Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Indianapolis Zoo

Engage, Enlighten and Empower

three stars

88.11

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

Board Leadership
Jim Powers
Chair

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.11 three stars
  Financial 90.70 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

four stars

90.70

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
87.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.16
  Program Expenses Growth 3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,609,374
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,772,614
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,381,988
   Program Service Revenue $21,422,518
Total Primary Revenue $29,804,506
   Other Revenue $1,321,702
TOTAL REVENUE $31,126,208
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $29,112,485
   Administrative Expenses $2,301,084
   Fundraising Expenses $1,571,847
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $32,985,416
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,859,208
   
Net Assets $154,579,662

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$296,996 0.90% Michael Crowther President, CEO

Mission

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) 88.11 three stars
Lincoln Park Zoo (IL) 85.43 three stars
Sacramento Zoo (CA) 91.17 four stars
The Philadelphia Zoo (PA) 90.64 four stars
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (OH) 92.24 four 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

Jim Powers
Chair