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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

An unexpected oasis on Maine's coast

three stars

88.79

P.O. Box 234 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 88.79 three stars
  Financial 85.78 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (CMBG) began as an idea in 1991 by a group of mid-coast Maine residents who envisioned ornamental gardens, protected natural landscapes, and education and research programs. They felt that Maine needed a botanical garden and went about making it happen. In 1996 they purchased a 128 acres of land. Its native forest, intriguing topography, massive ledges, and 3,600 feet of tranquil tidal shorefront were quintessentially Maine.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (CMBG) began as an idea in 1991 by a group of mid-coast Maine residents who envisioned ornamental gardens, protected natural landscapes, and education and research programs. They felt that Maine needed a botanical garden and went about making it happen. In 1996 they purchased a 128 acres of land. Its native forest, intriguing topography, massive ledges, and 3,600 feet of tranquil tidal shorefront were quintessentially Maine.

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Financial

three stars

85.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 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)
70.9%
  Administrative Expenses 19.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.22
  Program Expenses Growth 8.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.5%
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) 88.79 three stars
Denver Botanic Gardens (CO) 92.38 four stars
Norfolk Botanical Garden (VA) 89.33 three stars
Wave Hill (NY) 89.55 three stars
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (MI) 91.99 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,032,081
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,032,081
   Program Service Revenue $1,888,724
Total Primary Revenue $3,920,805
   Other Revenue $418,337
TOTAL REVENUE $4,339,142
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,512,603
   Administrative Expenses $885,055
   Fundraising Expenses $450,312
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,847,970
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $491,172
   
Net Assets $19,695,809

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

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
$161,121 4.18% William Cullina Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (ME) 88.79 three stars
Friends of the National Arboretum (DC) 91.73 four stars
Wave Hill (NY) 89.55 three stars
The Atlanta Botanical Garden (GA) 93.53 four stars
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FL) 90.12 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
P.O. Box 234
Boothbay, ME 04537
tel: (207) 633-8000
fax: (207) 633-2366
EIN: 01-0476545

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Board Leadership

David Emery
Chairman

CEO

William Cullina
Executive Director

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