EIN 94-1429538

San Francisco Zoo and Gardens

IRS 501(c) type
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Nestled against the Pacific Ocean, the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens is an urban oasis. It is home to over 1,000 exotic, endangered and rescued animals representing more than 250 species and lovely peaceful gardens full of native and foreign plants.
Also known as...
San Francisco Zoological Society
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Program areas at San Francisco Zoo and Gardens

General public service: food, merchandise, rides, and parking. The San Francisco zoo serves hundreds of thousands of visitors annually and is open to the public 365 days a year. The facility is located on 90 acres on the edge of the pacific ocean in the city of San Francisco.
Animal and botanical collections: the San Francisco zoo is home to thousands of engangered and rescued animals comprised of species from around the world. The zoo participates in conservation programs aimed at protecting and saving endangered animals. The zoo maintains gardens showcasing a variety of plant species.
Membership services, admissions, educational programs, and publications: educational programs and services including docent-guided tours, adult and youth volunteer programs, zoo camp, children's and adult classes, overnights, conservation lecture series, zoo mobile, wildlife theatre presentations, and teacher resources.

Who funds San Francisco Zoo and Gardens

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Schwab Charitable FundEnvironmental and Animals$1,910,919
Frederick Stroh Memorial Foundation in Care of Keil and ConnollyGift To Public Charity$1,425,000
The Meadowview FoundationGeneral Support$500,000
...and 46 more grants received totalling $5,123,495

Personnel at San Francisco Zoo and Gardens

Vincent GrubbsChief Financial Officer$188,769
Christopher ConnorsExecutive Vice President of Operations$141,154
Timothy WuExecutive Vice President of Philanthropy$180,177
Vitus LeungExecutive Vice President of Human Resources$196,423
Jason WattersExecutive Vice President of Wellness and Animal Behavior$148,004
...and 7 more key personnel

Financials for San Francisco Zoo and Gardens

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$17,239,240
Program services$17,912,785
Investment income and dividends$465,389
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$300,000
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$39,989
Net income from fundraising events$67,590
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$36,024,993

Form 990s for San Francisco Zoo and Gardens

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-02-10990View PDF
2021-062022-01-28990View PDF
2020-062021-04-06990View PDF
2019-062020-06-08990View PDF
2018-062019-04-15990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

Organizations like San Francisco Zoo and Gardens

Sacramento Zoological SocietySacramento, CA$14,099,663
Fort Worth Zoological AssociationFort Worth, TX$52,699,554
Maritime Aquarium at NorwalkNorwalk, CT$18,240,112
Brevard ZooMelbourne, FL$22,350,006
Zoo Miami Foundation (ZSF)Miami, FL$9,606,049
Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife FoundationSpringfield, MO$34,583,902
Monterey Bay AquariumMonterey, CA$114,460,200
Indianapolis ZoologicalIndianapolis, IN$63,172,595
John Ball ZooGrand Rapids, MI$22,605,410
Tennessee AquariumChattanooga, TN$36,742,855
Data update history
June 23, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
June 19, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
June 17, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
June 13, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
May 10, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
ZoosAnimal organizationsMuseumsCharities
MembershipsFundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
1 Zoo Rd
San Francisco, CA 94132
Metro area
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
San Francisco County, CA
Website URL
(415) 753-7080
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
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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