EIN 56-1512990

The North Carolina Aquarium Society

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
121
Year formed
1986
Most recent tax filings
2022-12-01
Description
The North Carolina Aquarium Society aims to inspire appreciation and conservation of aquatic environments through advocacy, philanthropic engagement, and enhancement of the mission of the North Carolina Aquariums. The Society provides significant support for various projects at the three NC aquariums and one pier, including new exhibits, educational programs, lecture series, workshops, among others. It also manages membership programs for individuals, couples, families, and businesses who receive free admission, program discounts, and other benefits.
Total revenues
$10,753,676
2022
Total expenses
$6,899,264
2022
Total assets
$36,499,576
2022
Num. employees
121
2022

Program areas at The North Carolina Aquarium Society

Aquarium Support: The Aquarium Society provides support for numerous projects at the three NC aquariums and one pier such as new exhibits, educational programs, lecture series, workshops, etc. Aquarium Society employees allocate significant portions of their time and energy in direct and indirect aquarium support.
Membership Development: The Aquarium Society manages membership programs for the Aquariums and Pier, with categories for individuals, couples, families and businesses. Members receive free admission, program discounts and other benefits.
Gift Shop: The Aquarium Society owns and operates four gift shops that provide visitors merchandise such as books, field guides, games, and puzzles that reinforce the Aquarium's educational mission.

Who funds The North Carolina Aquarium Society

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$188,748
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$188,748
Barnes Family FoundationGeneral Purpose Support$50,000
...and 11 more grants received

Personnel at The North Carolina Aquarium Society

NameTitleCompensation
James BarnesPresident and Chief Executive Officer$152,132
Heather FlyntDirector of Finance and Operations$100,581
Jim MulveyDirector of Development$105,610
Heather WigleyDevelopment Operations Manager
Adam ShayTreasurer$0
...and 5 more key personnel

Financials for The North Carolina Aquarium Society

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,784,333
Program services$512,892
Investment income and dividends$290,951
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-171,856
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$5,326,793
Miscellaneous revenues$10,563
Total revenues$10,753,676

Form 990s for The North Carolina Aquarium Society

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-08-03990View PDF
2021-122022-10-07990View PDF
2020-122021-09-03990View PDF
2019-122021-02-17990View PDF
2018-122019-10-12990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

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Seattle AquariumSeattle, WA$45,089,878
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Philadelphia ZooPhiladelphia, PA$35,542,324
Alaska Sealife CenterSeward, AK$9,348,860
The Maryland Zoo in BaltimoreBaltimore, MD$20,547,927
Oregon Zoo FoundationPortland, OR$11,669,777
Saint Louis Zoo AssociationSaint Louis, MO$30,524,801
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Brevard ZooMelbourne, FL$26,391,211
Data update history
October 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $50,000 from Barnes Family Foundation
October 2, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
October 1, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
September 25, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 4 new vendors, including , , , and
August 1, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
Nonprofit Types
ZoosAnimal organizationsMuseumsCharities
Issues
EducationAnimals
Characteristics
MembershipsPolitical advocacyLobbyingState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportTax deductible donations
General information
Address
3125 Poplarwood CT 160
Raleigh, NC 27604
Metro area
Raleigh-Cary, NC
Website URL
ncaquariumsociety.com/ 
Phone
(919) 877-5500
IRS details
EIN
56-1512990
Fiscal year end
December
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1986
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
Independent
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