Zoological Society Of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio (OH)

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Zoological Society Of Cincinnati
Employer Identification Number (EIN)310537171
Name of OrganizationZoological Society Of Cincinnati
Address3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333
ActivitiesOther school related activities, Government instrumentality or agency (see also 254)
SubsectionEducational Organization
Ruling Date06/1941
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
OrganizationAssociation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period03/2014
Assets$50,000,000 to greater
Income$10,000,000 to $49,999,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$109,322,672
Amount of Income$41,918,959
Form 990 Revenue Amount$41,457,996
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Animal-Related: Zoo, Zoological Society


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Amount of income in 2014: $41,918,959
Zoological Society Of Cincinnati: 

 $41,918,959
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $3,649,677

Assets in 2014: $109,322,672
This organization: 

 $109,322,672
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $4,976,823

Expenses in 2014: $35,552,291
This organization: 

 $35,552,291
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $3,423,830

Income to expenses ratio in 2014: 1.2
Zoological Society Of Cincinnati: 

 1.2
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.2

Expenses allocated to program services in 2007: 81.4%
Zoological Society Of Cincinnati: 

 81.4%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 83.1%

Number of employees in 2014: 631
Zoological Society Of Cincinnati: 

 631
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 102

Employees paid over $100,000 in 2014: 1.3%
Zoological Society Of Cincinnati: 

 1.3%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 0.0%

Grants share in income in 2014: 64.5%
This organization: 

 64.5%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 42.9%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2014

