Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Always Growing, Always Beautiful, Always New

four stars

91.82

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

Board Leadership
Linda Chamberlain
Chairperson

CEO
David Hooker
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.82 four stars
  Financial 90.80 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of membership households
27,900
Total number of visitors
750,000
Number of guests who participated in an education program
88,000
Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization
87,809
This impact information is current as of January 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

90.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
86.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 12.87
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,862,533
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $446,710
   Fundraising Events $381,761
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $54,000
Total Contributions $10,745,004
   Program Service Revenue $10,387,741
Total Primary Revenue $21,132,745
   Other Revenue $957,165
TOTAL REVENUE $22,089,910
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,139,504
   Administrative Expenses $2,104,079
   Fundraising Expenses $745,565
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,989,148
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,100,762
   
Net Assets $358,686,677

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$392,475 1.96% David Hooker President, CEO

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (MI) 91.82 four stars
The Morton Arboretum (IL) 91.01 four stars
Friends of the National Arboretum (DC) 86.78 three stars
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (CA) 90.80 four stars
Missouri Botanical Garden (MO) 86.06 three 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

Linda Chamberlain
Chairperson

CEO

David Hooker
President, CEO