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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

Discover the universe in your backyard

four stars

93.25

28728 Wolf Road Bay Village, OH 44140
tel: (440) 871-2900   Web Site
EIN: 34-0845030

Board Leadership
William Nowak
President

CEO
Catherine Timko
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.25 four stars
  Financial 94.81 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

94.81

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.46
  Program Expenses Growth 19.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lake Erie Nature & Science Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lake Erie Nature & Science Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center (OH) 93.25 four stars
Lindsay Wildlife Museum (CA) 86.47 three stars
Virginia Living Museum (VA) 88.54 three stars
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center (VT) 91.68 four stars
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (PA) 90.26 four stars

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Lake Erie Nature & Science Center educates and inspires each of us to understand, appreciate and take responsibility for our natural world. Our vision is to give every child and adult the opportunity to make a lasting connection to the natural world and to build a lifelong passion for discovery.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $434,570
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $19,015
   Fundraising Events $38,407
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $179,059
Total Contributions $671,051
   Program Service Revenue $463,758
Total Primary Revenue $1,134,809
   Other Revenue $152,433
TOTAL REVENUE $1,287,242
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,585,336
   Administrative Expenses $152,336
   Fundraising Expenses $163,115
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,900,787
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-613,545
   
Net Assets $4,218,175

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
School Services $599,243 37.8%
Wildlife Exhibits and Rehabilitation $540,439 34.1%
Space Science Education $445,654 28.1%

Ratings History
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 07/01/2016 93.25 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.97 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 05/01/2015 92.64 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 87.00 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 79.48 two stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 86.73 three stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 89.89 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 86.48 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.63 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 76.98 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 87.16 three stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 87.22 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 78.97 two stars
2005-12 05/01/2007 74.64 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 34-0845030
Name in IRS Master File LAKE ERIE JUNIOR NATURE & SCIENCE CENTER
NTEE Code A57
NTEE Classification Science and Technology Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 April, 1953
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$100,000 5.26% Catherine Timko Executive Director

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center educates and inspires each of us to understand, appreciate and take responsibility for our natural world. Our vision is to give every child and adult the opportunity to make a lasting connection to the natural world and to build a lifelong passion for discovery.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center (OH) 93.25 four stars
The Field Museum (IL) 85.49 three stars
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center (VT) 91.68 four stars
CuriOdyssey (CA) 87.78 three stars
California Academy of Sciences (CA) 89.88 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
28728 Wolf Road
Bay Village, OH 44140
tel: (440) 871-2900
fax: (440) 871-2901
EIN: 34-0845030

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Board Leadership

William Nowak
President

CEO

Catherine Timko
Executive Director

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