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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Offering enjoyment for everyone

four stars

94.79

1101 West Sligh Avenue Tampa, FL 33604
tel: (813) 935-8552   Web Site
EIN: 59-2328289

Board Leadership
Marylou Bailey
Chair

CEO
Joseph A. Couceiro
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.79 four stars
  Financial 93.82 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park inspires guests to take action in conservation by immersing them in engaging educational activities, up-close animal habitats, and exciting animal encounters. ZooTampa welcomes one million guests each year, and operates a Zoo School to provide early childhood education programs and special learning opportunities such as unique, conservation-themed summer camps. Recognized by the State of Florida as a center for Florida wildlife conservation and biodiversity, ZooTampa is proud to be champions for the state's key species including Florida panthers, manatees, Indigo snakes, black bears and more. The Zoo is also home to many other animals from areas around the world with similar climates. Just by visiting the Zoo, guests are joining the Zoo's mission to save and protect wildlife.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park inspires guests to take action in conservation by immersing them in engaging educational activities, up-close animal habitats, and exciting animal encounters. ZooTampa welcomes one million guests each year, and operates a Zoo School to provide early childhood education programs and special learning opportunities such as unique, conservation-themed summer camps. Recognized by the State of Florida as a center for Florida wildlife conservation and biodiversity, ZooTampa is proud to be champions for the state's key species including Florida panthers, manatees, Indigo snakes, black bears and more. The Zoo is also home to many other animals from areas around the world with similar climates. Just by visiting the Zoo, guests are joining the Zoo's mission to save and protect wildlife.

Financial

four stars

93.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.44
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ZooTampa at Lowry Park on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ZooTampa at Lowry Park on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ZooTampa at Lowry Park (FL) 94.79 four stars
Zoo Atlanta (GA) 90.96 four stars
Zoo New England (MA) 95.01 four stars
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens (FL) 92.08 four stars
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (OH) 91.64 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,929,913
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $442,608
   Related Organizations $874,033
   Government Grants $583,340
Total Contributions $4,829,894
   Program Service Revenue $14,388,447
Total Primary Revenue $19,218,341
   Other Revenue $4,160,265
TOTAL REVENUE $23,378,606
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $20,587,059
   Administrative Expenses $2,845,176
   Fundraising Expenses $596,060
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $24,028,295
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-649,689
   
Net Assets $34,312,996

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
Conservation Program $20,587,059 100.0%

Ratings History
ZooTampa at Lowry Park has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 04/01/2021 94.79 four stars
2018-09 11/01/2019 90.35 four stars
2017-09 12/01/2018 91.76 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 94.11 four stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 94.74 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 93.05 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 91.88 four stars
2013-09 12/22/2014 92.38 four stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 83.54 three stars
2011-09 08/01/2012 84.68 three stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 84.45 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 81.70 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 82.14 three stars
2008-09 04/01/2010 85.57 three stars
2007-09 03/01/2009 88.03 three stars
2006-09 06/01/2007 83.00 three stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 90.89 four stars
2004-09 06/01/2005 90.86 four stars
2003-09 07/01/2004 93.35 four stars
2002-09 06/09/2003 95.76 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 59-2328289
Name in IRS Master File LOWRY PARK ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF TAMPA 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 (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 December, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$318,281 1.32% Joseph Couceiro President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ZooTampa at Lowry Park (FL) 94.79 four stars
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo (NE) 87.27 three stars
Houston Zoo (TX) 96.38 four stars
Palm Beach Zoo (FL) 89.06 three stars
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (OH) 89.07 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

ZooTampa at Lowry Park
1101 West Sligh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33604
tel: (813) 935-8552
fax: (813) 935-9486
EIN: 59-2328289

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Board Leadership

Marylou Bailey
Chair

CEO

Joseph A. Couceiro
CEO

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