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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Connecting people with wildlife

91.59

4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road Colorado Springs, CO 80906
tel: (719) 633-9925   Web Site
EIN: 84-0407039

Board Leadership
Besty Sobral
Chairman

CEO
Bob Chastain
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.59
  Financial 88.50
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

88.50

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 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)
79.5%
  Administrative Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.33
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.79
  Program Expenses Growth 7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (CO) 91.59
Lincoln Park Zoo (IL) 91.45
Nashville Zoo (TN) 100.00
Indianapolis Zoo (IN) 89.31
San Francisco Zoo (CA) 85.38

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Founded in 1926, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has been a place where memories are made and people of all ages and all walks of life come together to explore the animal kingdom. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is open every day of the year and is home to more than 750 animals representing approximately 142 species, 30 of which are endangered. A leader in conservation, captive breeding and animal care, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo connects people with wildlife and wild places through experiences that inspire action. Our vision is that every kid, of any age, will have an experience for a lifetime with every visit.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,507,698
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $189,221
   Related Organizations $140,978
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,837,897
   Program Service Revenue $10,266,878
Total Primary Revenue $12,104,775
   Other Revenue $748,037
TOTAL REVENUE $12,852,812
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,937,862
   Administrative Expenses $1,700,868
   Fundraising Expenses $591,938
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,230,668
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,622,144
   
Net Assets $39,995,068

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
Animal Management $7,548,409 84.5%
Educational Activities $1,389,453 15.5%

Ratings History
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-04 06/01/2016 91.59
 
CN 2.0
2014-04 08/01/2015 92.23
2013-04 02/01/2014 90.23
2012-04 05/01/2013 92.22
2011-04 04/01/2012 95.98
2010-04 09/20/2011 94.01
 
CN 1.0
2010-04 06/01/2011 92.09
2009-04 09/01/2010 89.38
2008-04 10/01/2009 85.66
2007-04 10/01/2008 95.56
2006-04 05/01/2007 83.13
2005-04 09/01/2006 72.93
2004-04 07/01/2005 81.31
2003-04 08/01/2004 92.20
2002-04 06/09/2003 78.71

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 84-0407039
Name in IRS Master File CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY
NTEE Code D50
NTEE Classification Zoo, Zoological Society
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (559) Other matters
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 May, 1939
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End April
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • April, 2015
  • April, 2014
  • April, 2013
  • April, 2012
  • April, 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
$204,686 1.82% Robert L. Chastain III President, CEO

Founded in 1926, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has been a place where memories are made and people of all ages and all walks of life come together to explore the animal kingdom. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is open every day of the year and is home to more than 750 animals representing approximately 142 species, 30 of which are endangered. A leader in conservation, captive breeding and animal care, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo connects people with wildlife and wild places through experiences that inspire action. Our vision is that every kid, of any age, will have an experience for a lifetime with every visit.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (CO) 91.59
Palm Beach Zoo (FL) 91.27
Nashville Zoo (TN) 100.00
The Philadelphia Zoo (PA) 92.24
San Diego Zoo Global (CA) 89.25

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Charity Contact Info

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
tel: (719) 633-9925
fax: (719) 633-2254
EIN: 84-0407039

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Board Leadership

Besty Sobral
Chairman

CEO

Bob Chastain
President & CEO

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