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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association

Nurturing wildlife and enriching the human experience

three stars

89.52

5333 Zoo Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027
tel: (323) 644-4751   Web Site
EIN: 95-2369545

Board Leadership
Richard Lichtenstein
Co-Chair

CEO
Connie Morgan
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.52 three stars
  Financial 90.07 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

90.07

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 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)
76.5%
  Administrative Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.66
  Program Expenses Growth 12.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (CA) 89.52 three stars
Cleveland Zoological Society (OH) 94.48 four stars
Oregon Zoo Foundation (OR) 92.96 four stars
Dallas Zoological Society (TX) 88.21 three stars
North Carolina Zoological Society (NC) 94.49 four stars

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The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) was created to support the Los Angeles Zoo in its mission to nurture wildlife and enrich the human experience. GLAZA's primary responsibility is to seek and provide financial support for the Zoo's programs and capital projects. GLAZA provides support through fundraising, membership, organizing special events and travel programs, producing award-winning publications, coordinating one of the largest zoo volunteer programs in the country, administering the contract for visitor services concessions within the Zoo, and supporting community relations, and public relations.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,747,263
   Federated Campaigns $2,436
   Membership Dues $6,253,303
   Fundraising Events $729,592
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,732,594
   Program Service Revenue $3,100,810
Total Primary Revenue $14,833,404
   Other Revenue $2,043,569
TOTAL REVENUE $16,876,973
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,866,854
   Administrative Expenses $2,146,801
   Fundraising Expenses $1,421,015
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,434,670
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,442,303
   
Net Assets $25,384,356

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
Membership and Visitor Amenities $7,268,668 61.3%
Marketing $3,056,269 25.8%
Direct Support $1,541,917 13.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 11/01/2016 89.52 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.19 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 88.53 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 89.18 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 80.03 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 92.27 four stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 79.17 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 91.85 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 95.00 four stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 79.63 two stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 88.96 three stars
2006-06 11/01/2007 76.92 two stars
2005-06 12/01/2006 87.84 three stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 83.18 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 86.85 three stars
2002-06 08/01/2003 68.66 one star
2001-06 10/15/2002 89.56 three 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 95-2369545
Name in IRS Master File GREATER LOS ANGELES ZOO ASSOCIATION
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
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 January, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $50,000 per year
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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
$329,931 2.13% Connie Morgan President

The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) was created to support the Los Angeles Zoo in its mission to nurture wildlife and enrich the human experience. GLAZA's primary responsibility is to seek and provide financial support for the Zoo's programs and capital projects. GLAZA provides support through fundraising, membership, organizing special events and travel programs, producing award-winning publications, coordinating one of the largest zoo volunteer programs in the country, administering the contract for visitor services concessions within the Zoo, and supporting community relations, and public relations.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (CA) 89.52 three stars
Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society (WI) 95.00 four stars
Santa Barbara Zoo (CA) 93.14 four stars
Zoological Society of Milwaukee (WI) 92.46 four stars
Reid Park Zoological Society (AZ) 89.85 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
tel: (323) 644-4751
fax: (323) 644-4730
EIN: 95-2369545

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Board Leadership

Richard Lichtenstein
Co-Chair

CEO

Connie Morgan
President

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