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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums (Grantmaking)

Saint Louis Zoo Association

Supporting and enhance zoological programs, research and institutions in the Saint Louis region

four stars

91.13

One Government Drive St. Louis, MO 63110
tel: (800) 966-8877   Web Site
EIN: 43-1727309

Board Leadership
Joseph T. Ambrose
President

CEO
Jeffrey P. Bonner
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.13 four stars
  Financial 96.35 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Saint Louis Zoo Foundation was established in 1995 support and enhance zoological programs, research and institutions in the Saint Louis region and throughout Missouri by providing facilities, funds and advice. The Foundation provides direct financial support to the Saint Louis Zoo for renovations, and administers fundraising campaigns for the zoo. The Saint Louis Zoo's mission is to conserve animals and their habitats through animal management, research, recreation, and educational programs that encourage the support and enrich the experience of the public.

The Saint Louis Zoo Foundation was established in 1995 support and enhance zoological programs, research and institutions in the Saint Louis region and throughout Missouri by providing facilities, funds and advice. The Foundation provides direct financial support to the Saint Louis Zoo for renovations, and administers fundraising campaigns for the zoo. The Saint Louis Zoo's mission is to conserve animals and their habitats through animal management, research, recreation, and educational programs that encourage the support and enrich the experience of the public.

Financial

four stars

96.35

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 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)
81.0%
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.47
  Program Expenses Growth 28.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Saint Louis Zoo Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Saint Louis Zoo Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Saint Louis Zoo Association (MO) 91.13 four stars
Dallas Zoological Society (TX) 91.87 four stars
Zoological Society of Milwaukee (WI) 90.80 four stars
Louisville Zoo Foundation (KY) 86.56 three stars
Santa Barbara Zoo (CA) 93.81 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,091,042
   Federated Campaigns $9,864
   Membership Dues $2,042,368
   Fundraising Events $488,480
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,631,754
   Program Service Revenue $4,656,222
Total Primary Revenue $17,287,976
   Other Revenue $1,982,839
TOTAL REVENUE $19,270,815
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,970,676
   Administrative Expenses $2,699,370
   Fundraising Expenses $1,280,490
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,950,536
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,320,279
   
Net Assets $96,477,664

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 Support $9,411,051 72.6%
Membership $1,219,619 9.4%
Campaign Administration $705,164 5.4%

Ratings History
Saint Louis Zoo Association has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 02/01/2018 91.13 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 95.23 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.91 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 90.65 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 91.13 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 89.99 three stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 94.54 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 80.20 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.32 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 75.73 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 66.05 one star
2007-12 05/01/2009 69.46 one star
2006-12 02/01/2008 64.95 one star
2005-12 04/01/2007 55.48 one star
2004-12 05/01/2006 55.54 one star
2003-12 01/05/2005 68.91 one star
2002-12 01/01/2004 76.01 two stars
2001-12 06/09/2003 58.76 one star

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

EIN 43-1727309
Name in IRS Master File THE SAINT LOUIS ZOO FOUNDATION
NTEE Code D11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 November, 1995
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, 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
Saint Louis Zoo Association (MO) 91.13 four stars
Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (CA) 94.51 four stars
Zoo Miami Foundation (FL) 100.00 four stars
Como Friends (MN) 85.39 three stars
Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society (WI) 93.90 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Saint Louis Zoo Association
One Government Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110
tel: (800) 966-8877
EIN: 43-1727309

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Board Leadership

Joseph T. Ambrose
President

CEO

Jeffrey P. Bonner
President and CEO

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