Assets at the end of 2014

Functional expenses for 2014

Support schedule

Checklist
201220132014
Is the organization described in section 501(c)(3) or 4947(a)(1) (other than a private foundation)?YesYesYes
Is the organization required to complete Schedule B, Schedule of Contributors?YesYesYes
Did the organization engage in direct or indirect political campaign activities on behalf of or in opposition to candidates for public office?NoNoNo
Did the organization engage in lobbying activities, or have a section 501(h) election in effect during the tax year?NoNoYes
Is the organization a section 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5), or 501(c)(6) organization that receives membership dues, assessments, or similar amounts as defined in Revenue Procedure 98-19?NoNoNo
Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds or any similar funds or accounts for which donors have the right to provide advice on the distribution or investment of amounts in such funds or accounts?NoNoNo
Did the organization receive or hold a conservation easement, including easements to preserve open space, the environment, historic land areas, or historic structures?NoNoNo
Did the organization maintain collections of works of art, historical treasures, or other similar assets?YesYesYes
Did the organization report an amount for escrow or custodial account liability; serve as a custodian or provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services?NoNoNo
Did the organization, directly or through a related organization, hold assets in temporarily restricted endowments, permanent endowments, or quasi-endowments?NoNoNo
Did the organization report an amount for land, buildings, and equipment?YesYesYes
Did the organization report an amount for investments-other securities that is 5% or more of its total assets?YesNoNo
Did the organization report an amount for investments-program related that is 5% or more of its total assets?NoNoNo
Did the organization report an amount for other assets that is 5% or more of its total assets?NoNoNo
Did the organization report an amount for other liabilities?YesYesYes
Did the organization's separate or consolidated financial statements for the tax year include a footnote that addresses the organization's liability for uncertain tax positions under FIN 48 (ASC 740)?YesYesYes
Did the organization obtain separate, independent audited financial statements for the tax year?NoNoNo
Was the organization included in consolidated, independent audited financial statements for the tax year?YesYesYes
Is the organization a school described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)?NoNoNo
Did the organization maintain an office, employees, or agents outside of the United States?NoNoNo
Did the organization have aggregate revenues or expenses of more than $10,000 from grantmaking, fundraising, business, investment, and program service activities outside the United States, or aggregate foreign investments valued at $100,000 or more?NoYesYes
Did the organization report more than $5,000 of grants or other assistance to or for any foreign organization?NoNoYes
Did the organization report more than $5,000 of aggregate grants or other assistance to or for foreign individuals?NoNoNo
Did the organization report a total of more than $15,000 of expenses for professional fundraising services?NoNoNo
Did the organization report more than $15,000 total of fundraising event gross income and contributions?NoYesYes
Did the organization report more than $15,000 of gross income from gaming activities?NoNoNo
Did the organization operate one or more hospital facilities?NoNoNo
Did the organization attach a copy of its audited financial statements?NoNoNo
Did the organization report more than $5,000 of grants or other assistance to any domestic organization or domestic government?NoYesYes
Did the organization report more than $5,000 of grants or other assistance to or for domestic individuals?NoNoNo
Did the organization answer 'Yes' about compensation of the organization's current and former officers, directors, trustees, key employees, and highest compensated employees?NoYesYes
Did the organization have a tax-exempt bond issue with an outstanding principal amount of more than $100,000 as of the last day of the year, that was issued after December 31, 2002?YesYesYes
Did the organization invest any proceeds of tax-exempt bonds beyond a temporary period exception?NoNoNo
Did the organization maintain an escrow account other than a refunding escrow at any time during the year to defease any tax-exempt bonds?NoNoNo
Did the organization act as an 'on behalf of' issuer for bonds outstanding at any time during the year?NoNoNo
Did the organization engage in an excess benefit transaction with a disqualified person during the year?NoNoNo
Is the organization aware that it engaged in an excess benefit transaction with a disqualified person in a prior year, and that the transaction has not been reported on any of the organization's prior Forms 990 or 990-EZ?NoNoNo
Did the organization report any amount for receivables from or payables to any current or former officers, directors, trustees, key employees, highest compensated employees, or disqualified persons?NoNoNo
Did the organization provide a grant or other assistance to an officer, director, trustee, key employee, substantial contributor or employee thereof, a grant selection committee member, or to a 35% controlled entity or family member of any of these persons?NoNoNo
