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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Expand your mind. Engage your world.

three stars

88.97

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

Board Leadership
Kristi Benningsdorf
President

CEO
Donna Jared & Cheryl Donaldson
Co-Executive Directors

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.97 three stars
  Financial 88.96 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

88.96

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
79.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.45
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.42
  Program Expenses Growth 18.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.6%
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) 88.97 three stars
Cleveland Museum of Natural History (OH) 89.53 three stars
American Museum of Natural History (NY) 87.14 three stars
California Academy of Sciences (CA) 89.88 three stars
American Friends of the Israel Museum (NY) 90.71 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $473,489
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $31,003
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $17,358
Total Contributions $521,850
   Program Service Revenue $669,763
Total Primary Revenue $1,191,613
   Other Revenue $74,675
TOTAL REVENUE $1,266,288
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,929,692
   Administrative Expenses $213,428
   Fundraising Expenses $243,577
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,386,697
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,120,409
   
Net Assets $9,518,304

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 $1,929,692 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$96,403 4.03% Donna Jared Executive Director

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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (CO) 88.97 three stars
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Fernbank Museum of Natural History (GA) 96.03 four stars
San Diego Natural History Museum (CA) 96.66 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

Kristi Benningsdorf
President

CEO

Donna Jared & Cheryl Donaldson
Co-Executive Directors

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