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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

EdVenture

It's your world

three stars

86.26

211 Gervais Street Columbia, SC 29201
tel: (803) 779-3100   Web Site
EIN: 57-1013857

Board Leadership
Dwayne Porter
Chair

CEO
Lisa Hailey
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.26 three stars
  Financial 87.66 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

EdVenture's mission is to inspire children to experience the joy of learning. Behind EdVenture's doors, we are proud to have six world-class exhibit galleries, a library, learning laboratories, resource centers and other visitor amenities. Two additional outdoor gallery spaces are located just outside the museum's front doors. Within the total 85,000 square feet that is EdVenture Children's Museum, there are more than 350 individual hands-on exhibits. EdVenture's average annual attendance is 200,000. Since opening on November 8, 2003, EdVenture has welcomed visitors from all 50 states and 18 foreign countries.

EdVenture's mission is to inspire children to experience the joy of learning. Behind EdVenture's doors, we are proud to have six world-class exhibit galleries, a library, learning laboratories, resource centers and other visitor amenities. Two additional outdoor gallery spaces are located just outside the museum's front doors. Within the total 85,000 square feet that is EdVenture Children's Museum, there are more than 350 individual hands-on exhibits. EdVenture's average annual attendance is 200,000. Since opening on November 8, 2003, EdVenture has welcomed visitors from all 50 states and 18 foreign countries.

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Financial

three stars

87.66

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
83.2%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.56
  Program Expenses Growth 0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by EdVenture on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by EdVenture on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
EdVenture (SC) 86.26 three stars
Bay Area Discovery Museum (CA) 91.81 four stars
Boston Children's Museum (MA) 90.00 four 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 $521,386
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $311,983
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $812,244
Total Contributions $1,645,613
   Program Service Revenue $2,076,549
Total Primary Revenue $3,722,162
   Other Revenue $155,274
TOTAL REVENUE $3,877,436
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,564,900
   Administrative Expenses $510,994
   Fundraising Expenses $139,612
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,215,506
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,338,070
   
Net Assets $7,802,858

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 Operations $4,013,693 87.9%
Club EdVenture Extended Learning Program $399,031 8.7%
Camp EdVenture $152,176 3.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 86.26 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 85.23 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 86.39 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 87.14 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 88.69 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.11 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 84.98 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 85.69 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 83.85 three stars
2011-06 02/01/2013 81.84 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 57-1013857
Name in IRS Master File EDVENTURE INC
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 (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(349) Other youth organization or activities
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 January, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$99,712 1.91% Lisa W. Hailey President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$107,804 2.06% Karen Coltrane Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
EdVenture (SC) 86.26 three stars
Children's Museum of Houston (TX) 92.76 four stars
The Children's Museum of Cleveland (OH) 86.54 three stars
Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago (IL) 87.47 three stars
Discovery Museum (MA) 91.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

EdVenture
211 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
tel: (803) 779-3100
EIN: 57-1013857

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Board Leadership

Dwayne Porter
Chair

CEO

Lisa Hailey
President and CEO

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