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Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago

Play, learn, and explore!

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three stars

86.98

2100 Patriot Boulevard Glenview, IL 60026
tel: (847) 832-6900   Web Site
EIN: 36-3706878

Board Leadership
Jack Ball, Jr.
Chair

CEO
Mike Delfini
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.98 three stars
  Financial 82.03 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago provides engaging informal learning environments featuring interactive exhibits and programs that encourage young children ages birth to 8 to become effective learners through self-directed complex play. Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago offers 17 interactive, hands-on exhibits. All of our exhibits and programs are aligned to the Illinois State Learning Standards and are designed to nurture a love of learning in young children.

Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago provides engaging informal learning environments featuring interactive exhibits and programs that encourage young children ages birth to 8 to become effective learners through self-directed complex play. Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago offers 17 interactive, hands-on exhibits. All of our exhibits and programs are aligned to the Illinois State Learning Standards and are designed to nurture a love of learning in young children.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total number of paid admissions
313,893
Total number of works exhibited
17
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

82.03

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
80.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.33
  Program Expenses Growth -1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago (IL) 86.98 three stars
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum (CA) 91.02 four stars
Mississippi Children's Museum (MS) 95.35 four stars
Exploration Place (KS) 87.34 three stars
Bay Area Discovery Museum (CA) 91.81 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,384,066
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $717,629
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $17,840
Total Contributions $6,119,535
   Program Service Revenue $2,210,611
Total Primary Revenue $8,330,146
   Other Revenue $-83,356
TOTAL REVENUE $8,246,790
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,458,032
   Administrative Expenses $628,453
   Fundraising Expenses $383,504
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,469,989
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,776,801
   
Net Assets $15,792,698

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
Interactive Enrichment Programs $3,458,032 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 86.98 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 86.88 three stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 89.40 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 83.46 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.05 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 80.37 three stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 79.75 two stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 78.88 two stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 75.66 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 36-3706878
Name in IRS Master File KOHL CHILDRENS MUSEUM OF GREATER CHICAGO INC
NTEE Code A52
NTEE Classification Children's 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.
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 November, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$203,708 4.55% Sheridan Turner President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago (IL) 86.98 three stars
Minnesota Children's Museum (MN) 88.69 three stars
Port Discovery Children's Museum (MD) 90.97 four stars
The Doseum (TX) 92.02 four stars
Exploration Place (KS) 87.34 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago
2100 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
tel: (847) 832-6900
fax: (847) 724-6469
EIN: 36-3706878

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Board Leadership

Jack Ball, Jr.
Chair

CEO

Mike Delfini
President and CEO

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