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Golisano Children's Museum of Naples

Providing an exciting, inspiring environment where children and their families play, learn and dream together

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three stars

88.22

15080 Livingston Road Naples, FL 34109
tel: (239) 514-0084   Web Site
EIN: 01-0687133

Board Leadership
Ted Corbin
Chair

CEO
Karysia Demarest
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.22 three stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples is to provide an exciting, inspiring environment where children and their families play, learn and dream together. Founded in 2002, we celebrate the natural curiosity of children by offering an educationally dynamic space that encourages exploration and discovery. This safe and wonderful place inspires children and families to have fun while learning together. The Golisano Children's Museum of Naples is a two-story 30,000 square foot cultural institution including ten permanent and temporary exhibit galleries, a Family Resource Library, classrooms, birthday party room, meeting rooms, Garden Cafe and Museum Store as well as space for staff, volunteers and ongoing operations. All facilities are designed to be fully accessible. The exhibits blend state-of-the-art technology with a replication of the natural world and human communities. Developed by experts in child psychology, museum master planning and exhibit design this experiential play fosters creativity, curiosity, empathy and self-esteem. Play allows children to develop the social skills needed to cooperate with others, sharpen their senses as a means for exploration, strengthen gross and fine motor skills and develop problem solving techniques.

The mission of the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples is to provide an exciting, inspiring environment where children and their families play, learn and dream together. Founded in 2002, we celebrate the natural curiosity of children by offering an educationally dynamic space that encourages exploration and discovery. This safe and wonderful place inspires children and families to have fun while learning together. The Golisano Children's Museum of Naples is a two-story 30,000 square foot cultural institution including ten permanent and temporary exhibit galleries, a Family Resource Library, classrooms, birthday party room, meeting rooms, Garden Cafe and Museum Store as well as space for staff, volunteers and ongoing operations. All facilities are designed to be fully accessible. The exhibits blend state-of-the-art technology with a replication of the natural world and human communities. Developed by experts in child psychology, museum master planning and exhibit design this experiential play fosters creativity, curiosity, empathy and self-esteem. Play allows children to develop the social skills needed to cooperate with others, sharpen their senses as a means for exploration, strengthen gross and fine motor skills and develop problem solving techniques.

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Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
90.5%
  Administrative Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.54
  Program Expenses Growth -2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Golisano Children's Museum of Naples on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Golisano Children's Museum of Naples on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Golisano Children's Museum of Naples (FL) 88.22 three stars
Port Discovery Children's Museum (MD) 90.97 four stars
Amazement Square (VA) 87.92 three stars
The New Children's Museum (CA) 93.50 four stars
Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago (IL) 86.88 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $544,342
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $292,862
   Fundraising Events $257,615
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,094,819
   Program Service Revenue $649,197
Total Primary Revenue $1,744,016
   Other Revenue $-15,614
TOTAL REVENUE $1,728,402
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,332,204
   Administrative Expenses $79,563
   Fundraising Expenses $190,360
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,602,127
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-873,725
   
Net Assets $19,598,141

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 88.22 three stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 89.75 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 89.39 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.24 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 87.64 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 87.62 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 01-0687133
Name in IRS Master File GOLISANO CHILDRENS MUSEUM OF NAPLES 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
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 August, 2002
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$119,351 4.58% Karysia Demarest Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Golisano Children's Museum of Naples (FL) 88.22 three stars
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum (CA) 91.02 four stars
Exploration Place (KS) 87.34 three stars
Amazement Square (VA) 87.92 three stars
DISCOVERY Children's Museum (NV) 88.33 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Golisano Children's Museum of Naples
15080 Livingston Road
Naples, FL 34109
tel: (239) 514-0084
EIN: 01-0687133

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Board Leadership

Ted Corbin
Chair

CEO

Karysia Demarest
Executive Director

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