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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Expand your mind. Engage your world.

three stars

82.92

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

Board Leadership
Shawn Gallegos
President

CEO
Cheryl Donaldson & Jason Wolvington
Co-Executive Directors

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.92 three stars
  Financial 76.04 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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
This impact information is current as of August 2020, 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

76.04

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.66
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.32
  Program Expenses Growth -9.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.9%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (CO) 82.92 three stars
Perot Museum of Nature and Science (TX) 89.15 three stars
The Field Museum (IL) 89.85 three stars
San Diego Natural History Museum (CA) 89.02 three stars
High Desert Museum (OR) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $283,639
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $61,747
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $16,540
Total Contributions $361,926
   Program Service Revenue $913,741
Total Primary Revenue $1,275,667
   Other Revenue $87,440
TOTAL REVENUE $1,363,107
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,440,415
   Administrative Expenses $194,206
   Fundraising Expenses $231,767
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,866,388
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-503,281
   
Net Assets $7,593,111

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 $1,440,415 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$99,831 5.34% Donna Jared Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (CO) 82.92 three stars
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (PA) 91.44 four stars
San Diego Natural History Museum (CA) 89.02 three stars
Cleveland Museum of Natural History (OH) 92.66 four stars
Denver Museum of Nature & Science (CO) 89.70 three 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

Cheryl Donaldson & Jason Wolvington
Co-Executive Directors

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