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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

National Tropical Botanical Garden

Tropical plant research, education, and conservation

90.16

3530 Papalina Road Kalaheo, HI 96741
tel: (808) 332-7324   Web Site
EIN: 52-6057064

Board Leadership
Thomas D. Hewitt
Chair

CEO
Charles R. "Chipper" Wichman, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.16
  Financial 86.68
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 06/02/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

86.68

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 06/02/2016 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)
76.5%
  Administrative Expenses 16.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.85
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Tropical Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Tropical Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Tropical Botanical Garden (HI) 90.16
The Morton Arboretum (IL) 92.02
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society (CA) 89.52
The Polly Hill Arboretum (MA) 85.40
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation (MI) 94.34

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Founded in 1964, the mission of the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is to enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation, and education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, and cultural knowledge of tropical regions. Our mission is achieved through a network of diverse gardens and preserves in Hawai'i and Florida; conservation, research, and reference collections (living, library, and herbarium); research in botany, ethnobotany, horticulture, conservation biology, and restoration ecology through programs and institutes; educational courses, publications, lectures, and visitor programs; and the facilities and infrastructure necessary to conduct this work.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,923,189
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $138,576
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,061,765
   Program Service Revenue $2,919,902
Total Primary Revenue $9,981,667
   Other Revenue $2,160,104
TOTAL REVENUE $12,141,771
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,021,182
   Administrative Expenses $1,808,192
   Fundraising Expenses $729,868
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,559,242
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,582,529
   
Net Assets $66,026,066

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
Botanical Gardens & Reserves $3,997,742 49.8%
Scientific Research & Plant Conservation $2,176,645 27.1%
Education $1,846,795 23.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/02/2016 90.16
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 88.40
2013-12 08/01/2015 89.52
2012-12 05/01/2014 87.76
2011-12 06/01/2013 81.75
2010-12 04/01/2012 77.86
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.40
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 76.59
2008-12 07/01/2010 94.83
2007-12 08/01/2009 79.68
2006-12 06/01/2008 80.01
2005-12 02/01/2007 81.80
2004-12 06/01/2006 86.63
2003-12 03/01/2005 83.56
2002-12 05/01/2004 74.24
2001-12 10/15/2002 86.46
2000-12 04/15/2002 74.16

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

EIN 52-6057064
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDEN
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
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 January, 1965
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
$138,417 1.31% Charles R. Wichman Jr. Chief Executive Officer

Founded in 1964, the mission of the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is to enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation, and education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, and cultural knowledge of tropical regions. Our mission is achieved through a network of diverse gardens and preserves in Hawai'i and Florida; conservation, research, and reference collections (living, library, and herbarium); research in botany, ethnobotany, horticulture, conservation biology, and restoration ecology through programs and institutes; educational courses, publications, lectures, and visitor programs; and the facilities and infrastructure necessary to conduct this work.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Tropical Botanical Garden (HI) 90.16
The New York Botanical Garden (NY) 90.14
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (ME) 87.65
Chicago Botanic Garden (IL) 91.10
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FL) 95.58

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Charity Contact Info

National Tropical Botanical Garden
3530 Papalina Road
Kalaheo, HI 96741
tel: (808) 332-7324
fax: (808) 332-9765
EIN: 52-6057064

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Board Leadership

Thomas D. Hewitt
Chair

CEO

Charles R. "Chipper" Wichman, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer

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