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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Cibolo Nature Center & Farm

Dedicated to promoting conservation of natural resources

three stars

84.77

140 City Park Road Boerne, TX 78006
tel: (830) 249-4616   Web Site
EIN: 74-2564700

Board Leadership
Joanne Williams
Board President

CEO
Carolyn Chipman Evans
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.77 three stars
  Financial 84.56 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Open to the public since Earth Day 1990, the Cibolo Nature Center (CNC) provides education, research, entertainment and outdoor activities for more than 100,000 visitors a year, while promoting sound stewardship of land, water and wildlife. The Cibolo Nature Center is 100 acres of Hill Country trails and wilderness. The center and its overseers, The Friends of the Cibolo Wilderness, are dedicated to promoting conservation of natural resources through education and stewardship. The center embraces four distinct ecosystems: riparian forest; live oak savannah, tall-grass prairie and spring-fed marsh.

Open to the public since Earth Day 1990, the Cibolo Nature Center (CNC) provides education, research, entertainment and outdoor activities for more than 100,000 visitors a year, while promoting sound stewardship of land, water and wildlife. The Cibolo Nature Center is 100 acres of Hill Country trails and wilderness. The center and its overseers, The Friends of the Cibolo Wilderness, are dedicated to promoting conservation of natural resources through education and stewardship. The center embraces four distinct ecosystems: riparian forest; live oak savannah, tall-grass prairie and spring-fed marsh.

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Financial

three stars

84.56

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
69.5%
  Administrative Expenses 17.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.30
  Program Expenses Growth 9.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cibolo Nature Center & Farm on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cibolo Nature Center & Farm on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cibolo Nature Center & Farm (TX) 84.77 three stars
Delaware Nature Society (DE) 92.08 four stars
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes (OH) 89.22 three stars
Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VT) 85.91 three stars
San Diego River Park Foundation (CA) 85.05 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,640,403
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $169,828
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,810,231
   Program Service Revenue $250,431
Total Primary Revenue $2,060,662
   Other Revenue $9,504
TOTAL REVENUE $2,070,166
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $716,934
   Administrative Expenses $396,846
   Fundraising Expenses $269,849
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,383,629
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $686,537
   
Net Assets $5,049,678

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
Children's Educational Programs $320,224 44.7%
Herff Farm $176,922 24.7%
Adult Education Programs $100,870 14.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 07/01/2019 84.77 three stars
2016-12 10/01/2017 85.33 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 75.69 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 71.29 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 74.24 two stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 73.69 two stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 81.47 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 80.76 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 79.75 two stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 74.50 two stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 73.04 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.37 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 80.77 three stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 73.92 two stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 76.79 two stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 71.21 two stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 74.55 two stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 71.09 two stars
2003-12 07/01/2005 73.94 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 74-2564700
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF CIBOLO WILDERNESS
NTEE Code C99
NTEE Classification Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C.
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
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 June, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$116,431 8.41% Carolyn Chipman-Evans Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cibolo Nature Center & Farm (TX) 84.77 three stars
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes (OH) 89.22 three stars
This Is The Place Foundation (UT) 88.81 three stars
San Diego River Park Foundation (CA) 85.05 three stars
Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center (MN) 90.11 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cibolo Nature Center & Farm
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
tel: (830) 249-4616
fax: (830) 249-7293
EIN: 74-2564700

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Board Leadership

Joanne Williams
Board President

CEO

Carolyn Chipman Evans
Chief Executive Officer

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