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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Expand your mind. Engage your world.

three stars

80.73

408 Mason Court Fort Collins, CO 80524
tel: (970) 221-6738   Web Site
EIN: 74-2541265

Board Leadership
Donn Hopkins
President

CEO
Cheryl Donaldson & Laura Valdez
Co-Executive Directors

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.73 three stars
  Financial 73.67 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Combining science with history and culture, the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (FCMoD) connects you to a deeper understanding of your world and your place in it, from our local community to the global community beyond. FCMoD is a place where people can come together for shared events and experiences, a place for building community while providing inspiration and insight. This is the vision of the FCMoD, to create meaningful opportunities for people of all ages to learn, reflect, and have fun through hands-on and collections-based explorations in science and culture.

Combining science with history and culture, the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (FCMoD) connects you to a deeper understanding of your world and your place in it, from our local community to the global community beyond. FCMoD is a place where people can come together for shared events and experiences, a place for building community while providing inspiration and insight. This is the vision of the FCMoD, to create meaningful opportunities for people of all ages to learn, reflect, and have fun through hands-on and collections-based explorations in science and culture.

Financial

two stars

73.67

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
78.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.59
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.09
  Program Expenses Growth -2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fort Collins Museum of Discovery on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fort Collins Museum of Discovery on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (CO) 80.73 three stars
Delaware Museum of Natural History (DE) 94.56 four stars
High Desert Museum (OR) 95.14 four stars
American Museum of Natural History (NY) 90.91 four stars
Lindsay Wildlife Museum (CA) 87.27 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $333,313
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $86,446
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $22,141
Total Contributions $441,900
   Program Service Revenue $1,041,880
Total Primary Revenue $1,483,780
   Other Revenue $200,909
TOTAL REVENUE $1,684,689
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,718,340
   Administrative Expenses $162,112
   Fundraising Expenses $268,352
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,148,804
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-464,115
   
Net Assets $6,956,028

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
Exhibits $1,718,340 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/23/2020 80.73 three stars
2018-12 09/03/2019 82.92 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 84.00 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 90.20 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 87.81 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 91.69 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 88.97 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 86.83 three stars
2014-12 09/01/2016 94.74 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.24 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 82.74 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 77.23 two stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 86.37 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 74-2541265
Name in IRS Master File FORT COLLINS MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY NONPROFIT PARTNER
NTEE Code A57
NTEE Classification Science and Technology Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 September, 1989
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$74,733 3.47% Jason Wolvington Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$78,132 3.63% Donna Jared Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (CO) 80.73 three stars
American Museum of Natural History (NY) 90.91 four stars
California Academy of Sciences (CA) 86.28 three stars
Denver Museum of Nature & Science (CO) 90.34 four stars
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center (VT) 91.18 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
408 Mason Court
Fort Collins, CO 80524
tel: (970) 221-6738
fax: (970) 416-2236
EIN: 74-2541265

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Board Leadership

Donn Hopkins
President

CEO

Cheryl Donaldson & Laura Valdez
Co-Executive Directors

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