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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens

Pursuing excellence in botanical display, research, and education

three stars

87.19

631 Berwyn Baptist Road Devon, PA 19333
tel: (610) 647-8870   Web Site
EIN: 23-2726419

Board Leadership
Edmond Morse
President

CEO
Tom Smarr
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.19 three stars
  Financial 89.86 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Jenkins Arboretum opened to the public in 1976. Jenkins Arboretum is one of eastern Pennsylvania's major horticultural and environmental assets. As a botanical garden, it preserves and nurtures forty-six acres of Chester County's rapidly disappearing natural environments. The Arboretum is one of Pennsylvania's major horticultural showcases of native trees, shrubs, rhododendrons, azaleas, laurel, blueberries, ferns and wildflowers. Our mission is to preserve natural tranquil woodlands for community enjoyment, to showcase native plants and a world class collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, and to promote environmental horticulture through learning, research and conservation.

Jenkins Arboretum opened to the public in 1976. Jenkins Arboretum is one of eastern Pennsylvania's major horticultural and environmental assets. As a botanical garden, it preserves and nurtures forty-six acres of Chester County's rapidly disappearing natural environments. The Arboretum is one of Pennsylvania's major horticultural showcases of native trees, shrubs, rhododendrons, azaleas, laurel, blueberries, ferns and wildflowers. Our mission is to preserve natural tranquil woodlands for community enjoyment, to showcase native plants and a world class collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, and to promote environmental horticulture through learning, research and conservation.

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Financial

three stars

89.86

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
79.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.06
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens (PA) 87.19 three stars
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (IA) 91.62 four stars
Descanso Gardens Guild, Inc. (CA) 89.78 three stars
San Antonio Botanical Garden Society (TX) 88.42 three stars
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FL) 90.68 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $731,491
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $49,556
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $781,047
   Program Service Revenue $19,053
Total Primary Revenue $800,100
   Other Revenue $531,365
TOTAL REVENUE $1,331,465
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $923,501
   Administrative Expenses $130,498
   Fundraising Expenses $106,395
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,160,394
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $171,071
   
Net Assets $18,924,603

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
Education $489,392 53.0%
Horticulture $434,109 47.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 87.19 three stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 84.21 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 82.31 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 82.47 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.21 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 85.27 three stars
2013-12 12/01/2014 85.23 three stars
2012-12 09/01/2013 80.57 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 80.57 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 78.47 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.80 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 92.09 four stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 97.80 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 95.28 four stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 88.99 three stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 81.82 three stars
2004-12 08/01/2005 71.62 two stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 79.04 two stars
2002-12 02/01/2004 92.82 four stars

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

EIN 23-2726419
Name in IRS Master File JENKINS ARBORETUM & GARDENS
NTEE Code C11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (354) Preservation of scenic beauty
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 June, 1998
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$135,628 11.68% Harold E. Sweetman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens (PA) 87.19 three stars
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest (KY) 88.89 three stars
Native Plant Trust (MA) 89.30 three stars
The New York Botanical Garden (NY) 91.42 four stars
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (VA) 92.08 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens
631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333
tel: (610) 647-8870
fax: (610) 647-6664
EIN: 23-2726419

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Board Leadership

Edmond Morse
President

CEO

Tom Smarr
Executive Director

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