Mission & Reports

Mission Statement

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment.

In the Garden, in its community, and well beyond, BBG inspires people of all ages through the conservation, display, and enjoyment of plants; with educational programs that emphasize learning by doing; and with research focused on understanding and conserving regional plants and plant communities.

Approved by the Board of Trustees, October 16, 2013

Charity Info

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. A portion of membership fees and benefit event tickets, and 100% of contributions are tax deductible.

The full legal name and address of the Garden is

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Corporation
1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

BBG's federal tax identification number (TIN) is 11-2417338.

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IRS Form 990 Returns

For more information about the IRS Form 990, please visit the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York.

For more information about Brooklyn Botanic Garden and to view previous 990 returns, visit GuideStar.

Financial Statements

Brooklyn Botanic Garden's financial position is summarized in the annual reports. The most recent independent auditor's report and financial statements are also available below in PDF format.

Fact Book

A quick guide to facts and figures at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

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