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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Audubon Nature Institute

Celebrating the wonders of nature

three stars

86.02

6500 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70118
tel: (800) 774-7394   Web Site
EIN: 51-0157624

Board Leadership
Christopher Bardell
Chairman

CEO
L. Ronald Forman
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.02 three stars
  Financial 80.23 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Audubon Nature Institute's purpose of celebrating the wonders of nature guides its mission to: provide a guest experience of outstanding quality; exhibit the diversity of wildlife; preserve native Louisiana habitats; educate our diverse audience about the natural world; enhance the care and survival of wildlife through research and conservation; provide opportunities for recreation in natural settings; operate a financially self-sufficient collection of museum and parks; and weave quality entertainment through the guest experience.

Audubon Nature Institute's purpose of celebrating the wonders of nature guides its mission to: provide a guest experience of outstanding quality; exhibit the diversity of wildlife; preserve native Louisiana habitats; educate our diverse audience about the natural world; enhance the care and survival of wildlife through research and conservation; provide opportunities for recreation in natural settings; operate a financially self-sufficient collection of museum and parks; and weave quality entertainment through the guest experience.

Financial

three stars

80.23

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
95.0%
  Administrative Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth 5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 40.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Audubon Nature Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Audubon Nature Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Audubon Nature Institute (LA) 86.02 three stars
Indianapolis Zoo (IN) 89.29 three stars
Birmingham Zoo (AL) 95.94 four stars
Lincoln Park Zoo (IL) 87.83 three stars
Woodland Park Zoo (WA) 86.26 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,708,174
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $931,151
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $128,470
Total Contributions $12,767,795
   Program Service Revenue $27,067,868
Total Primary Revenue $39,835,663
   Other Revenue $195,151
TOTAL REVENUE $40,030,814
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $34,279,830
   Administrative Expenses $480,589
   Fundraising Expenses $857,252
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $35,617,671
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,413,143
   
Net Assets $13,465,239

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
Zoo and Aquarium $34,279,830 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 86.02 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 82.69 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.77 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 88.43 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 91.12 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 84.83 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 85.55 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.21 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 77.64 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 87.00 three stars
2007-12 10/01/2009 76.34 two stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 73.86 two stars
2005-12 09/01/2007 79.23 two stars
2004-12 06/01/2006 85.66 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 88.88 three stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 85.11 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 94.30 four stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 94.33 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 51-0157624
Name in IRS Master File AUDUBON NATURE INSTITUTE INC
NTEE Code D12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
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 March, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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
$536,806 1.50% L. Ronald Forman President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Audubon Nature Institute (LA) 86.02 three stars
Denver Zoological Foundation (CO) 85.71 three stars
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (PA) 92.60 four stars
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (OH) 91.58 four stars
The Living Desert (CA) 96.66 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Audubon Nature Institute
6500 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel: (800) 774-7394
EIN: 51-0157624

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Board Leadership

Christopher Bardell
Chairman

CEO

L. Ronald Forman
President, CEO

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