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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Connecting people to nature since 1812

four stars

91.44

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 91.44 four stars
  Financial 88.28 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

88.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
78.9%
  Administrative Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.92
  Program Expenses Growth 7.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.7%
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) 91.44 four stars
San Diego Natural History Museum (CA) 89.02 three stars
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center (VT) 91.18 four stars
High Desert Museum (OR) 96.66 four stars
CuriOdyssey (CA) 85.53 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,689,299
   Federated Campaigns $2,922
   Membership Dues $567,662
   Fundraising Events $39,430
   Related Organizations $3,872,055
   Government Grants $50,000
Total Contributions $8,221,368
   Program Service Revenue $10,293,502
Total Primary Revenue $18,514,870
   Other Revenue $5,259,605
TOTAL REVENUE $23,774,475
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $18,450,285
   Administrative Expenses $3,876,961
   Fundraising Expenses $939,977
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,267,223
   
Payments to Affiliates $2,284,370
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $507,252
   
Net Assets $85,461,611

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 $10,872,721 58.9%
Education $6,501,348 35.2%
Library and Archives $1,076,216 5.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2001-12 10/15/2002 75.31 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
$33,389 0.14% Scott Cooper President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$188,413 0.80% George W. Gephart Jr. Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (PA) 91.44 four stars
Virginia Living Museum (VA) 94.73 four stars
Fernbank Museum of Natural History (GA) 91.69 four stars
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center (VT) 91.18 four stars
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (CA) 92.79 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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