EIN 23-7081057

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation

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The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation welcomes, informs and inspires all through outstanding displays, protected natural areas, horticultural research and education. Expenses incurred support a community resource by providing nature-inspired displays, plant and tree collections and natural areas. The foundation also sustains a cultural attraction as a destination to explore the wonders of nature and the outdoors.
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Program areas at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation

Expenses incurred are for supporting a community resource as a place for nature-inspired displays, plant and tree collections and natural areas; and sustaining a cultural attraction as a destination to explore the wonders of nature and the outdoors. These include development and ongoing care of public garden displays, and plant collections; preventative maintenance, repair and renovation of buildings and grounds, development of visitor experience programs and nature-inspired exhibits; life-long learning and children's education programs; and community outreach and a nature-based therapy program that offers education and demonstrations of the healing power of nature. In addition, the Arboretum and university of Minnesota are engaged in horticultural science and cold-hardy plant research, plant conservation and preservation of rare and endangered species nationally and internationally. The Arboretum consists of nearly 1,200 acres including 50 display areas and specialty gardens, 39 collections, and more than 6000 taxa. Special features are a pine collection, an ornamental grass collection, a sphagnum bog, maple basswood big woods, a tall grass prairie, and a restored sedge meadow.the Arboretum was supported by over 1,196 volunteers and continues to be a top visitor attraction in the minneapolis-st. paul metro area. Visitorship was over half a million at 591,463 in fiscal year 2023. Membership sales were at $2.65 million and nearly 32,832 households and groups memberships. Visitor shuttles offer step-on, step-off access into the heart of the Arboretum. Grounds include over 20 miles of paved walkways and trails. Winter trails feature 8 miles of cross-country ski trails and 7.5 miles of snowshoe trails.approximately 37,651 students from preschool through high school along with teachers and parents, and visitors of all ages participated in horticultural science education programs and events. Online remote learning toolkits and web-based education programming for youth and adults continue to be very popular bringing what has historically been on-site programming to new audiences. Most education programs are available for a reduced fee for those needing financial assistance.in the spring 2023, the new myers education center opened that houses Arboretum adult education, extension horticulture educators and the master gardener state leadership team. The center is a place where education and horticulture intersect, showcasing university of Minnesota research on growing on food and demonstrating the importance of pollinators in the plant-to-plate story.the university of Minnesota's horticultural research center continues its internationally renowned cold-hardy plant research and discovery, with 163 introductions of cold-hardy fruit and Landscape plants benefiting the scientific community, horticultural industry and the community at large and world to enjoy.

Who funds Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
University of Minnesota Foundation (UMF)The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation Is A Recognized Foundation of the University of Minnesota.$4,284,530
The Minneapolis FoundationDonor-Recommended, Environment$308,889
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$143,338
...and 41 more grants received totalling $5,608,433

Personnel at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation

Patrick BassettTreasurer , Board$0
Alene SussmanSecretary$0
Kathy PersianVice President$0
Glenn StolarPresident$0
Linda CutlerPast Treasurer / Trustee$0
...and 2 more key personnel

Financials for Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation

RevenuesFYE 06/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$38,821,487
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$1,348,044
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,753,636
Net income from fundraising events$156,581
Net income from gaming activities$8,964
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$16,663
Total revenues$42,105,375

Form 990s for Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-062023-10-27990View PDF
2022-062022-11-04990View PDF
2021-062021-11-05990View PDF
2020-062021-02-24990View PDF
2019-062019-12-09990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
May 17, 2024
Received grants
Identified 11 new grant, including a grant for $4,284,530 from University of Minnesota Foundation (UMF)
December 30, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2023
December 29, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 25 new grant, including a grant for $657,924 from University of Minnesota Foundation (UMF)
August 7, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
Nonprofit Types
Horticultural organizationsMuseumsCharities
MembershipsProvides grantsLobbyingFundraising eventsState / local levelEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donationsNo full-time employees
General information
3675 Arboretum Dr
Chaska, MN 55318
Metro area
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Carver County, MN
Website URL
(612) 301-1271
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
C41: Botanical Gardens, Arboreta, and Botanical Organizations
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
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