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Sacramento Zoo

Wildly inspiring

four stars

91.17

3930 West Land Park Drive Sacramento, CA 95822
tel: (916) 808-5888   Web Site
EIN: 94-2861667

Board Leadership
Elizabeth Stallard
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.17 four stars
  Financial 92.53 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Sacramento Zoo inspires appreciation, respect and a connection with wildlife and nature through education, recreation and conservation. The nonprofit 501(c)(3) Sacramento Zoological Society, formed in 1957, assumed financial and daily management of the zoo (from the City of Sacramento) in July 1997. Since its inception, the society has served as the fund-raising organization for the zoo, providing funds for animal care, education and conservation programs. We design our nationally recognized education programs for children and adults of all ages. Society-sponsored school programs reach an average of 60,000 to 80,000 students per year-both at the zoo and off-site at area schools and community venues. More than 10,500 local and regional households are members of the Sacramento Zoological Society.

The Sacramento Zoo inspires appreciation, respect and a connection with wildlife and nature through education, recreation and conservation. The nonprofit 501(c)(3) Sacramento Zoological Society, formed in 1957, assumed financial and daily management of the zoo (from the City of Sacramento) in July 1997. Since its inception, the society has served as the fund-raising organization for the zoo, providing funds for animal care, education and conservation programs. We design our nationally recognized education programs for children and adults of all ages. Society-sponsored school programs reach an average of 60,000 to 80,000 students per year-both at the zoo and off-site at area schools and community venues. More than 10,500 local and regional households are members of the Sacramento Zoological Society.

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Financial

four stars

92.53

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
86.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.65
  Program Expenses Growth 7.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sacramento Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sacramento Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sacramento Zoo (CA) 91.17 four stars
Nashville Zoo (TN) 98.99 four stars
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (CO) 91.00 four stars
Indianapolis Zoo (IN) 89.29 three stars
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo (NE) 87.05 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $853,455
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $50,053
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $449,130
Total Contributions $1,352,638
   Program Service Revenue $4,971,275
Total Primary Revenue $6,323,913
   Other Revenue $1,042,914
TOTAL REVENUE $7,366,827
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,158,980
   Administrative Expenses $733,301
   Fundraising Expenses $335,521
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,227,802
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $139,025
   
Net Assets $14,014,928

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 Care $3,441,783 55.9%
Education and Sustainability $1,475,713 24.0%
Membership and Visitor Services $1,241,484 20.2%

Ratings History
Sacramento Zoo has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 91.17 four stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 90.69 four stars
2014-12 03/01/2017 91.55 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.62 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 88.21 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 89.74 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 86.84 three stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 93.71 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 87.95 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 95.65 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 94.64 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 91.77 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 82.00 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 84.77 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 71.77 two stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 74.77 two stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 72.88 two stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 65.05 one star
2001-12 10/15/2002 64.13 one star

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

EIN 94-2861667
Name in IRS Master File SACRAMENTO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY
NTEE Code D50
NTEE Classification Zoo, Zoological Society
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
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 March, 1959
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$160,062 2.21% Kyle Burks CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sacramento Zoo (CA) 91.17 four stars
The Philadelphia Zoo (PA) 90.22 four stars
Memphis Zoo (TN) 85.38 three stars
Woodland Park Zoo (WA) 86.26 three stars
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (CO) 91.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Sacramento Zoo
3930 West Land Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95822
tel: (916) 808-5888
fax: (916) 264-5887
EIN: 94-2861667

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Board Leadership

Elizabeth Stallard
President

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