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The Children's Museum of Atlanta

Sparking imagination and inspiring discovery

three stars

87.25

275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, NW Atlanta, GA 30313
tel: (404) 659-5437   Web Site
EIN: 58-1785484

Board Leadership
Wonya Y. Lucas
Board Chair

CEO
Jane Turner
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.25 three stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of The Children's Museum of Atlanta (CMA) is to spark imagination and inspire discovery and learning for all children through the power of play.
CMA has a rich history, beginning in 1988, as a virtual "Museum without Walls", providing educational programming, in collaboration with other organizations, to schools and nonprofit organizations. Since the opening of our permanent facility in 2003, CMA has established itself as a community resource in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The Museum features bright, creative, hands-on exhibits designed to spark discovery, inventive problem solving, creative thinking and artistic expression. The Museum receives 200,000 guests annually and has welcomed over 1.7 million visitors to date. Through free admission programs, subsidized field trips, camp scholarships and other outreach initiatives, we are dedicated to ensuring access to children, families and school groups regardless of their ability to pay.

The mission of The Children's Museum of Atlanta (CMA) is to spark imagination and inspire discovery and learning for all children through the power of play.
CMA has a rich history, beginning in 1988, as a virtual "Museum without Walls", providing educational programming, in collaboration with other organizations, to schools and nonprofit organizations. Since the opening of our permanent facility in 2003, CMA has established itself as a community resource in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The Museum features bright, creative, hands-on exhibits designed to spark discovery, inventive problem solving, creative thinking and artistic expression. The Museum receives 200,000 guests annually and has welcomed over 1.7 million visitors to date. Through free admission programs, subsidized field trips, camp scholarships and other outreach initiatives, we are dedicated to ensuring access to children, families and school groups regardless of their ability to pay.

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Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
84.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.69
  Program Expenses Growth 24.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Children's Museum of Atlanta on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Children's Museum of Atlanta on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Children's Museum of Atlanta (GA) 87.25 three stars
Exploration Place (KS) 87.34 three stars
The Children's Museum of Cleveland (OH) 86.54 three stars
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (CA) 98.88 four stars
Imagine Children's Museum (WA) 98.76 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $569,993
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $498,705
   Fundraising Events $475,721
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,544,419
   Program Service Revenue $1,747,946
Total Primary Revenue $3,292,365
   Other Revenue $3,196
TOTAL REVENUE $3,295,561
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,763,049
   Administrative Expenses $252,990
   Fundraising Expenses $332,886
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,348,925
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,053,364
   
Net Assets $6,910,688

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Museum Operations $3,763,049 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 87.25 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 86.89 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 86.49 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 83.75 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 81.32 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 82.42 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 84.55 three stars
2012-06 03/01/2013 87.70 three stars
2011-06 02/01/2013 80.48 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 78.52 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 79.82 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 81.42 three stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 78.40 two stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 75.28 two stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 79.10 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 74.20 two stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 82.87 three stars
2003-06 12/01/2004 78.51 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 58-1785484
Name in IRS Master File CHILDRENS MUSEUM OF ATLANTA INC
NTEE Code A52
NTEE Classification Children's Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$136,250 3.13% Jane Turner Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Children's Museum of Atlanta (GA) 87.25 three stars
Mississippi Children's Museum (MS) 96.31 four stars
The Doseum (TX) 98.23 four stars
DISCOVERY Children's Museum (NV) 85.93 three stars
Chicago Children's Museum (IL) 85.01 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Children's Museum of Atlanta
275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
tel: (404) 659-5437
fax: (404) 223-3675
EIN: 58-1785484

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Board Leadership

Wonya Y. Lucas
Board Chair

CEO

Jane Turner
Executive Director

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