Zoological Society Of Florida in Miami, Florida (FL)

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Zoological Society Of Florida
Employer Identification Number (EIN)596192814
Name of OrganizationZoological Society Of Florida
Address12400 Sw 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177-1402
ActivitiesPreservation of natural resources (conservation), Other school related activities
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date03/1958
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization 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
OrganizationAssociation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period09/2012
Assets$10,000,000 to $49,999,999
Income$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$14,722,394
Amount of Income$4,498,215
Form 990 Revenue Amount$3,061,302
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Animal-Related: Zoo, Zoological Society


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Amount of income in 2012: $4,498,215
This organization: 

 $4,498,215
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $3,720,224

Assets in 2012: $14,722,394
Zoological Society Of Florida: 

 $14,722,394
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $5,356,959

Expenses in 2001: $3,890,293
Zoological Society Of Florida: 

 $3,890,293
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $15,512,167

Income to expenses ratio in 2001: 0.8
This organization: 

 0.8
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.1

Expenses allocated to program services in 2001: 76.5%
This organization: 

 76.5%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 83.1%

Number of employees in 2001: 58
Zoological Society Of Florida: 

 58
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 207

Employees paid over $50,000 in 2001: 13.8%
Zoological Society Of Florida: 

 13.8%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 6.7%

Grants share in income in 2001: 49.5%
This organization: 

 49.5%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 39.0%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2001

Assets at end of 2001

Expenses for 2001

Functional Expenses for 2001 ($)

