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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

San Diego Zoo Global

Our driving vision: We will lead the fight against extinction!

89.09

2920 Zoo Drive San Diego, CA 92101
tel: (619) 557-3947   Web Site
EIN: 95-1648219

Board Leadership
Robert B. Horsman
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Douglas G. Myers
President/CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.09
  Financial 85.11
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

85.11

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
87.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.25
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 37.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Diego Zoo Global on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Diego Zoo Global on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Diego Zoo Global (CA) 89.09
Oakland Zoo (CA) 90.43
The Philadelphia Zoo (PA) 92.24
Wildlife Conservation Society (NY) 93.46
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens (FL) 86.02

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Founded in 1916, San Diego Zoo Global (SDZG) operates the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and Institute for Conservation Research. SDZG is committed to saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature. Our vision: to lead the fight against extinction!

The 100-acre Zoo is home to over 4,000 rare and endangered animals representing more than 800 species and subspecies.

The Safari Park is an expansive wildlife sanctuary that is home to more than 3,500 animals representing more than 400 species.

The Institute, the world's largest zoo-based conservation research division, is dedicated to preserving and protecting rare and endangered wildlife and habitats. Through our science and curatorial efforts, we have reintroduced many species back to their native rangelands.

The education programs at the Zoo and Park reach more than 425,000 school children every year.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $45,291,006
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $22,291,506
   Fundraising Events $2,084,275
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,490,227
Total Contributions $74,157,014
   Program Service Revenue $169,445,609
Total Primary Revenue $243,602,623
   Other Revenue $51,348,265
TOTAL REVENUE $294,950,888
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $199,315,282
   Administrative Expenses $19,403,945
   Fundraising Expenses $7,521,040
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $226,240,267
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $68,710,621
   
Net Assets $323,209,188

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
Operation of 2 Animal Exhibition Facilities $173,189,490 86.9%
Research and Conservation Activities $21,535,886 10.8%
Educational Programs $4,589,906 2.3%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.09
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 89.32
2013-12 03/01/2015 93.81
2012-12 02/01/2014 92.81
2011-12 12/20/2012 91.55
2010-12 02/01/2012 87.23
2009-12 09/20/2011 91.04
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 07/01/2011 88.42
2008-12 07/01/2010 91.37
2007-12 04/01/2009 90.49
2006-12 05/01/2008 93.88
2005-12 07/01/2007 93.84
2004-12 05/01/2006 92.47
2003-12 05/01/2005 70.23
2002-12 05/01/2004 79.86
2001-12 02/05/2003 77.43
2000-12 10/15/2002 77.97

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-1648219
Name in IRS Master File ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO
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
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 April, 1942
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$473,325 0.20% Douglas Myers Executive Director

Founded in 1916, San Diego Zoo Global (SDZG) operates the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and Institute for Conservation Research. SDZG is committed to saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature. Our vision: to lead the fight against extinction!

The 100-acre Zoo is home to over 4,000 rare and endangered animals representing more than 800 species and subspecies.

The Safari Park is an expansive wildlife sanctuary that is home to more than 3,500 animals representing more than 400 species.

The Institute, the world's largest zoo-based conservation research division, is dedicated to preserving and protecting rare and endangered wildlife and habitats. Through our science and curatorial efforts, we have reintroduced many species back to their native rangelands.

The education programs at the Zoo and Park reach more than 425,000 school children every year.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Diego Zoo Global (CA) 89.09
Zoo New England (MA) 90.64
Chicago Zoological Society (IL) 87.60
Zoo Atlanta (GA) 91.30
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (OH) 90.08

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Charity Contact Info

San Diego Zoo Global
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
tel: (619) 557-3947
fax: (619) 744-3345
EIN: 95-1648219

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 120551
San Diego, CA 92112

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Board Leadership

Robert B. Horsman
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Douglas G. Myers
President/CEO

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