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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Niagara Aquarium Foundation

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three stars

86.52

701 Whirlpool Street Niagara Falls, NY 14301
tel: (800) 500-4609   Web Site
EIN: 16-1448764

Board Leadership
Richard Torcasio, Jr.
President

CEO
Gary Siddall
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.52 three stars
  Financial 88.24 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Niagara Aquarium Foundation operates an aquarium for the education of the general public in marine sciences by providing classes, trips, and exhibits. In addition, the staff of the Niagara Aquarium engages in research. The Niagara Aquarium also has penguin, shark, seal and tidal pool feedings as well as sea lion shows.

Niagara Aquarium Foundation operates an aquarium for the education of the general public in marine sciences by providing classes, trips, and exhibits. In addition, the staff of the Niagara Aquarium engages in research. The Niagara Aquarium also has penguin, shark, seal and tidal pool feedings as well as sea lion shows.

Financial

three stars

88.24

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
70.1%
  Administrative Expenses 22.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.74
  Program Expenses Growth 16.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Niagara Aquarium Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Niagara Aquarium Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Niagara Aquarium Foundation (NY) 86.52 three stars
Aquarium of the Pacific (CA) 92.31 four stars
Clearwater Marine Aquarium (FL) 92.23 four stars
Monterey Bay Aquarium (CA) 96.01 four stars
The Florida Aquarium (FL) 85.91 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $845,609
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $67,051
   Fundraising Events $26,678
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $106,121
Total Contributions $1,045,459
   Program Service Revenue $2,332,804
Total Primary Revenue $3,378,263
   Other Revenue $502,370
TOTAL REVENUE $3,880,633
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,360,674
   Administrative Expenses $649,421
   Fundraising Expenses $271,809
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,281,904
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $598,729
   
Net Assets $7,725,271

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
Aquarium Operations $2,360,674 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 04/01/2021 86.52 three stars
2018-09 08/01/2019 86.39 three stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 82.98 three stars
2016-09 10/01/2017 82.50 three stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 78.27 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 80.88 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 80.30 three stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 80.29 three stars
2012-09 12/20/2013 80.17 three stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 80.06 three stars
2010-04 09/20/2011 80.02 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-04 10/01/2010 87.95 three stars
2008-04 11/01/2009 81.99 three stars
2007-04 10/01/2008 81.40 three stars
2006-04 07/01/2007 80.50 three stars
2005-04 09/01/2006 73.65 two stars
2004-04 01/05/2005 62.36 one star
2003-04 01/01/2004 76.34 two stars
2002-04 02/05/2003 64.31 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 16-1448764
Name in IRS Master File NIAGARA AQUARIUM FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code D50
NTEE Classification Zoo, Zoological Society
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 May, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$86,215 2.62% Gary Siddall Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Niagara Aquarium Foundation (NY) 86.52 three stars
North Carolina Aquarium Society (NC) 92.32 four stars
Aquarium of the Pacific (CA) 92.31 four stars
The Florida Aquarium (FL) 85.91 three stars
Shedd Aquarium (IL) 92.67 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Niagara Aquarium Foundation
701 Whirlpool Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
tel: (800) 500-4609
fax: (716) 285-8513
EIN: 16-1448764

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Board Leadership

Richard Torcasio, Jr.
President

CEO

Gary Siddall
Executive Director

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