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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Sedgwick County Zoological Society

To inspire discovery, appreciation and respect for animals and nature.

four stars

90.32

5555 Zoo Boulevard Wichita, KS 67212
tel: (316) 660-9453   Web Site
EIN: 48-6120530

Board Leadership
Kevin J. Arnel
President

CEO
Jeff Ettling
Zoo Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.32 four stars
  Financial 86.32 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Formed in 1963, Sedgwick County Zoological Society works to foster public interest and support for the Sedgwick County Zoo, by operating and maintaining the Zoo. The Zoo has seen steady progress through the past three decades with major exhibits opening every few years. The Zoological Society also promotes education and research to better aid in the management and preservation of both zoo and wild animals. The Zoo has an annual attendance of nearly 550,000 visitors and is the number one tourist attraction in Kansas.

Formed in 1963, Sedgwick County Zoological Society works to foster public interest and support for the Sedgwick County Zoo, by operating and maintaining the Zoo. The Zoo has seen steady progress through the past three decades with major exhibits opening every few years. The Zoological Society also promotes education and research to better aid in the management and preservation of both zoo and wild animals. The Zoo has an annual attendance of nearly 550,000 visitors and is the number one tourist attraction in Kansas.

Financial

three stars

86.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 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)
91.0%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sedgwick County Zoological Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sedgwick County Zoological Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sedgwick County Zoological Society (KS) 90.32 four stars
Palm Beach Zoo (FL) 90.68 four stars
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (OH) 90.09 four stars
Wildlife Conservation Society (NY) 91.96 four stars
Knoxville Zoological Gardens (TN) 86.00 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $762,031
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $382,557
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,905,539
Total Contributions $7,050,127
   Program Service Revenue $4,775,991
Total Primary Revenue $11,826,118
   Other Revenue $2,173,287
TOTAL REVENUE $13,999,405
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,727,395
   Administrative Expenses $525,761
   Fundraising Expenses $405,760
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,658,916
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,340,489
   
Net Assets $2,983,164

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 Operations $9,410,818 87.7%
Guest Services $1,316,577 12.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 07/01/2018 90.32 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2018 89.11 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 85.28 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.14 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 88.79 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 85.82 three stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 84.98 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 81.66 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 82.18 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 80.67 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.11 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 89.08 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 86.35 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 88.53 three stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 87.45 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 89.47 three stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 93.45 four stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 94.57 four stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 94.54 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 94.48 four 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 48-6120530
Name in IRS Master File SEDGWICK COUNTY ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY INC
NTEE Code D50
NTEE Classification Zoo, Zoological Society
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Educational 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, 1965
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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 Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Mark Reed Zoo Director $202,413
Other Salaries of Note
$92,811 0.79% Vickie Munro Chief Financial Officer --
$2,003 0.01% Sara Jantz Chief Financial Officer --

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sedgwick County Zoological Society (KS) 90.32 four stars
National Aviary (PA) 90.73 four stars
Wildlife Conservation Society (NY) 91.96 four stars
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo (NE) 87.05 three stars
Lincoln Park Zoo (IL) 85.43 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Sedgwick County Zoological Society
5555 Zoo Boulevard
Wichita, KS 67212
tel: (316) 660-9453
fax: (316) 942-3781
EIN: 48-6120530

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Board Leadership

Kevin J. Arnel
President

CEO

Jeff Ettling
Zoo Director

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