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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

The Toledo Zoo

Caring for animals and conserving the natural world

four stars

96.93

Two Hippo Way Toledo, OH 43609
tel: (419) 385-5721   Web Site
EIN: 34-4440256

Board Leadership
Pamela Hershberger
President

CEO
Jeff Sailer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.93 four stars
  Financial 95.66 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

95.66

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.86
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Toledo Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Toledo Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Toledo Zoo (OH) 96.93 four stars
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (CO) 94.86 four stars
Zoo Atlanta (GA) 91.30 four stars
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens (FL) 93.91 four stars
Sacramento Zoo (CA) 90.69 four stars

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In 1900, a single woodchuck was donated to the City of Toledo's Parks Board. From that small act of generosity, The Toledo Zoo emerged. The Toledo Zoo is now widely regarded as one the finest zoological institutions in the nation. Our mission is to inspire others to join us in caring for animals and conserving the natural world. The Zoo's animal collection consists of more than 6,000 animals representing over 760 species. The popularity of the Zoo has increased dramatically over the last twenty years. Restored facilities, new exhibits and a concerted effort to address the needs of the visitor have resulted in an average attendance of 875,000 people each year.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,738,872
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $5,938,056
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $944,457
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $21,621,385
   Program Service Revenue $9,805,782
Total Primary Revenue $31,427,167
   Other Revenue $5,516,626
TOTAL REVENUE $36,943,793
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $25,020,339
   Administrative Expenses $3,009,611
   Fundraising Expenses $1,248,689
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $29,278,639
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,665,154
   
Net Assets $129,854,348

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
The Toledo Zoo has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 96.93 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.63 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 89.28 three stars
2014-12 12/01/2015 89.07 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 86.72 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 87.22 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 82.54 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 84.79 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.18 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 07/01/2011 90.87 four stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 90.87 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 89.35 three stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 72.44 two stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 81.28 three stars
2004-12 06/01/2006 76.39 two stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 77.99 two stars
2002-12 03/01/2004 84.20 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 86.32 three stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 89.54 three 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 34-4440256
Name in IRS Master File TOLEDO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY
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 (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(90) Cultural performances
(916) Cafeteria, restaurant, snack bar, food services, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1943
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
$229,690 0.78% Jeffrey Sailer Executive Director

In 1900, a single woodchuck was donated to the City of Toledo's Parks Board. From that small act of generosity, The Toledo Zoo emerged. The Toledo Zoo is now widely regarded as one the finest zoological institutions in the nation. Our mission is to inspire others to join us in caring for animals and conserving the natural world. The Zoo's animal collection consists of more than 6,000 animals representing over 760 species. The popularity of the Zoo has increased dramatically over the last twenty years. Restored facilities, new exhibits and a concerted effort to address the needs of the visitor have resulted in an average attendance of 875,000 people each year.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Toledo Zoo (OH) 96.93 four stars
Wildlife Conservation Society (NY) 93.46 four stars
Nashville Zoo (TN) 98.09 four stars
Sacramento Zoo (CA) 90.69 four stars
Oakland Zoo (CA) 92.11 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Toledo Zoo
Two Hippo Way
Toledo, OH 43609
tel: (419) 385-5721
fax: (419) 389-8670
EIN: 34-4440256

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 140130
Toledo, OH 43614

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Board Leadership

Pamela Hershberger
President

CEO

Jeff Sailer
Executive Director

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