EIN 13-6162659

American Museum of Natural History

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
1,143
Year formed
1869
Most recent tax filings
2022-06-01
Description
Museum conducting scientific research and education with collections and exhibits, serving teachers and students online and onsite.
Total revenues
$228,285,796
2022
Total expenses
$201,740,478
2022
Total assets
$1,619,084,148
2022
Num. employees
1,143
2022

Program areas at American Museum of Natural History

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. 160 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 offers its ph.d. and master's programs through its gilder graduate school, the only freestanding ph.d. and mat degree program of any Museum in the u.s.
Exhibition - the Museum returned to opening 363 days a year in august 2022, and virtually all of its more than 40 permanent exhibition halls, special exhibitions and planetarium shows have now reopened after covid-related closings. 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, supplemented with educational content, and other web-based resources for learning.
EDUCATION AND OTHER PUBLIC PROGRAMS - THE MUSEUM'S PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SERVED NEARLY 3,700 EDUCATORS ONSITE AND ONLINE, AND THE MUSEUM'S SIGNATURE SCIENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM, URBAN ADVANTAGE, REACHED 269 MIDDLE SCHOOLS ACROSS ALL FIVE NYC BOROUGHS IN FY22. THE MUSEUM'S MAT PROGRAM HELPS MITIGATE THE CRITICAL SHORTAGE OF QUALIFIED SCIENCE TEACHERS, AND PLACES GRADUATES IN HIGH NEEDS SCHOOLS. PRE-PANDEMIC, THE MUSEUM SAW APPROXIMATELY 5 MILLION ON-SITE VISITORS INCLUDING more than 300,000 SCHOOL AND CAMP GROUP VISITORS ANNUALLY. SCHOOL AND CAMP GROUP VISITS RESUMED IN FY22 AND EDUCATION AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS THAT HAD MIGRATED ONLINE RETURNED ONSITE BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

Grants made by American Museum of Natural History

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Wildlife Conservation SocietyUrban Advantage$566,042
University of UtahCollab Research$231,172
New York University (NYU)Collab Research$189,977
...and 17 more grants made

Who funds American Museum of Natural History

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Diana Davis Spencer FoundationRichard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation$3,000,000
Hess Philanthropic FundCharitable$2,285,000
Anna Maria and Stephen Kellen FoundationGeneral Tax Exempt Purposes$1,150,000
...and 266 more grants received totalling $24,439,783
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
National Aeronautics & Space AdministrationSCIENCE$1,131,006
Department of EducationTEACHER QUALITY PARTNERSHIP GRANTS$1,008,670
National Science FoundationEDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES$651,975
...and 82 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at American Museum of Natural History

NameTitleCompensation
Richard MadonnaSenior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Juan MontesChief Information Officer$354,279
Ann SiegelSenior Vice President Operations and Capital PRG$441,051
Anne CantySenior Vice President Communications , Marketing / Vice President Communications , Marketing / Senior Vice President Communications , Marketin$423,940
Ellen FutterPresident$11,695,084
...and 21 more key personnel

Financials for American Museum of Natural History

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$132,325,294
Program services$14,854,643
Investment income and dividends$3,015,030
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$55,610
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$67,906,495
Net income from fundraising events$-582,630
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$5,761,048
Miscellaneous revenues$4,950,306
Total revenues$228,285,796

Form 990s for American Museum of Natural History

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-05-15990View PDF
2021-062022-07-11990View PDF
2020-062021-05-18990View PDF
2019-062020-10-15990View PDF
2018-062019-11-04990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

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Data update history
July 20, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
July 7, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 11 new personnel
June 29, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $20,000 from Ralph M Wynn Foundation
February 3, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Issues
EducationArts, cultural, and humanities
Characteristics
MembershipsLobbyingFundraising eventsOperates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringProvides scholarshipsGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
Address
Central Park W at 79th St
New York, NY 10024
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
Website URL
amnh.org/ 
Phone
(212) 769-5130
Facebook page
naturalhistory 
Twitter profile
@amnh 
IRS details
EIN
13-6162659
Fiscal year end
June
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1869
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
A57: Science and Technology Museums
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
Parent/child status
Central organization
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