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Children's Museum of Tacoma

Honor children. Champion play.

three stars

82.37

1501 Pacific Avenue Tacoma, WA 98402
tel: (253) 627-6031   Web Site
EIN: 94-3036465

Board Leadership
Brian Marlow
President

CEO
Tanya Durand
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.37 three stars
  Financial 80.09 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

At the Children's Museum of Tacoma, our mission is to honor children and champion play. Everything we do begins with our image of the child. We believe children are compassionate, capable, inquisitive, creative, valuable, contributing and dreamers. Our vision is to be a leader in our community in using play to learn, to grow, and to thrive.

Located in downtown Tacoma's "museum row" the Museum sets itself apart from others in its field with innovative, sculpturally-based environments, brimming with invitations for engaged, self-directed discovery. Uniquely, the Museum offers a Pay as You Will model of admissions, eliminating all financial barriers to participation. Further expanding access, the Museum's free early learning outreach program, Play to Learn, is offered at 22 locations across Pierce County.

At the Children's Museum of Tacoma, our mission is to honor children and champion play. Everything we do begins with our image of the child. We believe children are compassionate, capable, inquisitive, creative, valuable, contributing and dreamers. Our vision is to be a leader in our community in using play to learn, to grow, and to thrive.

Located in downtown Tacoma's "museum row" the Museum sets itself apart from others in its field with innovative, sculpturally-based environments, brimming with invitations for engaged, self-directed discovery. Uniquely, the Museum offers a Pay as You Will model of admissions, eliminating all financial barriers to participation. Further expanding access, the Museum's free early learning outreach program, Play to Learn, is offered at 22 locations across Pierce County.

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Financial

three stars

80.09

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
66.8%
  Administrative Expenses 19.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.01
  Program Expenses Growth 31.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Museum of Tacoma on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Museum of Tacoma on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Museum of Tacoma (WA) 82.37 three stars
Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus (CO) 89.81 three stars
Chicago Children's Museum (IL) 85.01 three stars
Discovery Museum (MA) 91.07 four stars
Children's Museum of Houston (TX) 92.76 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $583,331
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $80,647
   Fundraising Events $467,079
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $626,809
Total Contributions $1,757,866
   Program Service Revenue $1,269,299
Total Primary Revenue $3,027,165
   Other Revenue $-107,319
TOTAL REVENUE $2,919,846
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,854,613
   Administrative Expenses $437,830
   Fundraising Expenses $397,194
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,689,637
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $230,209
   
Net Assets $2,371,077

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
The Muse $685,899 37.0%
Museum Playscapes and Programs $552,311 29.8%
Preschool $136,774 7.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-05 07/01/2019 82.37 three stars
2018-05 06/01/2019 79.01 two stars
2017-05 06/01/2018 80.44 three stars
2016-05 04/01/2018 77.81 two stars
2016-05 03/01/2018 75.07 two stars
2016-05 11/01/2017 73.21 two stars
2015-05 08/01/2016 70.83 two stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 73.67 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 10/01/2015 77.04 two stars
2013-05 10/01/2014 79.10 two stars
2012-05 06/01/2013 74.93 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 94-3036465
Name in IRS Master File GREENTRIKE
NTEE Code A52
NTEE Classification Children's Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational 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 July, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$109,583 4.07% Tanya Andrews Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Museum of Tacoma (WA) 82.37 three stars
Discovery Museum (MA) 91.07 four stars
The Doseum (TX) 98.23 four stars
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (CA) 98.88 four stars
Exploration Place (KS) 89.82 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Children's Museum of Tacoma
1501 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
tel: (253) 627-6031
fax: (253) 627-2436
EIN: 94-3036465

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Board Leadership

Brian Marlow
President

CEO

Tanya Durand
Executive Director

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