EIN 59-1848965

The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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I. Mission: To provide an oasis of inspiration and tranquility, while furthering the understanding and appreciation of plants, especially epiphytes. II. Vision: To touch as many people as possible through our urban waterfront garden that is the world leader in conservation and display of epiphytes. Visitors and volunteers alike experience the garden's beauty, gaining a better understanding and greater appreciation of the natural world. To provide bayfront sanctuaries connecting people with air plants of the world, native nature, and our regional history.
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Program areas at The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens provides 45 acres of bayfront sanctuaries connecting people with air plants of the world, native nature, and our regional history. Established by forward thinking women of their time, Selby Gardens is composed of the 15- acre Downtown Sarasota campus and the 30-acre Historic Spanish Point campus in the Osprey area of Sarasota County, Florida. The Downtown Campus on Sarasota Bay is the only botanical garden in the world dedicated to the display and study of epiphytic orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads and ferns, and other tropical plants. There is a significant focus on botany, horticulture, education, historical preservation, and the environment. The Historic Spanish Point (HSP) Campus is located less than 10 miles south along Little Sarasota Bay. The HSP Campus, one of the largest preserves showcasing native Florida plants that is interpreted for and open to the public, celebrates an archaeological record that encompasses approximately 5,000 years of Florida History.

Who funds The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Gulf Coast Community FoundationEnvironment$2,336,043
The Community Foundation of SarasotaCapital Purchases, General Support, Program Support$1,430,143
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$301,282
...and 80 more grants received totalling $6,355,523

Personnel at The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Jennifer RominieckiChief Executive Officer$312,357
Wendy DemingSecretary and Chief Operating Officer$173,703
Eric FontanaTreasurer and Chief Financial Officer$0
Joel MorganrothVice Chair$0
Marianne McCombChair$0
...and 8 more key personnel

Financials for The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$16,145,503
Program services$1,987,018
Investment income and dividends$131,479
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-64,000
Net income from fundraising events$250,399
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$85,420
Miscellaneous revenues$740,104
Total revenues$19,275,923

Form 990s for The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-01-27990View PDF
2021-062022-03-02990View PDF
2021-062022-02-15990View PDF
2020-062021-04-14990View PDF
2019-062020-01-14990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
June 19, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
June 17, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
June 8, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $1,000 from Sommer Family Foundation
February 3, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
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General information
1534 Mound St
Sarasota, FL 34236
Metro area
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL
Sarasota County, FL
Website URL
(941) 366-5731
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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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