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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Nashville Zoo

Where Animals, Nature & Fun Converge

four stars

98.99

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 98.99 four stars
  Financial 98.58 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

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

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Financial

four stars

98.58

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
87.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.20
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.9%
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) 98.99 four stars
Oakland Zoo (CA) 90.19 four stars
Phoenix Zoo (AZ) 92.39 four stars
Birmingham Zoo (AL) 95.94 four stars
Zoo New England (MA) 93.77 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,712,370
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $3,237,896
   Fundraising Events $182,070
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,864,267
Total Contributions $12,996,603
   Program Service Revenue $5,542,310
Total Primary Revenue $18,538,913
   Other Revenue $4,650,488
TOTAL REVENUE $23,189,401
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,132,477
   Administrative Expenses $1,401,889
   Fundraising Expenses $606,370
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,140,736
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,048,665
   
Net Assets $79,300,993

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
Zoo $11,188,453 92.2%
Conservation $508,358 4.2%
Education $435,666 3.6%

Ratings History
Nashville Zoo has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 04/01/2018 98.99 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 98.09 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 100.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 99.19 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 96.73 four stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 94.11 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 86.89 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 83.62 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 82.50 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.71 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 95.29 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 83.97 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 86.32 three stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 88.80 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 98.57 four stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 98.86 four stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 98.94 four stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 98.93 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 91.53 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 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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$384,910 2.72% Rick Schwartz President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nashville Zoo (TN) 98.99 four stars
Audubon Nature Institute (LA) 86.02 three stars
Memphis Zoo (TN) 85.38 three stars
The Philadelphia Zoo (PA) 90.22 four stars
Oakland Zoo (CA) 90.19 four stars

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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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