Maine Natural History Observatory
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Maine Natural History Observatory

 
501(c)(3) organization
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317 GUZZLE RD
Gouldsboro ME 04607-3128

Gouldsboro ME | IRS ruling year: 2004 | EIN: 20-0718450  
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Organization Mission
NATURAL HISTORY OBSERVATION
 

Rating Information

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Good

This charity's score is 83%, earning it a Three-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

This overall score is calculated entirely from a single beacon score, weighted as follows: 100% Accountability & Finance. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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Rating Report

Accountability & Finance
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83

Most Recent Fiscal Year:
FY 2023
This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.
 

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Majority Independent Board Members - 100% independent members
10 out of 10 points  plus
Independent Board Size - 8 independent members
10 out of 10 points  plus
Material Diversion of Assets - None
10 out of 10 points  plus

Tax Form Disclosures and Policies

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Website Listed on Tax Form - Listed
3 out of 3 points  plus
Conflict of Interest Policy - Listed
7 out of 7 points  plus
Whistleblower Policy - Missing
0 out of 7 points  plus
Document Retention and Destruction - Missing
0 out of 7 points  plus
Documents Board Meeting Minutes - Yes
3 out of 3 points  plus

Website Disclosures

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Tax Form Posted on Nonprofit's Website - Missing
0 out of 3 points  plus

Financial Metrics

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Liabilities to Assets: Ratio - 19.89%
15 out of 15 points  plus
Program Expense: Ratio - 81.68%
25 out of 25 points  plus

Additional Information

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Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available
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