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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Connecting people to nature since 1812

four stars

92.10

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

Board Leadership
Peter A. Austen
Chair

CEO
Scott Cooper
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.10 four stars
  Financial 89.25 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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

three stars

89.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
78.0%
  Administrative Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.91
  Program Expenses Growth 7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.0%
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) 92.10 four stars
American Museum of Natural History (NY) 87.12 three stars
Lindsay Wildlife Museum (CA) 90.27 four stars
Houston Museum of Natural Science (TX) 88.02 three stars
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center (VT) 91.69 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,629,876
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $500,210
   Fundraising Events $45,670
   Related Organizations $4,380,696
   Government Grants $65,000
Total Contributions $13,621,452
   Program Service Revenue $5,436,276
Total Primary Revenue $19,057,728
   Other Revenue $1,806,650
TOTAL REVENUE $20,864,378
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,191,561
   Administrative Expenses $3,007,669
   Fundraising Expenses $1,538,831
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,738,061
   
Payments to Affiliates $3,062,086
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $126,317
   
Net Assets $78,776,853

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 $7,966,560 49.2%
Education $7,102,638 43.9%
Library and Archives $1,122,363 6.9%

Ratings History
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2000-12 04/15/2002 71.52 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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$745,648 3.59% George W. Gephart Jr President and CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (PA) 92.10 four stars
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (AZ) 89.30 three stars
Houston Museum of Natural Science (TX) 88.02 three stars
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center (VT) 91.69 four stars
Virginia Living Museum (VA) 90.96 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

Peter A. Austen
Chair

CEO

Scott Cooper
President, CEO

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