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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Hands on Children's Museum

Stimulating curiosity, creativity and learning

two stars

78.68

414 Jefferson Street NE Olympia, WA 98501
tel: (360) 956-0818   Web Site
EIN: 91-1405065

Board Leadership
Bob Heck
President

CEO
Patty Belmonte
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.68 two stars
  Financial 79.40 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Hands On Children's Museum stimulates curiosity, creativity and learning through fun, interactive exhibits and programs for children, families and school groups. At Hands On, we believe that all children deserve respect and the opportunity to learn. Our extensive Free & Reduced Admissions Programs serve about 25,000 visitors a year with free or reduced programs, and serve another 50,000 visitors through free community outreach.

The Hands On Children's Museum stimulates curiosity, creativity and learning through fun, interactive exhibits and programs for children, families and school groups. At Hands On, we believe that all children deserve respect and the opportunity to learn. Our extensive Free & Reduced Admissions Programs serve about 25,000 visitors a year with free or reduced programs, and serve another 50,000 visitors through free community outreach.

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Financial

two stars

79.40

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 67.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hands on Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hands on Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hands on Children's Museum (WA) 78.68 two stars
EdVenture (SC) 85.23 three stars
The Children's Museum of Cleveland (OH) 86.54 three stars
Imagine Children's Museum (WA) 100.00 four stars
Kidspace Children's Museum (CA) 91.01 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $965,881
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $284,100
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $66,361
Total Contributions $1,316,342
   Program Service Revenue $2,277,576
Total Primary Revenue $3,593,918
   Other Revenue $418,530
TOTAL REVENUE $4,012,448
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,520,733
   Administrative Expenses $502,355
   Fundraising Expenses $251,697
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,274,785
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-262,337
   
Net Assets $1,726,995

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 $3,520,733 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/01/2020 78.68 two stars
2018-12 10/01/2019 80.29 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 80.27 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 77.50 two stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 80.12 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.73 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 84.46 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 83.76 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 82.96 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 91-1405065
Name in IRS Master File HANDS ON CHILDRENS MUSEUM
NTEE Code A52
NTEE Classification Children's Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable 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 May, 1992
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
$135,065 3.15% Patty Belmonte Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hands on Children's Museum (WA) 78.68 two stars
Amazement Square (VA) 91.10 four stars
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh (PA) 88.74 three stars
Children's Museum of Houston (TX) 92.76 four stars
The New Children's Museum (CA) 95.35 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Hands on Children's Museum
414 Jefferson Street NE
Olympia, WA 98501
tel: (360) 956-0818
fax: (360) 754-8626
EIN: 91-1405065

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Board Leadership

Bob Heck
President

CEO

Patty Belmonte
Executive Director

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