Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Audubon Nature Institute

Celebrating the wonders of nature

three stars

87.62

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

Board Leadership
Lynes R. Sloss
Chairman

CEO
L. Ronald Forman
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.62 three stars
  Financial 82.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
96.2%
  Administrative Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.17
  Program Expenses Growth 8.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 60.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,245,560
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $853,343
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $14,100
Total Contributions $4,113,003
   Program Service Revenue $28,260,140
Total Primary Revenue $32,373,143
   Other Revenue $2,736,576
TOTAL REVENUE $35,109,719
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $37,949,277
   Administrative Expenses $531,606
   Fundraising Expenses $1,123,792
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $39,604,675
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,494,956
   
Net Assets $6,401,496

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$553,620 1.39% L. Ronald Forman President, CEO

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Audubon Nature Institute (LA) 87.62 three stars
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (OH) 89.07 three stars
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (CA) 94.60 four stars
National Aviary (PA) 93.16 four stars
Denver Zoological Foundation (CO) 86.48 three 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

Lynes R. Sloss
Chairman

CEO

L. Ronald Forman
President, CEO