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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago

Play, learn, and explore!

three stars

87.47

2100 Patriot Boulevard Glenview, IL 60026
tel: (847) 832-6885   Web Site
EIN: 36-3706878

Board Leadership
Kimberly Bors
Chair

CEO
Mike Delfini
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.47 three stars
  Financial 82.28 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

three stars

82.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
78.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.68
  Program Expenses Growth -0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.5%
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) 87.47 three stars
Children's Museum of Manhattan (NY) 85.91 three stars
Kidspace Children's Museum (CA) 85.17 three stars
The New Children's Museum (CA) 95.62 four stars
Golisano Children's Museum of Naples (FL) 88.81 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,411,157
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $522,329
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $23,250
Total Contributions $4,956,736
   Program Service Revenue $2,152,013
Total Primary Revenue $7,108,749
   Other Revenue $-184,625
TOTAL REVENUE $6,924,124
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,796,040
   Administrative Expenses $675,666
   Fundraising Expenses $456,343
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,928,049
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,996,075
   
Net Assets $17,786,871

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 $3,796,040 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 87.47 three stars
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Mike Delfini President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$206,375 4.18% Sheridan Turner Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago (IL) 87.47 three stars
Children's Museum of Richmond (VA) 87.97 three stars
The Children's Museum of Atlanta (GA) 88.14 three stars
EdVenture (SC) 86.26 three stars
Discovery Museum (MA) 89.95 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago
2100 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
tel: (847) 832-6885
fax: (847) 724-6469
EIN: 36-3706878

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Board Leadership

Kimberly Bors
Chair

CEO

Mike Delfini
President and CEO

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