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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Zoo Miami Foundation

Our mission is to foster community pride and involvement with Zoo Miami and secure financial support for the zoo.

four stars

97.73

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

Board Leadership
Jose Romano
Chairman

CEO
William W. Moore
President and Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.73 four stars
  Financial 96.79 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Zoo Miami Foundation (ZMF) is the non-profit support organization for Zoo Miami. Zoo Miami Foundation was founded in 1956. 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 special capital enhancements. Zoo Miami Foundation also operates key educational programs and contributes to global and local conservation initiatives. Through the generosity of our vital philanthropic partners, ZMF engages community members of all ages in programs that include our Conservation Teen Scientists, adult volunteers, Zoo to You outreach, and Nature Play that engages families in outdoor adventures and skill building. In 2018, ZMF volunteers contributed over 49,000 hours to Zoo Miami.

Zoo Miami Foundation (ZMF) is the non-profit support organization for Zoo Miami. Zoo Miami Foundation was founded in 1956. 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 special capital enhancements. Zoo Miami Foundation also operates key educational programs and contributes to global and local conservation initiatives. Through the generosity of our vital philanthropic partners, ZMF engages community members of all ages in programs that include our Conservation Teen Scientists, adult volunteers, Zoo to You outreach, and Nature Play that engages families in outdoor adventures and skill building. In 2018, ZMF volunteers contributed over 49,000 hours to Zoo Miami.

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Financial

four stars

96.79

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
87.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.83
  Program Expenses Growth 5.8%
  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) 97.73 four stars
Cleveland Zoological Society (OH) 91.06 four stars
North Carolina Zoological Society (NC) 91.16 four stars
Elmwood Park Zoo (PA) 89.94 three stars
Oregon Zoo Foundation (OR) 94.75 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,101,300
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,698,619
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $293,000
Total Contributions $5,092,919
   Program Service Revenue $246,763
Total Primary Revenue $5,339,682
   Other Revenue $924,156
TOTAL REVENUE $6,263,838
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,987,016
   Administrative Expenses $380,975
   Fundraising Expenses $260,410
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,628,401
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $635,437
   
Net Assets $21,817,111

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 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 09/03/2019 97.73 four stars
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

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, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$171,613 3.04% William Moore President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Zoo Miami Foundation (FL) 97.73 four stars
Reid Park Zoological Society (AZ) 90.45 four stars
Saint Louis Zoo Association (MO) 85.82 three stars
Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society (WI) 90.07 four stars
Rhode Island Zoological Society (RI) 87.49 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

Jose Romano
Chairman

CEO

William W. Moore
President and Chief Executive Officer

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