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The New Children's Museum

think play create

four stars

95.62

200 West Island Avenue San Diego, CA 92101
tel: (619) 233-8792   Web Site
EIN: 95-3619583

Board Leadership
Caroline Perry
Chair

CEO
Reed Vickerman
Interim Executive Director, COO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.62 four stars
  Financial 93.81 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The New Children's Museum is a new model of children's museum whose mission is to stimulate imagination, creativity and critical thinking in children and families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art. The Museum offers opportunities for children of all ages to experience the arts in ways that are meaningful to them, whether it's an energetic romp through the climbing structures, a thoughtful sculpting of a clay figure during a day visit, or recurring participation in camps, workshops and other in-depth programming.

The New Children's Museum is a new model of children's museum whose mission is to stimulate imagination, creativity and critical thinking in children and families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art. The Museum offers opportunities for children of all ages to experience the arts in ways that are meaningful to them, whether it's an energetic romp through the climbing structures, a thoughtful sculpting of a clay figure during a day visit, or recurring participation in camps, workshops and other in-depth programming.

Financial

four stars

93.81

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
79.1%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.93
  Program Expenses Growth 10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The New Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The New Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees, Social media comments, observation
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, For formal program evaluations
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners, Varies
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The New Children's Museum (CA) 95.62 four stars
Please Touch Museum (PA) 88.34 three stars
Kidspace Children's Museum (CA) 85.17 three stars
Children's Museum Tucson-Oro Valley (AZ) 85.87 three stars
Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus (CO) 89.81 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $986,199
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $353,295
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $485,732
Total Contributions $1,825,226
   Program Service Revenue $3,267,653
Total Primary Revenue $5,092,879
   Other Revenue $-100,737
TOTAL REVENUE $4,992,142
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,252,256
   Administrative Expenses $710,175
   Fundraising Expenses $436,147
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,398,578
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-406,436
   
Net Assets $19,845,296

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
Exhibitions and Studios $4,252,256 100.0%

Ratings History
The New Children's Museum has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 95.62 four stars
2018-12 12/20/2019 95.35 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 93.50 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 88.62 three stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 90.50 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 90.09 four stars
2014-12 09/01/2016 92.56 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 95-3619583
Name in IRS Master File THE NEW CHILDRENS MUSEUM
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.
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(119) Other cultural or historical 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 August, 1981
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
$209,810 3.88% Judy Forrester CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The New Children's Museum (CA) 95.62 four stars
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (MA) 85.96 three stars
The Children's Museum of Cleveland (OH) 86.54 three stars
Bay Area Discovery Museum (CA) 87.85 three stars
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum (CA) 89.83 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The New Children's Museum
200 West Island Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
tel: (619) 233-8792
EIN: 95-3619583

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Board Leadership

Caroline Perry
Chair

CEO

Reed Vickerman
Interim Executive Director, COO

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