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Fleet Science Center

A World of Possibility

three stars

80.76

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 80.76 three stars
  Financial 73.71 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

two stars

73.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.45
  Program Expenses Growth -0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.9%
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) 80.76 three stars
Museum of Us (CA) 90.78 four stars
California Academy of Sciences (CA) 86.28 three stars
Denver Museum of Nature & Science (CO) 90.34 four stars
The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum (TX) 92.15 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,139,829
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $179,918
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $409,185
Total Contributions $2,728,932
   Program Service Revenue $4,777,942
Total Primary Revenue $7,506,874
   Other Revenue $1,272,968
TOTAL REVENUE $8,779,842
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,497,231
   Administrative Expenses $1,384,659
   Fundraising Expenses $553,363
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,435,253
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $344,589
   
Net Assets $8,764,271

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 $6,497,231 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 80.76 three stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$221,569 2.62% Steven L. Snyder President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fleet Science Center (CA) 80.76 three stars
Museum of Us (CA) 90.78 four stars
Cleveland Museum of Natural History (OH) 89.43 three stars
Delaware Museum of Natural History (DE) 91.65 four stars
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center (VT) 91.18 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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