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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FTBG)

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FTBG is a botanical garden based in Coral Gables, FL that was founded in 1936. As of 2018 they had $7.7 million in revenue and $45 million in assets.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located in Coral Gables, Florida. Their mission is to save tropical plant diversity by exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants.

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Program areas at FTBG

See schedule o horticulture - acquisition, maintenance, propagation & display of plant collections to be used as a basis for research, conservation, education, & public display. Assembling and maintaining an outstanding botanical collection has been a fundamental part of the institution's existence since 1936. Fairchild is dedicated to collecting, documenting, and studying Tropical and subtropical plants from around the world. Major collections include palms, cycads, orchids, and Tropical fruit trees. Recent plant acquisitions include new species from southeast asia and the caribbean. Fairchild has over 60,000 accessioned plants representing more than 3,000 species. During 2018 Fairchild began dramatically expanding its orchid collection to become the nation's largest permanent outdoor orchid exhibit. The collection includes spectacular horticultural varieties of orchids along with rare species from south Florida and the caribbean. Also during that year, Fairchild's conservatories and rainforest have been replanted with new rare plant species.

See schedule o education/auxiliary - community outreach, continuing education, school programs, interpretation & publications, volunteer & visitor services programs. Fairchild is the region's leading source of botanical education, connecting the broader community with the world of plants and related topics in science, technology, engineering, and math (stem). Using plants as an integrating concept, we offer a diversity of award-winning programs for school-age students, credit and non-credit courses for university undergraduates and graduates, professional development for educators, and life-long learning opportunities for adults. These programs are the result of cooperative efforts, led by seasoned educators on staff and involving input from program volunteers, teachers, students, science and curriculum specialists, research and horticulture staff and dedicated community partnerships. The award winning, interdisciplinary, environmental science competition, the Fairchild challenge, is designed to engage students of diverse interests, abilities, talents, and backgrounds to explore the world of plants. Reaching over 125,000 students annually, the ...

See schedule o research & conservation - established in 1938 as a scientific organization, Fairchild has been committed to botanical research and conservation throughout its history. Fairchild science is a powerful combination of Tropical field exploration, high tech laboratory science, computational analysis, and cross disciplinary collaboration. A diverse team of staff, students, and volunteers work on a wide range of research and conservation projects within our region and throughout the world. Fairchild's team is constantly teaching and learning from visitors, members, students, volunteers and the community of scientists worldwide. Current research and conservation projects include studies of orchid ecology and restoration, Tropical fruit crop diversity, the evolution and classification of palms, restoration of south Florida and caribbean ecosystems, the ecology of Tropical forests in a changing climate, the evolution of plants on Tropical islands, and interactions among birds, insects, and Tropical plants. All of these projects have a high level ...

Form 990s for FTBG

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-10Nov 25, 2019990View PDF
2017-10Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2017-10Dec 22, 2018990View PDF
2016-10Oct 19, 2017990View PDF
2015-10Jan 10, 2017990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for FTBG

Total grants, contributions, etc.$5,211,926
Program services$1,674,577
Investment income and dividends$468,721
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$335,489
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-108,251
Net income from fundraising events$-12,538
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$212,772
Miscellaneous revenues$4,400
Total revenues$7,787,096

Vendors for FTBG

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
WordPressContent management system software2020-09-02
██████████Fundraising software2020-09-02
███████ ███ ███████ ██Tax accounting2019-09-16
██ ██████ ███████████Catering Services$238,4652018-10-01

Personnel at FTBG

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Nannette M. ZapataChief Operating Officer$116,316Aug. 29, 2020
Josefina YespicaChief Financial Officer$127,429Oct. 31, 2018
██████ ██████Chief Financial Officer and Controller / Assistant Controller-Aug. 29, 2020
█████ ██ █████Treasurer / President$0Aug. 29, 2020
██████ ████Director of Corporate and External Affairs-Jan. 14, 2018
█████ █████████Members Services and Donor Relations / Director of Member and Donor Services-June 11, 2020
████████ ██████Director of Development and Corporate Relations-June 11, 2020
████ █████Director of Retail and Visitor Services-June 11, 2020
███ ███████Director of Special Events-Dec. 6, 2017
██████ █████Director of Event Design and Sponsorships-June 11, 2020
...and 24 more key personnel

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