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Discovery Center of Springfield

Inspiring people of all ages with a life-long love of learning

three stars

85.38

438 East St. Louis Street Spring, MO 65806
tel: (417) 862-9910   Web Site
EIN: 43-1568214

Board Leadership
Karen Brown
President

CEO
Rob Blevins
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.38 three stars
  Financial 82.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Discovery Center of Springfield is an interactive, hands-on museum committed to inspiring people of all ages with a life-long love of learning and an appreciation of the world and our place in it. Discovery Center provides a number of educational opportunities that provide a hands on experience while learning. Assisting the educational systems and youth in Southwest Missouri, Discovery Center provides educators who teach sessions in school classrooms. These presentations are centered around science and the Missouri MAP educational requirements.

Discovery Center of Springfield is an interactive, hands-on museum committed to inspiring people of all ages with a life-long love of learning and an appreciation of the world and our place in it. Discovery Center provides a number of educational opportunities that provide a hands on experience while learning. Assisting the educational systems and youth in Southwest Missouri, Discovery Center provides educators who teach sessions in school classrooms. These presentations are centered around science and the Missouri MAP educational requirements.

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Financial

three stars

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
84.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.09
  Program Expenses Growth -8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Discovery Center of Springfield on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Discovery Center of Springfield on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Discovery Center of Springfield (MO) 85.38 three stars
Great Lakes Science Center (OH) 86.34 three stars
Museum of Science (MA) 87.76 three stars
Science Center of Iowa (IA) 88.53 three stars
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OR) 93.38 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $258,424
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $153,638
   Fundraising Events $54,479
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $59,468
Total Contributions $526,009
   Program Service Revenue $314,320
Total Primary Revenue $840,329
   Other Revenue $70,896
TOTAL REVENUE $911,225
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,009,224
   Administrative Expenses $140,408
   Fundraising Expenses $4,560
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,154,192
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-242,967
   
Net Assets $3,909,282

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 $605,534 60.0%
Education $222,029 22.0%
Science Works On The Road Program $181,661 18.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-07 07/01/2018 85.38 three stars
2016-07 12/01/2017 85.38 three stars
2015-07 12/01/2016 83.70 three stars
2014-07 06/01/2016 83.70 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 10/01/2015 84.40 three stars
2013-07 10/01/2014 88.59 three stars
2012-07 08/01/2013 89.45 three stars
2011-07 05/01/2012 80.46 three stars
2010-07 09/20/2011 87.58 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-07 05/01/2011 86.31 three stars
2009-07 06/01/2010 86.38 three stars
2008-07 02/01/2010 80.66 three 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 43-1568214
Name in IRS Master File DISCOVERY CENTER OF SPRINGFIELD INC
NTEE Code A52
NTEE Classification Children's Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End July
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • July, 2017
  • July, 2016
  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
  • July, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$77,614 6.72% Meleah Spencer Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Discovery Center of Springfield (MO) 85.38 three stars
Discovery World (WI) 90.71 four stars
Discovery Place (NC) 90.80 four stars
New York Hall of Science (NY) 90.21 four stars
John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science (TX) 87.91 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Discovery Center of Springfield
438 East St. Louis Street
Spring, MO 65806
tel: (417) 862-9910
fax: (417) 862-6898
EIN: 43-1568214

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Board Leadership

Karen Brown
President

CEO

Rob Blevins
Executive Director

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