EIN 36-2512404

Lincoln Park Zoological Society

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
549
Year formed
1959
Most recent tax filings
2020-03-01
Description
The Lincoln Park Zoological Society is created and organized, and shall be operated, exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes. The special purpose for which the Society is created and organized is to aid in the improvement, mai...
Total revenues
$51,352,751
2020
Total expenses
$37,391,439
2020
Total assets
$177,977,452
2020
Num. employees
549
2020

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 750 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 servicesapproximately 3.6 million visitors come to zoo grounds every year to discover the 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.

Grants made by Lincoln Park Zoological Society

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Association of Zoos and AquariumsSafe - Saving Animals From Extinction$100,000

Who funds Lincoln Park Zoological Society

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Walter Family FoundationFor Preservation of the Zoo and Animals$911,300
Association of Zoos and AquariumsPopulation Management Center$336,881
National Philanthropic TrustCulture & Arts$302,350
...and 51 more grants received totalling $3,404,508
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
NLG - POPULATION VARIABILITY ANALYSIS FOR SPECIES SURVIVAL PLANS$136,179
Department of AgricultureZOO ANIMAL HEALTH NETWORK 2012$135,045
Department of AgricultureZOO ANIMAL HEALTH NETWORK 2013$84,531
...and 7 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at Lincoln Park Zoological Society

NameTitleCompensation
Megan Ross, Ph.D.,President and Chief Executive Officer$314,258
Rena J. SolanoChief Financial Officer$203,606
Brendan DaleyVice President, Operations
Beth KraussVice President, Marketing and Communications
Linda LeadbitterVice President, Human Resources and Administration$143,829
...and 11 more key personnel

Financials for Lincoln Park Zoological Society

RevenuesFYE 03/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$36,998,266
Program services$9,895,343
Investment income and dividends$2,427,896
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$753,983
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$939,228
Net income from fundraising events$27,003
Net income from gaming activities$70,260
Net income from sales of inventory$240,772
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$51,352,751

Form 990s for Lincoln Park Zoological Society

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-032021-04-12990View PDF
2019-032020-08-19990View PDF
2018-032019-06-19990View PDF
2017-032018-03-14990View PDF
2016-032017-04-18990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Organizations like Lincoln Park Zoological Society

OrganizationLocationRevenue
Chicago Zoological SocietyBrookfield, IL$59,844,719
Woodland Park ZooSeattle, WA$45,884,182
Shedd AquariumChicago, IL$48,331,820
Philadelphia ZooPhiladelphia, PA$26,529,421
Conservation Society of CaliforniaOakland, CA$23,716,679
San Diego Zoo Wildlife AllianceSan Diego, CA$246,948,614
Columbus Zoological Park AssociationPowell, OH$84,038,749
Denver Zoological FoundationDenver, CO$52,738,933
Houston ZooHouston, TX$73,932,331
Detroit Zoological SocietyRoyal Oak, MI$31,136,737
Data update history
August 4, 2022
Received grants
Identified 17 new grant, including a grant for $200,000 from Kovler Family Foundation
July 15, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
September 28, 2021
Received grants
Identified 21 new grant, including a grant for $911,300 from Walter Family Foundation
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 24, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsZoosAnimal organizationsCharities
Issues
Animals
Characteristics
MembershipsPolitical advocacyLobbyingFundraising eventsOperates internationallyReceives government fundingCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donationsEndowed support
General information
Address
2001 North Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
County
Cook County, IL
Website URL
lpzoo.org/ 
Phone
(312) 742-2000
Facebook page
lincolnparkzoo 
Twitter profile
@lincolnparkzoo 
IRS details
EIN
36-2512404
Fiscal year end
March
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1959
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
D50: Zoo, Zoological Society
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
Parent/child status
Independent
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