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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Oakland Zoo

Conservation & Education

four stars

97.48

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

Board Leadership
Pamela Schock Mintzer
Chair

CEO
Joel Parrott
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.48 four stars
  Financial 96.44 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

four stars

96.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.3%
  Administrative Expenses 16.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.08
  Program Expenses Growth 16.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.8%
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) 97.48 four stars
The Toledo Zoo (OH) 89.60 three stars
Zoo Atlanta (GA) 90.96 four stars
Tulsa Zoo Friends (OK) 86.82 three stars
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (OH) 89.07 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,304,572
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,248,866
Total Contributions $4,553,438
   Program Service Revenue $17,714,643
Total Primary Revenue $22,268,081
   Other Revenue $1,448,598
TOTAL REVENUE $23,716,679
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $21,563,066
   Administrative Expenses $3,653,901
   Fundraising Expenses $473,846
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,690,813
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,974,134
   
Net Assets $88,641,979

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
2019-09 02/01/2021 97.48 four stars
2018-09 11/01/2020 95.34 four stars
2018-09 03/01/2020 94.55 four stars
2017-09 06/01/2019 89.52 three stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 90.19 four stars
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 CONSERVATION SOCIETY OF CALIFORNIA
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$309,822 1.20% Joel Parrott President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oakland Zoo (CA) 97.48 four stars
Zoo Atlanta (GA) 90.96 four stars
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (CA) 94.60 four stars
Fort Worth Zoo (TX) 90.10 four stars
Zoo New England (MA) 95.01 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

Pamela Schock Mintzer
Chair

CEO

Joel Parrott
President & CEO

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