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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers (Grantmaking)

Arboretum Foundation

Preserving a Northwest treasure

two stars

78.01

2300 Arboretum Drive East Seattle, WA 98112
tel: (206) 325-4510   Web Site
EIN: 91-0613583

Board Leadership
Sherrey Luetjen
President

CEO
Jane Stonecipher
Interim Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.01 two stars
  Financial 69.17 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Arboretum Foundation has provided stewardship for Washington Park Arboretum since 1935. The Foundation raises and provides funds for essential Arboretum operations and activities including arboriculture, maintenance, seasonal gardeners, education and collection restoration. The Arboretum Foundation's mission is to create and strengthen an engaged community of donors, volunteers, and advocates who will promote, protect, and enhance the Washington Park Arboretum for current and future generations. Washington Park Arboretum is a 230-acre living museum of woody plants, with internationally renowned collections of oaks, conifers, camellias, Japanese maples, hollies and other plants from the Pacific Northwest and nearly every temperate region of the world.

The Arboretum Foundation has provided stewardship for Washington Park Arboretum since 1935. The Foundation raises and provides funds for essential Arboretum operations and activities including arboriculture, maintenance, seasonal gardeners, education and collection restoration. The Arboretum Foundation's mission is to create and strengthen an engaged community of donors, volunteers, and advocates who will promote, protect, and enhance the Washington Park Arboretum for current and future generations. Washington Park Arboretum is a 230-acre living museum of woody plants, with internationally renowned collections of oaks, conifers, camellias, Japanese maples, hollies and other plants from the Pacific Northwest and nearly every temperate region of the world.

Financial

one star

69.17

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 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)
64.6%
  Administrative Expenses 16.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.25
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.96
  Program Expenses Growth -3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arboretum Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arboretum Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arboretum Foundation (WA) 78.01 two stars
Naples Botanical Garden (FL) 93.96 four stars
The Holden Arboretum (OH) 90.66 four stars
Chicago Botanic Garden (IL) 90.05 four stars
Huntsville Botanical Garden (AL) 89.92 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $741,498
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $61,501
   Fundraising Events $172,075
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $975,074
   Program Service Revenue $68,606
Total Primary Revenue $1,043,680
   Other Revenue $137,633
TOTAL REVENUE $1,181,313
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $689,947
   Administrative Expenses $193,879
   Fundraising Expenses $223,487
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,107,313
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $74,000
   
Net Assets $3,621,843

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
Maintenance $270,849 39.3%
Volunteers Stewards Program $236,090 34.2%
Education $183,008 26.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 12/01/2017 78.01 two stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 77.36 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.99 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 78.61 two stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 76.31 two stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 77.51 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 84.62 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 80.60 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 79.78 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 74.44 two stars
2008-06 03/01/2010 93.95 four stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 61.92 one star
2006-06 09/01/2007 80.73 three stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 58.01 one star
2004-06 12/01/2005 64.76 one star
2003-06 06/01/2004 62.40 one star
2002-06 03/01/2004 50.16 zero star

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

EIN 91-0613583
Name in IRS Master File ARBORETUM FOUNDATION
NTEE Code C11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(927) Fundraising
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 August, 1937
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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
$118,185 10.67% Paige Miller Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arboretum Foundation (WA) 78.01 two stars
Friends of the National Arboretum (DC) 91.73 four stars
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society (CA) 87.62 three stars
San Antonio Botanical Garden Society (TX) 90.06 four stars
The Horticultural Society of New York (NY) 88.81 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Arboretum Foundation
2300 Arboretum Drive East
Seattle, WA 98112
tel: (206) 325-4510
fax: (206) 325-8893
EIN: 91-0613583

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Board Leadership

Sherrey Luetjen
President

CEO

Jane Stonecipher
Interim Executive Director

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