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Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park

Supporting the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park

three stars

85.81

One Conservation Place Syracuse, NY 13204
tel: (315) 435-8511   Web Site
EIN: 23-7083532

Board Leadership
Carl Isley
Chairman

CEO
Janet Agostini
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.81 three stars
  Financial 80.34 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Incorporated in 1970, the purpose of the Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park is to stimulate the interest of the public in the extension and improvement of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park and, where possible, to assist in the expansion of zoo facilities. The mission of the Zoo itself is to conserve, exhibit and interpret a living animal collection in order to promote public recreation, understanding of the relationship between animals and people, and action to sustain the environment we share.

Incorporated in 1970, the purpose of the Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park is to stimulate the interest of the public in the extension and improvement of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park and, where possible, to assist in the expansion of zoo facilities. The mission of the Zoo itself is to conserve, exhibit and interpret a living animal collection in order to promote public recreation, understanding of the relationship between animals and people, and action to sustain the environment we share.

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Financial

three stars

80.34

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
74.7%
  Administrative Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.25
  Program Expenses Growth 0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park (NY) 85.81 three stars
Rhode Island Zoological Society (RI) 87.49 three stars
Fort Wayne Zoological Society (IN) 86.61 three stars
Minnesota Zoo Foundation (MN) 86.94 three stars
Zoo Miami Foundation (FL) 97.73 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $770,160
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $536,602
   Fundraising Events $33,516
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,340,278
   Program Service Revenue $394,747
Total Primary Revenue $1,735,025
   Other Revenue $1,656,898
TOTAL REVENUE $3,391,923
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,720,859
   Administrative Expenses $534,046
   Fundraising Expenses $303,342
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,558,247
   
Payments to Affiliates $106,030
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $833,676
   
Net Assets $6,318,770

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
Zoo Support $773,398 44.9%
Facility Rentals and Catering $491,595 28.6%
Educational Programs $247,311 14.4%
Gift Shop and Café $208,555 12.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 85.81 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 88.01 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 87.11 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 82.34 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 76.60 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 78.64 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 89.39 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 86.44 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 83.60 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 72.65 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 64.56 one star
2008-12 02/01/2010 63.99 one star
2007-12 05/01/2009 80.67 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 84.69 three stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 75.22 two stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 69.31 one star
2003-12 11/01/2004 69.88 one star
2002-12 01/01/2004 75.81 two stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 81.73 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 23-7083532
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF THE ROSAMOND GIFFORD ZOO AT BURNET PARK INC
NTEE Code D11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 December, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$113,332 4.43% Janet Agostini President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park (NY) 85.81 three stars
Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society (WI) 90.07 four stars
Minnesota Zoo Foundation (MN) 86.94 three stars
Dallas Zoological Society (TX) 88.08 three stars
Rhode Island Zoological Society (RI) 87.49 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
One Conservation Place
Syracuse, NY 13204
tel: (315) 435-8511
fax: (315) 435-8517
EIN: 23-7083532

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Board Leadership

Carl Isley
Chairman

CEO

Janet Agostini
President & CEO

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