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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

92.45

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

Board Leadership
John R. Sondag
President

CEO
Jeffrey P. Bonner
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.45 four stars
  Financial 92.94 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

92.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
77.8%
  Administrative Expenses 17.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.54
  Program Expenses Growth 37.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
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) 92.45 four stars
Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (CA) 89.74 three stars
North Carolina Zoological Society (NC) 91.16 four stars
Friends of the Zoo (TN) 92.74 four stars
Elmwood Park Zoo (PA) 89.48 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,247,300
   Federated Campaigns $4,741
   Membership Dues $2,293,470
   Fundraising Events $529,706
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $21,075,217
   Program Service Revenue $4,843,065
Total Primary Revenue $25,918,282
   Other Revenue $2,801,078
TOTAL REVENUE $28,719,360
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $21,425,697
   Administrative Expenses $4,119,589
   Fundraising Expenses $524,163
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $26,069,449
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,649,911
   
Net Assets $116,001,306

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 $16,552,589 77.3%
Membership $1,427,020 6.7%
Development Administration $1,407,592 6.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 92.45 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 85.82 three stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$554,740 2.12% Jeffrey P. Bonner President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Saint Louis Zoo Association (MO) 92.45 four stars
Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park (NY) 89.67 three stars
Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (CA) 89.74 three stars
Detroit Zoological Society (MI) 94.01 four stars
Fort Wayne Zoological Society (IN) 87.14 three 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

John R. Sondag
President

CEO

Jeffrey P. Bonner
President and CEO

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