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South Florida Museum

The largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida's Gulf Coast

three stars

89.39

201 10th Street, West Bradenton, FL 34205
tel: (941) 746-4131   Web Site
EIN: 59-0598726

Board Leadership
Jeanie Kirkpatrick
President

CEO
Brynne Anne Besio
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.39 three stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1946, South Florida Museum engages and inspires learners of all ages. It protects, interprets and communicates scientific and cultural knowledge of Florida, the world, and our universe. South Florida Museum is the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida's Gulf Coast. The Bishop Planetarium, featuring one of the most advanced all-digital projection systems in the world, presents astronomy programs the whole family will enjoy. The Parker Manatee Aquarium, part of Florida's manatee rehabilitation network, is home to the oldest known living manatee.

Founded in 1946, South Florida Museum engages and inspires learners of all ages. It protects, interprets and communicates scientific and cultural knowledge of Florida, the world, and our universe. South Florida Museum is the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida's Gulf Coast. The Bishop Planetarium, featuring one of the most advanced all-digital projection systems in the world, presents astronomy programs the whole family will enjoy. The Parker Manatee Aquarium, part of Florida's manatee rehabilitation network, is home to the oldest known living manatee.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
84.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.65
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by South Florida Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by South Florida Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
South Florida Museum (FL) 89.39 three stars
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (IL) 85.46 three stars
EcoTarium (MA) 86.38 three stars
Perot Museum of Nature and Science (TX) 90.75 four stars
Fleet Science Center (CA) 88.97 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,486,730
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $46,330
   Related Organizations $375,979
   Government Grants $112,186
Total Contributions $2,021,225
   Program Service Revenue $787,642
Total Primary Revenue $2,808,867
   Other Revenue $311,556
TOTAL REVENUE $3,120,423
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,768,788
   Administrative Expenses $217,772
   Fundraising Expenses $261,262
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,247,822
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-127,399
   
Net Assets $31,904,159

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.

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Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 89.39 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 89.39 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.39 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 89.33 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 88.77 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2015 87.19 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 59-0598726
Name in IRS Master File SOUTH FLORIDA MUSEUM & BISHOP PLANETARIUM INC
NTEE Code A56
NTEE Classification Natural History, Natural Science Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(59) Other school related activities
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 December, 1954
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$115,629 3.56% Brynne A. Besio Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
South Florida Museum (FL) 89.39 three stars
Fernbank Museum of Natural History (GA) 98.57 four stars
Fleet Science Center (CA) 88.97 three stars
Lindsay Wildlife Museum (CA) 87.12 three stars
High Desert Museum (OR) 95.77 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

South Florida Museum
201 10th Street, West
Bradenton, FL 34205
tel: (941) 746-4131
fax: (941) 747-2556
EIN: 59-0598726

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 9265
Bradenton, FL 34206

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Board Leadership

Jeanie Kirkpatrick
President

CEO

Brynne Anne Besio
Chief Executive Officer

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