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Zimmer Children's Museum

Playing our way to a better world

four stars

90.02

6505 Wilshire Boulevard #100 Los Angeles, CA 90048
tel: (323) 761-8984   Web Site
EIN: 20-1470992

Board Leadership
Andy Kaplan
Chairperson

CEO
Esther Netter
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.02 four stars
  Financial * 85.89 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
*Please note that this organization recently received a 4-star rating for the same fiscal period under Charity Navigator's previous 2.0 methodology. You can view that rating via the Historical Ratings tab.
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial *

three stars

85.89

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

*Please note that this organization recently received a 4-star rating for the same fiscal period under Charity Navigator's previous 2.0 methodology. You can view that rating via the Historical Ratings tab.
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
77.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth 12.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Zimmer Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Zimmer Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Zimmer Children's Museum (CA) 90.02 four stars
Children's Museum of Manhattan (NY) 85.26 three stars
Minnesota Children's Museum (MN) 85.98 three stars
Louisiana Children's Museum (LA) 88.36 three stars
Mississippi Children's Museum (MS) 94.39 four stars

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The Zimmer Children's Museum's mission is to make a better society through interactive learning, creative self-expression and art experiences for children and families. We are dedicated to teaching people about the BIG IDEAS of global citizenship, community responsibility, and cultural sensitivity. The Zimmer Children's Museum is a non-profit cultural institution located on Museum Row in Los Angeles, and features hands-on exhibits for children 0-8 to explore BIG IDEAS in creative and inspiring settings. The Zimmer is also the only museum dedicated specifically to kids and families in Los Angeles. Through the power of play, children will learn about human values such as respect for others, helping those in need, generosity, and creativity.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $582,445
   Federated Campaigns $378,000
   Membership Dues $124,780
   Fundraising Events $582,270
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $74,550
Total Contributions $1,742,045
   Program Service Revenue $275,218
Total Primary Revenue $2,017,263
   Other Revenue $168,311
TOTAL REVENUE $2,185,574
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,920,442
   Administrative Expenses $342,097
   Fundraising Expenses $157,249
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,419,788
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-234,214
   
Net Assets $856,713

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
Arts Education Programs $706,591 36.8%
Museum Programs $1,213,851 63.2%

Ratings History
Zimmer Children's Museum has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.02 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2016 90.70 four 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 20-1470992
Name in IRS Master File ZIMMER CHILDRENS MUSEUM
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 February, 2005
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$201,045 8.30% Esther Netter President, CEO

The Zimmer Children's Museum's mission is to make a better society through interactive learning, creative self-expression and art experiences for children and families. We are dedicated to teaching people about the BIG IDEAS of global citizenship, community responsibility, and cultural sensitivity. The Zimmer Children's Museum is a non-profit cultural institution located on Museum Row in Los Angeles, and features hands-on exhibits for children 0-8 to explore BIG IDEAS in creative and inspiring settings. The Zimmer is also the only museum dedicated specifically to kids and families in Los Angeles. Through the power of play, children will learn about human values such as respect for others, helping those in need, generosity, and creativity.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Zimmer Children's Museum (CA) 90.02 four stars
Boston Children's Museum (MA) 90.34 four stars
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh (PA) 88.24 three stars
The Children's Museum of Memphis (TN) 91.61 four stars
Kidspace Children's Museum (CA) 91.63 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Zimmer Children's Museum
6505 Wilshire Boulevard #100
Los Angeles, CA 90048
tel: (323) 761-8984
fax: (323) 761-8990
EIN: 20-1470992

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Board Leadership

Andy Kaplan
Chairperson

CEO

Esther Netter
Chief Executive Officer

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