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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Missouri Botanical Garden

To discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.

three stars

86.06

4344 Shaw Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63110
tel: (314) 577-5100   Web Site
EIN: 43-0666759

Board Leadership
David M. Hollo
Chair

CEO
Peter Wyse Jackson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.06 three stars
  Financial 80.52 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the oldest botanical institutions in the country and a National Historic Landmark. The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis - 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display, including a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, Henry Shaw's original 1850 estate home, and one of the world's largest collections of rare and endangered orchids. The Missouri Botanical Garden works to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.

Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the oldest botanical institutions in the country and a National Historic Landmark. The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis - 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display, including a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, Henry Shaw's original 1850 estate home, and one of the world's largest collections of rare and endangered orchids. The Missouri Botanical Garden works to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.

Financial

three stars

80.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
78.1%
  Administrative Expenses 18.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.78
  Program Expenses Growth -1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Missouri Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Missouri Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Missouri Botanical Garden (MO) 86.06 three stars
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society (CA) 89.32 three stars
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (CA) 90.22 four stars
Ruth Bancroft Garden (CA) 88.80 three stars
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (VA) 93.70 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $32,602,113
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $4,631,807
   Fundraising Events $178,734
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,206,609
Total Contributions $39,619,263
   Program Service Revenue $6,461,928
Total Primary Revenue $46,081,191
   Other Revenue $4,631,649
TOTAL REVENUE $50,712,840
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $36,301,632
   Administrative Expenses $8,058,411
   Fundraising Expenses $1,585,222
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $45,945,265
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,767,575
   
Net Assets $227,143,281

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
Science $12,341,932 34.0%
Horticulture $9,883,513 27.2%
Education $5,701,411 15.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 11/01/2019 86.06 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 87.76 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 86.21 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 90.69 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.67 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 84.90 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 88.45 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 89.36 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 89.03 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 89.06 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.72 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 83.37 three stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 85.28 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 79.41 two stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 81.26 three stars
2005-12 07/01/2007 82.84 three stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 92.58 four stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 92.70 four stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 92.34 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 73.37 two 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 43-0666759
Name in IRS Master File MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN BOARD OF TRUSTEES
NTEE Code C41
NTEE Classification Botanical Gardens, Arboreta and Botanical Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 August, 1937
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$352,442 0.76% Peter Wyse Jackson Jackson President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Missouri Botanical Garden (MO) 86.06 three stars
The Holden Arboretum (OH) 88.61 three stars
Descanso Gardens Guild, Inc. (CA) 86.35 three stars
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society (TX) 88.35 three stars
Wave Hill (NY) 88.25 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63110
tel: (314) 577-5100
EIN: 43-0666759

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Board Leadership

David M. Hollo
Chair

CEO

Peter Wyse Jackson
President

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