Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Detroit Zoological Society

Celebrating & Saving Wildlife

four stars

92.44

8450 West Ten Mile Road Royal Oak, MI 48067
tel: (248) 541-5717   Web Site
EIN: 38-6027356

Board Leadership
Lloyd A. Semple
Chair

CEO
Ron L. Kagan
Executive Director & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.44 four stars
  Financial 89.31 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Detroit Zoological Society operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo. Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic exhibits, including the Arctic Ring of Life and the Australian Outback Adventure, the Detroit Zoo houses over 7,900 animals of 270 different species. The Belle Isle Nature Zoo encompasses 20 acres of forested wetlands with nature trails, a lodge and live animal exhibits focusing on Michigan wildlife. The Belle Isle Nature Zoo focuses on Michigan wildlife, flora and fauna, and offers family nature programs and education programs for schools and community groups.

The Detroit Zoological Society operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo. Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic exhibits, including the Arctic Ring of Life and the Australian Outback Adventure, the Detroit Zoo houses over 7,900 animals of 270 different species. The Belle Isle Nature Zoo encompasses 20 acres of forested wetlands with nature trails, a lodge and live animal exhibits focusing on Michigan wildlife. The Belle Isle Nature Zoo focuses on Michigan wildlife, flora and fauna, and offers family nature programs and education programs for schools and community groups.

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Financial

three stars

89.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 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)
86.2%
  Administrative Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.53
  Program Expenses Growth 4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Detroit Zoological Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Detroit Zoological Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,265,887
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,146,840
   Fundraising Events $595,069
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $12,994,949
Total Contributions $24,002,745
   Program Service Revenue $20,458,068
Total Primary Revenue $44,460,813
   Other Revenue $1,747,665
TOTAL REVENUE $46,208,478
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $33,607,890
   Administrative Expenses $5,970,134
   Fundraising Expenses $1,113,366
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $40,691,390
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,517,088
   
Net Assets $34,000,278

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$439,414 1.07% Ron L. Kagan Executive Director, CEO

Mission

The Detroit Zoological Society operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo. Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic exhibits, including the Arctic Ring of Life and the Australian Outback Adventure, the Detroit Zoo houses over 7,900 animals of 270 different species. The Belle Isle Nature Zoo encompasses 20 acres of forested wetlands with nature trails, a lodge and live animal exhibits focusing on Michigan wildlife. The Belle Isle Nature Zoo focuses on Michigan wildlife, flora and fauna, and offers family nature programs and education programs for schools and community groups.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Detroit Zoological Society (MI) 92.44 four stars
Minnesota Zoo Foundation (MN) 85.60 three stars
Fort Wayne Zoological Society (IN) 86.61 three stars
Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society (WI) 90.07 four stars
Cleveland Zoological Society (OH) 91.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Detroit Zoological Society
8450 West Ten Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067
tel: (248) 541-5717
fax: (248) 541-2489
EIN: 38-6027356

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Board Leadership

Lloyd A. Semple
Chair

CEO

Ron L. Kagan
Executive Director & CEO