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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

The New York Botanical Garden

An advocate for the plant kingdom

three stars

89.43

2900 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10458
tel: (718) 817-8700   Web Site
EIN: 13-1693134

Board Leadership
J. Barclay Collins II
Chairman

CEO
J.V. Cossaboom
Interim President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.43 three stars
  Financial 85.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1891, The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science. The NYBG is an advocate for the plant kingdom. The Garden pursues its mission through its role as a museum of living plant collections arranged in gardens and landscapes across its National Historic Landmark site; through its comprehensive education programs in horticulture and plant science; and through the wide-ranging research programs of the International Plant Science Center.

Founded in 1891, The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science. The NYBG is an advocate for the plant kingdom. The Garden pursues its mission through its role as a museum of living plant collections arranged in gardens and landscapes across its National Historic Landmark site; through its comprehensive education programs in horticulture and plant science; and through the wide-ranging research programs of the International Plant Science Center.

Financial

three stars

85.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.83
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The New York Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The New York Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The New York Botanical Garden (NY) 89.43 three stars
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (MI) 92.22 four stars
North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc. (NC) 90.51 four stars
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation (MI) 94.18 four stars
The Horticultural Society of New York (NY) 90.80 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $27,326,374
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,717,340
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $17,102,817
Total Contributions $48,146,531
   Program Service Revenue $21,922,292
Total Primary Revenue $70,068,823
   Other Revenue $17,468,489
TOTAL REVENUE $87,537,312
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $69,433,524
   Administrative Expenses $10,440,426
   Fundraising Expenses $7,070,414
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $86,944,364
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $592,948
   
Net Assets $530,893,340

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
Horticulture & Living Collections $20,684,753 29.8%
Plant Science $20,046,378 28.9%
Education and Outreach $18,742,981 27.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 89.43 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 91.42 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 90.56 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 90.28 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 90.14 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.23 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 90.20 four stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 91.39 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 89.01 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 83.16 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 80.21 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 82.18 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 81.67 three stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 95.23 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 97.93 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 91.08 four stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 81.24 three stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 87.12 three stars
2003-06 09/01/2004 87.00 three stars
2002-06 11/01/2003 94.97 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 13-1693134
Name in IRS Master File NEW YORK 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 (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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 June, 1925
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$253,939 0.29% Carrie Rebora Barratt CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$436,238 0.50% Gregory Long Former CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The New York Botanical Garden (NY) 89.43 three stars
Missouri Botanical Garden (MO) 86.06 three stars
Wave Hill (NY) 88.25 three stars
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society (TX) 88.35 three stars
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (IA) 92.01 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10458
tel: (718) 817-8700
EIN: 13-1693134

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Board Leadership

J. Barclay Collins II
Chairman

CEO

J.V. Cossaboom
Interim President & CEO

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