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

North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc.

Supporting the North Carolina Botanical Garden

four stars

90.51

100 Old Mason Farm Road Chapel Hill, NC 27517
tel: (919) 962-0522   Web Site
EIN: 56-6076622

Board Leadership
Anne Harris
President

CEO
Damon Waitt
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.51 four stars
  Financial 89.24 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation is the membership organization that supports the North Carolina Botanical Garden, its mission, and its programs. The Foundation and its Board of Directors raise nearly 50 percent of the funds for operating expenses of the Garden. In addition, the North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation protects nearly 300 acres of land for conservation purposes. The North Carolina Botanical Garden is a unit of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Garden furthers the University's mission of teaching, research, and public service through its own mission to inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants in gardens and natural areas and to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature.

The North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation is the membership organization that supports the North Carolina Botanical Garden, its mission, and its programs. The Foundation and its Board of Directors raise nearly 50 percent of the funds for operating expenses of the Garden. In addition, the North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation protects nearly 300 acres of land for conservation purposes. The North Carolina Botanical Garden is a unit of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Garden furthers the University's mission of teaching, research, and public service through its own mission to inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants in gardens and natural areas and to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature.

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Financial

three stars

89.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
73.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.18
  Program Expenses Growth 18.9%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc. (NC) 90.51 four stars
The New York Botanical Garden (NY) 91.42 four stars
Idaho Botanical Gardens (ID) 88.36 three stars
Ruth Bancroft Garden (CA) 88.80 three stars
Norfolk Botanical Garden (VA) 87.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,402,588
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $44,046
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,446,634
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,446,634
   Other Revenue $96,936
TOTAL REVENUE $2,543,570
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $970,611
   Administrative Expenses $147,095
   Fundraising Expenses $171,340
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,289,046
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,254,524
   
Net Assets $8,066,962

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 07/01/2020 90.51 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 80.13 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 86.84 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 77.73 two stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 78.97 two stars
2014-06 08/01/2016 83.58 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 81.29 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 71.51 two stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 76.42 two stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 88.92 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 79.92 two stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 77.07 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 82.64 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 02/01/2011 80.56 three stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 84.62 three stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 96.69 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 96.78 four stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 85.80 three stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 73.06 two stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 80.34 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 56-6076622
Name in IRS Master File NORTH CAROLINA BOTANICAL GARDEN FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code C41
NTEE Classification Botanical Gardens, Arboreta and Botanical Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(59) Other school related activities
(379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
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 March, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Damon Waitt Executive Director $174,435

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc. (NC) 90.51 four stars
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (MI) 91.82 four stars
The Horticultural Society of New York (NY) 89.24 three stars
Huntsville Botanical Garden (AL) 90.09 four stars
Native Plant Trust (MA) 87.62 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc.
100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
tel: (919) 962-0522
fax: (919) 962-3531
EIN: 56-6076622

Mail donations to:
The University of North Carolina
CB 3375
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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Board Leadership

Anne Harris
President

CEO

Damon Waitt
Director

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