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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Restoring and preserving our marine environment

four stars

97.23

249 Windward Passage Clearwater, FL 33767
tel: (727) 441-1790   Web Site
EIN: 59-2086737

Board Leadership
John Draheim
Chairman of the Board

CEO
David Yates
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1972, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) works to restore and protect our marine environment. We accomplish our mission through preserving our marine life and environment while inspiring the human spirit through leadership in education, research, rescue, rehabilitation, and release.

Today, Clearwater Marine Aquarium is an internationally respected center for animal care, public education and marine research. Yet, in spite of tremendous growth and a global presence, we also remain a neighborhood aquarium, a place where children and adults alike can visit anytime to wonder at the unending diversity, grace and beauty of the creatures of the sea. We invite everyone to visit often and soon to share in the environmental excellence and caring of our waters and marine life, no matter where you may live.

Founded in 1972, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) works to restore and protect our marine environment. We accomplish our mission through preserving our marine life and environment while inspiring the human spirit through leadership in education, research, rescue, rehabilitation, and release.

Today, Clearwater Marine Aquarium is an internationally respected center for animal care, public education and marine research. Yet, in spite of tremendous growth and a global presence, we also remain a neighborhood aquarium, a place where children and adults alike can visit anytime to wonder at the unending diversity, grace and beauty of the creatures of the sea. We invite everyone to visit often and soon to share in the environmental excellence and caring of our waters and marine life, no matter where you may live.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 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)
85.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.89
  Program Expenses Growth 12.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Clearwater Marine Aquarium on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Clearwater Marine Aquarium on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Clearwater Marine Aquarium (FL) 97.23 four stars
The Florida Aquarium (FL) 86.27 three stars
Shedd Aquarium (IL) 89.44 three stars
National Aquarium, Baltimore (MD) 87.30 three stars
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation (VA) 90.94 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $750,245
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $339,808
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $944,135
Total Contributions $2,034,188
   Program Service Revenue $11,761,291
Total Primary Revenue $13,795,479
   Other Revenue $3,664,142
TOTAL REVENUE $17,459,621
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,977,396
   Administrative Expenses $1,777,972
   Fundraising Expenses $115,250
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,870,618
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,589,003
   
Net Assets $30,544,044

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
Educational Programs $11,933,147 85.4%
Animal Care $2,044,249 14.6%

Ratings History
Clearwater Marine Aquarium has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 11/01/2017 97.23 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 98.14 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 97.21 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 96.32 four stars
2013-09 05/01/2015 97.14 four stars
2012-09 03/01/2014 99.13 four stars
2011-09 12/20/2013 96.68 four stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 91.54 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 94.04 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 05/01/2010 92.87 four stars
2008-09 12/01/2009 85.44 three stars
2007-09 10/01/2008 87.28 three stars
2006-09 10/01/2007 69.43 one star
2005-09 02/01/2007 67.52 one star
2004-09 02/01/2006 62.47 one star
2003-09 01/05/2005 81.53 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 59-2086737
Name in IRS Master File CLEARWATER MARINE AQUARIUM 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
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 November, 1973
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, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$372,971 2.35% David Yates Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Clearwater Marine Aquarium (FL) 97.23 four stars
Shedd Aquarium (IL) 89.44 three stars
Texas State Aquarium (TX) 91.30 four stars
Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CA) 88.80 three stars
The Florida Aquarium (FL) 86.27 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
249 Windward Passage
Clearwater, FL 33767
tel: (727) 441-1790
EIN: 59-2086737

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Board Leadership

John Draheim
Chairman of the Board

CEO

David Yates
Chief Executive Officer

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