California Academy Of Sciences

California Academy Of Sciences Overview

California Academy Of Sciences is located in San Francisco, CA. The organization was established in 1926. 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, California Academy Of Sciences employed 743 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, California Academy Of Sciences generated $66.5m 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 (4.4%) each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $86.3m during the year ending 06/2020. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2020

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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TO EXPLORE, EXPLAIN, AND SUSTAIN LIFE USING THE RESOURCES OF OUR RESEARCH INSTITUTE, AQUARIUM, PLANETARIUM, NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, AND RAINFOREST TO SHARE SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE WITH THE PUBLIC.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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EXHIBITS AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT: THE ALL-DIGITAL MORRISON PLANETARIUM USES SCIENTIFIC DATA TO SHARE CURRENT DISCOVERIES AND PRESENT IMMERSIVE SHOWS. THE GIANTS OF LAND AND SEA EXHIBIT CELEBRATES NORTHERN CALIFORNIA'S ICONIC NATURAL PHENOMENA LIKE REDWOODS, MARINE MAMMALS, AND FOG. THE COLOR OF LIFE EXHIBIT EXPLORES THE ROLE OF COLOR IN THE NATURAL WORLD WITH VIBRANT LIVE ANIMALS, SPECIMENS, AND IMMERSIVE INTERACTIVES. GEMS AND MINERALS UNEARTHED SHOWCASES SPECIMENS FROM THE ACADEMY'S RENOWNED GEOLOGY COLLECTION.


BIODIVERSITY SCIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY: THE ACADEMY'S INSTITUTE FOR BIODIVERSITY SCIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY (IBSS) IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF EFFORTS TO UNDERSTAND TWO OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TOPICS OF OUR TIME: THE NATURE AND FUTURE OF LIFE ON EARTH. IBSS IS HOME TO MORE THAN 100 SCIENTISTS, STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES, AND NEARLY 46 MILLION SCIENTIFIC SPECIMENS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. IBSS ALSO LEVERAGES THE EXPERTISE AND EFFORTS OF MORE THAN 100 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATES AND 450 DISTINGUISHED FELLOWS. THROUGH EXPEDITIONS AROUND THE GLOBE, INVESTIGATIONS IN THE LAB, AND ANALYSIS OF VAST BIOLOGICAL DATASETS, THE INSTITUTE'S SCIENTISTS WORK TO UNDERSTAND THE EVOLUTION AND INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF ORGANISMS AND ECOSYSTEMS, THE THREATS THEY FACE AROUND THE WORLD, AND THE MOST EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR REGENERATING THEM INTO THE FUTURE. THROUGH INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVES, THEY ALSO GUIDE CRITICAL CONSERVATION DECISIONS WORLDWIDE, INSPIRE AND MENTOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF SCIENTISTS, AND FOSTER RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP OF OUR PLANET SO THAT HUMANS AND NATURE CAN THRIVE TOGETHER.


AQUARIUM: THE STEINHART AQUARIUM IS HOME TO 38,000 LIVE ANIMALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND HOSTS THE LARGEST AND DEEPEST INDOOR CORAL REEF IN THE WORLD. THE FOUR-STORY RAINFOREST HAS FREE-FLYING BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES AND EXOTIC REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS. AFRICAN HALL IS HOME TO A COLONY OF AFRICAN PENGUINS.


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California Academy Of Sciences Vendors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Ron Foth Retail Inc
Advertising Services
$5,231,017
Looking Point Inc
It Services
$965,622
The Lukens Company
Research And Consulting
$745,577
John Murray Productions Inc
Exhibit Fabrication
$476,050
Commercial Construction And Improvement
Construction Services
$382,282
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$8,278,861
Fundraising events$1,520,755
Related organizations$0
Government grants $6,795,981
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$17,274,708
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $1,709,864
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$33,870,305
Total Program Service Revenue$15,835,906
Investment income $9,451,520
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $262,649
Net Rental Income $0
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $6,532,602
Net Income from Fundraising Events -$105,515
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $1,099
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $66,454,649

California Academy Of Sciences Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 34 grants that California Academy Of Sciences has recieved totaling $1,263,842.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Tusher Family Foundation

Reno, NV

PURPOSE: EDUCATION

$750,000
San Simeon Fund

San Francisco, CA

PURPOSE: GENERAL FUND

$250,000
Band Foundation

Wilmington, DE

PURPOSE: BIOGRAPHIC PROGRAM

$85,000
Frances K And Charles D Field Foundation

Tiburon, CA

PURPOSE: PENGUIN PROGRAM/GENERAL ACTIVITIES

$60,000
Koret Foundation

San Francisco, CA

PURPOSE: THE TEEN ADVOCATES FOR SCIENCE COMMUNICATION PROGRAM

$50,000
Rock Foundation

San Francisco, CA

PURPOSE: CHARITABLE

$25,000
View Grant Recipient Profile

Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$194,490,419
Earnings$4,635,383
Net Contributions$249,853
Other Expense$9,025,177
Ending Balance$190,350,478

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