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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Olbrich Botanical Society

Supporting the Olbrich Botanical Gardens' fund-raising and educational activities

three stars

88.26

3330 Atwood Avenue Madison, WI 53704
tel: (608) 246-4550   Web Site
EIN: 39-1357247

Board Leadership
Julie Rupert
President

CEO
Roberta Sladky
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.26 three stars
  Financial 87.57 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Olbrich Botanical Society, established in 1979, supports the Olbrich Botanical Gardens' fund-raising and educational activities. Olbrich Botanical Gardens enriches life by nourishing and sharing the beauty of gardens, the joy of gardening, the knowledge of plants, and the diversity of our world. Olbrich Botanical Gardens is dedicated to the creation, conservation and interpretation of gardens and plant collections hardy to the American Midwest or native to the world's tropical forests for study, enjoyment and public benefit. Olbrich Botanical Gardens offers 16 acres of outdoor display gardens including the Rose Garden, Thai Pavilion and Garden, Sunken Garden, and Perennial Garden. Outdoor gardens are open daily and free to the public.

The Olbrich Botanical Society, established in 1979, supports the Olbrich Botanical Gardens' fund-raising and educational activities. Olbrich Botanical Gardens enriches life by nourishing and sharing the beauty of gardens, the joy of gardening, the knowledge of plants, and the diversity of our world. Olbrich Botanical Gardens is dedicated to the creation, conservation and interpretation of gardens and plant collections hardy to the American Midwest or native to the world's tropical forests for study, enjoyment and public benefit. Olbrich Botanical Gardens offers 16 acres of outdoor display gardens including the Rose Garden, Thai Pavilion and Garden, Sunken Garden, and Perennial Garden. Outdoor gardens are open daily and free to the public.

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Financial

three stars

87.57

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
76.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.95
  Program Expenses Growth 37.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Olbrich Botanical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Olbrich Botanical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Olbrich Botanical Society (WI) 88.26 three stars
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (IA) 91.62 four stars
Missouri Botanical Garden (MO) 87.76 three stars
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (ME) 85.71 three stars
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens (PA) 87.19 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $906,301
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $369,958
   Fundraising Events $51,427
   Related Organizations $223,354
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,551,040
   Program Service Revenue $511,172
Total Primary Revenue $2,062,212
   Other Revenue $174,903
TOTAL REVENUE $2,237,115
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,459,510
   Administrative Expenses $114,289
   Fundraising Expenses $300,668
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,874,467
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-637,352
   
Net Assets $5,826,449

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
Garden/ Conservatory $1,607,363 65.4%
Special Events $296,600 12.0%
Education $288,819 11.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 88.26 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 81.76 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 81.49 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.11 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 76.73 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 81.19 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 76.16 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 69.06 one star
2010-12 03/01/2012 70.24 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 71.43 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 61.21 one star
2008-12 04/01/2010 65.51 one star
2007-12 06/01/2009 59.58 one star
2006-12 11/01/2007 74.24 two stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 62.97 one star
2004-12 01/01/2006 78.46 two stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 81.37 three stars
2002-12 02/01/2004 92.99 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 39-1357247
Name in IRS Master File OLBRICH BOTANICAL SOCIETY INC
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 (356) Garden club
(379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 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 July, 1980
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
$95,131 3.30% Roberta Sladky Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Olbrich Botanical Society (WI) 88.26 three stars
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (IA) 91.62 four stars
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (PA) 92.53 four stars
National Tropical Botanical Garden (HI) 92.74 four stars
Missouri Botanical Garden (MO) 87.76 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Olbrich Botanical Society
3330 Atwood Avenue
Madison, WI 53704
tel: (608) 246-4550
fax: (608) 246-4719
EIN: 39-1357247

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Board Leadership

Julie Rupert
President

CEO

Roberta Sladky
Director

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