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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Connecting people with wildlife

four stars

91.00

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

Board Leadership
Sally Veitch
Chair

CEO
Bob Chastain
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.00 four stars
  Financial 89.37 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.
Founded in 1926, the Zoo is a place where memories are made and people of all ages and all walks of life come together to explore the animal kingdom. The Zoo is open every day of the year and is home to more than 1,000 animals representing approximately 142 species, 30 of which are endangered.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is involved in animal conservation efforts around the world including giraffe in Uganda, elephants and black rhinoceros in Kenya, Cape griffon vultures in South Africa, orangutans in Indonesia, amphibians in Panama, and black-footed ferrets and Wyoming toads in the western United States. Through the Zoo's Quarters for Conservation program, over $1.9M has been raised for field conservation since 2008.

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.
Founded in 1926, the Zoo is a place where memories are made and people of all ages and all walks of life come together to explore the animal kingdom. The Zoo is open every day of the year and is home to more than 1,000 animals representing approximately 142 species, 30 of which are endangered.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is involved in animal conservation efforts around the world including giraffe in Uganda, elephants and black rhinoceros in Kenya, Cape griffon vultures in South Africa, orangutans in Indonesia, amphibians in Panama, and black-footed ferrets and Wyoming toads in the western United States. Through the Zoo's Quarters for Conservation program, over $1.9M has been raised for field conservation since 2008.

Financial

three stars

89.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 15.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.64
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
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) 91.00 four stars
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (OH) 91.58 four stars
Oakland Zoo (CA) 90.19 four stars
Sacramento Zoo (CA) 91.17 four stars
Denver Zoological Foundation (CO) 85.71 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,025,676
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $162,878
   Related Organizations $191,054
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,379,608
   Program Service Revenue $14,673,882
Total Primary Revenue $21,053,490
   Other Revenue $271,587
TOTAL REVENUE $21,325,077
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,296,037
   Administrative Expenses $1,917,092
   Fundraising Expenses $607,383
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,820,512
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,504,565
   
Net Assets $56,622,011

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 $8,568,898 83.2%
Educational Activities $1,727,139 16.8%

Ratings History
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-04 05/01/2018 91.00 four stars
2016-04 05/01/2017 94.86 four stars
2015-04 06/01/2016 91.59 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-04 08/01/2015 92.23 four stars
2013-04 02/01/2014 90.23 four stars
2012-04 05/01/2013 92.22 four stars
2011-04 04/01/2012 95.98 four stars
2010-04 09/20/2011 94.01 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-04 06/01/2011 92.09 four stars
2009-04 09/01/2010 89.38 three stars
2008-04 10/01/2009 85.66 three stars
2007-04 10/01/2008 95.56 four stars
2006-04 05/01/2007 83.13 three stars
2005-04 09/01/2006 72.93 two stars
2004-04 07/01/2005 81.31 three stars
2003-04 08/01/2004 92.20 four stars
2002-04 06/09/2003 78.71 two 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 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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • April, 2017
  • April, 2016
  • April, 2015
  • April, 2014
  • April, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$215,288 1.67% Robert L. Chastain III President, CEO

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (CO) 91.00 four stars
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Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens (FL) 92.50 four stars
The Living Desert (CA) 96.66 four stars

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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

Sally Veitch
Chair

CEO

Bob Chastain
President & CEO

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