EIN 94-2487469

Monterey Bay Aquarium

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
735
Year formed
1978
Most recent tax filings
2019-12-01
Description
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a pioneering aquarium and renowned marine conservation organization perched on the edge of the wild Monterey Bay in California. Our mission is to inspire conservation of the ocean.
Also known as...
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation
Total revenues
$121,635,220
2019
Total expenses
$98,211,659
2019
Total assets
$541,058,075
2019
Num. employees
735
2019

Grants made by Monterey Bay Aquarium

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)Support for Research and Outreach Projects$500,000
Monterey Bay Fisheries TrustGrants Funded for Fishing Conservation$54,436
Regents of the University of CaliforniaFund Research and Tag Mobula Rays$27,500
...and 2 more grants made

Who funds Monterey Bay Aquarium

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
The Chicago Community TrustTo Support "the Deep" Exhibition$15,002,500
David and Lucile Packard FoundationMbaq$6,410,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$2,837,535
...and 141 more grants received totalling $29,554,460

Personnel at Monterey Bay Aquarium

NameTitleCompensation
Cynthia VernonChief Operating Officer$276,577
Troy GrandeChief Financial Officer$264,306
Mimi HahnChief Marketing Officer
Cristina FekeciChief Development Officer$319,595
Teresa MerryChief Human Resources Officer$203,123
...and 16 more key personnel

Financials for Monterey Bay Aquarium

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$61,820,387
Program services$52,800,570
Investment income and dividends$3,394,678
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$357,648
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$2,630,846
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$631,091
Total revenues$121,635,220

Form 990s for Monterey Bay Aquarium

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-03-01990View PDF
2018-122020-01-30990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
2015-122017-03-06990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

Organizations like Monterey Bay Aquarium

OrganizationLocationRevenue
New England AquariumBoston, MA$48,924,830
Aquarium of the PacificLong Beach, CA$43,203,709
Zoological Society of CincinnatiCincinnati, OH$51,240,308
Woodland Park ZooSeattle, WA$45,884,182
Chicago Zoological SocietyBrookfield, IL$59,844,719
Denver Zoological FoundationDenver, CO$52,738,933
Houston ZooHouston, TX$73,932,331
San Diego Zoo Wildlife AllianceSan Diego, CA$246,948,614
Toledo Zoological SocietyToledo, OH$33,389,335
Columbus Zoological Park AssociationPowell, OH$84,038,749
Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 28 new grant, including a grant for $15,002,500 from The Chicago Community Trust
October 3, 2021
Received grants
Identified 53 new grant, including a grant for $6,410,000 from David and Lucile Packard Foundation
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
April 27, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
April 9, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
ZoosAnimal organizationsMuseumsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Issues
Arts, cultural, and humanitiesAnimals
Characteristics
Funds one specific organizationMembershipsLobbyingOperates internationallyState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringProvides scholarshipsGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
Address
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
Metro area
Salinas, CA
County
Monterey County, CA
Website URL
montereybayaquarium.org:443/ 
Phone
(831) 648-4800
Facebook page
montereybayaquarium 
Twitter profile
@montereyaq 
IRS details
EIN
94-2487469
Fiscal year end
December
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1978
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
D50: Zoo, Zoological Society
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
Parent/child status
Central organization
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