EIN 58-1313284

Atlanta Botanical Garden

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
524
State
Year formed
1976
Most recent tax filings
2019-12
Description
The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment.

Program areas at Atlanta Botanical Garden

During 2019, The Garden hosted 780,034 visitors to its premises and at year end, had 42,434 members of various membership classes. Visitors can experience natural environments from around The globe through stunning, ever-changing Garden displays and exhibitions. Permanent displays focus on plant diversity, ecological principles, conservation, and adaptations to specific environments. The Atlanta Botanical Garden has one of The most complete orchid repositories in The world, as well as a state-of-the-art tissue culture lab contributing to The emerging field of high-tech plant propagation. Its collections include rare and endangered species not seen anywhere else in The world.
Garden staff continue working to save rare and endangered species and to investigate methods of tissue culture and plant propagation. OUR SOUTHEASTERN CENTER FOR CONSERVATION FOCUSES ON FOUR CORE AREAS OF RESEARCH: HABITAT RESTORATION AND MONITORING, CONSERVATION GENETICS AND EVOLUTIONARY STUDIES, POLLINATOR SURVEYS, AND A CONSERVATION SEED BANK. THE GARDEN'S DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION WORK IS CRITICAL TO PRESERVING OUR NATURAL HERITAGE AND POSITIVELY AFFECTING INTERNATIONAL PLANT POPULATIONS.
The ATLANTA BOTANICAL Garden'S FOCUS ON EDUCATION MOTIVATES GARDEN STAFF TO DEVELOP AND PROVIDE various LECTURE events including a series to promote horticultural knowledge and awareness. An after-school program, school tours and camp, ALONG WITH WEEKLY PROGRAMS INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION, BRING environmental knowledge to children OF ALL AGES. From achieving peace through Tai Chi and learning to draw favorite flowers, to chef events and improving green space at home, the Gardens robust selection of educational opportunities AND KNOWLEDGEABLE TRAINING TEAM ENGAGES THE PUBLIC AT A VARIETY OF LEVELS.

Form 990s for Atlanta Botanical Garden

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-02-24990View PDF
2018-122020-02-03990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
2015-122017-03-02990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Atlanta Botanical Garden

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
The Community Foundation for Greater AtlantaGeneral Support$436,381
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...and 46 more grants received

Grants made by Atlanta Botanical Garden

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture (TLW)See Supplemental$50,000

Financials for Atlanta Botanical Garden

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$10,610,786
Program services$11,763,404
Investment income and dividends$1,391,904
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$483,030
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$5,149
Net income from fundraising events$57,238
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$4,165,880
Miscellaneous revenues$1,277,522
Total revenues$29,754,913

Personnel at Atlanta Botanical Garden

NameTitleCompensation
Mary Pat MathesonPresident and Chief Executive Officer$489,584
Arthur FixChief Operating Officer
Gary DoubravaChief Financial Officer$157,550
 Subscribe to viewVice President Marketing$103,827
 Subscribe to viewVice President , Development$154,569
...and 14 more key personnel

Organizations like Atlanta Botanical Garden

OrganizationLocationRevenue
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FTBG)Coral Gables, FL$11,579,125
Brooklyn Botanic Garden CorporationBrooklyn, NY$23,664,664
New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)Bronx, NY$87,537,312
The Marie Selby Botanical GardensSarasota, FL$9,343,538
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical GardensPittsburgh, PA$15,389,162
San Antonio Botanical Garden SocietySan Antonio, TX$11,960,464
Naples Botanical GardenNaples, FL$12,808,263
Descanso Gardens GuildLa Canada Flintridge, CA$9,463,936
Brookgreen GardensPawleys Island, SC$12,153,649
Norfolk Botanical GardenNorfolk, VA$9,147,704
Denver Botanic GardensDenver, CO$40,645,778
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical SocietyDallas, TX$22,211,684
Holden ArboretumKirtland, OH$9,847,993
Wave Hill IncorporatedBronx, NY$9,131,105
Chicago Botanic GardenGlencoe, IL$49,317,007
Desert Botanical GardenPhoenix, AZ$21,171,004
And Sculpture ParkGrand Rapids, MI$23,439,559
Coastal Maine Botanical GardensBoothbay, ME$8,714,952
The Garden ConservancyGarrison, NY$8,056,584
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens TrustMiami, FL$11,325,223
Ganna Walska LotuslandSanta Barbara, CA$7,853,150
The Morton ArboretumLisle, IL$28,464,414
Missouri Botanical Garden Board of TRUSTEESSt Louis, MO$50,712,840
San Diego Society of Natural HistorySan Diego, CA$10,791,465
Jacksonville Zoo and GardensJacksonville, FL$22,982,300
Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$29,754,913
2019
Yearly growth
15.2%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$28,364,652
2019
Yearly growth
11.8%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$168,081,810
2019
Yearly growth
5.1%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
524
2019
Yearly growth
10.5%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
1345 Piedmont Avenue Ne
Atlanta, GA 30309
Metro area
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
Website URL
atlantabg.org/ 
Phone
(404) 876-5859
Facebook page
atlantabotanicalgarden 
Twitter profile
@atlbotanical 
IRS details
EIN
58-1313284
Fiscal year end
December
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1976
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
C41: Botanical Gardens, Arboreta, and Botanical Organizations
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
Parent/child status
Independent