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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Oakland Zoo

Conservation & education

four stars

92.11

9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605
tel: (510) 632-9525   Web Site
EIN: 94-1687847

Board Leadership
Secil Watson & Patrick J. Sherwood
Co-Chairs

CEO
Joel Parrott
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.11 four stars
  Financial 91.32 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

91.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
77.7%
  Administrative Expenses 18.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.31
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Oakland Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Oakland Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oakland Zoo (CA) 92.11 four stars
The Philadelphia Zoo (PA) 89.05 three stars
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo (FL) 94.74 four stars
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (OH) 90.80 four stars
National Aviary (PA) 91.41 four stars

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The Oakland Zoo, founded in 1922 by Henry Snow, has been located in its current Knowland Park location since 1936. Nestled in the rolling hills of 525-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is home to more than 440 native and exotic animals. The mission of the zoo is to inspire respect for and stewardship of the natural world, while providing a quality visitor experience.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $17,953,772
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $26,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,734,807
Total Contributions $21,714,579
   Program Service Revenue $11,301,088
Total Primary Revenue $33,015,667
   Other Revenue $1,757,631
TOTAL REVENUE $34,773,298
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,788,679
   Administrative Expenses $2,720,315
   Fundraising Expenses $863,277
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,372,271
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $18,401,027
   
Net Assets $67,574,997

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
Oakland Zoo has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 04/01/2017 92.11 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.43 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 86.07 three stars
2013-09 05/01/2015 89.09 three stars
2012-09 12/20/2013 88.48 three stars
2011-09 08/01/2012 90.76 four stars
2010-09 06/01/2012 91.59 four stars
2010-09 05/01/2012 89.01 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 86.46 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/01/2010 88.50 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 85.94 three stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 82.23 three stars
2006-06 11/01/2007 72.16 two stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 80.23 three stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 93.89 four 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 94-1687847
Name in IRS Master File EAST BAY ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY
NTEE Code D50
NTEE Classification Zoo, Zoological Society
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(59) Other school related activities
(927) Fundraising
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 October, 1953
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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
$237,340 1.44% Joel Parrott Executive Director

The Oakland Zoo, founded in 1922 by Henry Snow, has been located in its current Knowland Park location since 1936. Nestled in the rolling hills of 525-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is home to more than 440 native and exotic animals. The mission of the zoo is to inspire respect for and stewardship of the natural world, while providing a quality visitor experience.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oakland Zoo (CA) 92.11 four stars
Nashville Zoo (TN) 98.09 four stars
Woodland Park Zoo (WA) 87.41 three stars
National Aviary (PA) 91.41 four stars
Zoo New England (MA) 90.64 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, CA 94605
tel: (510) 632-9525
fax: (510) 635-5719
EIN: 94-1687847

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 5238
Oakland, CA 94605

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Board Leadership

Secil Watson & Patrick J. Sherwood
Co-Chairs

CEO

Joel Parrott
President & CEO

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