Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Connecting people through plants to improve communities.

four stars

92.08

1800 Lakeside Avenue Richmond, VA 23228
tel: (804) 262-9887   Web Site
EIN: 54-1273467

Board Leadership
J. Melvin Watkins
President

CEO
Shane Tippett
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.08 four stars
  Financial 89.55 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1984, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is located on 80 acres in Richmond, Virginia. A public place for the display and scientific study of plants, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is one of the only two independent public botanical gardens in Virginia and has the designation of a state botanical garden. The Garden provides education to the community about the plant world, promotes the best in horticulture and landscape design, and works toward the goal of being a leader in botanical and applied horticultural research. The Garden is providing technical guidance and counsel to a growing number of urban community gardens, neighborhood associations, and civic-minded institutions that are committed to improving the quality of life in our region through greening initiatives.

Founded in 1984, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is located on 80 acres in Richmond, Virginia. A public place for the display and scientific study of plants, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is one of the only two independent public botanical gardens in Virginia and has the designation of a state botanical garden. The Garden provides education to the community about the plant world, promotes the best in horticulture and landscape design, and works toward the goal of being a leader in botanical and applied horticultural research. The Garden is providing technical guidance and counsel to a growing number of urban community gardens, neighborhood associations, and civic-minded institutions that are committed to improving the quality of life in our region through greening initiatives.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of clients participating in educational programs
18,065
Number of overall donors
1,497
Number of free registrants to classes
8,522
Number of students enrolled in service-learning courses
389
This impact information is current as of January 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

89.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
90.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.98
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,336,111
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $1,324,623
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,660,734
   Program Service Revenue $2,118,461
Total Primary Revenue $6,779,195
   Other Revenue $1,321,956
TOTAL REVENUE $8,101,151
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,355,604
   Administrative Expenses $709,000
   Fundraising Expenses $107,707
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,172,311
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-71,160
   
Net Assets $23,509,206

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$144,699 1.77% Shane Tippett Executive Director

Mission

Founded in 1984, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is located on 80 acres in Richmond, Virginia. A public place for the display and scientific study of plants, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is one of the only two independent public botanical gardens in Virginia and has the designation of a state botanical garden. The Garden provides education to the community about the plant world, promotes the best in horticulture and landscape design, and works toward the goal of being a leader in botanical and applied horticultural research. The Garden is providing technical guidance and counsel to a growing number of urban community gardens, neighborhood associations, and civic-minded institutions that are committed to improving the quality of life in our region through greening initiatives.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden (NY) 91.86 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
tel: (804) 262-9887
fax: (804) 553-3178
EIN: 54-1273467

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Board Leadership

J. Melvin Watkins
President

CEO

Shane Tippett
Executive Director