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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Indianapolis Zoo

Engage, Enlighten and Empower

four stars

91.93

1200 West Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46222
tel: (317) 630-2001   Web Site
EIN: 35-1074747

Board Leadership
Mike Bosway
Chair

CEO
Michael Crowther
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.93 four stars
  Financial 91.88 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

91.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 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)
87.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.48
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Indianapolis Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Indianapolis Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Indianapolis Zoo (IN) 91.93 four stars
The Living Desert (CA) 96.66 four stars
Houston Zoo (TX) 96.34 four stars
Birmingham Zoo (AL) 94.44 four stars
Sedgwick County Zoological Society (KS) 85.28 three stars

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The mission of the Indianapolis Zoo is to empower people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation. To this end, we see ourselves as a conservation organization that operates a zoo as a key engagement and outreach strategy. The Zoo provides engaging exhibits throughout five biomes (Oceans, Deserts, Forests, Plains and Encounters). Each new exhibit is designed to provide an up-close encounter with the animal, and information that will enlighten guests about current conservation issues, empowering them to take personal action.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,886,073
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,582,563
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $16,468,636
   Program Service Revenue $20,199,379
Total Primary Revenue $36,668,015
   Other Revenue $1,638,309
TOTAL REVENUE $38,306,324
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $25,775,559
   Administrative Expenses $2,183,027
   Fundraising Expenses $2,023,700
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $29,982,286
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,324,038
   
Net Assets $150,713,678

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 91.93 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.31 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 89.17 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 85.30 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 91.67 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 91.44 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 89.47 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.82 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 82.63 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 85.64 three stars
2007-12 08/01/2009 81.90 three stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 81.59 three stars
2005-12 12/15/2007 86.57 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 88.39 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 90.31 four stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 91.03 four stars
2001-12 06/09/2003 96.07 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 35-1074747
Name in IRS Master File INDIANAPOLIS ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY INC
NTEE Code D50
NTEE Classification Zoo, Zoological Society
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
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 February, 1966
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$293,041 0.97% Michael Crowther President, CEO

The mission of the Indianapolis Zoo is to empower people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation. To this end, we see ourselves as a conservation organization that operates a zoo as a key engagement and outreach strategy. The Zoo provides engaging exhibits throughout five biomes (Oceans, Deserts, Forests, Plains and Encounters). Each new exhibit is designed to provide an up-close encounter with the animal, and information that will enlighten guests about current conservation issues, empowering them to take personal action.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Indianapolis Zoo (IN) 91.93 four stars
National Aviary (PA) 91.41 four stars
Zoo New England (MA) 89.46 three stars
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (OH) 90.39 four stars
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (PA) 89.90 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Indianapolis Zoo
1200 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46222
tel: (317) 630-2001
EIN: 35-1074747

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Board Leadership

Mike Bosway
Chair

CEO

Michael Crowther
President & CEO

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