Cause IQ organization profile

Descanso Gardens Guild

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Descanso Gardens Guild is a botanical garden based in La Canada Flintridge, CA that was founded in 1960. As of 2020 they had $9.4 million in revenue and $11 million in assets.

Descanso Gardens Guild is a unique Southern California landscape distinguished by its specialized botanic collections, historical significance, and rare natural beauty.

(818) 949-4200
Fiscal year end:
Revenue trends:
Asset trends:

Program areas at Descanso Gardens Guild

Programs include: stewardship of a historically significant site; public horticulture and collections management; an extensive offering of concerts and other performances, art shows, classes, workshops, lectures and programs open to the public; experiential nature-based programs for children and families; opportunity for volunteerism; environmental stewardship and preservation; and leadership by example toward more sustainable land management practices. Enchanted, forest of light, is an interactive, nighttime experience featuring a one mile walk through unique lighting experiences in some of the most beloved areas of Descanso Gardens. Carved! Features over 1,000 jack-o'-lanterns, including several weighing over 100 pounds, intricately carved with popular themes like movie monsters, dia de los muertos and some disney favorites. At night, Descanso Gardens was all aglow with a 1-mile walk featuring the beautifully-crafted works of art. In 2019, Descanso Gardens welcomed more than 500,000 visitors to daytime activities, summer evening concerts, carved! And the enchanted: forest of light ...

Form 990s for Descanso Gardens Guild

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-12Aug 10, 2020990View PDF
2018-12Oct 12, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Oct 16, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Jan 18, 2018990View PDF
2015-12Oct 14, 2016990View PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Descanso Gardens Guild

Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,179,643
Program services$5,933,625
Investment income and dividends$57,840
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$404,374
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-910
Net income from fundraising events$-6,294
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$895,658
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$9,463,936

Vendors for Descanso Gardens Guild

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Moss Adams LLPTax accounting2020-06-29
█████████Content management system software2020-02-28
████████ ███ ███████Fundraising Feasibility$77,9782019-12-01
█ ████ █████████████Lighting and Design Services$1,014,7342019-12-01
█ ████ ████████ ██████████ ███Septic Pumping Services$344,7632019-12-01
███████████ ███ ███████Lighting and Design Services$233,9532019-12-01
████ ████████ ████ ███████Master Planning Design and Consulting$599,3522019-12-01
████ ██ ███ ████ █████████ ███Pumpkin Show Design Services$175,0002019-12-01
...and one more vendors

Personnel at Descanso Gardens Guild

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Jenina GarrettChief Financial Officer$144,536Aug. 10, 2020
Juliann RookeExecutive Director$208,000June 3, 2020
████████ ████████Director of Membership-June 3, 2020
█████ ██████████████Director of Advancement-June 3, 2020
███ █████████Director of Education-June 3, 2020
█████ █ █████Past Executive Dir. / Executive Director$128,891Dec. 31, 2017
████ ███████Past Chief Financial Officer$39,219Dec. 31, 2017
█████ █████Trustee , Treasurer$0Dec. 31, 2019
███ ██████Trustee , Secretary$0Dec. 31, 2019
█████ ████Trustee , Vice Chair$0Dec. 31, 2019
...and 11 more key personnel

Peer botanical gardens and arboreta

1San Diego Botanic Garden501(c)(3)$4.5 millionEncinitas, CA
2Ruth Bancroft Gardens501(c)(3)$3.2 millionWalnut Creek, CA
3Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation501(c)(3)$2.4 millionArcadia, CA
4Ganna Walska Lotusland501(c)(3)$3.7 millionSanta Barbara, CA
5San Francisco Botanical Garden Society At Strybing Arboretum501(c)(3)$3.3 millionSan Francisco, CA
6Brookgreen Gardens501(c)(3)$12 millionPawleys Island, SC
7Cape Fear Botanical Garden501(c)(3)$2.4 millionFayetteville, NC
8Norfolk Botanical Garden501(c)(3)$11 millionNorfolk, VA
9Huntsville Madison County Botanical Garden Society501(c)(3)$5.0 millionHuntsville, AL
10Mckee Botanical Garden501(c)(3)$3.0 millionVero Beach, FL
11Holden Forests and Gardens501(c)(3)$3.7 millionCleveland, OH
12Wave Hill Incorporated501(c)(3)$6.5 millionBronx, NY
13The Bloedel Reserve501(c)(3)$5.8 millionBainbridge Island, WA
14Queens Botanical Garden Society501(c)(3)$5.3 millionFlushing, NY
15Desert Botanical Garden501(c)(3)$16 millionPhoenix, AZ
16San Antonio Botanical Garden Society501(c)(3)$11 millionSan Antonio, TX
17The Columbus Botanical Gardens501(c)(3)$4.1 millionColumbus, GA
18Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens501(c)(3)$6.2 millionBoothbay, ME
19Holden Arboretum501(c)(3)$8.8 millionKirtland, OH
20Capital Roots501(c)(3)$2.9 millionTroy, NY
21Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society501(c)(3)$21 millionDallas, TX
22Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society501(c)(3)$3.8 millionBuffalo, NY
23The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens501(c)(3)$9.3 millionSarasota, FL
24Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens501(c)(3)$15 millionPittsburgh, PA
25Myriad Botanical Gardens501(c)(3)$5.4 millionOklahoma City, OK