Was the organization a party to a business transaction with one of the following parties
A current or former officer, director, trustee, or key employee?NoNoNo
A family member of a current or former officer, director, trustee, or key employee?NoNoNo
An entity of which a current or former officer, director, trustee, or key employee (or a family member thereof) was an officer, director, trustee, or direct or indirect owner?NoNoNo
Did the organization receive more than $25,000 in non-cash contributions?NoYesYes
Did the organization receive contributions of art, historical treasures, or other similar assets, or qualified conservation contributions?NoNoNo
Did the organization liquidate, terminate, or dissolve and cease operations?NoNoNo
Did the organization sell, exchange, dispose of, or transfer more than 25% of its net assets?NoNoNo
Did the organization own 100% of an entity disregarded as separate from the organization under Regulations sections 301.7701-2 and 301.7701-3?NoNoNo
Was the organization related to any tax-exempt or taxable entity?YesYesYes
Did the organization have a controlled entity within the meaning of section 512(b)(13)?YesYesYes
Did the organization make any transfers to an exempt non-charitable related organization?NoNoNo
Did the organization conduct more than 5% of its activities through an entity that is not a related organization and that is treated as a partnership for federal income tax purposes?NoNoNo
Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance
2011201220132014
The number reported in Box 3 of Form 109606427
The number of Forms W-2G000
Did the organization comply with backup withholding rules for reportable payments to vendors and reportable gaming (gambling) winnings to prize winners?NoYesYes
The number of employees reported on Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, filed for the calendar year ending with or within the year covered by this return0617631
Did the organization file all required federal employment tax returns?NoYesYes
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year?YesYesYesYes
Has it filed a Form 990-T for this year?YesYesYes
At any time during the calendar year, did the organization have an interest in, or a signature or other authority over, a financial account in a foreign country (such as a bank account, securities account, or other financial account)?NoNoNo
Was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction at any time during the tax year?NoNoNo
Did any taxable party notify the organization that it was or is a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?NoNoNo
Did the organization file Form 8886-T?NoNoNo
Does the organization have annual gross receipts that are normally greater than $100,000, and did the organization solicit any contributions that were not tax deductible as charitable contributions?NoNoNo
Did the organization include with every solicitation an express statement that such contributions or gifts were not tax deductible?NoNoNo
Did the organization receive a payment in excess of $75 made partly as a contribution and partly for goods and services provided to the payor?YesYesYes
Did the organization notify the donor of the value of the goods or services provided?YesYesYes
Did the organization sell, exchange, or otherwise dispose of tangible personal property for which it was required to file Form 8282?NoNoNo
Did the organization receive any funds, directly or indirectly, to pay premiums on a personal benefit contract?NoNoNo
Did the organization, during the year, pay premiums, directly or indirectly, on a personal benefit contract?NoNoNo
If the organization received a contribution of qualified intellectual property, did the organization file Form 8899 as required?NoNoNo
If the organization received a contribution of cars, boats, airplanes, or other vehicles, did the organization file a Form 1098-C?NoNoNo
Did a donor advised fund maintained by the sponsoring organization have excess business holdings at any time during the year?NoNoNo
Did the sponsoring organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966?NoNoNo
Did the sponsoring organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person?NoNoNo
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0$0$0$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities $0$0$0$0
Gross income from members or shareholders$0$0$0$0
Gross income from other sources$0$0$0$0
Is the organization filing Form 990 in lieu of Form 1041?NoNoNo
The amount of tax-exempt interest received or accrued during the year$0$0$0
Is the organization licensed to issue qualified health plans in more than one state?NoNoNo
The amount of reserves the organization is required to maintain by the states in which the organization is licensed to issue qualified health plans$0$0$0
The amount of reserves on hand$0$0$0
Did the organization receive any payments for indoor tanning services during the tax year?NoNoNo
Has it filed a Form 720 to report these payments?NoNoNo
Compensation of Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, Highest Compensated Employees, and Independent Contractors
201220132014
Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, and Highest Compensated Employees
Total reportable compensation from the organization$0$1,102,182$1,234,114
Total reportable compensation from related organizations$0$0$0
Total estimated amount of other compensation from the organization and related organizations$0$120,383$136,888
