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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

To inspire an understanding of the natural world and ourselves as a part of it — past, present and future

two stars

71.19

109 Pequotsepos Road P.O. Box 122
Mystic, CT 06355
tel: (860) 536-1216   Web Site
EIN: 06-0884024

Board Leadership
Karen Stone
President

CEO
Davnet Schaffer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.19 two stars
  Financial 66.38 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (DNPC) provides visitors and the greater Mystic community the opportunity to experience nature first hand through miles of trails, in our natural history museum, our Nature Store, or as part of one of our many programs. Our mission is to inspire an understanding of the natural world and ourselves as part of it – past, present and future. It is our hope that through DPNC and Coogan Farm that we will help our visitors foster a personal environmental ethic.

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (DNPC) provides visitors and the greater Mystic community the opportunity to experience nature first hand through miles of trails, in our natural history museum, our Nature Store, or as part of one of our many programs. Our mission is to inspire an understanding of the natural world and ourselves as part of it – past, present and future. It is our hope that through DPNC and Coogan Farm that we will help our visitors foster a personal environmental ethic.

Financial

one star

66.38

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
59.6%
  Administrative Expenses 31.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.78
  Program Expenses Growth 1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (CT) 71.19 two stars
ODC Network (MI) 94.56 four stars
Audubon Canyon Ranch (CA) 87.92 three stars
Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center (MN) 91.61 four stars
Glynwood (NY) 85.18 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $337,180
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $58,405
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $15,054
Total Contributions $410,639
   Program Service Revenue $627,952
Total Primary Revenue $1,038,591
   Other Revenue $84,862
TOTAL REVENUE $1,123,453
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $782,502
   Administrative Expenses $472,573
   Fundraising Expenses $70,278
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,325,353
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-201,900
   
Net Assets $10,679,956

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
Environmental Education $782,502 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 02/01/2021 71.19 two stars
2018-09 02/01/2020 72.36 two stars
2017-09 12/21/2018 76.92 two stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 80.77 three stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 79.88 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 80.41 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 02/01/2016 81.53 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 06-0884024
Name in IRS Master File DENISON PEQUOTSEPOS NATURE CENTER INC
NTEE Code C60
NTEE Classification Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 January, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (CT) 71.19 two stars
Hidden Villa (CA) 93.08 four stars
Boston Harbor Now (MA) 89.97 three stars
Riveredge Nature Center (WI) 91.90 four stars
Glynwood (NY) 85.18 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center
109 Pequotsepos Road
P.O. Box 122
Mystic, CT 06355
tel: (860) 536-1216
fax: (860) 536-2983
EIN: 06-0884024

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Board Leadership

Karen Stone
President

CEO

Davnet Schaffer
Executive Director

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