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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
American Museum of Natural History

A BBB Accredited charity

 


  • Meets all standards

Expiration Date:
11/2015
Name:
American Museum of Natural History
Address:
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
Phone:
212-769-5919
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1869, New York
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" To discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. "






Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
American Museum of Natural History meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
A comprehensive institution focused on continuously discovering, interpreting, and disseminating knowledge about human culture, the natural world, and the universe through scientific research and education.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Ellen V. Futter, President
Compensation*:
$1,070,337
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Lewis W. Bernard
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Chairman / American Museum of Natural History
Board Size:
46
Paid Staff Size:
1386



*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.




Fund Raising
 

              
Method(s) Used:


Direct mail appeals, telephone appeals, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 4.2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $135,401,868, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)




Tax Status
 

              
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.




Financial
 

              
The following information is based on American Museum of Natural History's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Contributions and grants

$45,440,017

Visitors' contributions and admissions

44,882,738

Auxiliary activities

28,513,660

Investment return designated for operations

25,695,676

Transfer from plant and operations to long-term investment and operations to plant

18,478,509

Support from the City of New York

16,881,243

Long-term contributions and bequests

12,570,792

Nonoperating revenue: contributions, grants and miscellaneous revenue

9,519,336

Membership fees

6,531,150

Nonoperating revenue: capital support from the City of New York

6,107,742

Miscellaneous fees and other revenue

4,547,041

Transfers from plant and operations to long-term investment

(2,580,000)

Other pension related activities

(12,290,249)

Investment return, in excess of amounts designated for operations and plant

(35,237,789)

Total Income

$169,059,866

Program Expenses  

Scientific Research

$66,781,385

Exhibitions

40,473,810

Guardianship, maintenance and operating costs

30,634,967

Change in value of interest rate exchange agreements

27,720,198

Depreciation and amortization

25,808,947

Auxiliary Activities

23,090,315

Education

17,482,425

Interest and related expenses

12,596,810

Visitor Services

9,298,834

Communications

7,573,235

Information technology

5,713,740

Membership

2,176,948

Plant expenses not capitalized

277,179
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses
Other Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income

269,628,793
5,704,008
25,610,250
65,176,816

$366,119,867

$(197,060,001)




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 74%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative 7%  Other Expenses: 18%
Roll the cursor over the pie chart to see the dollar amounts.


Beginning net assets $747,568,344
Ending net assets 682,391,528
Total liabilities 450,160,225

Total assets

$1,132,551,753






 

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