Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Connecting people with wildlife

four stars

92.94

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 92.94 four stars
  Financial 92.90 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

92.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.75
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.3%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,713,366
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $209,405
   Related Organizations $221,125
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,143,896
   Program Service Revenue $15,129,270
Total Primary Revenue $18,273,166
   Other Revenue $294,556
TOTAL REVENUE $18,567,722
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,889,662
   Administrative Expenses $1,962,114
   Fundraising Expenses $682,507
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,534,283
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,033,439
   
Net Assets $61,660,096

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$224,312 1.65% Robert L. Chastain III President, CEO

Mission

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.

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (CO) 92.94 four stars
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The Toledo Zoo (OH) 92.16 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