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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Adventure, conservation, education and community

four stars

90.39

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

Board Leadership
Otto Budig, Jr.
Chairman

CEO
Thane Maynard
Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.39 four stars
  Financial 92.03 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

92.03

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
87.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.38
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.2%
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) 90.39 four stars
Houston Zoo (TX) 96.34 four stars
Wildlife Conservation Society (NY) 93.46 four stars
The Living Desert (CA) 96.66 four stars
Zoo Atlanta (GA) 91.30 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,371,978
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $8,710,833
   Fundraising Events $448,081
   Related Organizations $4,983,014
   Government Grants $6,550,003
Total Contributions $30,063,909
   Program Service Revenue $14,057,460
Total Primary Revenue $44,121,369
   Other Revenue $3,070,108
TOTAL REVENUE $47,191,477
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $34,836,601
   Administrative Expenses $3,544,771
   Fundraising Expenses $1,142,414
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $39,523,786
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,667,691
   
Net Assets $91,724,652

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 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2000-12 10/15/2002 68.69 one star

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
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  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$319,062 0.80% William T. Maynard Executive Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (OH) 90.39 four stars
The Toledo Zoo (OH) 96.93 four stars
Birmingham Zoo (AL) 94.44 four stars
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (CO) 94.86 four stars
Oakland Zoo (CA) 92.11 four 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

Otto Budig, Jr.
Chairman

CEO

Thane Maynard
Director

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