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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

The New Children's Museum

think play create

four stars

93.50

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

Board Leadership
Tom Rosso
Chair

CEO
Judy Forrester
CEO and Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.50 four stars
  Financial 90.82 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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

90.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
77.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.83
  Program Expenses Growth 8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The New Children's Museum (CA) 93.50 four stars
Imagine Children's Museum (WA) 96.07 four stars
EdVenture (SC) 86.39 three stars
Exploration Place (KS) 87.34 three stars
Lincoln Children's Museum (NE) 86.62 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,384,738
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $227,036
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $285,344
Total Contributions $1,897,118
   Program Service Revenue $2,174,520
Total Primary Revenue $4,071,638
   Other Revenue $60,260
TOTAL REVENUE $4,131,898
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,746,932
   Administrative Expenses $577,677
   Fundraising Expenses $365,756
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,690,365
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-558,467
   
Net Assets $20,797,214

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$192,977 4.11% Judy Forrester Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The New Children's Museum (CA) 93.50 four stars
DISCOVERY Children's Museum (NV) 88.33 three stars
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum (CA) 91.02 four stars
Lincoln Children's Museum (NE) 86.62 three stars
Bay Area Discovery Museum (CA) 91.33 four 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

Tom Rosso
Chair

CEO

Judy Forrester
CEO and Executive Director

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