Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Niagara Aquarium Foundation

Sea life . . .at see level

three stars

86.39

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 86.39 three stars
  Financial 87.95 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

87.95

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
69.1%
  Administrative Expenses 23.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.91
  Program Expenses Growth 14.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.6%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,755,980
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $64,614
   Fundraising Events $26,408
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $99,826
Total Contributions $1,946,828
   Program Service Revenue $2,194,521
Total Primary Revenue $4,141,349
   Other Revenue $544,815
TOTAL REVENUE $4,686,164
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,919,207
   Administrative Expenses $674,824
   Fundraising Expenses $204,952
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,798,983
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,887,181
   
Net Assets $7,126,542

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$72,685 2.59% Gary Siddall Executive Director

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Niagara Aquarium Foundation (NY) 86.39 three stars
Texas State Aquarium (TX) 92.25 four stars
The Florida Aquarium (FL) 90.70 four stars
Aquarium of the Pacific (CA) 93.24 four stars
Seattle Aquarium (WA) 90.97 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