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Monterey Bay Aquarium

Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Monterey Bay Aquarium is a zoo based in Monterey, CA that was founded in 1978. As of 2019 they had $124 million in revenue and $485 million in assets.

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.

Monterey Bay Aquarium makes grants to other organizations, such as $47,301 to Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) for "Research Impact of Plastic Pollution on Bay"; $38,644 to Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust for "Grants Funded for"; $25,000 to Cornell University for "White Shark Genome Project"; and $25,000 to Regents of the University of California for "Fund Research and Tag Mobula Rays in Gulf of Ca".

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation.

(831) 648-4800
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Form 990s for Monterey Bay Aquarium

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jan 30, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Jan 18, 2018990View PDF
2015-12Mar 6, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Jan 29, 2016990View PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Monterey Bay Aquarium

Total grants, contributions, etc.$58,258,026
Program services$54,578,000
Investment income and dividends$3,922,701
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$206,918
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$7,935,351
Net income from fundraising events$-498,132
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$473,272
Total revenues$124,876,136

Vendors for Monterey Bay Aquarium

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Grant Thornton LLPTax accounting2019-10-30
█████ ████████████ ███████Construction$12,901,5882018-12-01
██████ ████████████ ███Construction$4,344,8472018-12-01
██████ ████████████ ███It$1,245,1612018-12-01
█████████ ██ ███Consulting Marketing$156,0002018-12-01
███ ████████ ███ █████████████ ███Marketing$1,156,8732018-12-01
███████ ████████ ███████████Advertising$4,685,6252018-12-01
█ █ █ ████████████Telemarket$111,6152018-12-01
...and 13 more vendors

Personnel at Monterey Bay Aquarium

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Chris ScholinPresident and Chief Executive Officer-June 10, 2018
Cynthia VernonChief Operating Officer$263,560Aug. 8, 2019
████ ██████Chief Financial Officer$263,806Jan. 30, 2020
████ ████Chief Marketing Officer-Aug. 8, 2019
████████ ██████Chief Development Officer$312,666Aug. 8, 2019
██████ █████Chief Human Resources Officer$191,838Aug. 8, 2019
████ ██ ███ ██████Chief Scientist-Aug. 8, 2019
████████ ██████Chief Conservation and Science Officer$208,454Aug. 8, 2019
█████ ██████████Vice President of Marketing and Communications-Aug. 8, 2019
█████ █████████Vice President of Membership and Development$167,384Aug. 8, 2019
...and 18 more key personnel

Peer zoos and acquariums

1San Diego Zoo Global501(c)(3)$342 millionSan Diego, CA
2Columbus Zoological Park Association501(c)(3)$89 millionPowell, OH
3Chicago Zoological Society501(c)(3)$68 millionBrookfield, IL
4Detroit Zoological Society501(c)(3)$46 millionRoyal Oak, MI
5San Francisco Zoo and Gardens501(c)(3)$31 millionSan Francisco, CA
6Woodland Park Zoo501(c)(3)$44 millionSeattle, WA
7Shedd Aquarium501(c)(3)$65 millionChicago, IL
8Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's501(c)(3)$61 millionOmaha, NE
9Houston Zoo501(c)(3)$71 millionHouston, TX
10San Antonio Zoological Society501(c)(3)$33 millionSan Antonio, TX
11Denver Zoological Foundation501(c)(3)$43 millionDenver, CO
12National Aquarium501(c)(3)$47 millionBaltimore, MD
13Philadelphia Zoo501(c)(3)$38 millionPhiladelphia, PA
14Clearwater Marine Aquarium501(c)(3)$36 millionClearwater, FL
15Lincoln Park Zoological Society501(c)(3)$43 millionChicago, IL
16Georgia Aquarium501(c)(3)$93 millionAtlanta, GA
17Audubon Nature Institute501(c)(3)$34 millionNew Orleans, LA
18Toledo Zoological Society501(c)(3)$36 millionToledo, OH
19Zoological Society of Cincinnati501(c)(3)$62 millionCincinnati, OH
20San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (SFSPCA)501(c)(3)$37 millionSan Francisco, CA
21San Diego Humane Society and SPCA501(c)(3)$34 millionSan Diego, CA
22Fort Worth Zoological Association501(c)(3)$32 millionFort Worth, TX
23Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM)501(c)(3)$51 millionTemecula, CA
24Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy501(c)(3)$72 millionSan Francisco, CA
25Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST)501(c)(3)$31 millionPalo Alto, CA

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