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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Zoo Miami Foundation

Our mission is to encourage an appreciation for the world's wildlife and to help conserve it for future generations.

four stars

93.74

12400 Southwest 152nd Street Miami, FL 33177
tel: (305) 255-5551   Web Site
EIN: 59-6192814

Board Leadership
Dr. James A. Kushlan
Chairman

CEO
William W. Moore
President and Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.74 four stars
  Financial 91.15 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Zoo Miami Foundation is the non-profit support organization for Zoo Miami. Zoo Miami Foundation was founded in 1956 when the Zoo was located in Crandon Park at Key Biscayne. Starting in the mid-sixties, Zoo members spearheaded a campaign to include plans for a bigger, better zoo on the Miami-Dade County "Decade of Progress" bond issue. Voters approved the bond in 1972 and nine years later Zoo Miami opened its gates at its current location.

Today, Zoo Miami Foundation is one of the largest membership organizations in South Florida. Its Board of Directors includes community leaders in Miami-Dade and Broward counties who are committed to the education, conservation and recreation goals of Zoo Miami. While Miami-Dade County operates and maintains the Zoo, Zoo Miami Foundation, backed by its strong membership, supports Zoo Miami's programs and enhancements.

Zoo Miami Foundation is the non-profit support organization for Zoo Miami. Zoo Miami Foundation was founded in 1956 when the Zoo was located in Crandon Park at Key Biscayne. Starting in the mid-sixties, Zoo members spearheaded a campaign to include plans for a bigger, better zoo on the Miami-Dade County "Decade of Progress" bond issue. Voters approved the bond in 1972 and nine years later Zoo Miami opened its gates at its current location.

Today, Zoo Miami Foundation is one of the largest membership organizations in South Florida. Its Board of Directors includes community leaders in Miami-Dade and Broward counties who are committed to the education, conservation and recreation goals of Zoo Miami. While Miami-Dade County operates and maintains the Zoo, Zoo Miami Foundation, backed by its strong membership, supports Zoo Miami's programs and enhancements.

Financial

four stars

91.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
88.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.48
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Zoo Miami Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Zoo Miami Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Zoo Miami Foundation (FL) 93.74 four stars
Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park (NY) 88.01 three stars
Santa Barbara Zoo (CA) 93.81 four stars
The Zoo Society (WA) 85.45 three stars
Friends of the Zoo (TN) 93.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,926,709
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,731,954
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $293,000
Total Contributions $4,951,663
   Program Service Revenue $250,258
Total Primary Revenue $5,201,921
   Other Revenue $1,687,001
TOTAL REVENUE $6,888,922
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,119,478
   Administrative Expenses $346,779
   Fundraising Expenses $231,147
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,697,404
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,191,518
   
Net Assets $20,497,756

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
Zoo Miami Foundation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 08/01/2018 93.74 four stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2015-09 12/01/2016 97.14 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 94.39 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 98.99 four stars
2013-09 04/01/2015 85.08 three stars
2013-09 12/22/2014 83.41 three stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 76.47 two stars
2011-09 08/01/2012 71.87 two stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 71.79 two stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 72.61 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 08/01/2010 86.16 three stars
2008-09 10/01/2009 97.16 four stars
2007-09 08/01/2008 96.63 four stars
2006-09 07/01/2007 88.87 three stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 93.99 four stars
2004-09 02/01/2006 88.34 three stars
2003-09 09/01/2004 92.98 four stars
2002-09 10/01/2003 90.15 four stars
2001-09 02/05/2003 95.01 four 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 59-6192814
Name in IRS Master File ZOO MIAMI FOUNDATION INC
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
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 March, 1958
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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013

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
$164,382 3.49% William Moore President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Zoo Miami Foundation (FL) 93.74 four stars
Saint Louis Zoo Association (MO) 91.13 four stars
Como Friends (MN) 85.39 three stars
Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (CA) 92.45 four stars
Oregon Zoo Foundation (OR) 86.91 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Zoo Miami Foundation
12400 Southwest 152nd Street
Miami, FL 33177
tel: (305) 255-5551
fax: (305) 255-7126
EIN: 59-6192814

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Board Leadership

Dr. James A. Kushlan
Chairman

CEO

William W. Moore
President and Chief Executive Officer

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