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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Connecting people to nature since 1812

three stars

83.67

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103
tel: (215) 299-1000   Web Site
EIN: 23-1352000

Board Leadership
David E. Griffith
Board Chair

CEO
Scott Cooper
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.67 three stars
  Financial 77.11 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a world-class natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science.

Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a world-class natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science.

Financial

two stars

77.11

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 18.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.77
  Program Expenses Growth -1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (PA) 83.67 three stars
Perot Museum of Nature and Science (TX) 91.59 four stars
Houston Museum of Natural Science (TX) 88.76 three stars
CuriOdyssey (CA) 85.13 three stars
Virginia Living Museum (VA) 93.32 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,019,118
   Federated Campaigns $12,350
   Membership Dues $644,354
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $4,152,086
   Government Grants $75,916
Total Contributions $6,903,824
   Program Service Revenue $5,791,642
Total Primary Revenue $12,695,466
   Other Revenue $2,866,076
TOTAL REVENUE $15,561,542
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,414,212
   Administrative Expenses $4,833,666
   Fundraising Expenses $901,303
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $21,149,181
   
Payments to Affiliates $2,557,177
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-5,587,639
   
Net Assets $81,725,574

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
Education $7,123,761 46.2%
Research $7,081,033 45.9%
Library and Archives $1,209,418 7.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2021 83.67 three stars
2018-06 03/01/2020 91.44 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2019 89.45 three stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 88.54 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 92.10 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 90.26 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.27 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 91.57 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 91.72 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 90.40 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 84.20 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.72 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 74.77 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 80.13 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 86.54 three stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 79.59 two stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 64.06 one star
2004-12 11/01/2005 60.80 one star
2003-12 09/01/2004 64.33 one star
2002-12 10/01/2003 74.61 two 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 23-1352000
Name in IRS Master File ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES OF PHILADELPHIA
NTEE Code U30
NTEE Classification Physical Sciences, Earth Sciences Research and Promotion
NTEE Type Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 December, 1928
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$406,911 1.92% Scott Cooper President and CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (PA) 83.67 three stars
The Field Museum (IL) 89.85 three stars
Perot Museum of Nature and Science (TX) 91.59 four stars
CuriOdyssey (CA) 85.13 three stars
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (AZ) 91.04 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
tel: (215) 299-1000
EIN: 23-1352000

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Board Leadership

David E. Griffith
Board Chair

CEO

Scott Cooper
President, CEO

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