Total number of individuals who received more than $100,000 of reportable compensation from the organization078
Total number of independent contractors who received more than $100,000 of compensation from the organization000
Statement of Revenue
2011201220132014
Total revenue$41,471,979$5,718,599$38,637,833$41,457,996
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$29,115,105$4,808,303$25,313,036$26,756,651
Program Service Revenue$10,651,655$734,281$11,028,171$12,098,193
900099$426,843$7,572,529$8,170,146
900099$165,415$1,342,040$1,545,301
900099$85,510$1,096,770$1,325,596
900099$35,888$1,016,832$1,057,150
All other program service revenue$0$0$0
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$84,521$13,370$38,226$29,978
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0$0$0$0
Royalties$0$0$0$0
Net rental income$1,557,297$162,645$2,117,400$2,357,327
Gross rents (Real / Personal)$1,797,218 / $0$228,845 / $0$2,117,400 / $0$2,357,327 / $0
Less: rental expenses (Real / Personal)$239,921 / $0$66,200 / $0$0 / $0$0 / $0
Rental income or (loss) (Real / Personal)$1,557,297 / $0$162,645 / $0$2,117,400 / $0$2,357,327 / $0
Net gain/loss from sales of assets other than inventory$0$0$0$0
Net income/loss from fundraising events$63,401$0$141,000$119,753
Gross income from fundraising events$398,520$0$521,419$580,716
Less: direct expenses$335,119$0$380,419$460,963
Net income/loss from gaming activities$0$0$0$0
Net income/loss from sales of inventory$0$0$0$0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0$0$0$96,094
900099$0$0$96,094
All other revenue$0$0$0
Statement of Functional Expenses
2011201220132014
Total functional expenses$33,669,126$7,856,592$34,805,734$35,552,291
Grants and other assistance to domestic organizations and domestic governments$0$134,691$197,230
Grants and other assistance to domestic individuals$0$0$0
Grants and other assistance to foreign organizations, foreign governments, and foreign individuals$0$40,000$29,135
Benefits paid to or for members$0$0$0
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$762,378$0$979,246$714,606
Compensation not included above, to disqualified persons$0$0$0
Other salaries and wages$11,334,049$2,936,169$11,895,716$12,816,802
Pension plan accruals and contributions$0$0$0
Other employee benefits$0$0$0
Payroll taxes$3,546,995$895,014$3,567,154$3,594,590
Fees for services (non-employees)
Management$0$60,930$0
Legal$20,293$69,203$70,571
Accounting$0$64,566$0
Lobbying$0$0$0
Professional fundraising services$0$0$0$0
Investment management fees$0$0$0
Other$21,870$42,480$211,713
Advertising and promotion$0$0$0
Office expenses$0$0$0
Information technology$0$0$0
Royalties$0$0$0
Occupancy$375,818$1,205,570$1,267,468
Travel$0$0$0
Payments of travel or entertainment expenses for any federal, state, or local public officials$0$0$0
Conferences, conventions, and meetings$0$0$0
Interest$83,613$365,440$399,330
Payments to affiliates$0$0$0
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization$1,134,098$4,688,994$5,154,313
Insurance$230,515$936,080$1,002,944
Other expenses$793,191$3,088,050$5,533
Other expenses$528,573$2,757,105$4,131,203
Other expenses$313,611$2,312,205$1,384,487
Other expenses$259,569$1,223,278$1,324,089
Other expenses$0$1,375,026$3,248,277
Balance Sheet
2011201220132014
Total assets$94,118,085$92,878,287$99,421,905$109,322,672
Cash - non-interest-bearing$232,083$172,163$304,422
Savings and temporary cash investments$2,895,487$3,390,154$3,236,033
Pledges and grants receivable, net$6,576,164$7,512,441$7,229,113
Accounts receivable, net$2,096,276$2,821,893$2,283,326
Loans and other receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, key employees, and highest compensated employees$0$0$0
Loans and other receivables from other disqualified persons, persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B), and contributing employers and sponsoring organizations of section 501(c)(9) voluntary employees' beneficiary organizations$0$0$0
Notes and loans receivable, net$0$0$0
Inventories for sale or use$0$0$0
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$234,344$244,589$781,915
Land, buildings, and equipment: cost or other basis$74,659,200$80,944,399$83,985,541
Investments - publicly traded securities$0$3,816,378$8,605,795
Investments - other securities$6,148,743$487,086$383,861
Investments - program-related$0$0$0
Intangible assets$0$0$0
Other assets$35,990$32,802$2,512,666
Total liabilities$19,578,769$20,467,166$22,339,659$26,345,282
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$4,721,163$5,595,713$6,565,980
Grants payable$0$0$0
Deferred revenue$0$0$0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$7,701,992$7,699,448$7,016,904$6,329,361
Escrow or custodial account liability$0$0$0
Loans and other payables to current and former officers, directors, trustees, key employees, highest compensated employees, and disqualified persons$0$0$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$3,978,927$5,901,427$7,675,806$12,068,124
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0$0$0$0
Other liabilities (including federal income tax, payables to related third parties, and other liabilities)$2,145,128$2,051,236$1,381,817
Total net assets or fund balances$74,539,316$72,411,121$77,082,246$82,977,390
Unrestricted net assets$65,072,218$73,000,400$80,631,528
Temporarily restricted net assets$5,434,572$2,177,515$441,531
Permanently restricted net assets$1,904,331$1,904,331$1,904,331
Capital stock or trust principal, or current funds$0$0$0
