Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

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

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four stars

90.80

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

Board Leadership
Tom Craveiro
Chair

CEO
Steve Windhager, Ph.D.
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.80 four stars
  Financial 87.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Impact Information

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Financial

three stars

87.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
74.5%
  Administrative Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 9.05
  Program Expenses Growth 16.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.8%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,320,660
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $291,804
   Fundraising Events $21,874
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,634,338
   Program Service Revenue $901,146
Total Primary Revenue $3,535,484
   Other Revenue $1,433,857
TOTAL REVENUE $4,969,341
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,868,659
   Administrative Expenses $598,240
   Fundraising Expenses $440,808
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,907,707
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,061,634
   
Net Assets $37,589,747

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$163,100 4.17% Windhager Steven Executive Director

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (CA) 90.80 four stars
San Diego Botanic Garden (CA) 85.88 three stars
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (NY) 91.86 four stars
The Horticultural Society of New York (NY) 89.24 three stars
Friends of the National Arboretum (DC) 92.93 four 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

Tom Craveiro
Chair

CEO

Steve Windhager, Ph.D.
Executive Director