Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

San Diego Zoo Global

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

four stars

90.13

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 90.13 four stars
  Financial 86.37 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

86.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
86.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.30
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.7%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $39,599,363
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $23,827,224
   Fundraising Events $2,803,207
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,338,642
Total Contributions $69,568,436
   Program Service Revenue $181,133,741
Total Primary Revenue $250,702,177
   Other Revenue $23,933,721
TOTAL REVENUE $274,635,898
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $210,865,532
   Administrative Expenses $27,035,288
   Fundraising Expenses $7,051,286
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $244,952,106
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $29,683,792
   
Net Assets $350,170,064

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$667,957 0.27% Douglas Myers President, CEO

Mission

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) 90.13 four stars
The Philadelphia Zoo (PA) 89.05 three stars
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (PA) 85.73 three stars
Lincoln Park Zoo (IL) 91.45 four stars
The Living Desert (CA) 93.04 four stars

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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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