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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Indianapolis Zoo

Engage, Enlighten and Empower

89.31

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 89.31
  Financial 98.18
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

98.18

Accountability & Transparency

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
88.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.50
  Program Expenses Growth 8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
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) 89.31
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (OH) 91.56
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (OH) 90.08
Sacramento Zoo (CA) 90.62
San Francisco Zoo (CA) 85.38

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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 $13,771,941
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,282,833
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $16,054,774
   Program Service Revenue $21,816,735
Total Primary Revenue $37,871,509
   Other Revenue $1,945,445
TOTAL REVENUE $39,816,954
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $26,482,280
   Administrative Expenses $2,432,433
   Fundraising Expenses $1,267,790
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $30,182,503
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,634,451
   
Net Assets $144,748,914

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
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.31
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 89.17
2013-12 07/01/2015 85.30
2012-12 04/01/2014 91.67
2011-12 04/01/2013 91.44
2010-12 04/01/2012 89.47
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.82
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 82.63
2008-12 07/01/2010 85.64
2007-12 08/01/2009 81.90
2006-12 07/01/2008 81.59
2005-12 12/15/2007 86.57
2004-12 05/01/2006 88.39
2003-12 04/01/2005 90.31
2002-12 05/01/2004 91.03
2001-12 06/09/2003 96.07

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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$280,172 0.92% 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) 89.31
Blank Park Zoo (IA) 93.19
Lincoln Park Zoo (IL) 91.45
National Aviary (PA) 91.41
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens (FL) 86.02

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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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