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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association

Nurturing wildlife and enriching the human experience

four stars

92.45

5333 Zoo Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027
tel: (323) 644-4701   Web Site
EIN: 95-2369545

Board Leadership
Richard Corgel
Chair

CEO
Connie Morgan
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.45 four stars
  Financial 89.33 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

three stars

89.33

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
77.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.86
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.4%
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) 92.45 four stars
Elmwood Park Zoo (PA) 89.48 three stars
Oregon Zoo Foundation (OR) 86.91 three stars
Detroit Zoological Society (MI) 92.92 four stars
The Zoo Society (WA) 85.45 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,948,458
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $5,755,897
   Fundraising Events $1,555,007
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $16,259,362
   Program Service Revenue $3,443,230
Total Primary Revenue $19,702,592
   Other Revenue $1,029,989
TOTAL REVENUE $20,732,581
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,333,731
   Administrative Expenses $1,811,341
   Fundraising Expenses $1,534,002
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,679,074
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,053,507
   
Net Assets $31,309,189

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 $7,747,946 62.8%
Marketing $2,791,986 22.6%
Direct Support $1,793,799 14.5%

Ratings History
Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 92.45 four stars
2016-06 04/01/2018 94.51 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 92.92 four stars
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 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$291,632 1.86% Connie Morgan President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (CA) 92.45 four stars
Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park (NY) 88.01 three stars
Elmwood Park Zoo (PA) 89.48 three stars
North Carolina Zoological Society (NC) 96.46 four stars
Fort Wayne Zoological Society (IN) 87.27 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
tel: (323) 644-4701
fax: (323) 644-4720
EIN: 95-2369545

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Board Leadership

Richard Corgel
Chair

CEO

Connie Morgan
President

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