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Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

three stars

86.63

5500 Phinney Ave N Seattle, WA 98103
tel: (206) 548-2500   Web Site
EIN: 91-6070005

Board Leadership
Matt Rosauer
Chair

CEO
Alejandro Grajal
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.63 three stars
  Financial 81.10 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1899, Woodland Park Zoo engages more than a million visitors of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and walks of life in extraordinary experiences with animals, inspiring them to make conservation a priority in their lives. The zoo is helping to save animals and their habitats in the wild through more than 35 field projects in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Woodland Park Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and certified by the rigorous American Humane Conservation program. The Humane Certified™ seal of approval is another important validation of the zoo's long-standing tradition of meeting the highest standards in animal welfare.

Founded in 1899, Woodland Park Zoo engages more than a million visitors of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and walks of life in extraordinary experiences with animals, inspiring them to make conservation a priority in their lives. The zoo is helping to save animals and their habitats in the wild through more than 35 field projects in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Woodland Park Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and certified by the rigorous American Humane Conservation program. The Humane Certified™ seal of approval is another important validation of the zoo's long-standing tradition of meeting the highest standards in animal welfare.

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Financial

three stars

81.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.59
  Program Expenses Growth -1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Woodland Park Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Woodland Park Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Woodland Park Zoo (WA) 86.63 three stars
Audubon Nature Institute (LA) 87.53 three stars
Phoenix Zoo (AZ) 92.39 four stars
National Aviary (PA) 90.73 four stars
Sedgwick County Zoological Society (KS) 90.32 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,767,975
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,552,906
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $13,680,484
Total Contributions $23,001,365
   Program Service Revenue $20,316,403
Total Primary Revenue $43,317,768
   Other Revenue $1,039,621
TOTAL REVENUE $44,357,389
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $29,608,497
   Administrative Expenses $5,758,933
   Fundraising Expenses $2,570,239
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $37,937,669
   
Payments to Affiliates $10,800
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,419,720
   
Net Assets $29,456,616

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
Grounds and Facilities $9,416,649 31.5%
Animal Care $8,732,614 29.2%
Conservation and Education $4,862,011 16.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 86.63 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 86.46 three stars
2016-12 05/03/2018 86.26 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 87.41 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.20 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/04/2016 88.23 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 90.24 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 87.52 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 85.34 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 82.39 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 82.62 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.96 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 07/01/2011 76.19 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 87.83 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 86.25 three stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 88.07 three stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 81.45 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 87.76 three stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 85.27 three stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 87.98 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 91-6070005
Name in IRS Master File WOODLAND PARK 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 (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(59) Other school related activities
(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 January, 1967
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$326,867 0.86% Alejandro Grajal President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Woodland Park Zoo (WA) 86.63 three stars
Denver Zoological Foundation (CO) 88.57 three stars
San Diego Zoo Global (CA) 92.58 four stars
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (PA) 92.87 four stars
ZooTampa at Lowry Park (FL) 91.76 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Woodland Park Zoo
5500 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
tel: (206) 548-2500
fax: (206) 548-1536
TTY: (206) 548-2599
EIN: 91-6070005

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Board Leadership

Matt Rosauer
Chair

CEO

Alejandro Grajal
President and CEO

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