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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Dedicated to research, education and conservation, and display of California native plants

four stars

90.05

1212 Mission Canyon Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105
tel: (805) 682-4726   Web Site
EIN: 95-1644628

Board Leadership
Peter Schuyler
Chair

CEO
Steve Windhager, Ph.D.
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.05 four stars
  Financial 85.94 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Incorporated in 1939, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is an educational and scientific institution, fostering stewardship of the natural world through inspired learning, rigorous scholarship, and premier displays. With an emphasis on plants native to California, the Garden advances the knowledge and understanding of plant life and provides a rewarding experience for visitors. The Garden's living collections, including more than 1,000 taxa of plants, are featured throughout 40 acres accessible by over 5.5 miles of public trails. Composed of over 140,000 specimens of plants, the herbarium represents the region's largest scientific collection of preserved central coast plants.

Incorporated in 1939, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is an educational and scientific institution, fostering stewardship of the natural world through inspired learning, rigorous scholarship, and premier displays. With an emphasis on plants native to California, the Garden advances the knowledge and understanding of plant life and provides a rewarding experience for visitors. The Garden's living collections, including more than 1,000 taxa of plants, are featured throughout 40 acres accessible by over 5.5 miles of public trails. Composed of over 140,000 specimens of plants, the herbarium represents the region's largest scientific collection of preserved central coast plants.

Financial

three stars

85.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 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)
70.8%
  Administrative Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 9.65
  Program Expenses Growth 10.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Santa Barbara Botanic Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Santa Barbara Botanic Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (CA) 90.05 four stars
National Tropical Botanical Garden (HI) 93.26 four stars
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (IA) 92.13 four stars
The Polly Hill Arboretum (MA) 89.60 three stars
Chicago Botanic Garden (IL) 90.05 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,474,625
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $224,331
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,698,956
   Program Service Revenue $1,357,068
Total Primary Revenue $3,056,024
   Other Revenue $706,337
TOTAL REVENUE $3,762,361
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,164,564
   Administrative Expenses $397,242
   Fundraising Expenses $319,220
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,881,026
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-118,665
   
Net Assets $35,491,998

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
Conservation and Research $1,347,345 42.6%
Horticulture Program $1,001,920 31.7%
Education $490,513 15.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 02/01/2018 90.05 four stars
2015-12 11/01/2016 80.71 three stars
2015-12 10/01/2016 80.51 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.16 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 81.09 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 85.63 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 85.39 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 85.54 three stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 85.85 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.12 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 74.15 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 95.76 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 95.74 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 89.89 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 94.98 four stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 73.55 two stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 75.90 two stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 69.83 one star
2001-12 10/15/2002 62.43 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 95-1644628
Name in IRS Master File SANTA BARBARA BOTANIC GARDEN INC
NTEE Code C41
NTEE Classification Botanical Gardens, Arboreta and Botanical Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable 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 August, 1942
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
$163,416 4.21% Steve Windhager Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (CA) 90.05 four stars
Norfolk Botanical Garden (VA) 85.06 three stars
Chicago Botanic Garden (IL) 90.05 four stars
The Morton Arboretum (IL) 91.76 four stars
San Antonio Botanical Garden Society (TX) 89.41 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
tel: (805) 682-4726
fax: (805) 563-0352
EIN: 95-1644628

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Board Leadership

Peter Schuyler
Chair

CEO

Steve Windhager, Ph.D.
Executive Director

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