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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium

A Place to Explore the Wonders of Our World

two stars

77.42

1302 Main Street St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
tel: (802) 748-2372   Web Site
EIN: 03-0184732

Board Leadership
Ed Vilandrie
Chair

CEO
Adam Kane
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.42 two stars
  Financial 89.07 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Fairbanks Museum was founded in 1889 by St. Johnsbury industrialist Franklin Fairbanks. We inspire appreciation for our place in the natural world and motivate our stewardship of a healthy planet. Inside our classic Victorian building, you will find a dazzling array of animals and artifacts, dolls and tools, shells and fossils, and much more!

The Fairbanks Museum was founded in 1889 by St. Johnsbury industrialist Franklin Fairbanks. We inspire appreciation for our place in the natural world and motivate our stewardship of a healthy planet. Inside our classic Victorian building, you will find a dazzling array of animals and artifacts, dolls and tools, shells and fossils, and much more!

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Financial

three stars

89.07

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
78.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.73
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium (VT) 77.42 two stars
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (PA) 91.44 four stars
Houston Museum of Natural Science (TX) 88.76 three stars
Cleveland Museum of Natural History (OH) 89.43 three stars
High Desert Museum (OR) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $762,502
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $80,062
Total Contributions $842,564
   Program Service Revenue $368,486
Total Primary Revenue $1,211,050
   Other Revenue $98,844
TOTAL REVENUE $1,309,894
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $989,999
   Administrative Expenses $178,005
   Fundraising Expenses $108,721
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,276,725
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $33,169
   
Net Assets $4,326,959

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
2018-12 05/01/2020 77.42 two stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 88.43 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 86.99 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 84.41 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.49 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 86.83 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 80.73 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 88.21 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 03-0184732
Name in IRS Master File FAIRBANKS MUSEUM AND PLANETARIUM
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, 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]
Ruling Date February, 1943
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$79,975 6.26% Adam Kane Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium (VT) 77.42 two stars
Cleveland Museum of Natural History (OH) 89.43 three stars
EcoTarium (MA) 86.29 three stars
Delaware Museum of Natural History (DE) 91.65 four stars
The Field Museum (IL) 89.85 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
1302 Main Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
tel: (802) 748-2372
EIN: 03-0184732

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Board Leadership

Ed Vilandrie
Chair

CEO

Adam Kane
Executive Director

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