Paid-in or capital surplus, or land, building, or equipment fund$0$0$0
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$0$0$0$0
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2014)
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
Number of organizations supported0
Sum of amounts of support$0
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Section 509(a)(2) (for 2010 - 2014)
2010 - 2014 Total
Public support$160,073,484
Subtotal$186,209,557
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$94,598,636
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$55,372,735
Gross receipts from activities that are not an unrelated trade or business under section 513$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$36,238,186
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
Less$26,136,073
Amounts received from disqualified persons$26,136,073
Amounts received from other than disqualified persons that exceed the greater of $5,000 or 1% of the total support$0
Total support$195,266,531
Public support$186,209,557
Subtotal$8,306,587
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources$8,306,587
Unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired after June 30, 1975$0
Net income from unrelated business activities, whether or not the business is regularly carried on$270,505
Other income$479,882
Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
20002001200220032004200520062007
Total revenue$23,876,200$22,870,056$23,251,531$21,352,861$26,099,452$25,311,077$38,177,447$29,792,533
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$8,471,717$7,031,390$9,321,695$7,193,431$10,435,295$9,861,204$28,010,151$20,059,116
Contributions to donor advised funds$0$0
Direct public support$7,287,691$5,815,981$7,849,836$5,517,639$9,257,942$8,616,676$20,644,865$10,723,974
Indirect public support$799,341$928,821$1,083,411$972,434$897,958$871,929$818,847$2,640,793
Government contributions (grants)$384,685$286,588$388,448$703,358$279,395$372,599$6,546,439$6,694,349
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$8,370,687$8,742,556$6,954,800$7,683,869$9,209,857$8,490,349$10,143,111$9,520,509
Membership dues and assessments$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$432,845$479,096$377,030$274,393$210,059$268,173$297,422$429,588
Dividends and interest from securities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Net rental income or (loss)$-194,143$-114,312$103,314$-64,398$23,201$-233,704$-317,406$-263,514
Gross rents$0$0$515,512$108,910$323,011$493,259$571,625$614,513
Less: rental expenses$194,143$114,312$412,198$173,308$299,810$726,963$889,031$878,027
Other investment income$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory$52,428$-12,322$-2,109$-227,585$3,780$679,940$44,169$46,834
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory$3,917,930$1,450,491$500,000$294,958$500,000$9,940,683$3,860,000$46,834
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses$3,865,502$1,462,803$502,109$522,543$496,220$9,260,743$3,815,831$0
Net income or (loss) from special events and activities$-645$10,241$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross revenue$7,622$20,982$0$0$0$0$0$0
Less: direct expenses other than fundraising expenses$8,267$10,741$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory$347,295$228,521$-38,554$0$0$0$0$0
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$1,759,609$1,693,270$239,122$0$0$0$0$0
Less: cost of goods sold$1,412,314$1,464,749$277,676$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$6,396,016$6,504,886$6,535,355$6,493,151$6,217,260$6,245,115$0$0
Total expenses$23,119,043$22,421,945$22,984,932$25,367,376$26,602,442$26,236,447$27,238,848$25,656,826
Program services$14,324,037$14,575,723$13,601,926$21,123,289$22,118,401$22,288,523$22,767,012$20,881,708
Management and general$7,141,845$6,369,432$7,981,305$3,137,562$2,594,019$2,171,108$2,879,134$3,369,503
Fundraising$1,653,161$1,476,790$1,401,701$1,106,525$1,890,022$1,776,816$1,592,702$1,405,615
Payments to affiliates$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$45,323,218$45,708,964$45,802,129$41,795,113$41,259,944$40,417,728$51,356,532$56,812,245
Excess or (deficit) for the year$757,157$448,111$266,599$-4,014,515$-502,990$-925,370$10,938,599$4,135,707
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$44,563,791$45,323,218$45,708,964$45,802,129$41,795,113$41,259,944$40,417,728$51,356,532
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$2,270$-62,365$-173,434$7,499$-32,179$83,154$205$1,320,006
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2007)
TotalProgram servicesManagement and generalFundraising
Total functional expenses$25,656,826$20,881,708$3,369,503$1,405,615
Grants paid from donor advised funds$0
Other grants and allocations$0
Specific assistance to individuals$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, directors, key employees, etc.$199,088$161,885$25,981$11,222
Compensation of former officers, directors, key employees, etc.$0$0$0$0
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)$0$0$0$0
Salaries and wages of employees not included above$9,666,590$8,121,753$972,595$572,242
Pension plan contributions not included above$0$0$0$0
Employee benefits not included above$3,412,758$2,078,745$1,201,793$132,220
Payroll taxes$0$0$0$0
Professional fundraising fees$0$0$0$0
Accounting fees$0$0$0$0
Legal fees$0$0$0$0
Supplies$1,987,573$1,649,419$260,733$77,421
Telephone$0$0$0$0
Postage and shipping$0$0$0$0
Occupancy$1,490,709$1,406,846$66,742$17,121
