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South Florida Museum

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

three stars

85.14

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

Board Leadership
Brian Carter
President

CEO
Brynne Anne Besio
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.14 three stars
  Financial 85.30 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

three stars

85.30

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
83.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.12
  Program Expenses Growth 0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.2%
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) 85.14 three stars
American Friends of the Israel Museum (NY) 90.86 four stars
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (CA) 92.79 four stars
The Field Museum (IL) 89.85 three stars
Delaware Museum of Natural History (DE) 91.65 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,833,415
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $40,092
   Related Organizations $448,839
   Government Grants $58,690
Total Contributions $2,381,036
   Program Service Revenue $558,488
Total Primary Revenue $2,939,524
   Other Revenue $243,804
TOTAL REVENUE $3,183,328
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,598,212
   Administrative Expenses $289,765
   Fundraising Expenses $320,972
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,208,949
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-25,621
   
Net Assets $31,726,859

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
2018-12 04/01/2020 85.14 three stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 87.76 three stars
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 BISHOP MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND NATURE 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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$127,500 3.97% Brynne A. Besio Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
South Florida Museum (FL) 85.14 three stars
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (CA) 92.79 four stars
American Museum of Natural History (NY) 90.92 four stars
Houston Museum of Natural Science (TX) 88.76 three stars
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (CA) 90.17 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

Brian Carter
President

CEO

Brynne Anne Besio
Chief Executive Officer

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