American Museum Of Natural History

American Museum Of Natural History Overview

American Museum Of Natural History is located in New York, NY. The organization was established in 1943. According to its NTEE Classification (A56) the organization is classified as: Natural History & Natural Science Museums, under the broad grouping of Arts, Culture & Humanities and related organizations. As of 06/2020, American Museum Of Natural History employed 1,547 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 06/2020, American Museum Of Natural History generated $198.1m in total revenue. This represents a relatively dramatic decline in revenue. Over the past 5 years, the organization has seen revenues fall by an average of (4.9%) each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $210.5m during the year ending 06/2020. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Since 2015, American Museum Of Natural History has awarded 116 individual grants totaling $22,147,853. If you would like to learn more about the grant giving history of this organization, scroll down to the grant profile section of this page.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2020

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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NAT HISTORY MUSEUM, PLANETARIUM, COLLECTIONS, LIBRARY, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, GRADUATE SCHOOL (PH.D./ COMP BIOLOGY & MAT/EDUCATION), EDUCATION & EXHIBITIONS (SCH O).

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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SCIENCE-SINCE ITS FOUNDING, THE MUSEUM HAS PURSUED A SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROGRAM TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE BIOLOGICAL, PHYSICAL, AND CULTURAL WORLD. THE MUSEUM'S FULL-TIME SCIENTIFIC STAFF OF APPROX 175 WORK IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, PALEONTOLOGY, ASTROPHYSICS, EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES AND ANTHROPOLOGY, AND PUBLISH IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS. PRIOR TO COVID-19, THE MUSEUM SPONSORED OVER 100 FIELD EXPEDITIONS ANNUALLY, ENHANCING THE MUSEUM'S COLLECTION OF OVER 34 MILLION SPECIMENS AND ARTIFACTS. THE MUSEUM CONTINUES ITS PH.D. AND MASTER'S PROGRAMS ONLINE AND ONSITE THROUGH ITS GILDER GRADUATE SCHOOL, THE ONLY PH.D. AND MAT DEGREE PROGRAM OF ANY MUSEUM IN THE U.S.


EDUCATION AND OTHER PUBLIC PROGRAMS-THE MUSEUM'S PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SERVES 4,500 TEACHERS EACH YEAR ONSITE AND, PARTICULARLY DURING COVID-19, ONLINE. THE MUSEUM'S SIGNATURE SCIENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM, URBAN ADVANTAGE, HAS GROWN TO REACH 287 MIDDLE SCHOOLS ACROSS ALL FIVE NYC BOROUGHS. THE MUSEUM'S MAT PROGRAM HELPS MITIGATE THE CRITICAL SHORTAGE OF QUALIFIED SCIENCE TEACHERS, AND PLACES GRADUATES IN HIGH NEEDS SCHOOLS. PRE-COVID, APPROXIMATELY 5 MILLION ON-SITE VISITORS INCLUDING APPROXIMATELY 500,000 SCHOOL AND CAMP GROUP VISITORS WOULD TYPICALLY EXPERIENCE THE MUSEUM'S EDUCATION AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS ANNUALLY AND MANY OF THESE PROGRAMS MOVED TO ONLINE DELIVERY DURING COVID-19.


EXHIBITION-THE MUSEUM IS TYPICALLY OPEN 363 DAYS A YEAR, BUT IS CURRENTLY ON A REDUCED SCHEDULE OF 5 DAYS PER WEEK DUE TO COVID-19. ALMOST ALL OF ITS MORE THAN 40 PERMANENT EXHIBITION HALLS, SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS AND PLANETARIUM SHOWS HAVE NOW REOPENED AFTER COVID-RELATED CLOSINGS. WHILE DIMINISHED DURING GOVERNMENT-MANDATED COVID-19 CLOSURES AND REDUCED OPERATING CAPACITY, THE MUSEUM HAS A ROBUST SCHEDULE OF SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS AND PLANETARIUM SHOWS IT DESIGNS AND PRODUCES, WHICH ALSO TRAVEL TO VENUES AROUND THE U.S. AND INTERNATIONALLY WHEN PERMITTED BY SAFETY AND HEALTH GUIDELINES, SUPPLEMENTED WITH EDUCATIONAL CONTENT AND APPS AND OTHER WEB-BASED RESOURCES FOR LEARNING.


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American Museum Of Natural History Board, Officers & Key Employees

American Museum Of Natural History Vendors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Tishman Interiors Corporation
Construction Service
$53,917,619
Restaurant Associates
Restaurant Mgt
$5,144,974
Trystate Mechanical Inc
Construction Service
$4,424,084
Davis Brody Bond
Construction Service
$3,609,841
Kubik Maltbie Inc
Exhibit Fabricator
$4,218,622
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$4,878,614
Fundraising events$2,583,792
Related organizations$0
Government grants $40,955,240
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$76,420,969
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $16,828,811
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$124,838,615
Total Program Service Revenue$23,674,150
Investment income $6,072,641
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $4,694
Net Rental Income $0
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $34,235,696
Net Income from Fundraising Events -$549,032
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $5,359,014
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $198,055,556

American Museum Of Natural History Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, American Museum Of Natural History has awarded $1,540,518 in support to 19 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

Org PageRecipient Profile

Salt Lake Cty, UT

PURPOSE: Collaborative Research

$296,544

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Org PageRecipient Profile

New York, NY

PURPOSE: COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH

$273,901

SRI INTERNATIONAL

Org PageRecipient Profile

Menlo Park, CA

PURPOSE: Collaborative Research

$203,969

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY PA

Org PageRecipient Profile

New York, NY

PURPOSE: MAINTAIN PLANETARIUM

$160,415

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE

Org PageRecipient Profile

Orono, ME

PURPOSE: Education

$123,942

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

PURPOSE: Collaborative Research

$86,443
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American Museum Of Natural History Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 60 grants that American Museum Of Natural History has recieved totaling $3,173,711.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Susan S & Kenneth Wallach Foundation

Purchase, NY

PURPOSE: GENERAL PURPOSE

$620,000
Mjs Foundation Inc

New York, NY

PURPOSE: GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT

$500,000
Ambrose Monell Foundation

New York, NY

PURPOSE: $300,000 FOR GENERAL PURPOSES AND $200,000 FOR THE INSTITUTE OF COMPARATIVE GENOMICS

$500,000
Ambrose Monell Foundation

New York, NY

PURPOSE: $300,000 FOR GENERAL PURPOSES AND $200,000 FOR THE INSTITUTE OF COMPARATIVE GENOMICS

$500,000
Wildwood Foundation

New York, NY

PURPOSE: FOR MISSION SUPPORT

$470,000
Epstein Philanthropies

New York, NY

PURPOSE: GENERAL PURPOSES

$85,000
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Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$708,511,579
Earnings$26,001,526
Net Contributions$9,759,163
Other Expense$56,622,468
Ending Balance$687,649,800

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