Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Name of Non-Profit Organization * Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Today’s Date: * Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 31-0537171
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 1875
Address * 3400 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45220
United States
County * Hamilton
Your Name * Kathy Chambers
Your Title * Director of Foundation Relations
Your email address *
Your Phone Number (513) 487-3420
Executive Director’s Name * Thane Maynard
Executive Director’s email address *
What is the mission of your organization? The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s central strategic objective is to “Inspire every visitor with wildlife every day.” We add a focus to that objective: “Inspire and connect every visitor with wildlife every day, to engage and cultivate a healthy and sustainable future.” Our vision is “Inspiring Passion for Nature and Saving Wildlife for Future Generations” through the following four pillars: Creating Adventure, Conveying Knowledge, Conserving Nature and Serving Community.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (1) Animals
  • (6) Environment
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
CREATING ADVENTURE: CZBG serves over a million visitors annually through a variety of wide-ranging programs founded on one of the most superb and diverse collections of plants and animals in the United States – more than 2,000 animals representing over 400 species, 39% of which are endangered or protected, and more than 4,000 botanical species.

CONVEYING KNOWLEDGE: CZBG is the leading non-formal science educator in southern Ohio, reaching over 350,000 children and educators each year through on-site and virtual science programs; maintaining the Zoo Academy, a full-time public high school on Zoo grounds for underserved students; collaborating with local universities and every school district in the tri-state; and annually providing 12,000 students and their teachers with free field trips through our Living Classroom Education Access Fund (LCEAF).

CONSERVING NATURE: CZBG is an international leader in conservation & breeding through our Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW). CREW also does world-class research on “exceptional” plants – those in danger of extinction – focusing on plants native to the U.S. The Zoo’s commitment to environmental sustainability has made green building, energy efficiency, and stormwater management core priorities.

SERVING COMMUNITY: The Zoo partners with many organizations on educational and green initiatives that improve quality of life in our community, including the new Rockdale Academy Urban Learning Garden – a collaboration with Cincinnati Public Schools. Zoo Access for All programs also serve 10,000 individuals annually, including children and youth with developmental disabilities and their families, low-income families, and individuals for whom English is a second language.

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 6 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web.
Volunteer coordinator Mollie O’Neil
Volunteer coordinator’s email address mollie.o’
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (513) 559-7736