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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Chicago Academy of Sciences

Nature and science education for Chicago students, teachers, and families

three stars

86.09

2430 North Cannon Drive Chicago, IL 60614
tel: (773) 755-5140   Web Site
EIN: 36-0895575

Board Leadership
James C. Murray
Chair

CEO
Deborah Lahey
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.09 three stars
  Financial 82.03 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

82.03

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 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)
75.6%
  Administrative Expenses 17.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.91
  Program Expenses Growth 0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Academy of Sciences on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Academy of Sciences on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Academy of Sciences (IL) 86.09 three stars
Lindsay Wildlife Museum (CA) 86.47 three stars
San Diego Natural History Museum (CA) 96.66 four stars
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center (VT) 91.68 four stars
The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum (TX) 91.17 four stars

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The Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum inspire people to learn about and care for nature and the environment. The Academy improves quality of life in Chicago and the region by delivering superior environmental and science education programs to students and teachers, by offering Museum exhibitions and conducting public programs that foster green living, and by restoring local ecosystems and advancing scientific knowledge through collections and research.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $831,120
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $183,663
   Fundraising Events $1,837,101
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,098,411
Total Contributions $3,950,295
   Program Service Revenue $1,834,075
Total Primary Revenue $5,784,370
   Other Revenue $-303,041
TOTAL REVENUE $5,481,329
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,377,996
   Administrative Expenses $691,801
   Fundraising Expenses $526,117
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,595,914
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-114,585
   
Net Assets $12,933,325

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
Exhibitions $2,242,077 51.2%
Education $1,107,924 25.3%
Biology $1,027,995 23.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 10/01/2016 86.09 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.47 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 82.03 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 85.98 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 83.60 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 76.85 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 78.29 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 77.55 two stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 81.94 three stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 70.36 two stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 66.11 one star
2005-06 07/01/2006 65.72 one star
2004-06 05/01/2005 85.86 three stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 66.82 one star
2002-06 06/09/2003 76.97 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 76.64 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 36-0895575
Name in IRS Master File CHICAGO ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
NTEE Code A57
NTEE Classification Science and Technology Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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 October, 1933
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
  • June, 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
$211,750 3.78% Deborah Lahey President, CEO

The Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum inspire people to learn about and care for nature and the environment. The Academy improves quality of life in Chicago and the region by delivering superior environmental and science education programs to students and teachers, by offering Museum exhibitions and conducting public programs that foster green living, and by restoring local ecosystems and advancing scientific knowledge through collections and research.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Academy of Sciences (IL) 86.09 three stars
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (PA) 90.26 four stars
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center (VT) 91.68 four stars
San Diego Natural History Museum (CA) 96.66 four stars
Lindsay Wildlife Museum (CA) 86.47 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chicago Academy of Sciences
2430 North Cannon Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
tel: (773) 755-5140
EIN: 36-0895575

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Board Leadership

James C. Murray
Chair

CEO

Deborah Lahey
President, CEO

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