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

90.22

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 90.22 four stars
  Financial 86.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

GuideStar is Charity Navigator's trusted partner in sharing information on how this organization seeks impact.  GuideStar has recognized this organization with a Gold Seal of Transparency for voluntarily and publicly describing their goals, strategies, and accomplishments.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Charting Impact

What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

What are your strategies for making this happen?

What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will your organization know if you are making progress?

What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

86.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
73.7%
  Administrative Expenses 16.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.38
  Program Expenses Growth 15.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.0%
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 $2,154,689
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,154,689
   Program Service Revenue $1,398,060
Total Primary Revenue $3,552,749
   Other Revenue $883,548
TOTAL REVENUE $4,436,297
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,188,852
   Administrative Expenses $1,011,271
   Fundraising Expenses $523,968
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,724,091
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-287,794
   
Net Assets $35,947,633

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$163,100 3.45% Steven Windhager 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) 90.22 four stars
Worcester County Horticultural Society (MA) 87.47 three stars
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (VA) 92.08 four stars
The Morton Arboretum (IL) 91.22 four stars
Tulsa Botanic Garden (OK) 86.66 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

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

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Tom Craveiro
Chair

CEO

Steve Windhager, Ph.D.
Executive Director