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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

CuriOdyssey

Touch science. Meet animals.

three stars

87.78

1651 Coyote Point Drive San Mateo, CA 94401
tel: (650) 342-7755   Web Site
EIN: 94-1262434

Board Leadership
Connie Sevier
Chair

CEO
Rachel Meyer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.78 three stars
  Financial 84.21 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

84.21

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 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)
63.9%
  Administrative Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.27
  Program Expenses Growth 11.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CuriOdyssey on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CuriOdyssey on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CuriOdyssey (CA) 87.78 three stars
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center (OH) 93.25 four stars
Perot Museum of Nature and Science (TX) 95.05 four stars
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center (VT) 91.18 four stars
Science Museum of Western Virginia (VA) 85.57 three stars

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CuriOdyssey, formerly Coyote Point Museum, is a science museum and native animal zoo recognized locally and nationally as a leader in informal science education. Our mission is to educate and inspire people to take care of the earth wisely. Since 1953, we have connected children of all ages to the wonders of the natural world. Today, we continue to spark the curiosity and imagination of more than 100,000 children and families each year through interactive science exhibits, exciting animal encounters, and engaging school and public programs.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,420,412
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $321,745
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,742,157
   Program Service Revenue $840,579
Total Primary Revenue $4,582,736
   Other Revenue $500,055
TOTAL REVENUE $5,082,791
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,712,090
   Administrative Expenses $636,563
   Fundraising Expenses $1,053,335
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,401,988
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $680,803
   
Net Assets $13,299,571

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
Community Outreach/Guest Services $911,115 33.6%
Wildlife Habitats $807,890 29.8%
Science Exhibitions $721,191 26.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 11/01/2016 87.78 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 87.73 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 87.19 three stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 91.34 four stars
2013-09 09/01/2014 90.89 four stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 83.68 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 90.64 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.28 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 88.75 three stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 91.50 four 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 94-1262434
Name in IRS Master File CURIODYSSEY
NTEE Code A56
NTEE Classification Natural History, Natural Science Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 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
$141,327 3.21% Rachel Meyer Executive Director

CuriOdyssey, formerly Coyote Point Museum, is a science museum and native animal zoo recognized locally and nationally as a leader in informal science education. Our mission is to educate and inspire people to take care of the earth wisely. Since 1953, we have connected children of all ages to the wonders of the natural world. Today, we continue to spark the curiosity and imagination of more than 100,000 children and families each year through interactive science exhibits, exciting animal encounters, and engaging school and public programs.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CuriOdyssey (CA) 87.78 three stars
Denver Museum of Nature & Science (CO) 85.91 three stars
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium (VT) 89.49 three stars
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (AZ) 87.82 three stars
American Friends of the Israel Museum (NY) 90.71 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
tel: (650) 342-7755
fax: (650) 342-7853
EIN: 94-1262434

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Board Leadership

Connie Sevier
Chair

CEO

Rachel Meyer
Executive Director

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