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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Tulsa Zoo Friends

Supporting the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum

three stars

86.36

6421 East 36th Street, N Tulsa, OK 74115
tel: (918) 669-6603   Web Site
EIN: 73-0930870

Board Leadership
John Dale
Chairman

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.36 three stars
  Financial 93.08 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

93.08

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 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)
78.3%
  Administrative Expenses 19.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.15
  Program Expenses Growth 17.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tulsa Zoo Friends on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tulsa Zoo Friends on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tulsa Zoo Friends (OK) 86.36 three stars
Birmingham Zoo (AL) 94.44 four stars
Blank Park Zoo (IA) 87.00 three stars
Woodland Park Zoo (WA) 87.41 three stars
Wildlife Conservation Society (NY) 93.46 four stars

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Tulsa Zoo Friends supports the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum by providing admissions, attractions, food and beverage, marketing and fundraising services. Nearly 600,000 visitors tour the zoo each year and the zoo has approximately 12,000 Zoo Friends Member households. The Tulsa Zoo is owned by the City of Tulsa and is part of the Tulsa Parks Department. The zoo is located on 84 acres within Mohawk Park, which is the third largest municipal park in the United States. Currently, more than 2,800 animals are on exhibit, many of them rare and endangered.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,352,591
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $105,785
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,458,376
   Program Service Revenue $10,228,021
Total Primary Revenue $12,686,397
   Other Revenue $1,130,355
TOTAL REVENUE $13,816,752
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,699,986
   Administrative Expenses $2,563,663
   Fundraising Expenses $418,289
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,681,938
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-865,186
   
Net Assets $15,089,527

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
Zoo Operations $11,699,986 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 11/01/2017 86.36 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 85.79 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.70 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 88.94 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 89.56 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 88.06 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 85.33 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.52 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 93.12 four stars
2008-06 12/15/2009 83.42 three stars
2007-06 12/01/2008 83.11 three stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 88.32 three stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 85.93 three stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 86.27 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 73-0930870
Name in IRS Master File TULSA ZOO MANAGEMENT INC
NTEE Code D11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(355) Wildlife sanctuary or refuge
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$128,306 0.87% Terrie Correll CEO

Tulsa Zoo Friends supports the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum by providing admissions, attractions, food and beverage, marketing and fundraising services. Nearly 600,000 visitors tour the zoo each year and the zoo has approximately 12,000 Zoo Friends Member households. The Tulsa Zoo is owned by the City of Tulsa and is part of the Tulsa Parks Department. The zoo is located on 84 acres within Mohawk Park, which is the third largest municipal park in the United States. Currently, more than 2,800 animals are on exhibit, many of them rare and endangered.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tulsa Zoo Friends (OK) 86.36 three stars
Sedgwick County Zoological Society (KS) 85.28 three stars
The Toledo Zoo (OH) 96.93 four stars
Houston Zoo (TX) 96.34 four stars
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (PA) 89.90 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Tulsa Zoo Friends
6421 East 36th Street, N
Tulsa, OK 74115
tel: (918) 669-6603
fax: (918) 669-6610
EIN: 73-0930870

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Board Leadership

John Dale
Chairman

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