Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Science Central

A catalyst for learning

three stars

88.22

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 88.22 three stars
  Financial 87.49 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

three stars

87.49

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
70.2%
  Administrative Expenses 23.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.05
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,155,636
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $200,655
   Fundraising Events $76,696
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,432,987
   Program Service Revenue $527,868
Total Primary Revenue $1,960,855
   Other Revenue $64,605
TOTAL REVENUE $2,025,460
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,228,439
   Administrative Expenses $369,655
   Fundraising Expenses $102,185
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,700,279
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $325,181
   
Net Assets $5,241,592

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$85,780 5.04% Martin S. Fisher President, Executive Director

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Science Central (IN) 88.22 three stars
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OR) 92.03 four stars
Science Museum Oklahoma (OK) 95.24 four stars
Museum of Science (MA) 89.99 three stars
Great Lakes Science Center (OH) 86.15 three 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