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Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Expand your mind. Engage your world.

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three stars

84.00

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

Board Leadership
Shawn Gallegos
President

CEO
Donna Jared
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.00 three stars
  Financial 77.74 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of free participants on field trips
2,522
Number of participants engaged in programs
9,131
Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization
8,112
Total number of paid admissions
92,474
Total number of free admissions
28,880
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This impact information is current as of March 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

two stars

77.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
79.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.59
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.32
  Program Expenses Growth 0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (CO) 84.00 three stars
South Florida Museum (FL) 87.76 three stars
Delaware Museum of Natural History (DE) 89.09 three stars
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center (OH) 92.23 four stars
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (IL) 87.59 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $358,050
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $41,773
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $34,250
Total Contributions $434,073
   Program Service Revenue $899,934
Total Primary Revenue $1,334,007
   Other Revenue $69,531
TOTAL REVENUE $1,403,538
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,594,338
   Administrative Expenses $195,216
   Fundraising Expenses $236,492
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,026,046
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-622,508
   
Net Assets $8,171,174

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 $1,594,338 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$95,959 4.73% Donna Jared Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (CO) 84.00 three stars
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (IL) 87.59 three stars
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium (VT) 88.43 three stars
CuriOdyssey (CA) 86.57 three stars
San Diego Museum of Man (CA) 93.36 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

Shawn Gallegos
President

CEO

Donna Jared
Executive Director

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