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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums (Grantmaking)

Louisville Zoo Foundation

Benefiting and furthering the development of the Louisville Zoo

three stars

86.56

1100 Trevilian Way Louisville, KY 40213
tel: (502) 238-5300   Web Site
EIN: 31-0971742

Board Leadership
Sandra Frazier & Darryl Metzger
Co-Chairs

CEO
John T. Walczak
Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.56 three stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Louisville Zoo Foundation benefits and furthers the development of the Louisville Zoo by providing financial support for teaching, research, and service programs, purchase of animals and equipment and construction of exhibits and displays. In its 44-year history, the Louisville Zoo has dedicated itself to the pursuits of education, conservation, scientific study and recreation. The zoo currently exhibits over 1,500 animals in naturalistic and mixed animal settings representing both geographical areas and biomes or habitats. These include: the Tundra, the Islands, the African Veldt, Asian Plains, North and South American Panorama, Aquatics and the Australian Outback. The HerpAquarium features 100 species of reptiles, amphibians and fish from around the world. Three exhibits have won AZA top exhibit design awards: Glacier Run, Gorilla Forest and Islands. In 2013, the Zoo won the AZA significant achievement award for the program, "School at the Zoo."

The Louisville Zoo Foundation benefits and furthers the development of the Louisville Zoo by providing financial support for teaching, research, and service programs, purchase of animals and equipment and construction of exhibits and displays. In its 44-year history, the Louisville Zoo has dedicated itself to the pursuits of education, conservation, scientific study and recreation. The zoo currently exhibits over 1,500 animals in naturalistic and mixed animal settings representing both geographical areas and biomes or habitats. These include: the Tundra, the Islands, the African Veldt, Asian Plains, North and South American Panorama, Aquatics and the Australian Outback. The HerpAquarium features 100 species of reptiles, amphibians and fish from around the world. Three exhibits have won AZA top exhibit design awards: Glacier Run, Gorilla Forest and Islands. In 2013, the Zoo won the AZA significant achievement award for the program, "School at the Zoo."

Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
93.0%
  Administrative Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.96
  Program Expenses Growth 66.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Louisville Zoo Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Louisville Zoo Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Louisville Zoo Foundation (KY) 86.56 three stars
Cleveland Zoological Society (OH) 90.05 four stars
Zoological Society of Milwaukee (WI) 90.80 four stars
Saint Louis Zoo Association (MO) 91.13 four stars
Santa Barbara Zoo (CA) 93.81 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $739,011
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $28,921
Total Contributions $767,932
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $767,932
   Other Revenue $12,853
TOTAL REVENUE $780,785
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,991,034
   Administrative Expenses $34,831
   Fundraising Expenses $7,900
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,033,765
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,252,980
   
Net Assets $6,067,238

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 Financial Support $3,991,034 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 10/01/2017 86.56 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 83.76 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.81 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 78.46 two stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 81.67 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 82.38 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 74.63 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 71.69 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 87.41 three stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 69.01 one star
2008-06 10/01/2009 75.93 two stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 99.58 four stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 99.57 four stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 78.65 two stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 79.20 two stars
2003-06 03/01/2004 89.65 three stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 82.16 three stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 74.35 two 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 31-0971742
Name in IRS Master File LOUISVILLE ZOO FOUNDATION 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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 January, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Louisville Zoo Foundation (KY) 86.56 three stars
Zoological Society of Milwaukee (WI) 90.80 four stars
Minnesota Zoo Foundation (MN) 85.60 three stars
Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society (WI) 93.90 four stars
Elmwood Park Zoo (PA) 89.48 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Louisville Zoo Foundation
1100 Trevilian Way
Louisville, KY 40213
tel: (502) 238-5300
fax: (502) 459-2196
EIN: 31-0971742

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 37250
Louisville, KY 40233

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Board Leadership

Sandra Frazier & Darryl Metzger
Co-Chairs

CEO

John T. Walczak
Director

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