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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Fort Worth Zoo

Strengthening the bond between humans and the environment

three stars

86.84

1989 Colonial Parkway Fort Worth, TX 76110
tel: (817) 759-7350   Web Site
EIN: 75-0991727

Board Leadership
Ramona Bass and Kit Moncrief
Co-Chairmen

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.84 three stars
  Financial 95.30 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

95.30

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
81.3%
  Administrative Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.41
  Program Expenses Growth 8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fort Worth Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fort Worth Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fort Worth Zoo (TX) 86.84 three stars
Zoo New England (MA) 89.46 three stars
Nashville Zoo (TN) 98.09 four stars
Houston Zoo (TX) 96.34 four stars
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (PA) 89.90 three stars

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The oldest zoo in Texas, the Fort Worth Zoo was founded in 1909 with one lion, two bear cubs, an alligator, a coyote, a peacock and a few rabbits. From these humble beginnings, the Zoo has grown into a nationally ranked facility, housing more than 5,000 native and exotic species. The Zoo works to strengthen the bond between humans and the environment by promoting responsible stewardship of wildlife and ensuring diverse, high-quality educational and entertaining family experiences through effective and efficient management of its resources.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,424,825
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $929,544
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $9,986,201
Total Contributions $26,340,570
   Program Service Revenue $12,272,485
Total Primary Revenue $38,613,055
   Other Revenue $-618,082
TOTAL REVENUE $37,994,973
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,452,807
   Administrative Expenses $3,249,519
   Fundraising Expenses $645,367
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,347,693
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $14,647,280
   
Net Assets $73,077,785

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 and Conservation $9,680,929 49.8%
Admissions and Attractions $7,630,593 39.2%
Educational Programs $1,476,651 7.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 02/01/2017 86.84 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 85.76 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 85.54 three stars
2013-09 06/01/2015 84.16 three stars
2012-09 03/01/2014 82.73 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 82.80 three stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 78.67 two stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 72.89 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 76.13 two stars
2008-09 04/01/2010 82.94 three stars
2007-09 02/01/2009 89.58 three stars
2006-09 02/01/2008 85.92 three stars
2005-09 02/01/2007 70.22 two stars
2004-09 02/01/2006 76.08 two stars
2003-09 12/01/2004 75.19 two stars
2002-09 01/01/2004 85.92 three stars
2001-09 04/15/2003 59.24 one star
2000-09 04/15/2002 64.44 one star

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

EIN 75-0991727
Name in IRS Master File FORT WORTH ZOOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION INC
NTEE Code D50
NTEE Classification Zoo, Zoological Society
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(916) Cafeteria, restaurant, snack bar, food services, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 September, 1952
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$292,079 1.25% Michael Fouraker Executive Director

The oldest zoo in Texas, the Fort Worth Zoo was founded in 1909 with one lion, two bear cubs, an alligator, a coyote, a peacock and a few rabbits. From these humble beginnings, the Zoo has grown into a nationally ranked facility, housing more than 5,000 native and exotic species. The Zoo works to strengthen the bond between humans and the environment by promoting responsible stewardship of wildlife and ensuring diverse, high-quality educational and entertaining family experiences through effective and efficient management of its resources.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fort Worth Zoo (TX) 86.84 three stars
Chicago Zoological Society (IL) 85.02 three stars
Wildlife Conservation Society (NY) 93.46 four stars
Lincoln Park Zoo (IL) 87.83 three stars
San Diego Zoo Global (CA) 90.13 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76110
tel: (817) 759-7350
fax: (817) 759-7501
EIN: 75-0991727

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Board Leadership

Ramona Bass and Kit Moncrief
Co-Chairmen

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