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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants

four stars

96.16

10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables, FL 33156
tel: (305) 667-1651   Web Site
EIN: 59-0668480

Board Leadership
Bruce W. Greer
President

CEO
Carl Lewis
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.16 four stars
  Financial 94.57 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1938 on an 83-acre site south of Miami, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden works to save tropical plant diversity by exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. Fundamental to this task is inspiring a greater knowledge and love for plants and gardening so that all can enjoy the beauty and bounty of the tropical world. Assembling and maintaining an outstanding botanical collection has always been a fundamental part of the institution's existence. The Garden has also emphasized the expansion of plant knowledge through publications, education programs, and research in taxonomy, floristics, conservation biology and ethno-botany. Today, Fairchild is the region's leading source of environmental, horticultural and botanical education.

Founded in 1938 on an 83-acre site south of Miami, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden works to save tropical plant diversity by exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. Fundamental to this task is inspiring a greater knowledge and love for plants and gardening so that all can enjoy the beauty and bounty of the tropical world. Assembling and maintaining an outstanding botanical collection has always been a fundamental part of the institution's existence. The Garden has also emphasized the expansion of plant knowledge through publications, education programs, and research in taxonomy, floristics, conservation biology and ethno-botany. Today, Fairchild is the region's leading source of environmental, horticultural and botanical education.

Financial

four stars

94.57

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
83.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.97
  Program Expenses Growth 16.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FL) 96.16 four stars
The Holden Arboretum (OH) 88.00 three stars
National Tropical Botanical Garden (HI) 91.76 four stars
The Horticultural Society of New York (NY) 88.75 three stars
Descanso Gardens Guild (CA) 86.54 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,661,725
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,059,774
   Fundraising Events $558,530
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $865,967
Total Contributions $8,145,996
   Program Service Revenue $4,090,198
Total Primary Revenue $12,236,194
   Other Revenue $1,218,200
TOTAL REVENUE $13,454,394
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,327,709
   Administrative Expenses $1,002,581
   Fundraising Expenses $963,981
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,294,271
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $160,123
   
Net Assets $47,923,743

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
Education $4,054,920 35.8%
Horticulture $2,939,845 26.0%
Research and Conservation $1,805,442 15.9%

Ratings History
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-10 05/01/2017 96.16 four stars
2014-10 06/01/2016 95.58 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-10 04/01/2016 89.57 three stars
2013-10 06/01/2015 86.23 three stars
2013-10 05/01/2015 83.04 three stars
2012-10 12/01/2013 86.34 three stars
2011-10 11/06/2012 89.98 three stars
2010-10 12/23/2011 78.16 two stars
2009-10 09/20/2011 88.83 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-10 12/01/2010 88.94 three stars
2008-10 03/01/2010 87.60 three stars
2007-10 02/01/2009 86.72 three stars
2006-10 03/01/2008 84.84 three stars
2005-10 02/01/2007 72.68 two stars
2004-10 09/01/2006 87.84 three stars
2003-10 11/01/2004 79.37 two stars
2002-10 12/01/2003 89.62 three stars
2001-10 10/15/2002 87.42 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 59-0668480
Name in IRS Master File FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANIC GARDEN
NTEE Code C42
NTEE Classification Garden Club, Horticultural Program
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(59) Other school related 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 June, 1937
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End October
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • October, 2015
  • October, 2014
  • October, 2013
  • October, 2012
  • October, 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
$108,239 0.81% Carl Lewis Director
Other Salaries of Note
$118,530 0.89% Josefina Yespica Chief Financial Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FL) 96.16 four stars
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (IA) 92.09 four stars
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (NY) 92.32 four stars
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation (MI) 92.73 four stars
Wave Hill (NY) 85.00 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, FL 33156
tel: (305) 667-1651
fax: (305) 661-8953
EIN: 59-0668480

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Board Leadership

Bruce W. Greer
President

CEO

Carl Lewis
Director

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