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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

An unexpected oasis on Maine's coast

three stars

85.71

132 Botanical Gardens Drive Boothbay, ME 04537
tel: (207) 633-8000   Web Site
EIN: 01-0476545

Board Leadership
David Emery
Chairman

CEO
William Cullina
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.71 three stars
  Financial 79.80 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants and nature through horticulture, education and research.

A Brief History of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Opened in 2007, our "People's Garden" invites visitors of all ages and abilities to create and to explore meaningful connections to plants and nature at their own pace. Our journey began in 1991 when a small group of MidCoast residents dreamed of building a world-class public garden on 148 acres of rocky coastal forest that would one day be both an economic engine and cultural anchor for our region. After 16 years of planning, the Gardens opened officially in the summer of 2007.
Since then, the Gardens has become one of Maine's top attractions and one of the most distinguished botanical destinations in the country. Its exquisite gardens, dramatic and compelling natural landscape-including nearly a mile of tidal saltwater frontage-make it ever-changing, endlessly captivating

The mission of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants and nature through horticulture, education and research.

A Brief History of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Opened in 2007, our "People's Garden" invites visitors of all ages and abilities to create and to explore meaningful connections to plants and nature at their own pace. Our journey began in 1991 when a small group of MidCoast residents dreamed of building a world-class public garden on 148 acres of rocky coastal forest that would one day be both an economic engine and cultural anchor for our region. After 16 years of planning, the Gardens opened officially in the summer of 2007.
Since then, the Gardens has become one of Maine's top attractions and one of the most distinguished botanical destinations in the country. Its exquisite gardens, dramatic and compelling natural landscape-including nearly a mile of tidal saltwater frontage-make it ever-changing, endlessly captivating

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Financial

two stars

79.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
66.8%
  Administrative Expenses 21.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.84
  Program Expenses Growth 10.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (ME) 85.71 three stars
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation (MI) 91.46 four stars
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest (KY) 88.89 three stars
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society (CA) 92.52 four stars
Olbrich Botanical Society (WI) 88.26 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,423,149
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,423,149
   Program Service Revenue $2,373,796
Total Primary Revenue $5,796,945
   Other Revenue $456,119
TOTAL REVENUE $6,253,064
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,075,944
   Administrative Expenses $1,021,316
   Fundraising Expenses $749,813
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,847,073
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,405,991
   
Net Assets $21,436,974

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 Management $3,075,944 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-03 03/01/2019 85.71 three stars
2017-03 09/01/2018 83.73 three stars
2016-03 10/01/2017 88.79 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.65 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 86.60 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 87.30 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 85.55 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 83.75 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 94.22 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.61 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 82.45 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 90.58 four stars
2007-12 03/01/2009 86.78 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 80.45 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 74.78 two stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 74.64 two stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 70.59 two 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 01-0476545
Name in IRS Master File COASTAL MAINE BOTANICAL GARDENS INC
NTEE Code C41
NTEE Classification Botanical Gardens, Arboreta and Botanical Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 March, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$189,040 3.90% William Cullina Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (ME) 85.71 three stars
Chicago Botanic Garden (IL) 88.85 three stars
Huntsville Botanical Garden (AL) 89.76 three stars
Missouri Botanical Garden (MO) 87.76 three stars
Friends of the National Arboretum (DC) 92.93 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
132 Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME 04537
tel: (207) 633-8000
fax: (207) 633-2366
EIN: 01-0476545

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 132
Boothbay, ME 04537

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Board Leadership

David Emery
Chairman

CEO

William Cullina
Executive Director

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