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Mississippi Children's Museum

Ignite a thirst for discovery, knowledge, and learning in all children

four stars

95.35

2145 Museum Boulevard Jackson, MS 39202
tel: (877) 793-5437   Web Site
EIN: 64-0850010

Board Leadership
John Fletcher
Chairman

CEO
Susan Garrard
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.35 four stars
  Financial 94.79 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Mississippi Children's Museum is to provide unparalleled experiences that ignite a thirst for discovery, knowledge, and learning in all children. The museum accomplishes this mission through hands-on and engaging exhibits and programs focusing on literacy, the arts, science, health and nutrition - the keys to helping our children mature into healthy and productive adult learners. We want to inspire Mississippi's children from all backgrounds to discover and achieve their potential. We are invested in our state's greatest resource, its children.

The mission of Mississippi Children's Museum is to provide unparalleled experiences that ignite a thirst for discovery, knowledge, and learning in all children. The museum accomplishes this mission through hands-on and engaging exhibits and programs focusing on literacy, the arts, science, health and nutrition - the keys to helping our children mature into healthy and productive adult learners. We want to inspire Mississippi's children from all backgrounds to discover and achieve their potential. We are invested in our state's greatest resource, its children.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total number of fields trips
20,772
Total number of paid admissions
56,338
Operating costs per day
10,158
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

94.79

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.61
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mississippi Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mississippi Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mississippi Children's Museum (MS) 95.35 four stars
Kidspace Children's Museum (CA) 94.98 four stars
Port Discovery Children's Museum (MD) 90.97 four stars
Children's Museum of Houston (TX) 91.82 four stars
Minnesota Children's Museum (MN) 88.69 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,800,833
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $257,484
   Fundraising Events $137,250
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,195,567
   Program Service Revenue $1,093,592
Total Primary Revenue $7,289,159
   Other Revenue $83,911
TOTAL REVENUE $7,373,070
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,869,848
   Administrative Expenses $574,892
   Fundraising Expenses $175,024
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,619,764
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,753,306
   
Net Assets $30,435,323

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 $2,869,848 100.0%

Ratings History
Mississippi Children's Museum has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-05 08/01/2019 95.35 four stars
2017-05 07/01/2018 97.17 four stars
2016-05 08/01/2017 95.46 four stars
2015-05 08/01/2016 94.39 four stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 92.22 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 09/01/2015 92.12 four stars
2013-05 11/01/2014 91.67 four stars
2012-05 02/01/2014 87.32 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 64-0850010
Name in IRS Master File MISSISSIPPI CHILDRENS MUSEUM
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.
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 June, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$121,500 3.35% Susan Garrard President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mississippi Children's Museum (MS) 95.35 four stars
The Strong National Museum of Play (NY) 88.54 three stars
Discovery Museum (MA) 87.63 three stars
DISCOVERY Children's Museum (NV) 85.93 three stars
Minnesota Children's Museum (MN) 88.69 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mississippi Children's Museum
2145 Museum Boulevard
Jackson, MS 39202
tel: (877) 793-5437
fax: (601) 709-2603
EIN: 64-0850010

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 55409
Jackson, MS 39296

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Board Leadership

John Fletcher
Chairman

CEO

Susan Garrard
President, CEO

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