Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Houston Zoo

Connecting communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife.

four stars

96.38

6200 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX 77030
tel: (713) 533-6819   Web Site
EIN: 74-1590271

Board Leadership
Stacy Methvin
Chair

CEO
Lee Ehmke
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.38 four stars
  Financial 96.81 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Houston Zoo connects communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife. We have over 6,000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide housing, meals, medical care and, yes, even education! There are over 2 million guests each year who come to experience our incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment. Our dedicated staff works around the clock to ensure that the Zoo is always running smoothly for the safety and well-being of our residents and guests.

Houston Zoo connects communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife. We have over 6,000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide housing, meals, medical care and, yes, even education! There are over 2 million guests each year who come to experience our incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment. Our dedicated staff works around the clock to ensure that the Zoo is always running smoothly for the safety and well-being of our residents and guests.

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Financial

four stars

96.81

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
86.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.35
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Houston Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Houston Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $57,123,012
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $7,221,576
   Fundraising Events $1,453,932
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,000
Total Contributions $65,803,520
   Program Service Revenue $36,675,604
Total Primary Revenue $102,479,124
   Other Revenue $749,262
TOTAL REVENUE $103,228,386
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $43,248,916
   Administrative Expenses $2,852,532
   Fundraising Expenses $3,756,737
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $49,858,185
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $53,370,201
   
Net Assets $216,950,654

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$424,085 0.85% Lee Ehmke CEO

Mission

Houston Zoo connects communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife. We have over 6,000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide housing, meals, medical care and, yes, even education! There are over 2 million guests each year who come to experience our incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment. Our dedicated staff works around the clock to ensure that the Zoo is always running smoothly for the safety and well-being of our residents and guests.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Houston Zoo (TX) 96.38 four stars
San Diego Zoo Global (CA) 96.37 four stars
Nashville Zoo (TN) 100.00 four stars
Audubon Nature Institute (LA) 87.62 three stars
Phoenix Zoo (AZ) 91.94 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Houston Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
tel: (713) 533-6819
EIN: 74-1590271

Mail donations to:
1513 Cambridge St.
Houston, TX 77030

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Board Leadership

Stacy Methvin
Chair

CEO

Lee Ehmke
President and CEO