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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers (Grantmaking)

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation

Gifts that grow and bloom forever

four stars

92.73

2929 Walker Avenue, NW Grand Rapids, MI 49544
tel: (616) 791-3901   Web Site
EIN: 38-3118579

Board Leadership
Dirk C. Hoffius
President

CEO
Susanne T. Veeneman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.73 four stars
  Financial 93.56 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

93.56

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 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)
98.2%
  Administrative Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.53
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation (MI) 92.73 four stars
The New York Botanical Garden (NY) 90.14 four stars
Descanso Gardens Guild (CA) 86.54 three stars
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (MI) 92.06 four stars
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (VA) 96.17 four stars

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation (formerly Michigan Botanic Garden Foundation) was established in 1993 as a single-purpose foundation with the goal of creating an endowment fund to support the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park promotes the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of the gardens, sculpture, the natural environment and the arts. Comprised of 125 acres of natural wetlands, woodlands, meadows and botanical gardens, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is a year round experience.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $221,429
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $1,511,000
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,732,429
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,732,429
   Other Revenue $2,426,778
TOTAL REVENUE $4,159,207
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,364,438
   Administrative Expenses $61,892
   Fundraising Expenses $23,660
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,449,990
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-290,783
   
Net Assets $97,188,861

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
Contribution to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park $4,364,438 100.0%

Ratings History
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 92.73 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.34 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 94.03 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 89.39 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 81.80 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 86.44 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 67.57 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 69.30 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 73.26 two stars
2007-12 08/01/2009 89.62 three stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 99.69 four stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 97.17 four stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 89.73 three stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 99.79 four stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 94.60 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 89.60 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 38-3118579
Name in IRS Master File FREDERIK MEIJER GARDENS AND SCULPTURE FOUNDATION
NTEE Code C11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organizations operated solely for the benefit of and in conjunction with organizations described in 10 through 16 above.  509(a)(3)
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, 1994
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Susanne T. Veeneman Executive Director

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation (formerly Michigan Botanic Garden Foundation) was established in 1993 as a single-purpose foundation with the goal of creating an endowment fund to support the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park promotes the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of the gardens, sculpture, the natural environment and the arts. Comprised of 125 acres of natural wetlands, woodlands, meadows and botanical gardens, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is a year round experience.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation (MI) 92.73 four stars
The Holden Arboretum (OH) 88.00 three stars
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FL) 96.16 four stars
Wave Hill (NY) 85.00 three stars
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (ME) 87.65 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation
2929 Walker Avenue, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
tel: (616) 791-3901
fax: (616) 791-5333
EIN: 38-3118579

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Board Leadership

Dirk C. Hoffius
President

CEO

Susanne T. Veeneman
Executive Director

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