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National Geographic Society (NGS)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

NGS is a environmental education program based in Washington, DC that was founded in 1888. As of 2019 they had $130 million in revenue and $1.5 billion in assets.

The National Geographic Society is scientific and educational organization that pushes the boundaries of exploration to further our understanding of our planet and empower us all to generate solutions for a more sustainable future.

(202) 857-7000
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Program areas at NGS

EXPERIENCES AND OUTREACH The Experience and Outreach programs include: The National Geographic museum exhibits, the museum store, live lectures, impact video, website, social media, and marketing. Experience and Outreach program descriptions continued on Sch. O.

The Grants Program provided grants that fit into the Society's three focus lenses: Changing Planet, Wildlife, and Human Journey. The grants covered conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology, and funded work all over the world. In addition, the Society awarded Early Career grants to find and support the next generation of global change-makers. Changing Planet grants focus on our Earth's dynamic terrestrial, marine, and freshwater ecosystems. These are the foundations of life on the planet, yet are increasingly threatened by exploitation, mismanagement, and climate change. We seek projects that illuminate these issues to better inform decision making and to develop more effective models for conservation and protected area management at large scales. This area of focus seeks to reduce negative human impacts on ecosystems and Earth processes by increasing knowledge, inspiring action, and creating solutions with direct, quantifiable, and scalable methods for conserving landscapes or seascapes. In 2018 Changing Planet ...

IMPACT INITIATIVES We believe that advancing understanding through education and empowerment provides the greatest hope for addressing the enormous challenges of the 21st century. The plan for 2018 called for focusing the full complement of the organization's assets and strengths on six impact-driven initiatives that capitalize on the Society's strengths and involve major outreach. The Impact Initiatives focus on understanding who we are; the impact we are having on the planet; the importance of valuing and protecting species and ecosystems; the growing threat of climate change; and the need to lower human consumption. Impact Initiatives/Program descriptions continued on Sch. O

Form 990s for NGS

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jul 23, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Dec 22, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Nov 30, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Feb 24, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Feb 13, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for NGS

Total grants, contributions, etc.$30,724,235
Program services$9,465,912
Investment income and dividends$13,110,350
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$16,078,261
Net rental income$1,365,692
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$59,993,357
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$130,737,807

Vendors for NGS

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
SalesforceCRM software2019-08-22
████ ███Tax accounting; Audit accounting2019-06-21
██████ ██████████ █████ ███Fundraising Consultant$507,6642018-12-01
█████ ██████ ████████Fundraising Consultant$7,3132018-12-01
████████ ██It Services Consulting$1,492,2562018-12-01
███████ ████████ ████████ ███It Services Consulting$1,651,9052018-12-01
██████ ████ ██████████Architecture Services Consulting$1,735,3692018-12-01
██████ ██████████████Fundraising Consultant$93,5552018-12-01
...and 20 more vendors

Personnel at NGS

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Tracy R. WolstencroftPresident and Chief Executive Officer$0July 18, 2019
Michael L. UlicaPresident and Chief Operating Officer / Executive Vice President and Chief Operating and Financial Officer / Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer / Executive Vice President , Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer$513,553May 20, 2020
████ ████████Senior Vice President , Global Engagement / Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer and Senior Vice President , Global Strategy-May 20, 2020
█████ ███████Chief of Media and Public Affairs-May 20, 2020
████ █████Chief Administrative Officer and Deputy Chief Operating Officer / Chief Administrative Officer / Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief Operations Officer-May 20, 2020
████ ████Chief Human Resources Officer-May 20, 2020
█████ ████████Executive Vice President and Chief Education Officer-May 20, 2020
████████ ███████Executive Vice President and Chief-July 18, 2019
███████ █████Vice President, Public Programming-July 18, 2019
████ ███████Vice President, International-July 18, 2019
...and eight more key personnel

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