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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

CuriOdyssey

Touch science. Meet animals.

three stars

85.53

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

Board Leadership
Laurel Miranda
Chair

CEO
Rachel Meyer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.53 three stars
  Financial 79.55 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

CuriOdyssey, formerly Coyote Point Museum, is a science museum and native animal zoo recognized locally and nationally as a leader in informal science education. As a science and wildlife center, CuriOdyssey helps children acquire the tools to deeply understand the changing world. 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.

CuriOdyssey, formerly Coyote Point Museum, is a science museum and native animal zoo recognized locally and nationally as a leader in informal science education. As a science and wildlife center, CuriOdyssey helps children acquire the tools to deeply understand the changing world. 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.

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Financial

two stars

79.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
66.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 22.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.42
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
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) 85.53 three stars
Cleveland Museum of Natural History (OH) 92.66 four stars
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (CA) 92.79 four stars
Houston Museum of Natural Science (TX) 88.76 three stars
The Field Museum (IL) 89.85 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,818,327
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $463,702
   Fundraising Events $619,542
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,901,571
   Program Service Revenue $1,211,690
Total Primary Revenue $6,113,261
   Other Revenue $288,920
TOTAL REVENUE $6,402,181
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,144,793
   Administrative Expenses $498,061
   Fundraising Expenses $889,673
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,532,527
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,869,654
   
Net Assets $16,097,390

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
Wildlife Habitats $799,734 25.4%
Science Exhibitions $778,105 24.7%
Community Outreach/Guest Services $731,165 23.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 09/03/2019 85.53 three stars
2017-09 12/21/2018 86.57 three stars
2017-09 07/01/2018 85.68 three stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 86.67 three stars
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]
Ruling Date December, 1955
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$168,800 3.72% Rachel Meyer Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CuriOdyssey (CA) 85.53 three stars
South Florida Museum (FL) 85.14 three stars
Delaware Museum of Natural History (DE) 91.65 four stars
Houston Museum of Natural Science (TX) 88.76 three stars
San Diego Museum of Man (CA) 91.94 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Laurel Miranda
Chair

CEO

Rachel Meyer
Executive Director

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