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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Adventure, conservation, education and community

four stars

91.64

3400 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45220
tel: (513) 559-7716   Web Site
EIN: 31-0537171

Board Leadership
Stuart Dornette
Chairman

CEO
Thane Maynard
Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.64 four stars
  Financial 95.67 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden was founded in 1873 and officially opened its doors in 1875, making it the second oldest Zoo in the United States. The mission and vision of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is dedicated to creating adventure, conveying knowledge, conserving nature, and serving the community. Over one million people visit the Zoo's award-winning exhibits, and more than 500 animal and 3,000 plant species annually.

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden was founded in 1873 and officially opened its doors in 1875, making it the second oldest Zoo in the United States. The mission and vision of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is dedicated to creating adventure, conveying knowledge, conserving nature, and serving the community. Over one million people visit the Zoo's award-winning exhibits, and more than 500 animal and 3,000 plant species annually.

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Financial

four stars

95.67

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
88.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.58
  Program Expenses Growth 6.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (OH) 91.64 four stars
Indianapolis Zoo (IN) 93.97 four stars
Nashville Zoo (TN) 100.00 four stars
Birmingham Zoo (AL) 96.18 four stars
Sacramento Zoo (CA) 92.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $21,873,340
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $10,397,577
   Fundraising Events $800,094
   Related Organizations $1,504,899
   Government Grants $6,662,500
Total Contributions $41,238,410
   Program Service Revenue $16,179,470
Total Primary Revenue $57,417,880
   Other Revenue $4,624,489
TOTAL REVENUE $62,042,369
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $41,699,585
   Administrative Expenses $4,698,397
   Fundraising Expenses $1,219,074
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $47,617,056
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $14,425,313
   
Net Assets $158,194,434

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
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-03 03/01/2020 91.64 four stars
2018-03 05/01/2019 90.73 four stars
2017-03 06/01/2018 90.09 four stars
2016-03 05/01/2017 90.39 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 90.08 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 02/01/2016 86.57 three stars
2014-03 09/01/2015 89.55 three stars
2013-03 04/01/2014 93.06 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 94.89 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 94.18 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.17 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 95.24 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 91.52 four stars
2007-12 08/01/2009 87.38 three stars
2006-12 08/01/2008 92.69 four stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 82.22 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 87.10 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 76.34 two stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 64.81 one star
2001-12 02/05/2003 70.22 two 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 31-0537171
Name in IRS Master File ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF CINCINNATI
NTEE Code D50
NTEE Classification Zoo, Zoological Society
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(904) Government instrumentality or agency (see also 254)
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, 1941
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2019
  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$307,938 0.64% William T. Maynard Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (OH) 91.64 four stars
Palm Beach Zoo (FL) 89.46 three stars
San Diego Zoo Global (CA) 96.37 four stars
National Aviary (PA) 92.32 four stars
John Ball Zoo (MI) 88.00 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3400 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45220
tel: (513) 559-7716
EIN: 31-0537171

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Board Leadership

Stuart Dornette
Chairman

CEO

Thane Maynard
Director

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