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Science Central

A catalyst for learning

three stars

88.58

1950 North Clinton Street Fort Wayne, IN 46805
tel: (260) 424-2400   Web Site
EIN: 31-1032583

Board Leadership
Michael Gerue
Chair

CEO
Martin Fisher
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.58 three stars
  Financial 88.18 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1995, Science Central was originally incorporated by a group of teachers, parents, engineers, and community/business leaders who wanted to see the creation of a local science discovery center. Science Central became Indiana's first hands-on science center and is now a regional resource that provides inspiring and fun hands-on science education for people of all ages.

Founded in 1995, Science Central was originally incorporated by a group of teachers, parents, engineers, and community/business leaders who wanted to see the creation of a local science discovery center. Science Central became Indiana's first hands-on science center and is now a regional resource that provides inspiring and fun hands-on science education for people of all ages.

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Financial

three stars

88.18

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
69.9%
  Administrative Expenses 23.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.90
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Science Central on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Science Central on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Science Central (IN) 88.58 three stars
The Computer History Museum (CA) 90.36 four stars
Discovery World (WI) 90.71 four stars
The Franklin Institute (PA) 90.01 four stars
The Bakken Museum (MN) 87.94 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,043,592
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $162,731
   Fundraising Events $56,166
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,262,489
   Program Service Revenue $502,166
Total Primary Revenue $1,764,655
   Other Revenue $75,341
TOTAL REVENUE $1,839,996
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,172,776
   Administrative Expenses $448,239
   Fundraising Expenses $103,820
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,724,835
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $115,161
   
Net Assets $4,916,753

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 03/01/2019 88.58 three stars
2017-03 03/01/2018 87.61 three stars
2016-03 05/01/2017 93.22 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 89.60 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 02/01/2016 84.37 three stars
2014-03 09/01/2015 91.34 four stars
2013-03 06/01/2014 88.04 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 31-1032583
Name in IRS Master File SCIENCE CENTRAL INC
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 February, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$80,491 4.66% Martin S. Fisher President, Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Science Central (IN) 88.58 three stars
Impression 5 Science Center (MI) 92.74 four stars
Museum of Science (MA) 87.76 three stars
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OR) 93.38 four stars
Museum of Discovery and Science (FL) 92.47 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Science Central
1950 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
tel: (260) 424-2400
EIN: 31-1032583

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Board Leadership

Michael Gerue
Chair

CEO

Martin Fisher
Executive Director

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