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Walking Mountains Science Center

Raising environmental awareness and inspiring stewardship and sustainability.

four stars

93.21

318 Walking Mountains Lane Avon, CO 81620
tel: (970) 827-9725   Web Site
EIN: 84-1436731

Board Leadership
Pat Tierney
Chair

CEO
Markian Feduschak
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.21 four stars
  Financial 94.71 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

94.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 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)
84.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.00
  Program Expenses Growth 21.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Walking Mountains Science Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Walking Mountains Science Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Walking Mountains Science Center (CO) 93.21 four stars
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC) (MA) 89.91 three stars
Ocean Discovery Institute (CA) 89.58 three stars
NYC Outward Bound Schools (NY) 93.89 four stars
IslandWood (WA) 87.53 three stars

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Walking Mountains Science Center works to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education. As a science learning center, we offer hands-on, innovative field science programs for over 3,500 students each school year, summer youth science camps, adult seminars, guided half and full day hikes, and year-round interpretive programs for people of all ages. Residents and visitors can participate in our programs at our main campus in Avon, the Vail Nature Center, and the Nature Discovery Center at the top of Vail Mountain. Previously called the Gore Range Natural Science School when it was founded in 1998, Walking Mountains began as a grassroots effort that has grown year-by-year, bolstered by tremendous support from the community. At Walking Mountains Science Center, we believe that nature is for everyone.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,072,534
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $287,386
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $43,270
Total Contributions $1,403,190
   Program Service Revenue $790,721
Total Primary Revenue $2,193,911
   Other Revenue $-31,036
TOTAL REVENUE $2,162,875
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,987,936
   Administrative Expenses $173,314
   Fundraising Expenses $200,339
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,361,589
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-198,714
   
Net Assets $11,734,250

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Walking Mountains Science Center has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 93.21 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 93.64 four stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 92.28 four stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 90.72 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 96.81 four stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 92.13 four stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 89.32 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 84.39 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 84-1436731
Name in IRS Master File WALKING MOUNTAINS
NTEE Code B99
NTEE Classification Education N.E.C.
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(30) School, college, trade school, 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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$82,381 3.48% Markian Feduschak President

Walking Mountains Science Center works to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education. As a science learning center, we offer hands-on, innovative field science programs for over 3,500 students each school year, summer youth science camps, adult seminars, guided half and full day hikes, and year-round interpretive programs for people of all ages. Residents and visitors can participate in our programs at our main campus in Avon, the Vail Nature Center, and the Nature Discovery Center at the top of Vail Mountain. Previously called the Gore Range Natural Science School when it was founded in 1998, Walking Mountains began as a grassroots effort that has grown year-by-year, bolstered by tremendous support from the community. At Walking Mountains Science Center, we believe that nature is for everyone.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Walking Mountains Science Center (CO) 93.21 four stars
Wilderness Inquiry (MN) 95.73 four stars
NYC Outward Bound Schools (NY) 93.89 four stars
RiverQuest (PA) 87.83 three stars
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC) (MA) 89.91 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Walking Mountains Science Center
318 Walking Mountains Lane
Avon, CO 81620
tel: (970) 827-9725
fax: (970) 827-9730
EIN: 84-1436731

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 9469
Avon, CO 81620

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Board Leadership

Pat Tierney
Chair

CEO

Markian Feduschak
President

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