Equipment rental and maintenance$475,297$475,297$0$0
Printing and publications$0$0$0$0
Travel$0$0$0$0
Conferences, conventions, and meetings$0$0$0$0
Interest$761,179$695,509$51,484$14,186
Depreciation, depletion, etc.$2,994,221$2,809,555$146,967$37,699
Other expenses not covered above$4,669,411$3,482,699$643,208$543,504
Balance Sheets
20002001200220032004200520062007
Total assets$61,956,652$60,998,570$61,256,894$61,755,731$63,244,374$62,289,143$79,318,404$81,243,090
Cash - non-interest-bearing$208,441$746,473$1,142,917$0$185,018$424,176$1,108,284$943,195
Savings and temporary cash investments$1,725,959$2,893,681$2,068,466$1,698,400$1,702,913$1,776,261$1,928,084$2,362,439
Accounts receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$1,798,827$1,434,014$543,849$843,354$2,848,271$1,362,378$866,511$661,031
Pledges receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$906,010$629,300$2,572,414$1,395,777$3,050,769$2,709,227$10,631,832$8,503,783
Grants receivable$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Receivables from other disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0$0
Other notes and loans receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Inventories for sale or use$542,269$320,576$0$0$0$0$0$0
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$164,767$748,967$234,826$295,263$333,745$368,571$504,068$100,300
Investments - publicly-traded securities$865,587$722,405
Investments - other securities$8,049,888$8,333,825$9,742,681$13,738,179$10,258,920$5,201,191$7,413,317$10,517,717
Investments - land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investments - other$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$48,560,490$45,891,733$44,951,741$43,734,825$44,808,813$50,447,339$55,945,603$57,380,290
Other assets, including program-related investments$1$1$0$49,933$55,925$0$55,118$51,930
Total liabilities$16,633,434$15,289,606$15,454,765$19,960,618$21,984,430$21,871,415$27,961,872$24,430,845
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$3,411,484$2,649,610$3,857,976$4,116,514$4,549,089$4,554,592$3,930,863$4,398,956
Grants payable$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Deferred revenue$35,671$16,714$108,541$95,747$94,328$90,356$25,000$0
Loans from officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Mortgages and other notes payable$13,182,380$12,525,752$11,395,888$15,676,263$17,297,236$16,408,269$20,614,996$15,111,538
Other liabilities$3,899$97,530$92,360$72,094$43,777$818,198$3,391,013$4,920,351
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$61,956,652$60,998,570$61,256,894$61,755,731$63,244,374$62,289,143$79,318,404$81,243,090
Total net assets or fund balances$45,323,218$45,708,964$45,802,129$41,795,113$41,259,944$40,417,728$51,356,532$56,812,245
Reconciliation of Revenue per Audited Financial Statements With Revenue per Return
20002001200220032004200520062007
Total revenue$23,876,200$22,870,056$23,251,531$21,352,861$26,099,452$25,311,077$38,177,447$29,792,533
Total revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial statements$24,231,803$23,033,672$23,490,295$21,734,458$26,367,083$25,360,535$38,247,836$28,036,370
Other expenses$340,871$150,442$238,764$7,499$-32,179$-788,004$205$6,603
Net unrealized gains on investments$2,270$-62,365$-173,434$7,499$0$0$205$6,603
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Recoveries of prior year grants$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$338,601$212,807$412,198$0$-32,179$-788,004$0$0
Other revenue$-14,732$-13,174$0$-374,098$-299,810$-837,462$-70,184$1,762,766
Investment expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$-14,732$-13,174$0$-374,098$-299,810$-837,462$-70,184$1,762,766
Reconciliation of Expenses per Audited Financial Statements With Expenses per Return
20002001200220032004200520062007
Total expenses$23,119,043$22,421,945$22,984,932$25,367,376$26,602,442$26,236,447$27,238,848$25,656,826
Total expenses and losses per audited financial statements$23,472,376$22,647,926$23,397,130$25,741,474$26,902,252$26,202,751$28,127,879$26,534,853
Other revenue$353,333$225,981$412,198$374,098$299,810$-760,659$889,031$878,027
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Prior year adjustments$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Losses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$353,333$225,981$412,198$374,098$299,810$-760,659$889,031$878,027
Other expenses$0$0$0$0$0$-726,963$0$0
Investment expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0$-726,963$0$0
Current Officers, Directors, Trustees, and Key Employees
Average hours per week devoted to positionCompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensation plansExpense account and other allowances
40$175,000$16,588$7,500
Total number of officers, directors, and trustees permitted to vote on organization business at board meetings32
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?No
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?No
Does the organization have a written conflict of interest policy?Yes
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?Yes
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)?No
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$0
At any time during the tax year, was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?No
Did the organization acquire a direct or indirect interest in any applicable insurance contract?No
Did the supporting organization, or a fund maintained by a sponsoring organization, have excess business holdings at any time during the year?No
