Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

National Aquarium, Baltimore

We inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures.

three stars

87.87

501 East Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21202
tel: (410) 576-3800   Web Site
EIN: 52-1121163

Board Leadership
Thomas E. Robinson
Chair

CEO
John C. Racanelli
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.87 three stars
  Financial 84.35 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Aquarium is a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization with a mission to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures.

Transforming experiences reach well beyond the Aquariums' walls. Education teams reach thousands of students each year with activities in schools and in the field; conservation crews and volunteers restore habitats and preserve species around the Chesapeake Bay and around the world; and the National Aquarium continues to serve as an economic engine for tourism in the city of Baltimore. Through all of its work, the National Aquarium maintains its long-time commitment to serving the surrounding communities.

The National Aquarium is a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization with a mission to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures.

Transforming experiences reach well beyond the Aquariums' walls. Education teams reach thousands of students each year with activities in schools and in the field; conservation crews and volunteers restore habitats and preserve species around the Chesapeake Bay and around the world; and the National Aquarium continues to serve as an economic engine for tourism in the city of Baltimore. Through all of its work, the National Aquarium maintains its long-time commitment to serving the surrounding communities.

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Financial

three stars

84.35

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 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)
85.0%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.60
  Program Expenses Growth 1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Aquarium, Baltimore on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Aquarium, Baltimore on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,302,766
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $1,521,655
   Government Grants $2,190,377
Total Contributions $9,014,798
   Program Service Revenue $35,833,544
Total Primary Revenue $44,848,342
   Other Revenue $2,734,518
TOTAL REVENUE $47,582,860
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $39,709,032
   Administrative Expenses $6,606,844
   Fundraising Expenses $1,612,848
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $47,928,724
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-345,864
   
Net Assets $75,260,822

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$473,694 0.98% John C. Racanelli Chief Executive Officer

Mission

The National Aquarium is a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization with a mission to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures.

Transforming experiences reach well beyond the Aquariums' walls. Education teams reach thousands of students each year with activities in schools and in the field; conservation crews and volunteers restore habitats and preserve species around the Chesapeake Bay and around the world; and the National Aquarium continues to serve as an economic engine for tourism in the city of Baltimore. Through all of its work, the National Aquarium maintains its long-time commitment to serving the surrounding communities.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Aquarium, Baltimore (MD) 87.87 three stars
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Monterey Bay Aquarium (CA) 97.27 four stars
Aquarium of the Pacific (CA) 90.11 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Aquarium, Baltimore
501 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
tel: (410) 576-3800
TTY: (410) 727-3022
EIN: 52-1121163

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Board Leadership

Thomas E. Robinson
Chair

CEO

John C. Racanelli
Chief Executive Officer