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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

CuriOdyssey

Touch science. Meet animals.

three stars

85.68

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 85.68 three stars
  Financial 81.01 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Financial

three stars

81.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

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)
63.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 23.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.28
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.00
  Program Expenses Growth 7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.6%
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) 85.68 three stars
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (CO) 90.20 four stars
Lindsay Wildlife Museum (CA) 87.12 three stars
Science Museum of Western Virginia (VA) 88.97 three stars
American Friends of the Israel Museum (NY) 85.11 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,104,742
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $393,678
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,498,420
   Program Service Revenue $985,524
Total Primary Revenue $2,483,944
   Other Revenue $338,546
TOTAL REVENUE $2,822,490
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,954,686
   Administrative Expenses $468,194
   Fundraising Expenses $995,288
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,418,168
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,595,678
   
Net Assets $14,110,599

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 $1,092,235 37.0%
Wildlife Habitats $802,066 27.1%
Science Exhibitions $774,442 26.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$166,282 3.76% Rachel Meyer Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CuriOdyssey (CA) 85.68 three stars
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (IL) 85.46 three stars
EcoTarium (MA) 86.38 three stars
South Florida Museum (FL) 89.39 three stars
Fernbank Museum of Natural History (GA) 98.57 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

Connie Sevier
Chair

CEO

Rachel Meyer
Executive Director

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