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National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG)

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NTBG is a botanical garden based in Kalaheo, HI that was founded in 1964. As of 2019 they had $11 million in revenue and $69 million in assets.

The mission of the National Tropical Botanical Garden is to enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation, and education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, and cultural knowledge of tropical regions.

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Program areas at NTBG

Living collections: ntbg's gardens & preserves are safe havens for at-risk species that otherwise might disappear forever. 140 acres are formally maintained. The garden currently holds 117,332 living plant taxa. A horticultural center is used to propogate and maintain living collections of threatened & endangered species of Hawaii & other pacific islands. Many species that are almost extinct in nature have been reintroduced to their habitat by ntbg's botanists. Ntbg's collections are studied by visiting scholars and students from around the world.

Education: ntbg believes that education is key for preservation of tropical plants & ecosystems. Educational tours are offered through its gardens to educate the general public about the need to preserve tropical forests rich with native biodiversity and to protect our ecosystems & resources that we rely on for our own well-being. In 2018, the garden had 86,639 visitors from 15 countries. Other educational activities include formal and informal lectures for the general public, a botanical illustrators course, & workshops for college professors, high school teachers & environmental journalists. In 2018 we had over 3,746 school age children visit & attend programs held in the our gardens. We also provide internships for college students. Our staff also publishes educational materials. In 2018 we held several botanical art & conservation exhibits and had 41 special events, lectures and programs. The loy mccandless marks botanical library currently holds over 20,000 volumes, 3,000 ...

Science & conservation: this program is focused on protecting & conserving tropical plants. Our field botanists survey many areas in Hawaii to assess threats to native species & collect seed & cuttings for propogation, preservation in the herbarium or are placed in seed storage. Our herbarium holds over 87,000 specimens. Our seed bank, which stores seeds in special freezers to preserve them contains almost 3 million seeds. The botanical research center which is the home for the garden's herbarium & seed bank also contains a rare book library that is temperature & humidity controlled & holds over 1,200 volumes of books-some that date back to the 1500's. These collections are crucial for our research, publications and educational programs. The garden's breadfruit institute manages the largest & most diverse collection of breadfruit species & varities in the world, with over 120 varieties conserved in field genebanks. The institute promotes the conservation ...

Form 990s for NTBG

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Feb 14, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Dec 29, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Apr 7, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Jan 19, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for NTBG

Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,885,053
Program services$4,140,608
Investment income and dividends$617,714
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$863
Net rental income$156,637
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$857,482
Net income from fundraising events$-24,163
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$385,425
Miscellaneous revenues$303,445
Total revenues$11,323,064

Vendors for NTBG

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
BlackbaudCRM software; Fundraising software2020-03-31
█████████Content management system software2020-03-31
███████ ███ ██████████ ███Marketing$104,4372018-12-01
████ ██████ ██████Construction Contractor$200,2322018-12-01
█████ █ █████Consultant for Breadfruit Institute$146,0212018-12-01
██████ ███Software2018-09-11
█████ ███Audit accounting2016-12-31
████Investment management; Insurance2016-12-31
...and one more vendors

Personnel at NTBG

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Charles R WichmanChief Executive Officer and President$141,889Feb. 5, 2019
Janet L MayfieldChief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer$107,683Dec. 31, 2018
██████ █ ███████Chief Financial Officer-Feb. 14, 2020
█████ ███████Director of Philanthropy$93,035Dec. 31, 2017
█████ ███████Director of Science and Conservation$96,075Dec. 31, 2018
█████ ██████Director of Breadfruit Institute$86,858Dec. 31, 2018
███████ █ ███████Junior Vice Chairman$0Dec. 31, 2018
█████ █ █████Secretary$0Dec. 31, 2018
██████ █ ██████Chairman$0Dec. 31, 2018
████ █ ██████Senior Vice Chair$0Dec. 31, 2017
...and four more key personnel

Peer botanical gardens and arboreta

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2Pittsburgh Botanic Garden501(c)(3)$4.6 millionOakdale, PA
3Holden Arboretum501(c)(3)$8.8 millionKirtland, OH
4Houston Botanic Garden501(c)(3)$6.6 millionHouston, TX
5New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS)501(c)(3)$5.5 millionFramingham, MA
6Old Westbury Gardens501(c)(3)$5.4 millionOld Westbury, NY
7Land and Garden Preserve501(c)(3)$21 millionSeal Harbor, ME
8Catalina Island Conservancy501(c)(3)$14 millionAvalon, CA
9Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (SBBG)501(c)(3)$4.4 millionSanta Barbara, CA
10Missouri Botanical Garden Board of TRUSTEES501(c)(3)$50 millionSt Louis, MO
11California Native Plant Society501(c)(3)$4.2 millionSacramento, CA
12Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden501(c)(3)$3.9 millionClaremont, CA
13Kupu501(c)(3)$8.4 millionHonolulu, HI
14The Kohala Center501(c)(3)$4.0 millionKamuela, HI
15The George Washington Foundation501(c)(3)$3.0 millionFredericksburg, VA
16Brookgreen Gardens501(c)(3)$12 millionPawleys Island, SC
17San Diego Botanic Garden501(c)(3)$4.5 millionEncinitas, CA
18Tulsa Botanic Garden501(c)(3)$2.9 millionTulsa, OK
19Norfolk Botanical Garden501(c)(3)$11 millionNorfolk, VA
20Huntsville Madison County Botanical Garden Society501(c)(3)$5.0 millionHuntsville, AL
21Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens501(c)(3)$6.2 millionBoothbay, ME
22The Columbus Botanical Gardens501(c)(3)$4.1 millionColumbus, GA
23Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society501(c)(3)$3.8 millionBuffalo, NY
24Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society501(c)(3)$21 millionDallas, TX
25Green Bay Botanical Garden (GBBG)501(c)(3)$3.1 millionGreen Bay, WI

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