Santa Barbara Zoological Foundation

aka Santa Barbara Zoo   |   Santa Barbara, CA   |  http://www.sbzoo.org

Mission

The Santa Barbara Zoo is dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and enhancement of the natural world and its living treasures through education, research and recreation.

Ruling year info

1964

CEO

Mr. Richard Block

Zoo Director

Ms Nancy McToldridge

Main address

500 Ninos Drive

Santa Barbara, CA 93103 USA

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EIN

95-2268554

NTEE code info

Zoo, Zoological Society (D50)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Santa Barbara Zoo addresses issues of connecting animals to people, local animal conservation programs, and protecting animals and the environment.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Zoo serves ...

Santa Barbara Zoo's attendance was up 25% after the opening of the new gorilla habitat. 1999 attendance is projected to be 500,000. Benefiting the broadest spectrum of the community, the Zoo offers a playground for youngsters and an electric tram for seniors. Educational programs range in emphasis from 3 years old to families.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Santa Barbara Zoo is dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and enhancement of the natural world and its living treasures through education, research, and recreation.

Conducting robust and imaginative education programs to reach audiences in formal and informal settings. To actively contribute to significant conservation programs for wildlife in our region.

The Zoo's primary capability lies in its education and conservation teams, passionate about the message and dedicated to serving our visitors, members, and the public at large.

The Zoo operates a well-established, full-time field program that supports the conservation efforts of our partners.

The expansion of various US Fish & Wildlife Service programs is the direct result of our participation. However, because of those successes we have more demands on our time than we can accommodate.

The Zoo has been instrumental in the reintroduction of the California condor, and our work with USFWS has had a direct impact on condor nest success. The Channel Island foxes, once on the brink of extinction, have now been delisted due to our joint efforts. The California Red-legged frog has been successfully translocated in the Santa Maria mountains, and the Zoo is running preliminary tests on populations of stickleback fish in preparation for a larger conservation campaign of that species.

Our education program developed the “Condor Kids" program to aid in condor conservation, and the program recently won the Superintendent's Award from the California Association of Museums.

The Zoo consistently advocates for the humane treatment of animals, and has raised public awareness and support for progressive legislation banning the ivory trade and banning the use of bullhooks on elephants.

However, these successes have put us in a delicate position, for we are being approached with many more conservation opportunities than we currently have the capacity to participate in. The Zoo plans to build its conservation and education teams so that we may effectively participate in more of the challenges ahead.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Santa Barbara Zoological Foundation

Board of directors
as of 01/06/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms Rhonda Henderson

Radius Investments


Board co-chair

Ms Crystal Wyatt

Paul Johnson

Northern Trust

Randy Weiss

Union Bank

Dave Arthurs

Daniel Cohen

Mark Danielson

John Dixon

Tri-County Produce

Carol Duncan

Yvette Giller

The Mosher Foundation

David Graff

Allen & Kimbell, LLP

Kelly Jensen

Jensen Audio Visual

Pete Jordano

Jordano's, Inc.

Brian Kopeikin

George Leis

Montecito Bank & Trust

Elizabeth MacPhee

Robyn Parker

The Hutton-Parker Foundation

Dennis Power

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (ret)

Amy Pryor

Brian Robertson

Robertson Travel

J. Schwartz

Price, Postel & Parma

Peggy Wiley

Board leadership practices

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Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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