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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

North Carolina Zoological Society

Saving a piece of the world for its wildlife

94.49

4403 Zoo Parkway Asheboro, NC 27205
tel: (888) 244-3736   Web Site
EIN: 56-0990900

Board Leadership
Sydnor M. White, Jr.
Chair

CEO
Cheryl Turner
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.49
  Financial 92.21
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

92.21

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
90.0%
  Administrative Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.70
  Program Expenses Growth 7.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by North Carolina Zoological Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by North Carolina Zoological Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
North Carolina Zoological Society (NC) 94.49
Zoological Society of Milwaukee (WI) 92.46
Fort Wayne Zoological Society (IN) 87.27
Elmwood Park Zoo (PA) 89.94
Reid Park Zoological Society (AZ) 89.85

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The North Carolina Zoological Society (NCZS) supports the North Carolina Zoological Park. The NCZS supports Zoo programs that receive no funding or only partial funding from the State of North Carolina. The NCZS provides significant or total funding for the following: animals purchased by the Zoo; exhibit plants; endangered plant species programs; the Valerie H. Schindler Wildlife Learning Center; a veterinary residency program in zoological medicine; training and equipment for the Zoo's animal enrichment programs; wildlife rehabilitation programs; education/conservation web sites; an elephant conservation program in Cameroon; Sylvan Heights Waterfowl; conservation field programs; visiting artist programs and artwork; capital development projects; and the Pisgah Covered Bridge and surrounding park and recreation area.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,543,118
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $2,025,442
   Fundraising Events $124,900
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,693,460
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,693,460
   Other Revenue $529,249
TOTAL REVENUE $5,222,709
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,183,401
   Administrative Expenses $107,923
   Fundraising Expenses $513,066
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,804,390
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-581,681
   
Net Assets $18,234,611

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
Financial & Promotional Support $4,193,703 80.9%
Membership Services $943,180 18.2%
Zoo Education $46,518 0.9%

Ratings History
North Carolina Zoological Society has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 94.49
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.20
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 89.01
2014-12 11/01/2015 88.80
2013-12 05/01/2015 90.57
2012-12 10/01/2013 90.94
2011-12 10/01/2012 87.43
2010-12 02/01/2012 88.38
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.83
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 85.63
2008-12 12/15/2009 72.23
2007-12 11/01/2008 89.04
2006-12 10/01/2007 91.29
2005-12 10/01/2006 82.17
2004-12 12/01/2005 74.02
2003-12 09/01/2004 85.84
2002-12 10/01/2003 84.49
2001-12 10/15/2002 86.45
2000-12 04/15/2002 92.75

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

EIN 56-0990900
Name in IRS Master File NORTH CAROLINA ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY INC
NTEE Code D50
NTEE Classification Zoo, Zoological Society
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
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 March, 1971
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$130,332 2.24% Cheryl Turner Executive Director

The North Carolina Zoological Society (NCZS) supports the North Carolina Zoological Park. The NCZS supports Zoo programs that receive no funding or only partial funding from the State of North Carolina. The NCZS provides significant or total funding for the following: animals purchased by the Zoo; exhibit plants; endangered plant species programs; the Valerie H. Schindler Wildlife Learning Center; a veterinary residency program in zoological medicine; training and equipment for the Zoo's animal enrichment programs; wildlife rehabilitation programs; education/conservation web sites; an elephant conservation program in Cameroon; Sylvan Heights Waterfowl; conservation field programs; visiting artist programs and artwork; capital development projects; and the Pisgah Covered Bridge and surrounding park and recreation area.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
North Carolina Zoological Society (NC) 94.49
Zoological Society of Milwaukee (WI) 92.46
Saint Louis Zoo Association (MO) 95.23
Friends of the Zoo (TN) 86.56
Santa Barbara Zoo (CA) 88.20

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Charity Contact Info

North Carolina Zoological Society
4403 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, NC 27205
tel: (888) 244-3736
fax: (336) 879-3963
EIN: 56-0990900

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Board Leadership

Sydnor M. White, Jr.
Chair

CEO

Cheryl Turner
Executive Director

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