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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

An enjoyable family experience which fosters understanding, respect, and appreciation of wildlife.

four stars

92.87

One Wild Place Pittsburgh, PA 15206
tel: (412) 665-3640   Web Site
EIN: 25-1418766

Board Leadership
Edward Goncz
Chair

CEO
Barbara Baker
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.87 four stars
  Financial 92.76 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium will:
- provide an enjoyable family experience which fosters understanding, respect and appreciation for wildlife;
- offer a variety of unique educational programs with a strong emphasis on conservation;
- be acknowledged as a culturally significant facility;
- be recognized for the excellence of our collection, programs, and exhibitory;
- be a leader & significant contributor to conservation of endangered & threatened species; and
- conduct scientific research which supports and enhances the quality of animal and plant life, visitor experiences, education, and conservation;

at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and worldwide.

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium will:
- provide an enjoyable family experience which fosters understanding, respect and appreciation for wildlife;
- offer a variety of unique educational programs with a strong emphasis on conservation;
- be acknowledged as a culturally significant facility;
- be recognized for the excellence of our collection, programs, and exhibitory;
- be a leader & significant contributor to conservation of endangered & threatened species; and
- conduct scientific research which supports and enhances the quality of animal and plant life, visitor experiences, education, and conservation;

at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and worldwide.

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Financial

four stars

92.76

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.32
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (PA) 92.87 four stars
Sacramento Zoo (CA) 91.17 four stars
Knoxville Zoological Gardens (TN) 86.00 three stars
Birmingham Zoo (AL) 93.98 four stars
Zoo New England (MA) 93.77 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,372,681
   Federated Campaigns $48,228
   Membership Dues $2,728,406
   Fundraising Events $124,938
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,196,513
Total Contributions $10,470,766
   Program Service Revenue $11,326,441
Total Primary Revenue $21,797,207
   Other Revenue $60,753
TOTAL REVENUE $21,857,960
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,809,139
   Administrative Expenses $2,925,598
   Fundraising Expenses $510,207
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,244,944
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,613,016
   
Net Assets $63,422,427

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
Education $5,603,047 33.3%
Conservation and Research $5,603,046 33.3%
Recreation $5,603,046 33.3%

Ratings History
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 92.87 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 92.60 four stars
2015-12 10/01/2017 89.90 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 85.73 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.24 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 84.15 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 83.40 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 86.33 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 82.65 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 82.67 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.07 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 07/01/2011 83.11 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 88.60 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 89.10 three stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 86.44 three stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 84.88 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 79.15 two stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 78.10 two stars
2002-12 03/01/2004 81.10 three stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 82.87 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 25-1418766
Name in IRS Master File ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF PITTSBURGH
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 (927) Fundraising
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 March, 1983
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

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
$331,960 1.63% Barbara Baker President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (PA) 92.87 four stars
Knoxville Zoological Gardens (TN) 86.00 three stars
Lincoln Park Zoo (IL) 85.43 three stars
Blank Park Zoo (IA) 88.24 three stars
Oakland Zoo (CA) 90.19 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
tel: (412) 665-3640
fax: (412) 665-3661
EIN: 25-1418766

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Board Leadership

Edward Goncz
Chair

CEO

Barbara Baker
President, CEO

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