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

Arboretum Foundation

Preserving a Northwest treasure

87.40

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

Board Leadership
Jenny Wyatt
President

CEO
Jane Stonecipher
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.40
  Financial 82.64
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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

82.64

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
68.0%
  Administrative Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.43
  Program Expenses Growth 22.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arboretum Foundation (WA) 87.40
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (NY) 91.88
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (MI) 92.22
Norfolk Botanical Garden (VA) 87.14
The New York Botanical Garden (NY) 89.43

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,293,554
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $81,513
   Fundraising Events $258,757
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,633,824
   Program Service Revenue $256,547
Total Primary Revenue $2,890,371
   Other Revenue $302,842
TOTAL REVENUE $3,193,213
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,256,012
   Administrative Expenses $260,300
   Fundraising Expenses $276,698
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,793,010
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,400,203
   
Net Assets $5,565,615

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
Capital Projects $358,956 28.6%
Maintenance $352,723 28.1%
Education $238,330 19.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 87.40
2018-06 10/01/2019 85.16
2017-06 12/01/2018 77.79
2016-06 12/01/2017 78.01
2015-06 11/01/2016 77.36
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.99
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 78.61
2013-06 03/01/2015 76.31
2012-06 11/01/2013 77.51
2011-06 09/01/2012 84.62
2010-06 12/01/2011 80.60
2009-06 09/20/2011 79.78
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 74.44
2008-06 03/01/2010 93.95
2007-06 11/01/2008 61.92
2006-06 09/01/2007 80.73
2005-06 09/01/2006 58.01
2004-06 12/01/2005 64.76
2003-06 06/01/2004 62.40
2002-06 03/01/2004 50.16

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$133,928 7.46% Jane Stonecipher Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arboretum Foundation (WA) 87.40
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest (KY) 88.61
Norfolk Botanical Garden (VA) 87.14
San Antonio Botanical Garden Society (TX) 90.31
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FL) 96.95

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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

Jenny Wyatt
President

CEO

Jane Stonecipher
Executive Director

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