Charity Navigator - Rating for Aquarium of the Pacific
Charity Navigator Logo
Charity Navigator Logo

Error attempting donation

You're too fast!

Your donation attempt encountered a problem. Please refresh the page to try again.

You're faster than our page! Give the page a little longer to finish loading and try your donation again.

Aquarium of the Pacific

 

...Is this your nonprofit?

...501(c)(3) organization

...Donations are tax-deductible

...http://www.aquariumofpacific.org

...100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach CA 90802 

...Mail donations to:
320 Golden Shore
Suite 350
Long Beach CA 90802

562-590-3100


Long Beach CA | IRS ruling year: 1992 | EIN: 33-0532354  

 

The Aquarium's mission is to instill a sense of wonder, respect and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants and ecosystems, by involving the community, the region, and the nation in engaging, educational, and empowering exhibits and programs. Our vision is to create the first aquarium, and perhaps the first institution, in the world dedicated to conserving and building Natural Capital (Nature and Nature's services) by building Social Capital (the interactions between and among peoples).
Opened in 1998 and located on the urban waterfront in Long Beach, California, the Aquarium of the Pacific hosts approximately 1.5 million visitors each year. The 156,000 square foot campus houses over 11,000 animal inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean, which provide the foundation for all Aquarium activities and serve as ambassadors for their animal counterparts in the wild.

 


Rating Information

Great


This charity's score is 92%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.


This overall score is calculated entirely from a single beacon score: 100% Accountability & Finance. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

 Important note on the timeliness of ratings

The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Aquarium of the Pacific is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

Rating Report

  • Impact & Results
  • Accountability & Finance
  • Culture & Community
  • Leadership & Adaptability
Accountability & Finance
Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability

 

Accountability & Finance

 

Aquarium of the Pacific has earned a 92% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year published by the IRS. 

Learn more

 

Accountability and Transparency
...Full Credit
  
...Partial Credit
  
...No Credit
  
...Not Applicable
Governance
Policies
Transparency

Financial Metrics
...Full Credit
  
...Partial Credit
  
...No Credit
  
...Not Applicable
...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 21.60% - 7.5/10 pts
...Working Capital Ratio - 1.79 years - 10/10 pts
...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.21 - 5/10 pts
...Administrative Expense Ratio - 12.30% - 10/10 pts
...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 4.20% - 10/10 pts
...Program Expense Ratio - 83.30% - 9.51/10 pts
...Program Expense Growth - 6.55% - 7.55/10 pts

Unscored Information


Metrics
Total Revenue and Expenses Data Available
Salary of Key Persons Data Available
IRS Published Data (Business Master File) Data Available
Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) Data available

The Giving Basket is having some issues. If you wish to donate, please refresh the page. If the problem persists contact us.
Cart ID: Not Assigned

Charity Navigator

Error attempting donation

You're too fast!

Your donation attempt encountered a problem. Please refresh the page to try again.

You're faster than our page! Give the page a little longer to finish loading and try your donation again.