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Science Museum of Western Virginia

Making science and technology accessible to all people

three stars

88.97

One Market Square SE Suite 4
Roanoke, VA 24011
tel: (540) 342-5710   Web Site
EIN: 54-1023953

Board Leadership
Barry Polakowski
Chair

CEO
Rachel Hopkins
Executive Director

 
 
  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 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Science Museum of Western Virginia, chartered in 1970, exists to make science and technology accessible to all people by providing hands-on exhibits and galleries, offering a variety of innovative programs, preserving and displaying collections to stimulate and enhance learning. Exhibits such as The Butterfly Garden, Healthy Bodies Gallery, Open Lab, and Children's Curiosity Corner create a welcoming atmosphere that stimulate curiosity and wonder.

The Science Museum of Western Virginia, chartered in 1970, exists to make science and technology accessible to all people by providing hands-on exhibits and galleries, offering a variety of innovative programs, preserving and displaying collections to stimulate and enhance learning. Exhibits such as The Butterfly Garden, Healthy Bodies Gallery, Open Lab, and Children's Curiosity Corner create a welcoming atmosphere that stimulate curiosity and wonder.

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Financial

three stars

88.96

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 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)
79.6%
  Administrative Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.92
  Program Expenses Growth 10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Science Museum of Western Virginia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Science Museum of Western Virginia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Science Museum of Western Virginia (VA) 88.97 three stars
Perot Museum of Nature and Science (TX) 90.75 four stars
Fernbank Museum of Natural History (GA) 98.57 four stars
American Museum of Natural History (NY) 87.12 three stars
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium (VT) 86.99 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $282,640
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $19,050
Total Contributions $301,690
   Program Service Revenue $439,691
Total Primary Revenue $741,381
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $741,381
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $718,564
   Administrative Expenses $123,348
   Fundraising Expenses $30,000
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $871,912
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-130,531
   
Net Assets $924,070

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 $546,109 76.0%
School Services $143,713 20.0%
Science Festival $28,742 4.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 07/01/2018 88.97 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 85.69 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 85.57 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.29 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 81.41 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 83.66 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2014 79.30 two 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 54-1023953
Name in IRS Master File SCIENCE MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA
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.
(59) Other school related activities
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 May, 1970
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 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
$79,340 9.09% Rachel Hopkins Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Science Museum of Western Virginia (VA) 88.97 three stars
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (CA) 88.49 three stars
CuriOdyssey (CA) 85.68 three stars
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (CO) 90.20 four stars
The Field Museum (IL) 90.93 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Science Museum of Western Virginia
One Market Square SE
Suite 4
Roanoke, VA 24011
tel: (540) 342-5710
EIN: 54-1023953

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Board Leadership

Barry Polakowski
Chair

CEO

Rachel Hopkins
Executive Director

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