EIN 43-0666759

Missouri Botanical Garden Board of TRUSTEES

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Missouri Botanical Garden Board of TRUSTEES actively discovers and shares knowledge about plants and their environment to preserve and enrich life. The Garden takes its mission seriously by educating people of all ages about plants and the environment, with 196,921 participants in educational experiences in 2021. Additionally, it is a world leader in plant discovery and conservation with its scientists discovering roughly 200 new plant species in 2021 alone, which accounts for approximately 10 percent of all new plants discovered each year worldwide.
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Program areas at Missouri Botanical Garden Board of TRUSTEES

Horticulture: the Garden's horticulture program develops plant collections and maintains landscapes for display, home gardening demonstrations and information dissemination, and in support of research and ex-situ conservation. . The Garden's seed bank, located at shaw nature reserve, holds 35 percent of the state of Missouri's native flora. Our plant collections included 17,611 taxa and 8,923 species. The Garden's 79 acres feature indoor and outdoor plant displays that attracted 843,906 visitors in 2021. Home gardeners from around the world regularly use the Garden's on-site and digital resources. There were more than 1.5 million visitors to the gardening web resources in 2021.
Education: the Garden takes seriously its mission to share knowledge about plants and the environment with people of all ages. In 2021 196,921 people participated in educational experiences led by the Missouri Botanical Garden, from community-based projects to on-site and virtual classes and events to year-long programs and community-based projects. of this number, 14,496 were prek-grade 12 students and teachers who connected with the Garden in ways that deepened their understanding and appreciation for plants, nature, and the importance of living sustainably. In the community, the Garden is a leader in educating and activating the public to steward local lands and waters, from creating more biodiverse home landscapes to helping steward local parks, trails, creeks, streams, and other green space in their own community.
Science: the Missouri Botanical Garden is a world leader in plant discovery and plant conservation around the world. In 2021 Garden scientists once again discovered roughly 200 new plant species, which is roughly 10 percent of all new plants discovered each year worldwide. Our herbarium, with 7.5 million specimens, is among the largest and serves as a global database of plants used to make evaluations on conservation status. By knowing what plants are threatened, we can identify areas of high conservation value where protecting landscapes may save threatened species. The Garden also continues to add its tropicos database, and works with partners around the globe to digitally document all known plant life through world flora online.
Public programs: 1) public events such as the best of Missouri market. The best of Missouri market is part of the american arts experience st. louis, an annual celebration of the arts throughout the st. louis area. 2) butterfly house was established in 1995 to increase awareness of the natural habitat in which butterflies thrive. 3) facility rentals: the Missouri Botanical Garden is an ideal setting for corporate events, private parties, and weddings. The 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display provides an oasis in the city for all guests to enjoy.

Who funds Missouri Botanical Garden Board of TRUSTEES

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
William T Kemper Foundation Commerce Bank TrusteeNew Visitor Center$2,500,000
St Louis Community FoundationEnvironment$1,537,150
Michael and Quirsis Riney Family FNDNGeneral Fund$1,018,847
...and 143 more grants received totalling $12,286,399

Personnel at Missouri Botanical Garden Board of TRUSTEES

Keith ArcherChief Operating Officer
Charles K. MillerVice President , Information Technology and Chief Information Officer$201,767
Patty ArnoldSenior Vice President , Institutional Advancement$219,958
Teresa ClarkSenior Vice President , Human Resources$185,843
Sean DohertyVice President, Education
...and 20 more key personnel

Financials for Missouri Botanical Garden Board of TRUSTEES

RevenuesFYE 09/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$47,551,302
Program services$6,662,291
Investment income and dividends$1,894,676
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$101,840
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$906,640
Net income from fundraising events$15,383
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$905,906
Miscellaneous revenues$416,476
Total revenues$58,454,514

Form 990s for Missouri Botanical Garden Board of TRUSTEES

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-092023-08-04990View PDF
2021-092022-07-14990View PDF
2020-092021-07-23990View PDF
2019-092021-12-14990View PDF
2018-122019-10-04990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 99 new grant, including a grant for $2,500,000 from William T Kemper Foundation Commerce Bank Trustee
August 14, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 5, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 10 new vendors, including , , , , , , , , , and
May 26, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
May 14, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
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General information
4344 Shaw Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63110
Metro area
St. Louis, MO-IL
St. Louis city, MO
Website URL
(314) 577-5100
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Form 990
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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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