Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

The Toledo Zoo

Caring for animals and conserving the natural world

three stars

89.60

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

Board Leadership
John C. Jones
Chair

CEO
Jeffrey Sailer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.60 three stars
  Financial 95.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

four stars

95.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
87.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.34
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,354,505
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $5,697,029
   Fundraising Events $456,804
   Related Organizations $2,107,389
   Government Grants $12,600,581
Total Contributions $22,216,308
   Program Service Revenue $8,253,125
Total Primary Revenue $30,469,433
   Other Revenue $3,256,984
TOTAL REVENUE $33,726,417
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $27,746,010
   Administrative Expenses $3,626,448
   Fundraising Expenses $956,906
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $32,329,364
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,397,053
   
Net Assets $139,032,615

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$334,494 1.03% Jeffrey Sailer Executive Director

Mission

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) 89.60 three stars
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens (FL) 89.07 three stars
Phoenix Zoo (AZ) 91.94 four stars
Birmingham Zoo (AL) 96.18 four stars
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (CO) 96.67 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

John C. Jones
Chair

CEO

Jeffrey Sailer
Executive Director