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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Nashville Zoo

Where Animals, Nature & Fun Converge

100.00

3777 Nolensville Pike Nashville, TN 37211
tel: (615) 833-1534   Web Site
EIN: 62-1411210

Board Leadership
Julie W. Walker
Chairman

CEO
Rick Schwartz
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00
  Financial 100.00
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
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

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

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)
88.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.28
  Program Expenses Growth 10.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Nashville Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Nashville Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nashville Zoo (TN) 100.00
Memphis Zoo (TN) 89.48
Zoo Atlanta (GA) 91.04
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (CO) 91.59
San Francisco Zoo (CA) 87.73

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Nashville Zoo (TN) 100.00
Wildlife Conservation Society (NY) 92.94
San Diego Zoo Global (CA) 89.09
Audubon Nature Institute (LA) 84.77
John Ball Zoo (MI) 96.66

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Nashville Zoo's mission is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,265,277
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $2,916,217
   Fundraising Events $307,419
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $881,922
Total Contributions $13,370,835
   Program Service Revenue $5,156,401
Total Primary Revenue $18,527,236
   Other Revenue $3,859,084
TOTAL REVENUE $22,386,320
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,838,955
   Administrative Expenses $901,772
   Fundraising Expenses $481,945
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,222,672
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $10,163,648
   
Net Assets $48,645,938

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.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 100.00
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 99.19
2013-12 05/01/2015 96.73
2013-12 04/01/2015 94.11
2012-12 12/01/2013 86.89
2011-12 02/01/2013 83.62
2010-12 04/01/2012 82.50
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.71
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 95.29
2008-12 04/01/2010 83.97
2007-12 07/01/2009 86.32
2006-12 11/01/2007 88.80
2005-12 12/01/2006 98.57
2004-12 12/01/2005 98.86
2003-12 10/01/2004 98.94
2002-12 12/01/2003 98.93
2001-12 02/05/2003 91.53

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 62-1411210
Name in IRS Master File NASHVILLE ZOO INC
NTEE Code D50
NTEE Classification Zoo, Zoological Society
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 May, 1990
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
$337,837 2.76% Rick Schwartz President, Executive Director

Nashville Zoo's mission is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nashville Zoo (TN) 100.00
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (PA) 86.24
The Philadelphia Zoo (PA) 92.24
John Ball Zoo (MI) 96.66
Zoo Atlanta (GA) 91.04

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nashville Zoo (TN) 100.00
Wildlife Conservation Society (NY) 92.94
San Diego Zoo Global (CA) 89.09
Audubon Nature Institute (LA) 84.77
John Ball Zoo (MI) 96.66

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Charity Contact Info

Nashville Zoo
3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
tel: (615) 833-1534
fax: (615) 333-0632
EIN: 62-1411210

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Board Leadership

Julie W. Walker
Chairman

CEO

Rick Schwartz
President

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