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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

95.58

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 95.58 four stars
  Financial 93.75 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

93.75

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.46
  Program Expenses Growth 8.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
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) 95.58 four stars
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society (CA) 89.52 three stars
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society (TX) 85.91 three stars
Denver Botanic Gardens (CO) 91.36 four stars
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (IA) 91.61 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,994,614
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $961,337
   Fundraising Events $469,208
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,609,494
Total Contributions $8,034,653
   Program Service Revenue $1,669,045
Total Primary Revenue $9,703,698
   Other Revenue $839,727
TOTAL REVENUE $10,543,425
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,002,782
   Administrative Expenses $807,031
   Fundraising Expenses $936,074
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,745,887
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-202,462
   
Net Assets $48,804,409

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 $3,911,979 43.5%
Horticulture $2,897,971 32.2%
Research and Conservation $1,808,579 20.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End October
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • October, 2014
  • October, 2013
  • October, 2012
  • October, 2011
  • October, 2010

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
$105,524 0.98% Carl Lewis Director
Other Salaries of Note
$130,394 1.21% Josefina Yespica Chief Financial Officer

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FL) 95.58 four stars
Missouri Botanical Garden (MO) 90.67 four stars
Denver Botanic Gardens (CO) 91.36 four stars
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation (MI) 94.34 four stars
San Antonio Botanical Garden Society (TX) 85.88 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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