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Fleet Science Center

A World of Possibility

three stars

86.78

1875 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101
tel: (619) 238-1233   Web Site
EIN: 95-6066250

Board Leadership
Peter J. Preuss
Chair

CEO
Steven Snyder
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.78 three stars
  Financial 81.75 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. The Fleet is San Diego's science center. We connect with communities, schools, science organizations, families and individuals through interactive experiences and collaboration.

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. The Fleet is San Diego's science center. We connect with communities, schools, science organizations, families and individuals through interactive experiences and collaboration.

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Financial

three stars

81.75

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.44
  Program Expenses Growth 7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fleet Science Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fleet Science Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fleet Science Center (CA) 86.78 three stars
San Diego Museum of Man (CA) 91.94 four stars
Delaware Museum of Natural History (DE) 91.65 four stars
San Diego Natural History Museum (CA) 89.02 three stars
Virginia Living Museum (VA) 94.73 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $996,378
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $261,607
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $468,114
Total Contributions $1,726,099
   Program Service Revenue $4,530,083
Total Primary Revenue $6,256,182
   Other Revenue $1,096,218
TOTAL REVENUE $7,352,400
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,159,440
   Administrative Expenses $1,077,394
   Fundraising Expenses $471,306
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,708,140
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,355,740
   
Net Assets $8,470,392

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
Interactive Exhibits $7,159,440 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 86.78 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.97 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 84.39 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 83.85 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.42 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 77.93 two stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 89.28 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 83.48 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 80.81 three stars
2010-06 05/01/2012 79.86 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 95-6066250
Name in IRS Master File REUBEN H FLEET SCIENCE CENTER
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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, 1964
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
$213,734 2.45% Steven L. Snyder President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fleet Science Center (CA) 86.78 three stars
American Museum of Natural History (NY) 90.92 four stars
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (IL) 88.97 three stars
Perot Museum of Nature and Science (TX) 89.15 three stars
Fernbank Museum of Natural History (GA) 91.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fleet Science Center
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
tel: (619) 238-1233
fax: (619) 685-5771
EIN: 95-6066250

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 33303
San Diego, CA 92163

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Board Leadership

Peter J. Preuss
Chair

CEO

Steven Snyder
Chief Executive Officer

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