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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Rhode Island Zoological Society

Supporting the Roger Williams Park Zoo

three stars

82.07

1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI 02907
tel: (401) 785-3510   Web Site
EIN: 05-6016675

Board Leadership
Maribeth Williamson
Board Chair

CEO
Jeremy Goodman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.07 three stars
  Financial 74.65 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Rhode Island Zoological Society works to secure the public and private sector support needed by Roger Williams Park Zoo to continue to develop new world-class exhibits, make significant contributions to conservation and serve the community as a valuable source of environmental education, recreation and economic development.

Roger Williams Park Zoo strives to engage guests in an extraordinary and unique educational experience to improve their understanding of and appreciation for the natural world. We contribute significantly to the conservation of our earth's animals, plants and other natural resources by challenging ourselves and our audience to act as responsible environmental stewards.

The Rhode Island Zoological Society works to secure the public and private sector support needed by Roger Williams Park Zoo to continue to develop new world-class exhibits, make significant contributions to conservation and serve the community as a valuable source of environmental education, recreation and economic development.

Roger Williams Park Zoo strives to engage guests in an extraordinary and unique educational experience to improve their understanding of and appreciation for the natural world. We contribute significantly to the conservation of our earth's animals, plants and other natural resources by challenging ourselves and our audience to act as responsible environmental stewards.

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Financial

two stars

74.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
79.4%
  Administrative Expenses 16.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.11
  Program Expenses Growth 4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 53.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rhode Island Zoological Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rhode Island Zoological Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rhode Island Zoological Society (RI) 82.07 three stars
Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (CA) 89.74 three stars
Fort Wayne Zoological Society (IN) 87.14 three stars
Saint Louis Zoo Association (MO) 92.45 four stars
Friends of the Zoo (TN) 92.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,367,933
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,940,784
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,308,717
   Program Service Revenue $4,145,182
Total Primary Revenue $7,453,899
   Other Revenue $1,808,284
TOTAL REVENUE $9,262,183
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,555,794
   Administrative Expenses $1,615,196
   Fundraising Expenses $367,823
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,538,813
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-276,630
   
Net Assets $2,408,671

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
Management of Roger Williams Park Zoo $4,275,422 56.6%
Support and Education, Endangered Species $3,280,372 43.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 82.07 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 87.49 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 84.55 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 81.43 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.20 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 80.61 three stars
2013-12 12/01/2015 78.07 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 77.67 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 77.43 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 76.98 two stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 77.69 two stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 80.05 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 76.74 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 70.96 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 69.07 one star
2007-12 02/01/2009 93.86 four stars
2006-09 10/01/2007 93.81 four stars
2005-09 12/15/2006 85.39 three stars
2004-09 11/01/2005 85.46 three stars
2003-09 10/01/2004 86.97 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 05-6016675
Name in IRS Master File RHODE ISLAND ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY
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 (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 June, 1964
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$162,592 1.70% Jeremy Goodman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rhode Island Zoological Society (RI) 82.07 three stars
Saint Louis Zoo Association (MO) 92.45 four stars
Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society (WI) 88.43 three stars
North Carolina Zoological Society (NC) 91.16 four stars
Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (CA) 89.74 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Rhode Island Zoological Society
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
tel: (401) 785-3510
fax: (401) 941-3988
EIN: 05-6016675

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Board Leadership

Maribeth Williamson
Board Chair

CEO

Jeremy Goodman
Executive Director

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