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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation

Inspiring conservation of the marine environment

four stars

90.94

717 General Booth Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23451
tel: (757) 385-3474   Web Site
EIN: 52-1272309

Board Leadership
Delceno Miles
Chairman

CEO
Cynthia Spanoulis
Interim Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.94 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is to inspire conservation of the marine environment through education, research and sustainable practices. Since our doors opened in 1986, we've been inspiring guests at the Virginia Aquarium through interactive, hands-on exhibits and programming and offsite through mission based programs throughout southeast Virginia.

The mission of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is to inspire conservation of the marine environment through education, research and sustainable practices. Since our doors opened in 1986, we've been inspiring guests at the Virginia Aquarium through interactive, hands-on exhibits and programming and offsite through mission based programs throughout southeast Virginia.

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Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
85.0%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.71
  Program Expenses Growth -1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation (VA) 90.94 four stars
National Aquarium, Baltimore (MD) 87.87 three stars
Aquarium of the Pacific (CA) 90.11 four stars
Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CA) 88.88 three stars
Texas State Aquarium (TX) 91.30 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,780,254
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $9,259
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,789,513
   Program Service Revenue $1,687,584
Total Primary Revenue $5,477,097
   Other Revenue $1,489,503
TOTAL REVENUE $6,966,600
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,677,576
   Administrative Expenses $199,225
   Fundraising Expenses $393,948
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,270,749
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,695,851
   
Net Assets $27,776,879

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Research and Conservation $827,347 30.9%
Exhibits $803,852 30.0%
Education Programs $1,046,377 39.1%

Ratings History
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 07/01/2018 90.94 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 90.94 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 94.20 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 88.19 three stars
2014-06 08/01/2015 91.10 four stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 86.47 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 86.52 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 81.22 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 82.25 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 75.46 two stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 92.70 four stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 94.58 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-1272309
Name in IRS Master File VIRGINIA AQUARIUM & MARINE SCIENCE CENTER FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation (VA) 90.94 four stars
Shedd Aquarium (IL) 89.14 three stars
Texas State Aquarium (TX) 91.30 four stars
Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CA) 88.88 three stars
Clearwater Marine Aquarium (FL) 97.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation
717 General Booth Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
tel: (757) 385-3474
EIN: 52-1272309

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Board Leadership

Delceno Miles
Chairman

CEO

Cynthia Spanoulis
Interim Executive Director

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