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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums (Grantmaking)

Cleveland Zoological Society

The nonprofit partner of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

four stars

90.05

3900 Wildlife Way Cleveland, OH 44109
tel: (216) 635-3343   Web Site
EIN: 34-0816490

Board Leadership
Mike Vaughn
President

CEO
Elizabeth Fowler
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.05 four stars
  Financial 86.52 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

We create compelling experiences that connect people with wildlife and inspire personal responsibility for conserving the natural world.

We create compelling experiences that connect people with wildlife and inspire personal responsibility for conserving the natural world.

Financial

three stars

86.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 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)
78.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.67
  Program Expenses Growth 6.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cleveland Zoological Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cleveland Zoological Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cleveland Zoological Society (OH) 90.05 four stars
Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park (NY) 88.01 three stars
Friends of the Zoo (TN) 93.91 four stars
North Carolina Zoological Society (NC) 90.19 four stars
Detroit Zoological Society (MI) 92.44 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,245,385
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $3,231,477
   Fundraising Events $364,257
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,841,119
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,841,119
   Other Revenue $411,351
TOTAL REVENUE $7,252,470
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,477,852
   Administrative Expenses $558,100
   Fundraising Expenses $1,505,248
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,541,200
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-288,730
   
Net Assets $14,169,275

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
Funding for Zoo Operation $4,264,992 77.9%
Membership Services $1,046,156 19.1%
Zoofutures Planned Giving Fund $166,704 3.0%

Ratings History
Cleveland Zoological Society has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 04/01/2018 90.05 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 94.48 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.16 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 88.63 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 89.76 three stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 84.41 three stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 82.88 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 79.02 two stars
2010-12 12/20/2012 80.69 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 80.18 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 77.67 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 70.04 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 87.73 three stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 93.42 four stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 88.12 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 67.98 one star
2004-12 05/01/2006 74.34 two stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 91.09 four stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 96.12 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 34-0816490
Name in IRS Master File CLEVELAND 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 (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(59) Other school related activities
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1958
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
$167,227 2.21% Elizabeth T. Fowler Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cleveland Zoological Society (OH) 90.05 four stars
Fort Wayne Zoological Society (IN) 87.27 three stars
Reid Park Zoological Society (AZ) 91.16 four stars
Minnesota Zoo Foundation (MN) 85.60 three stars
The Zoo Society (WA) 85.45 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cleveland Zoological Society
3900 Wildlife Way
Cleveland, OH 44109
tel: (216) 635-3343
fax: (216) 661-7764
EIN: 34-0816490

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Board Leadership

Mike Vaughn
President

CEO

Elizabeth Fowler
Executive Director

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