EIN 36-2512404

Lincoln Park Zoological Society

IRS 501(c) type
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The Lincoln Park Zoological Society is created and organized, and shall be operated, exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes.
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Program areas at Lincoln Park Zoological Society

Buildings and groundsset on nearly 49 acres of park-like setting, Lincoln Park zoo is one of the few zoos in the nation that offers free year-round admission and is home to more than 721 animals, many of which are endangered or threatened, that reside in a variety of buildings designed to house animals habitats, some of which are historically landmarked.
Visitor servicesvisitors come to zoo grounds every year to discover ther wonders of wildlife in the heart of chicago.
Animal care and conservationlincoln Park zoo has one of the largest zoo-based conservation & science departments in the country, with experts in areas including urban wildlife; behavioral, cognitive, and welfare research; computer modeling of populations and ecosystems; and the study of hormones and disease.
Other program services - including public education and membership.

Grants made by Lincoln Park Zoological Society

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Wildlife Conservation SocietyCommunity Outreach$144,819
North Lawndale Employment Network (NLEN)Community Outreach$48,000
Open Center for the ArtsCommunity Outreach$35,540
...and 2 more grants made

Who funds Lincoln Park Zoological Society

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Walter Family FoundationFor the Preservation of the Zoo and Animals$1,000,000
Association of Zoos and AquariumsPopulation Management Center$374,366
Schwab Charitable FundEnvironmental and Animals$291,273
...and 71 more grants received totalling $4,478,863
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Small Business AdministrationCOVID-19 - SHUTTERED VENUE OPERATORS GRANT PROGRAM$7,417,550
National Science FoundationBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES$151,048
...and 5 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at Lincoln Park Zoological Society

Megan RossPresident and Chief Executive Officer$318,781
Rena SolanoChief Financial Officer$236,201
Brendan DaleyVice President, Operations
Beth KraussVice President, Marketing and Communications
Linda LeadbitterVice President, Human Resources and Administration$177,931
...and 13 more key personnel

Financials for Lincoln Park Zoological Society

RevenuesFYE 03/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$48,228,195
Program services$10,214,548
Investment income and dividends$1,769,150
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$40,762
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$2,267,936
Net income from fundraising events$422,346
Net income from gaming activities$42,950
Net income from sales of inventory$1,173,629
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$64,159,516

Form 990s for Lincoln Park Zoological Society

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-032023-02-08990View PDF
2020-032021-04-12990View PDF
2019-032020-08-19990View PDF
2018-032019-06-19990View PDF
2017-032018-03-14990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

Organizations like Lincoln Park Zoological Society

Philadelphia ZooPhiladelphia, PA$54,724,040
Monterey Bay AquariumMonterey, CA$114,460,200
Columbus Zoological Park AssociationPowell, OH$103,280,742
Chicago Zoological SocietyBrookfield, IL$82,219,310
Houston ZooHouston, TX$84,488,792
Detroit Zoological SocietyRoyal Oak, MI$55,152,416
Woodland Park ZooSeattle, WA$64,503,835
Nashville ZooNashville, TN$49,123,264
Maritime Aquarium at NorwalkNorwalk, CT$18,240,112
Toledo Zoological SocietyToledo, OH$42,486,986
Data update history
June 19, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
June 17, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
June 13, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
May 10, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $5,000 from Dallas Zoological Society
Nonprofit Types
ZoosAnimal organizationsMuseumsCharities
MembershipsPolitical advocacyLobbyingFundraising eventsOperates internationallyReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
2001 North Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Cook County, IL
Website URL
(312) 742-2000
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
D50: Zoo, Zoological Society
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
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