Income-Producing Activities for 2001

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
20002001
Total revenue$6,328,492$3,257,670
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$4,700,596$1,612,897
Contributions to donor advised funds
Direct public support$4,630,649$1,552,049
Indirect public support$0$0
Government contributions (grants)$69,947$60,848
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$167,482$193,663
Membership dues and assessments$563,598$575,183
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$315,000$222,558
Dividends and interest from securities$0$0
Net rental income or (loss)$0$0
Gross rents$0$0
Less: rental expenses$0$0
Other investment income$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory$12,522$97,622
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory$12,522$97,622
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses$0$0
Net income or (loss) from special events and activities$181,782$161,725
Gross revenue$431,573$472,745
Less: direct expenses other than fundraising expenses$249,791$311,020
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory$344,289$335,030
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$695,702$566,270
Less: cost of goods sold$351,413$231,240
Other revenue$43,223$58,992
Total expenses$3,875,350$3,890,293
Program services$2,911,516$2,975,482
Management and general$585,579$509,729
Fundraising$378,255$405,082
Payments to affiliates$0$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$13,659,414$12,052,100
Excess or (deficit) for the year$2,453,142$-632,623
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$13,224,621$13,659,414
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$-2,018,349$-974,691
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2001)
TotalProgram servicesManagement and generalFundraising
Total functional expenses$3,890,293$2,975,482$509,729$405,082
Grants paid from donor advised funds
Other grants and allocations$20,000
Specific assistance to individuals$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, directors, key employees, etc.$112,617$75,077$19,282$18,258
Compensation of former officers, directors, key employees, etc.
Compensation and other distributions, not included above, to disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)
Salaries and wages of employees not included above$1,459,495$972,981$249,891$236,623
Pension plan contributions not included above$16,067$9,175$5,840$1,052
Employee benefits not included above$132,054$81,677$36,125$14,252
Payroll taxes$120,179$76,949$28,167$15,063
Professional fundraising fees$0$0$0$0
Accounting fees$34,213$0$34,213$0
Legal fees$0$0$0$0
Supplies$26,099$17,606$5,621$2,872
Telephone$35,943$25,745$6,201$3,997
Postage and shipping$58,233$46,413$2,091$9,729
Occupancy$27,755$21,595$4,440$1,720
Equipment rental and maintenance$117,617$92,301$18,655$6,661
Printing and publications$106,799$91,597$5,945$9,257
Travel$13,779$11,875$736$1,168
Conferences, conventions, and meetings$38,639$21,813$10,818$6,008
Interest$2,349$0$2,349$0
Depreciation, depletion, etc.$40,895$26,622$8,827$5,446
Other expenses not covered above$1,527,560$1,384,056$70,528$72,976
Balance Sheets
20002001
Total assets$15,214,100$13,314,335
Cash - non-interest-bearing$241,741$155,317
Savings and temporary cash investments$5,373,169$6,585,542
Accounts receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$857,029$550,221
Pledges receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$2,488,364$1,835,733
Grants receivable$1,900,000$650,328
Receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0
Receivables from other disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)
Other notes and loans receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0
Inventories for sale or use$161,432$133,001
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$73,000$87,598
Investments - publicly-traded securities
Investments - other securities$3,952,717$3,185,204
Investments - land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0$0
Investments - other$27,150$31,116
Land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$133,414$100,275
Other assets, including program-related investments$6,084$0
Total liabilities$1,554,686$1,262,235
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$1,208,686$966,235
Grants payable$0$0
Deferred revenue$0$0
Loans from officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0$0
Mortgages and other notes payable$0$0
Other liabilities$346,000$296,000
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$15,214,100$13,314,335
Total net assets or fund balances$13,659,414$12,052,100
Reconciliation of Revenue per Audited Financial Statements With Revenue per Return
20002001
Total revenue$6,328,492$3,257,670
Total revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial statements$4,423,786$2,389,032
Other expenses$-1,904,706$-868,638
Net unrealized gains on investments$-2,018,349$-974,691
Donated services and use of facilities$113,643$106,053
Recoveries of prior year grants$0$0
Other$0$0
Other revenue$0$0
Investment expenses$0$0
Other$0$0
Reconciliation of Expenses per Audited Financial Statements With Expenses per Return
20002001
Total expenses$3,875,350$3,890,293
Total expenses and losses per audited financial statements$3,988,993$3,996,346
Other revenue$113,643$106,053
Donated services and use of facilities$113,643$106,053
Prior year adjustments$0$0
Losses$0$0
Other$0$0
Other expenses$0$0
Investment expenses$0$0
Other$0$0
Current Officers, Directors, Trustees, and Key Employees
Total number of officers, directors, and trustees permitted to vote on organization business at board meetings0
Are any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, related to each other through family or business relationships?
Do any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, receive compensation from any other organizations, whether tax exempt or taxable, that are related to the organization?
Does the organization have a written conflict of interest policy?
Other Information
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year covered by this return, and has it filed a tax return on Form 990-T for this year?Yes
Was there a liquidation, dissolution, termination, or substantial contraction during the year?No
Is the organization related (other than by association with a statewide or nationwide organization) through common membership, governing bodies, trustees, officers, etc., to any other exempt or nonexempt organization?No
Direct and indirect political expenditures$0
Did the organization file Form 1120-POL for this year?No
Were substantially all dues nondeductible by members?
Did the organization make only in-house lobbying expenditures of $2,000 or less?
Dues, assessments, and similar amounts from members$0
Section 162(e) lobbying and political expenditures$0
Aggregate nondeductible amount of section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices$0
Taxable amount of lobbying and political expenditures$0
Does the organization elect to pay the section 6033(e) tax on the amount above?
If section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices were sent, does the organization agree to add the amount above to its reasonable estimate of dues allocable to nondeductible lobbying and political expenditures for the following tax year?
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities$0
At any time during the year, did the organization, directly or indirectly, own a controlled entity within the meaning of section 512(b)(13)?
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4911$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4912$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4955$0
Did the organization engage in any section 4958 excess benefit transaction during the year or did it become aware of an excess benefit transaction from a prior year?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization managers or disqualified persons during the year under sections 4912, 4955, and 4958$0
Amount of tax above, reimbursed by the organization$0
At any time during the tax year, was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?
Did the organization acquire a direct or indirect interest in any applicable insurance contract?
Did the supporting organization, or a fund maintained by a sponsoring organization, have excess business holdings at any time during the year?
Number of employees employed in the pay period that includes March 12, 200658
