EIN 58-1313284

Atlanta Botanical Garden

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
573
State
Year formed
1976
Most recent tax filings
2021-12-01
Description
The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment.
Total revenues
$44,604,397
2021
Total expenses
$29,932,315
2021
Total assets
$198,824,204
2021
Num. employees
573
2021

Program areas at Atlanta Botanical Garden

During 2021, The Garden hosted 760,593 visitors to its premises and at year end, had 43,485 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 continues 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 camps, 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 Garden's robust selection of educational opportunities and knowledgeable training team engages The public at a variety of levels.

Grants made by Atlanta Botanical Garden

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture (TLW)See Supplemental$25,000

Who funds Atlanta Botanical Garden

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
James M Cox Foundation of GeorgiaSupport Purchase of Property$5,000,000
Melvin Douglas and Victoria Kay Ivester FoundationVineyard Andorchard Parking$450,000
North Georgia Community Foundation (NGCF)Environmental$326,000
...and 67 more grants received totalling $6,990,743

Personnel at Atlanta Botanical Garden

NameTitleCompensation
Mary Pat MathesonChief Executive Officer and Executive Director$692,404
Art FixChief Operating Officer$255,272
Gary DoubravaChief Financial Officer$180,704
Jessica BoatrightVice President Marketing$156,850
Leslie MyersVice President Development / Vice President , Development$176,450
...and 1 more key personnel

Financials for Atlanta Botanical Garden

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$16,175,390
Program services$20,536,152
Investment income and dividends$1,342,832
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$519,962
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,035,475
Net income from fundraising events$-136,533
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$3,180,010
Miscellaneous revenues$1,951,109
Total revenues$44,604,397

Form 990s for Atlanta Botanical Garden

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-122022-11-15990View PDF
2020-122021-11-12990View PDF
2019-122021-02-24990View PDF
2018-122020-02-03990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
July 16, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 5, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
July 5, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 5 new vendors, including , , , , and
June 30, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 4, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Horticultural organizationsMuseumsCharities
Issues
Environment
Characteristics
MembershipsFundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
Address
1345 Piedmont Ave Ne
Atlanta, GA 30309
Metro area
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
County
Fulton County, 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
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