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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


Douglas G. Myers

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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

San Diego Zoo Global

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

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 89.09 3 stars
  Financial 85.11 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
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 Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  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.

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

   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
   Program Expenses $199,315,282
   Administrative Expenses $19,403,945
   Fundraising Expenses $7,521,040
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $68,710,621
Net Assets $323,209,188

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Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

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.

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