Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

National Tropical Botanical Garden

Tropical plant research, education, and conservation

four stars

92.74

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

Board Leadership
Thomas D. Hewitt
Chair

CEO
Janet L. Mayfield
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.74 four stars
  Financial 90.19 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

four stars

90.19

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
79.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.39
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.9%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,638,762
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $659,076
   Fundraising Events $169,106
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $129,853
Total Contributions $4,596,797
   Program Service Revenue $4,194,285
Total Primary Revenue $8,791,082
   Other Revenue $1,849,751
TOTAL REVENUE $10,640,833
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,085,455
   Administrative Expenses $1,441,002
   Fundraising Expenses $850,678
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,377,135
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-736,302
   
Net Assets $68,839,895

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$140,228 1.23% Charles R. Chipper Wichman Jr. Chief Executive Officer

Mission

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

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National Tropical Botanical Garden (HI) 92.74 four stars
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The Polly Hill Arboretum (MA) 88.94 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

Janet L. Mayfield
Chief Executive Officer