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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

San Francisco Botanical Garden Society

Supporting the San Francisco Botanical Garden

three stars

84.43

1199 Ninth Avenue San Francisco, CA 94122
tel: (415) 661-1316   Web Site
EIN: 94-6050168

Board Leadership
Delle Maxwell
Chair

CEO
Stephanie Linder
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.43 three stars
  Financial 78.19 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society is the support organization for the San Francisco Botanical Garden. The Society builds communities of support for the Garden and cultivates the bond between people and plants. San Francisco's unique Botanical Garden inspires visitors with an extraordinary diversity of plants from Mediterranean climates around the world. Included in the Garden's collection are over 8,800 varieties of rare and unusual plants that can be successfully grown in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through its programs and displays, the Botanical Garden celebrates the bond between people and plants, instilling a deeper understanding of the need to conserve earth's biological heritage.

The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society is the support organization for the San Francisco Botanical Garden. The Society builds communities of support for the Garden and cultivates the bond between people and plants. San Francisco's unique Botanical Garden inspires visitors with an extraordinary diversity of plants from Mediterranean climates around the world. Included in the Garden's collection are over 8,800 varieties of rare and unusual plants that can be successfully grown in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through its programs and displays, the Botanical Garden celebrates the bond between people and plants, instilling a deeper understanding of the need to conserve earth's biological heritage.

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Financial

two stars

78.19

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
73.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.55
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Francisco Botanical Garden Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Francisco Botanical Garden Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society (CA) 84.43 three stars
Friends of the National Arboretum (DC) 86.78 three stars
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens (PA) 87.19 three stars
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation (MI) 94.18 four stars
Huntsville Botanical Garden (AL) 90.09 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,278,367
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $270,613
   Fundraising Events $400,742
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,949,722
   Program Service Revenue $793,037
Total Primary Revenue $2,742,759
   Other Revenue $649,347
TOTAL REVENUE $3,392,106
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,083,266
   Administrative Expenses $460,994
   Fundraising Expenses $752,470
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,296,730
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-904,624
   
Net Assets $6,422,727

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
Learning and Engagement $1,181,642 38.3%
Plant Collections, Propagation and Garden Support $952,123 30.9%
Visitor Experience and Outreach $820,563 26.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 84.43 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 92.52 four stars
2016-06 04/01/2018 87.62 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 87.09 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 89.52 three stars
2014-06 07/01/2016 83.25 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 81.94 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 78.57 two stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 81.67 three stars
2012-03 09/01/2013 72.92 two stars
2011-03 07/01/2012 84.49 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 71.67 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 02/01/2011 79.07 two stars
2009-03 05/01/2010 93.14 four stars
2008-03 02/01/2009 78.67 two stars
2007-03 05/01/2008 92.57 four stars
2006-03 02/01/2007 75.41 two stars
2005-03 04/01/2006 95.26 four stars
2004-03 07/01/2005 85.80 three 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 94-6050168
Name in IRS Master File SAN FRANCISCO BOTANICAL GARDEN SOCIETY AT STRYBING ARBORETUM
NTEE Code C41
NTEE Classification Botanical Gardens, Arboreta and Botanical Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(59) Other school related activities
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 April, 1959
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Stephanie Linder Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$179,261 4.17% Sue Ann Schiff Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society (CA) 84.43 three stars
The Horticultural Society of New York (NY) 89.24 three stars
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest (KY) 88.89 three stars
Norfolk Botanical Garden (VA) 87.14 three stars
National Tropical Botanical Garden (HI) 92.42 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

San Francisco Botanical Garden Society
1199 Ninth Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
tel: (415) 661-1316
fax: (415) 661-7427
EIN: 94-6050168

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Board Leadership

Delle Maxwell
Chair

CEO

Stephanie Linder
Executive Director

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