EIN 16-6000178

Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
113
Year formed
1865
Most recent tax filings
2023-09-01
Description
Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences operates the Buffalo Museum of Science and the Tifft Nature Preserve to provide individuals with the enjoyment and benefits of the sciences. The organization's mission is to inspire curiosity through exploration, educating visitors through exhibits, scientific lectures, publications, classes, and learning opportunities. They also assemble, preserve and conduct research associated with a regional Natural science collection of more than 750,000 specimens and artifacts.
Total revenues
$5,462,221
2023
Total expenses
$6,401,804
2023
Total assets
$25,520,033
2023
Num. employees
113
2023

Program areas at Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences

Collections - assembling, preserving and conducting research associated with a regional Natural science collection of more than 750,000 specimens and artifacts.
Tifft nature preserve - 264 acre nature refuge dedicated to conservation and environmental education.
Education and exhibits - operations to include providing exhibits and educational activities in the Natural Sciences. This includes scientific lectures, publications, classes, and learning opportunities.

Who funds Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (CFGB)Unrestricted Use; Restricted for Permanent Endowment; Annual Support; for Tifft Nature Preserve Inclusive Wayfinding and Env Educ Prog; Buffalo Museum of Science; Decolonization at the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences; Support for Children's Programming; Operational Support; in Memory of$787,654
Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies (FJP)General Purposes$25,250
Schwab Charitable FundArts, Culture & Humanities$10,500
...and 7 more grants received

Personnel at Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences

NameTitleCompensation
Gary SiddallPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Melanie JaskolkaChief Development Officer, X314
Holly A. Schreiber, PhDChief Scientist, X392
Troy PaisleyDirector of Museum Programs and Experiences, X382
Jeffrey KnappDirector of Finance$104,571
...and 21 more key personnel

Financials for Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences

RevenuesFYE 09/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,463,636
Program services$2,197,178
Investment income and dividends$452,195
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$253,470
Net income from fundraising events$-7,750
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$19,540
Miscellaneous revenues$83,952
Total revenues$5,462,221

Form 990s for Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-092024-03-28990View PDF
2022-092023-06-29990View PDF
2021-092022-04-08990View PDF
2020-092021-05-11990View PDF
2019-092020-09-03990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 18, 2024
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
March 14, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
January 1, 2024
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $787,654 from Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (CFGB)
December 17, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
December 14, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsCharities
Issues
Arts, cultural, and humanitiesCommunity improvementBusiness and industry
Characteristics
Fundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
Address
1020 Humboldt Pkwy
Buffalo, NY 14211
Metro area
Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY
County
Erie County, NY
Website URL
sciencebuff.org/contact-us/ 
Phone
(716) 896-5200
Facebook page
BuffaloMuseumofScience 
Twitter profile
@buffaloscience 
IRS details
EIN
16-6000178
Fiscal year end
September
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1865
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
A03: Arts, Culture and Humanities Professional Societies and Associations
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
Parent/child status
Independent
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