EIN 63-0495111

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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To perpetuate and advance Birmingham Botanical Gardens as a community resource and destination of Botanical, horticultural, and educational significance in partnership with The city of Birmingham.
Also known as...
The Birmingham Botanical Society
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Program areas at Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

The Gardens' 67.5 acres feature more than 20 thematic Gardens, each classified into one of three types: Gardens of collections, Gardens of nature, and Gardens of culture. Gardens of collections include The abroms rhodendron species garden, The fern glade, The ireland iris garden, and The dunn formal rose garden. Gardens of nature include The barbar Alabama woodlands and The kaul wildflower garden. Gardens of culture include The formal garden, The japanese garden, and The southern living garden. The Gardens' diverse plant collections celebrate The wonder of The plant world, illustrate Alabama's biodiversity, offer inspiration for home gardeners, and provide seasonal interest with ever-changing horticultural displays. Miles of walking paths encourage exploration and offer opportunity for walking and jogging.
Communication & membershipcommunications and membership is responsible for The creation and implementation of a comprehensive and dynamic program that advances The Friends' work in support of The Gardens' mission. This area plays a critical role in shaping The organization's future in a way that attracts and serves diverse audiences; is a part of The Gardens' longstanding tradition of being a place where visitors of all ages and with many varied interests are welcomed; and complements The Gardens' positioning as a community resource and destination of Botanical, horticultural and regional significance. Specific areas of focus include: strategic direction and planning - in concert with appropriate stakeholders, spearheading creation of strategic goals and objectives that expand The Friends' reach and impact through participation in programs and events, growing membership and support, increased garden visitation, and enhanced public awareness; communications and marketing - coordinating all communications, marketing, and public relations efforts - internal and external, print and digital; membership - championing a multi-channel program that drives membership growth, encourages member engagement and renewals, and provides outstanding member service; brand and identity -articulating The Friends' identity, strategic messaging, and quality standards
Education/librarythe garden'Gardens's educational mission promotes sustainability and environmental stewardship, and impacts not only garden visitors but also benefits residents of The greater Birmingham area. Free, hands-on, curriculum-based science programming is offered to over 10,000 kindergarten through 6th grade students each year through The discovery field trips that correlate with The Alabama state course of study and are aligned with national science education standards. Summer camps, teacher training, and adult classes, lectures, and workshops are also offered. A large cadre of volunteers and supporters plays an essential role in supporting The mission and programs.the library at The Gardens is The largest public horticultural library in The southeast. It is part of The jefferson county library cooperative and offers more than 6,000 circulating titles focused on gardening, horticulture, and The environment. The library also offers subject-specific programming and provides patrons with free internet and wi-fi connections.

Who funds Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Lucille S Beeson Charitable Trust Bond MGMTGeneral Operating$429,880
The Community Foundation of Greater BirminghamGeneral Support$160,620
Protective Life FoundationGrants Paid To 501(c)(3) Exempt Organizations$135,000
...and 24 more grants received totalling $933,618

Personnel at Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Stephanie BanksChief Financial Officer$101,690
Tom UnderwoodExecutive Director$152,201
Mindy Keyes BlackDirector of Communications and Marketing
Penney HartlineDirector of Development
Tyler MasonDirector of Education and Visitor Experience
...and 16 more key personnel

Financials for Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,478,014
Program services$24,535
Investment income and dividends$567,083
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$307,588
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$2,377,220

Form 990s for Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-06-30990View PDF
2019-122020-10-15990View PDF
2018-122019-10-12990View PDF
2017-122019-03-15990View PDF
2016-122017-10-20990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 22, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 7 new grant, including a grant for $160,620 from The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
April 5, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
April 3, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
September 24, 2021
Received grants
Identified 13 new grant, including a grant for $135,000 from Protective Life Foundation
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General information
2612 LN Park Rd
Birmingham, AL 35223
Metro area
Birmingham-Hoover, AL
Jefferson County, AL
Website URL
(205) 414-3950
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
C11: Environment Single Organization Support
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
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