Analysis of Income-Producing Activities (for 2001)
Unrelated business incomeExcluded by section 512, 513, or 514Related or exempt function income
Business codeAmountExclusion codeAmount
Total$335,030$1,116,080$193,663
Program service revenue
Program service revenue 1000000$000$0$193,663
Program service revenue 2000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 3000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 4000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 5000000$000$0$0
Medicare/Medicaid payments000000$000$0$0
Fees and contracts from government agencies000000$000$0$0
Membership dues and assessments000000$0Section 501(c)(3) organization - Income from an activity carried on primarily for the convenience of the organization's members, students, patients, visitors, officers, or employees (hospital parking lot or museum cafeteria, for example) (section 513(a)(2))$575,183$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments000000$0Dividends, interest, payments with respect to securities loans, annuities, income from notional principal contracts, loan commitment fees, and other substantially similar income from ordinary and routine investments excluded by section 512(b)(1)$222,558$0
Dividends and interest from securities000000$000$0$0
Net rental income or (loss) from real estate
debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
not debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
Net rental income or (loss) from personal property000000$000$0$0
Other investment income000000$000$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory000000$0Gain (or loss, to the extent allowed) from the sale of investments and other non-inventory property and from certain property acquired from financial institutions that are in conservatorship or receivership (sections 512(b)(5) and 512(b)(16)(A))$97,622$0
Net income or (loss) from special events000000$0Income from an activity that is not regularly carried on (section 512(a)(1))$161,725$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventoryGift, novelty, and souvenir stores$335,03000$0$0
Other revenue000000$0Income from an activity that is not regularly carried on (section 512(a)(1))$58,992$0
Information Regarding Taxable Subsidiaries and Disregarded Entities (for 2001)
EIN of corporation, partnership, or disregarded entityPercentage of ownership interestTotal incomeEnd-of-year assets
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
Compensation of the Five Highest Paid Employees Other Than Officers, Directors, and Trustees (for 2001)
CompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensationExpense account and other allowances
$65,000$1,300$0
$70,000$1,379$0
$65,000$0$0
$92,500$0$0
$60,770$0$0
Total number of other employees paid over $50,0003
Statements About Activities (for 2001)
Expenses paid or incurred in connection with the lobbying activities$0
Did the organization receive or hold an easement for conservation purposes, including easements to preserve open space, the environment, historic land areas or historic structures?
Did the organization provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services?
Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds?
Did the organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966?
Did the organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person?
Enter the total number of donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year
Enter the total number of separate funds or accounts owned at the end of the tax year (excluding donor advised funds included above) where donors have the right to provide advice on the distribution or investment of amounts in such funds or accounts
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all funds or accounts included above at the end of the tax year
Reason for Non-Private Foundation Status
The organization is not a private foundation because it isOrganization that normally receives: less than 1/3 of its support from gross investment income and unrelated taxable business income and more than 1/3 of its support from contribution, membership fees
Support Schedule
19992000
Total$1,235,636$4,937,369
Gifts, grants, and contributions received$357,763$4,015,548
Membership fees received$439,555$563,598
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or furnishing of facilities in any activity that is related to the organization's charitable, etc., purpose$0$0
Gross income from interest, dividends, amounts received from payments on securities loans (section 512(a)(5)), rents, royalties, and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975$411,810$315,000
Net income from unrelated business activities not included above$0$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to it or expended on its behalf$0$0
The value of services or facilities furnished to the organization by a governmental unit without charge. Do not include the value of services or facilities generally furnished to the public without charge$0$0
Other income$26,508$43,223
Lobbying Expenditures by Electing Public Charities (for 2001)
Total exempt purpose expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence public opinion (grassroots lobbying)$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence a legislative body (direct lobbying)$0
Other exempt purpose expenditures$0
Lobbying nontaxable amount$0
Grassroots nontaxable amount$0
Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance (for 2011)
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year?No
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities $0
Gross income from members or shareholders$0
Gross income from other sources$0
Statement of Revenue (for 2011)
Total revenue$3,628,304
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$2,798,369
Program Service Revenue$168,579
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$374,860
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalties$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sales of assets other than inventory$163,767
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory (Securities / Other)$4,439,854 / $0
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses (Securities / Other)$4,276,087 / $0
Gain or (loss) (Securities / Other)$163,767 / $0
Net income from fundraising events$105,332
Gross income from fundraising events$209,910
Less: direct expenses$104,578
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous Revenue$17,397
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2011)
Total functional expenses$3,501,817
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$314,233
Other salaries and wages$1,576,835
Payroll taxes$147,086
Professional fundraising services$0
Other$1,463,663
Balance Sheet (for 2011)
Total assets$13,588,690
Total liabilities$1,225,601
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other$1,225,601
Total net assets or fund balances$12,363,089
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$0
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2011)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives: (1) more than 33 1/3 % of its support from contributions, membership fees, and gross receipts from activities related to its exempt functions - subject to certain exceptions, and (2) no more than 33 1/3 % of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 tax) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Section 509(a)(2) (for 2011)
2007 - 2011 Total
Total support$21,104,185
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$13,923,634
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or facilities furnished in any activity that is related to the organization's tax-exempt purpose$5,557,042
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$375,000
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources and Unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired after June 30, 1975$463,899
Other$784,610
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Number of organizations performing similar types of work
Alaska2
Alabama3
Arkansas1
Arizona3
California8
Colorado3
Connecticut2
Delaware1
Florida12
Georgia2
Illinois6
Indiana4
Kansas2
Kentucky1
Louisiana1
Massachusetts6
Maryland3
Maine2
Michigan5
Minnesota2
Missouri3
Mississippi2
Montana2
North Dakota4
Nebraska3
New Jersey1
Nevada3
New York9
Ohio5
Oklahoma1
Oregon1
Pennsylvania4
Rhode Island1
South Carolina2
South Dakota2
Tennessee4
Texas6
Utah1
Virginia2
Washington4
Wisconsin3
Total132

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