Fresno, CA   |
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EIN: 94-2817267


Non Profit - Cultural Garden To create and grow a North American Japanese Garden that engages and inspires.

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Executive Director

Casey Lamonski

Main address

323 W. Cromwell Suite 101

Fresno, CA 93711 USA

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Subject area info

Arts and culture

Sports and recreation


Population served info

Children and youth


People of Asian descent

NTEE code info

dhist) (RBu)

Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Shinzen Friendship Garden and Clark Bonsai Collection Education

The goal of these, “Shinzen Friendship Garden and Clark Bonsai Collection Education Modules” is to make it possible for 3rd-12th grade students to continue to benefit from our programs. The modules are video and audio formats with supporting PDF e-documents. While our program will be geared towards 3rd-12th grade teachers and students, we have designed them so that the general public can also access this media.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 10.43 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 14.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of SHIN ZEN FRIENDSHIP GARDEN INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2013 2014 2015 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$10,978 $6,831 $139,991 $100,788 -$77,518
As % of expenses -13.7% 10.5% 178.0% 93.3% -35.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$10,978 $6,831 $139,341 $93,324 -$80,823
As % of expenses -13.7% 10.5% 175.7% 80.8% -36.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $72,591 $93,934 $221,496 $295,363 $138,943
Total revenue, % change over prior year 2.0% 29.4% 135.8% 0.0% -53.0%
Program services revenue 52.1% 46.0% 15.8% 15.0% 60.4%
Membership dues 22.5% 8.4% 4.6% 2.8% 3.2%
Investment income 0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 7.4% 2.4%
Government grants 0.0% 1.1% 0.0% 5.6% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 25.2% 44.3% 79.6% 69.1% 34.1%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $80,401 $65,256 $78,660 $108,053 $216,461
Total expenses, % change over prior year 108.4% -18.8% 20.5% 0.0% 100.3%
Personnel 12.7% 23.3% 29.1% 60.5% 67.3%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.2% 4.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 87.3% 76.7% 70.9% 37.3% 28.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2013 2014 2015 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $80,401 $65,256 $79,310 $115,517 $219,766
One month of savings $6,700 $5,438 $6,555 $9,004 $18,038
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $103,954 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $87,101 $70,694 $189,819 $124,521 $237,804

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2013 2014 2015 2021 2022
Months of cash 18.6 33.8 27.1 46.6 18.5
Months of cash and investments 18.6 40.2 32.4 46.6 18.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 14.5 19.1 21.4 36.2 13.8
Balance sheet composition info 2013 2014 2015 2021 2022
Cash $124,702 $183,535 $177,578 $419,329 $334,075
Investments $0 $35,000 $35,000 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,140
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $103,954 $147,534 $147,534
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 29.7% 31.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.3% 1.8%
Unrestricted net assets $97,148 $103,979 $243,320 $429,668 $348,845
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $65,155 $20,316 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $27,554 $49,401 $52,246 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $27,554 $114,556 $72,562 $86,522 $88,700
Total net assets $124,702 $218,535 $315,882 $516,190 $437,545

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2013 2014 2015 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


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

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Executive Director

Casey Lamonski

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 01/26/2024
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Board chair

Brian Tsukimura

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/26/2024

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
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Gender identity
Sexual orientation
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Disability status
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Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/11/2023

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.