EIN 06-1480300

Sea Research Foundation

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
283
City
Year formed
1977
Most recent tax filings
2020-12-01
Description
Sea Research Foundation is a leader in marine research, deep-sea exploration and hands-on education. They seek to protect the ocean planet by increasing awareness of the ocean environment and the creatures who live there.

Program areas at Sea Research Foundation

The organization operates an aquarium which is open to the general public. Programs include animal husbandry and rehabilitation for marine mammals, penguins, fishes and aquatic invertebrates. During the calendar year 2020 the aquarium attendance was significantly impacted by the covid-19 pandemic. There were approximately 353,000 visitors that came to the aquarium.
Other visitor services provided by the organization promoting education, Research, and learning about our ocean planet.
The organization also supports education and Research programs at the aquarium, and through traveling teachers' programs to students and their schools. During the calendar year 2020 approximately 65,000 students benefited from the education and Research programs.

Form 990s for Sea Research Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-04-05990View PDF
2018-122020-01-10990View PDF
2017-122018-12-22990View PDF
2016-122018-03-14990View PDF
2015-122017-07-24990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

Who funds Sea Research Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
National Philanthropic TrustEnvironment, Animals$80,000
 View purchase optionsEnvironment & Animal Protection$50,000
 View purchase optionsFurther Foundation Purpose$50,000
...and 10 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of JusticeJUVENILE MENTORING PROGRAM$1,129,620
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...and 5 more federal grants / contracts

Grants made by Sea Research Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Association of Zoos and AquariumsGeneral Support$27,387
Chamber of Commerce of Eastern ConnecticutGeneral Support$15,000
Mystic Chamber of CommerceGeneral Support$5,000

Financials for Sea Research Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$12,600,733
Program services$9,120,178
Investment income and dividends$481
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$7,121
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$4,756,861
Total revenues$26,485,374

Personnel at Sea Research Foundation

NameTitleCompensation
Stephen M. CoanPresident and Chief Executive Officer$563,562
Katie CubinaSenior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Koray GurzChief Financial Officer
 View purchase optionsSenior Vice President, External Relations
 View purchase optionsSenior Vice President , Development$198,474
...and 17 more key personnel

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Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$26,485,374
2020
Yearly growth
-1.2%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$18,704,810
2020
Yearly growth
-29.5%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$35,787,494
2020
Yearly growth
-2.1%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
283
2020
Yearly growth
-23.9%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
55 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT 06355
Metro area
Norwich-New London, CT
County
New London County, CT
Website URL
mysticaquarium.org/ 
Phone
(860) 572-5955
Facebook page
mysticaquarium 
IRS details
EIN
06-1480300
Fiscal year end
December
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1977
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
D20: Animal Protection and Welfare
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
Parent/child status
Independent