Grow. Bloom. Inspire!

Minneapolis, MN   |
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EIN: 41-1358663


Mission: Metro Blooms partners with communities to create resilient landscapes and foster clean watersheds, embracing the values of equity and inclusion to solve environmental challenges. Vision: Engage communities to create resilient landscapes. Values: ecological health; environmental justice; education; inspiration; community engagement and partnership

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Executive Director

Laura Scholl

Main address

3747 Cedar Ave.

Minneapolis, MN 55407 USA

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Subject area info

Environmental justice



Community beautification

Population served info

Children and youth


Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Environmental Beautification (C50)

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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?

Neighborhood of Raingardens

We partner with community organizations, cities, and local workforce training programs to make it easier and less expensive for people to put in a raingarden or native planting - protecting clean water and creating urban habitat in their own yard (or balcony - we work with renters too!). This program helps communities build awareness about and support their residents to adopt practices that create resilience and protect nearby lakes and streams.

Population(s) Served

We offer low-cost DIY workshops on sustainable actions home gardeners can take to make their yards more resilient. Workshops cover site planning, raingardens, protecting pollinators, native planting and more. These workshops help to change landscaping norms to support practices that protect the environment especially during a time of climate change and pollinator decline.

Population(s) Served

We conduct our work using an equitable engagement framework and intentionally reach out to partner with underserved communities on environmental improvement projects. We work to ensure that community members are meaningfully involved in decision-making and in implementation, and that the benefits of the work stay in the community. Specific projects include: working with affordable housing communities to redesign their outdoor spaces for resilience and better quality of outdoor living; working with small businesses to implement resilient practices in stormwater and pollinator protection in targeted commercial corridors; engaging with residents in underserved neighborhoods on replanting boulevards with pollinator-friendly raingardens.

Population(s) Served

We coordinate this public/private partnership of local government agencies, landscape contractors, native plant nurseries and others promoting native plants, raingardens, shoreline stabilization projects and turf alternatives to reduce runoff and improve water quality. This partnership works to inform behavior change and bridge the gap between knowledge and action.

Population(s) Served

We teach youths, young adults and landscape professionals how to properly care for raingardens, native plant gardens, and other vegetated best management practices in stormwater. These are highly-sought skills in the green economy and provide another mechanism for us to ensure the communities we work with benefit economically from our work.

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Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of stakeholders or stakeholder groups who agree to engage

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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How we listen

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Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 Metro Blooms 2019 Metro Blooms
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Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.45 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

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Average of 1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

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Average of 13% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

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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 METRO BLOOMS’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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$11,356 $67,735 $52,698 $141,268 $242,290
As % of expenses -1.3% 5.5% 3.9% 17.3% 26.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$13,558 $62,171 $34,273 $121,805 $216,802
As % of expenses -1.5% 5.1% 2.5% 14.5% 22.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $875,768 $1,350,694 $1,376,452 $921,084 $1,188,015
Total revenue, % change over prior year 18.6% 54.2% 1.9% -33.1% 29.0%
Program services revenue 90.9% 85.7% 89.2% 61.1% 52.1%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 1.0% 12.7% 30.1%
All other grants and contributions 9.1% 14.2% 9.7% 20.8% 13.9%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 5.2% 3.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $904,091 $1,224,669 $1,343,625 $818,102 $926,264
Total expenses, % change over prior year 27.0% 35.5% 9.7% -39.1% 13.2%
Personnel 53.2% 50.3% 56.9% 60.5% 54.1%
Professional fees 1.1% 32.9% 23.3% 24.8% 28.7%
Occupancy 2.8% 2.2% 1.8% 1.6% 1.6%
Interest 0.1% 0.2% 0.3% 1.3% 1.4%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 42.8% 14.5% 17.7% 11.7% 14.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $906,293 $1,230,233 $1,362,050 $837,565 $951,752
One month of savings $75,341 $102,056 $111,969 $68,175 $77,189
Debt principal payment $0 $999 $0 $169,455 $15,609
Fixed asset additions $0 $29,499 $216,225 $211,886 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $981,634 $1,362,787 $1,690,244 $1,287,081 $1,044,550

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 1.3 1.0 2.5 0.8 1.2
Months of cash and investments 1.3 1.0 2.5 0.8 1.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.3 1.4 1.8 2.7 5.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $94,293 $97,450 $283,229 $57,250 $91,119
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,000
Receivables $51,545 $139,874 $167,876 $171,055 $393,334
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $20,177 $49,676 $258,657 $452,602 $454,667
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 71.5% 40.3% 12.1% 7.2% 10.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 12.1% 11.1% 63.7% 46.6% 35.6%
Unrestricted net assets $102,240 $164,411 $198,684 $320,489 $537,291
Temporarily restricted net assets $34,833 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $34,833 $93,123 $73,252 $34,966 $54,427
Total net assets $137,073 $257,534 $271,936 $355,455 $591,718

Key data checks

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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Laura Scholl

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 03/14/2024
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Board chair

John Kinara

Alex Kim

Bendu Teage-Kollie

Carol Kuechler

Catherine Menick

Dan Jaker

Jeanette Boit-Kania

John Kinara

Norman Greenberg

Rachael Sterling

Steph Jacobs

Todd Carreno

Travis Thein

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/14/2024

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The organization's leader identifies as:

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Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
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Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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