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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Always Growing, Always Beautiful, Always New

four stars

91.99

1000 East Beltline Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525
tel: (888) 957-1580   Web Site
EIN: 38-2394044

Board Leadership
Ping Liang
Chairperson

CEO
David Hooker
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.99 four stars
  Financial 97.34 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park promotes the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of the gardens, sculpture, the natural environment and the arts. Comprised of 158 acres of natural wetlands, woodlands, meadows and botanical gardens, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is a year round experience with indoor tropical, arid, Carnivorous, Victorian and seasonal gardens, world class changing sculpture galleries with shows by international artists, and outdoor acreage featuring a world-class sculpture park, Japanese garden, children's garden, historic Michigan's farm garden, amphitheater for summer concert events, nature trails and board walks. During the year, approximately 750,000 individuals were admitted to the gardens and 40,000 school children attended field trips.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park promotes the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of the gardens, sculpture, the natural environment and the arts. Comprised of 158 acres of natural wetlands, woodlands, meadows and botanical gardens, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is a year round experience with indoor tropical, arid, Carnivorous, Victorian and seasonal gardens, world class changing sculpture galleries with shows by international artists, and outdoor acreage featuring a world-class sculpture park, Japanese garden, children's garden, historic Michigan's farm garden, amphitheater for summer concert events, nature trails and board walks. During the year, approximately 750,000 individuals were admitted to the gardens and 40,000 school children attended field trips.

Financial

four stars

97.34

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 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)
86.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.32
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (MI) 91.99 four stars
The Atlanta Botanical Garden (GA) 91.18 four stars
Friends of the National Arboretum (DC) 91.73 four stars
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (IA) 92.09 four stars
The Polly Hill Arboretum (MA) 89.30 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,864,848
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $401,936
   Fundraising Events $358,623
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $45,000
Total Contributions $8,670,407
   Program Service Revenue $10,134,037
Total Primary Revenue $18,804,444
   Other Revenue $3,049,237
TOTAL REVENUE $21,853,681
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,226,160
   Administrative Expenses $1,927,238
   Fundraising Expenses $556,524
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,709,922
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,143,759
   
Net Assets $226,205,654

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
Collections & Exhibitions $11,122,023 68.5%
Hospitality $2,996,513 18.5%
Education $1,141,972 7.0%

Ratings History
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 12/01/2017 91.99 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 92.06 four stars
2014-09 08/01/2016 91.99 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 78.70 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 78.59 two stars
2013-09 02/01/2015 78.45 two stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 78.76 two stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 78.46 two stars
2010-09 12/23/2011 78.67 two stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 77.26 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 84.43 three stars
2008-09 12/01/2009 85.07 three stars
2007-09 04/01/2009 88.10 three stars
2006-09 02/01/2008 83.22 three stars
2005-09 10/01/2006 84.88 three stars
2004-09 12/01/2005 80.73 three stars
2003-09 01/05/2005 90.53 four stars
2002-09 10/01/2003 87.53 three stars
2001-09 02/05/2003 81.81 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 38-2394044
Name in IRS Master File WEST MICHIGAN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY INC
NTEE Code C42
NTEE Classification Garden Club, Horticultural Program
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational 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.
(199) Other scientific research activities
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 June, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 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
$354,257 1.89% David Hooker President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (MI) 91.99 four stars
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (PA) 92.71 four stars
The New York Botanical Garden (NY) 90.28 four stars
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (IA) 92.09 four stars
The Atlanta Botanical Garden (GA) 91.18 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
tel: (888) 957-1580
EIN: 38-2394044

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Board Leadership

Ping Liang
Chairperson

CEO

David Hooker
President, CEO

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