EIN 95-1643375

San Diego Society of Natural History

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To interpret the Natural world through research, education and exhibits; to promote understanding of the evolution and diversity of southern California and the peninsula of baja California; and to inspire in all a respect for nature and the environment.
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Program areas at San Diego Society of Natural History

Public programs: the museum offers public access to exhibitions on five floors, a 3-d giant screen theater, and education classrooms. Informal education programs include exhibitons that preserve and display Natural objects documenting the geological History and biodiversity of the region, educational classes, lectures, and expeditions in the field of Natural sciences.
Education: the environmental science education center (esec) is a comprehensive resource of programs that inspire understanding, respect and responsible action for our environment. The museum offers lifelong learning through school programs and educator resources.
Science: the museums biodiversity research center of the californians (brcc) serves as the leader for the preservation and interpretation of scientific specimans that document the biodiversity of southern California and baja California. The extensive collection of the brcc support the museum scientists research and publications.

Who funds San Diego Society of Natural History

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The San Diego FoundationTo Support the Learning Lab$409,971
Schwab Charitable FundArts, Culture & Humanities$78,850
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance2020 Biodiversity Symposium$10,000
...and 5 more grants received

Personnel at San Diego Society of Natural History

Jon SchmidPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Cook and Schmid$0
Judy GradwohlPresident and Chief Executive Officer$317,238
Roberto ArjonaChief Executive Officer and General Manager, Rancho La Puerta$0
Mark OrozcoChief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer$166,602
Eowyn BatesVice President of Institutional Advancement$133,319
...and 14 more key personnel

Financials for San Diego Society of Natural History

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,679,709
Program services$4,722,919
Investment income and dividends$404,790
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$-68,611
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$108
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$315,369
Total revenues$10,054,284

Form 990s for San Diego Society of Natural History

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-04-21990View PDF
2019-062020-10-06990View PDF
2018-062019-11-08990View PDF
2017-062018-08-23990View PDF
2016-062017-08-30990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
July 28, 2022
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $6,000 from American Endowment Foundation
July 12, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
July 12, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 25, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsCharities
Science and technologyEducationArts, cultural, and humanitiesEnvironmentPublic policyBusiness and industry
MembershipsConducts researchOperates internationallyState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
PO Box 121390
San Diego, CA 92112
Metro area
San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
San Diego County, CA
Website URL
(619) 232-3821
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A56: Natural History, Natural Science Museums
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
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