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Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Supporting the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

three stars

88.88

3720 Stephen M. White Drive San Pedro, CA 90731
tel: (310) 548-7562   Web Site
EIN: 33-0585381

Board Leadership
Ralph Appy
Board Chair

CEO
Caroline Brady
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.88 three stars
  Financial 92.85 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is to provide a vehicle for friends, volunteers and supporters of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA) to meaningfully support the educational, charitable, scientific and other related activities and affairs of the Aquarium. With its spectacular natural setting adjacent to Cabrillo Beach Coastal Park and the Port of Los Angeles, CMA is uniquely suited to its leadership role in marine science education, aquaculture research and community recreation. The historic Frank Gehry-designed aquarium displays the largest collection of Southern California marine life in the world. Since 1935, CMA has provided visitors with both a natural and interactive approach to learning about the marine environment of Southern California.

The mission of Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is to provide a vehicle for friends, volunteers and supporters of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA) to meaningfully support the educational, charitable, scientific and other related activities and affairs of the Aquarium. With its spectacular natural setting adjacent to Cabrillo Beach Coastal Park and the Port of Los Angeles, CMA is uniquely suited to its leadership role in marine science education, aquaculture research and community recreation. The historic Frank Gehry-designed aquarium displays the largest collection of Southern California marine life in the world. Since 1935, CMA has provided visitors with both a natural and interactive approach to learning about the marine environment of Southern California.

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Financial

four stars

92.85

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
77.5%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.17
  Program Expenses Growth 12.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CA) 88.88 three stars
Shedd Aquarium (IL) 89.14 three stars
The Florida Aquarium (FL) 90.30 four stars
Aquarium of the Pacific (CA) 91.67 four stars
Clearwater Marine Aquarium (FL) 95.87 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $639,172
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $109,049
   Fundraising Events $95,463
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $843,684
   Program Service Revenue $272,705
Total Primary Revenue $1,116,389
   Other Revenue $31,949
TOTAL REVENUE $1,148,338
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,037,631
   Administrative Expenses $138,000
   Fundraising Expenses $162,606
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,338,237
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-189,899
   
Net Assets $1,506,534

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
Program Support $878,729 84.7%
Gift Shop $158,902 15.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 07/01/2018 88.88 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 88.80 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 85.86 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.56 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 87.03 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 72.10 two stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 79.60 two stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 75.43 two stars
2010-06 05/01/2012 72.33 two stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 72.33 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 75.79 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 03/01/2011 69.48 one star
2008-06 10/01/2009 50.25 zero star
2007-06 08/01/2008 62.00 one star
2006-06 05/01/2007 70.25 two stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 65.33 one star
2004-06 07/01/2005 40.18 zero star
2003-06 08/01/2004 64.34 one star
2002-06 06/09/2003 90.42 four stars
2001-06 04/15/2003 82.96 three 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 33-0585381
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF CABRILLO MARINE AQUARIUM
NTEE Code D11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable 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 March, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$105,968 7.91% Caroline Brady Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CA) 88.88 three stars
Aquarium of the Pacific (CA) 91.67 four stars
The Florida Aquarium (FL) 90.30 four stars
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation (VA) 90.94 four stars
Monterey Bay Aquarium (CA) 97.27 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M. White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731
tel: (310) 548-7562
fax: (310) 548-2649
TTY: (310) 548-2052
EIN: 33-0585381

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Board Leadership

Ralph Appy
Board Chair

CEO

Caroline Brady
Executive Director

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