Number of employees employed in the pay period that includes March 12, 2006312
Analysis of Income-Producing Activities (for 2007)
Unrelated business incomeExcluded by section 512, 513, or 514Related or exempt function income
Business codeAmountExclusion codeAmount
Total$-309,488$522,396$9,520,509
Program service revenue
Program service revenue 1000000$000$0$5,382,508
Program service revenue 2000000$000$0$1,270,018
Program service revenue 3000000$000$0$840,903
Program service revenue 4000000$000$0$824,854
Program service revenue 5000000$000$0$1,202,226
$0$0$5,382,508
$0$0$824,854
$0$0$1,270,018
$0$0$840,903
$0$0$701,208
$0$0$501,018
Medicare/Medicaid payments000000$000$0$0
Fees and contracts from government agencies000000$000$0$0
Membership dues and assessments000000$000$0$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)$429,588$0
Dividends and interest from securities000000$000$0$0
Net rental income or (loss) from real estate
debt-financed propertyLessors of other real estate property$-309,48800$0$0
not debt-financed property000000$0Real property rental income that does not depend on the income or profits derived by the person leasing the property and is excluded by section 512(b)(3)$45,974$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))$46,834$0
Net income or (loss) from special events000000$000$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory000000$000$0$0
Other revenue000000$000$0$0
Information Regarding Taxable Subsidiaries and Disregarded Entities (for 2007)
EIN of corporation, partnership, or disregarded entityPercentage of ownership interestTotal incomeEnd-of-year assets
0000000000%$0$0
0000000000%$0$0
0000000000%$0$0
0000000000%$0$0
Compensation of the Five Highest Paid Employees Other Than Officers, Directors, and Trustees (for 2007)
CompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensationExpense account and other allowances
$145,000$14,472$0
$135,000$9,358$0
$119,033$14,052$0
$110,000$11,021$0
$106,767$14,100$0
Total number of other employees paid over $50,00025
Statements About Activities (for 2007)
Expenses paid or incurred in connection with the lobbying activities$7,500
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?No
Did the organization provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services?No
Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds?No
Did the organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966?No
Did the organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person?No
The total number of donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
The aggregate value of assets held in all donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
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$0
The aggregate value of assets held in all funds or accounts included above at the end of the tax year$0
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
19992000200120022003200420052006
Total$24,899,971$25,490,924$24,472,180$23,943,514$21,644,844$26,072,471$26,692,276$31,023,946
Gifts, grants, and contributions received$8,592,854$8,471,717$7,031,390$9,321,695$7,193,431$10,435,295$10,202,746$13,897,205
Membership fees received$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
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$9,555,079$10,137,918$10,456,808$7,709,434$7,683,869$9,209,857$9,976,242$10,638,978
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$534,778$485,273$479,096$377,030$274,393$210,059$268,173$297,422
Net income from unrelated business activities not included above$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to it or expended on its behalf$6,217,260$6,396,016$6,504,886$6,535,355$6,493,151$6,217,260$6,245,115$6,190,341
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$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other income$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Lobbying Expenditures by Electing Public Charities (for 2007)
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
Unrelated Trade or Business Income (for 2008)
IncomeExpensesNet
Total$4,011,301$570,876$-169,746
Gross receipts or sales less returns and allowances$0$0$0
Cost of goods sold$0$0$0
Gross profit$0$0$0
Capital gain net income$0$0$0
Net gain$0$0$0
Capital loss deduction for trusts$0$0$0
Income (loss) from partnerships and S corporations$0$0$0
Rent income$0$0$0
Unrelated debt-financed income$4,011,301$570,876$-169,746
Interest, annuities, royalties, and rents from controlled organizations$0$0$0
Investment income of a section 501(c)(7), (9), or (17) organization$0$0$0
Exploited exempt activity income$0$0$0
Advertising income$0$0$0
Other income$0$0$0
Deductions Not Taken Elsewhere (for 2008)
Total deductions$0
Compensation of officers, directors, and trustees$0
Salaries and wages$0
Repairs and maintenance$0
Bad debts$0
Interest$0
Taxes and licenses$0
Charitable contributions$0
Depreciation$0
Depletion$0
Contributions to deferred compensation plans$0
Employee benefit programs$0
Excess exempt expenses$0
Excess readership costs$0
Other deductions$0
Unrelated business taxable income$-169,746
Unrelated business taxable income before net operating loss deduction$-169,746
Net operating loss deduction$0
Unrelated business taxable income before specific deduction$-169,746
Specific deduction$1,000
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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
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