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.57 three stars
  Financial 91.92 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Secure a better world for animals through human understanding

Secure a better world for animals through human understanding

Financial

four stars

91.92

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
83.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 10.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Denver Zoological Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Denver Zoological Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Denver Zoological Foundation (CO) 88.57 three stars
Zoo New England (MA) 93.77 four stars
John Ball Zoo (MI) 90.23 four stars
Phoenix Zoo (AZ) 92.39 four stars
Houston Zoo (TX) 95.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,300,729
   Federated Campaigns $25,645
   Membership Dues $6,511,726
   Fundraising Events $433,686
   Related Organizations $782,000
   Government Grants $11,228,582
Total Contributions $23,282,368
   Program Service Revenue $21,713,495
Total Primary Revenue $44,995,863
   Other Revenue $288,119
TOTAL REVENUE $45,283,982
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $35,097,411
   Administrative Expenses $5,231,266
   Fundraising Expenses $2,289,393
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $42,618,070
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,665,912
   
Net Assets $22,794,406

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
Animal Care and Research $21,514,121 61.3%
Guest Services $8,594,908 24.5%
Education Services $3,077,159 8.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 88.57 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 85.71 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 84.85 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.23 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 74.56 two stars
2013-12 11/01/2015 81.50 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 79.84 two stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 84.10 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 84.63 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 85.19 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.13 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 88.37 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 80.68 three stars
2007-12 08/01/2009 82.98 three stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 67.48 one star
2005-12 12/15/2006 75.91 two stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 86.34 three stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 84.07 three stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 82.74 three stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 96.55 four 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 84-0502539
Name in IRS Master File DENVER ZOOLOGICAL FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code D11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(904) Government instrumentality or agency (see also 254)
(927) Fundraising
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 December, 1952
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$288,727 0.67% Shannon Block Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$153,462 0.36% Dennis O'Malley Interim CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Denver Zoological Foundation (CO) 88.57 three stars
Memphis Zoo (TN) 85.38 three stars
John Ball Zoo (MI) 90.23 four stars
Sacramento Zoo (CA) 91.17 four stars
Oakland Zoo (CA) 90.19 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Denver Zoological Foundation
2300 Steele Street
Denver, CO 80205
tel: (720) 337-1400
fax: (720) 337-1401
EIN: 84-0502539

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Board Leadership

Sherri Koelbel
Chair

CEO

Mr. Denny O'Malley
Interim President/CEO

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