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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Connecting people to nature since 1812

four stars

90.26

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103
tel: (215) 299-1022   Web Site
EIN: 23-1352000

Board Leadership
Peter A. Austen
Chair

CEO
George W. Gephart, Jr.
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.26 four stars
  Financial 90.54 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

90.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
79.9%
  Administrative Expenses 14.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.14
  Program Expenses Growth 5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.4%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (PA) 90.26 four stars
American Museum of Natural History (NY) 87.14 three stars
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center (VT) 91.68 four stars
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (CA) 86.90 three stars
Fernbank Museum of Natural History (GA) 95.49 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,673,299
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $454,228
   Fundraising Events $77,765
   Related Organizations $3,376,456
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,581,748
   Program Service Revenue $4,813,370
Total Primary Revenue $19,395,118
   Other Revenue $4,573,004
TOTAL REVENUE $23,968,122
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,838,964
   Administrative Expenses $3,401,971
   Fundraising Expenses $1,012,199
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,253,134
   
Payments to Affiliates $2,943,756
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,714,988
   
Net Assets $81,022,442

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 $7,038,724 47.4%
Education $6,710,521 45.2%
Library and Archives $1,089,719 7.3%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$296,402 1.53% George W. Gephart Jr. President, CEO

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (PA) 90.26 four stars
Virginia Living Museum (VA) 88.54 three stars
Cleveland Museum of Natural History (OH) 89.53 three stars
Fernbank Museum of Natural History (GA) 95.49 four stars
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (AZ) 87.82 three 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) 299-1022
EIN: 23-1352000

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Board Leadership

Peter A. Austen
Chair

CEO

George W. Gephart, Jr.
President, CEO

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