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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park

Supporting the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park

85.00

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

Board Leadership
Heidi Holtz
Chair

CEO
Janet Agostini
President

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.00
  Financial 79.18
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

79.18

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
68.4%
  Administrative Expenses 20.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.86
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.2%
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) 85.00
North Carolina Zoological Society (NC) 91.16
Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (CA) 97.19
Oregon Zoo Foundation (OR) 93.47
Reid Park Zoological Society (AZ) 91.45

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $960,257
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $582,998
   Fundraising Events $25,319
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,568,574
   Program Service Revenue $319,612
Total Primary Revenue $1,888,186
   Other Revenue $1,490,611
TOTAL REVENUE $3,378,797
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,912,930
   Administrative Expenses $559,721
   Fundraising Expenses $342,590
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,815,241
   
Payments to Affiliates $109,545
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $563,556
   
Net Assets $6,932,897

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 $1,061,451 55.5%
Facility Rentals $392,015 20.5%
Educational Programs $253,495 13.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 85.00
2018-12 04/01/2020 89.67
2017-12 04/01/2019 85.81
2016-12 03/01/2018 88.01
2015-12 06/01/2017 87.11
2014-12 06/01/2016 82.34
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 76.60
2013-12 07/01/2015 78.64
2012-12 12/20/2013 89.39
2011-12 02/01/2013 86.44
2010-12 04/01/2012 83.60
2009-12 09/20/2011 72.65
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 64.56
2008-12 02/01/2010 63.99
2007-12 05/01/2009 80.67
2006-12 02/01/2008 84.69
2005-12 12/15/2006 75.22
2004-12 01/01/2006 69.31
2003-12 11/01/2004 69.88
2002-12 01/01/2004 75.81

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,976 4.11% Janet Agostini President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park (NY) 85.00
Friends of the Zoo (TN) 88.29
Cleveland Zoological Society (OH) 92.58
Reid Park Zoological Society (AZ) 91.45
Zoological Society of Milwaukee (WI) 93.32

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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

Heidi Holtz
Chair

CEO

Janet Agostini
President

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