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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

National Tropical Botanical Garden

Tropical plant research, education, and conservation

four stars

93.26

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 93.26 four stars
  Financial 93.54 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

four stars

93.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.39
  Program Expenses Growth 7.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
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) 93.26 four stars
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (CA) 90.05 four stars
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation (MI) 92.42 four stars
Norfolk Botanical Garden (VA) 85.06 three stars
The Botanical Garden Foundation (NC) 86.84 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,936,108
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $719,517
   Fundraising Events $146,103
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $115,254
Total Contributions $3,916,982
   Program Service Revenue $4,124,754
Total Primary Revenue $8,041,736
   Other Revenue $1,392,910
TOTAL REVENUE $9,434,646
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,609,265
   Administrative Expenses $1,379,212
   Fundraising Expenses $863,463
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,851,940
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,417,294
   
Net Assets $67,613,085

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 $4,399,064 45.8%
Education $3,002,572 31.2%
Scientific Research & Plant Conservation $2,207,629 23.0%

Ratings History
National Tropical Botanical Garden has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 93.26 four stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 91.76 four stars
2014-12 06/02/2016 90.16 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 88.40 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 89.52 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 87.76 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 81.75 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 77.86 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.40 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 76.59 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 94.83 four stars
2007-12 08/01/2009 79.68 two stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 80.01 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 81.80 three stars
2004-12 06/01/2006 86.63 three stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 83.56 three stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 74.24 two stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 86.46 three stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 74.16 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 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)
(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
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Tropical Botanical Garden (HI) 93.26 four stars
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest (KY) 87.30 three stars
The Morton Arboretum (IL) 91.76 four stars
New England Wild Flower Society (MA) 89.30 three stars
The Botanical Garden Foundation (NC) 86.84 three stars

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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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