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Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

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

three stars

85.91

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

Board Leadership
David P. Hackett
Chair

CEO
Deborah Lahey
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.91 three stars
  Financial 80.08 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is to create a positive relationship between people and nature through collaborations, education, research and collections, exhibitions, and public forums to grow our region's urban connection to the world of nature and science.

The mission of the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is to create a positive relationship between people and nature through collaborations, education, research and collections, exhibitions, and public forums to grow our region's urban connection to the world of nature and science.

Financial

three stars

80.08

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
77.7%
  Administrative Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.59
  Program Expenses Growth -0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (IL) 85.91 three stars
Cleveland Museum of Natural History (OH) 89.43 three stars
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center (VT) 91.18 four stars
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (AZ) 91.04 four stars
South Florida Museum (FL) 87.63 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,016,320
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $193,804
   Fundraising Events $1,873,133
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,399,736
Total Contributions $4,482,993
   Program Service Revenue $1,703,667
Total Primary Revenue $6,186,660
   Other Revenue $-193,133
TOTAL REVENUE $5,993,527
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,799,717
   Administrative Expenses $1,324,821
   Fundraising Expenses $392,129
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,516,667
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-523,140
   
Net Assets $11,916,950

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 and Guest Experience $2,655,460 55.3%
Education $1,194,312 24.9%
Biology $949,945 19.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 85.91 three stars
2019-06 11/01/2020 83.90 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 88.97 three stars
2017-06 10/01/2018 87.59 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 85.46 three stars
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

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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$216,300 3.31% Deborah Lahey President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (IL) 85.91 three stars
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center (VT) 91.18 four stars
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (CA) 92.79 four stars
South Florida Museum (FL) 87.63 three stars
Perot Museum of Nature and Science (TX) 91.59 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

David P. Hackett
Chair

CEO

Deborah Lahey
President, CEO

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