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San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

Inspiring children to learn about our world through exploration, imagination, and experimentation.

four stars

91.02

320 North Broadway Escondido, CA 92025
tel: (760) 233-7755   Web Site
EIN: 33-0912735

Board Leadership
Erick Altona
Board Chair

CEO
Javier Guerrero
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.02 four stars
  Financial 87.96 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1999 San Diego Children's Discovery Museum has been "inspiring children to learn about our world through exploration, imagination, and experimentation." Today we remain the only hands-on educational children's museum in North San Diego County, serving children ages 0-10 with interactive exhibits and programs focused on science, world cultures, and art. Our central location in Escondido allows us to serve children and families across San Diego County, as well as West Imperial County, and South Riverside and Orange Counties.

Since 1999 San Diego Children's Discovery Museum has been "inspiring children to learn about our world through exploration, imagination, and experimentation." Today we remain the only hands-on educational children's museum in North San Diego County, serving children ages 0-10 with interactive exhibits and programs focused on science, world cultures, and art. Our central location in Escondido allows us to serve children and families across San Diego County, as well as West Imperial County, and South Riverside and Orange Counties.

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Financial

three stars

87.96

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 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)
76.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.44
  Program Expenses Growth 25.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Diego Children's Discovery Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Diego Children's Discovery Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum (CA) 91.02 four stars
The Children's Museum of Memphis (TN) 85.09 three stars
Lincoln Children's Museum (NE) 86.62 three stars
Minnesota Children's Museum (MN) 88.69 three stars
EdVenture (SC) 86.39 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $999,692
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $154,969
   Fundraising Events $70,472
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $20,000
Total Contributions $1,245,133
   Program Service Revenue $416,985
Total Primary Revenue $1,662,118
   Other Revenue $53,500
TOTAL REVENUE $1,715,618
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,173,113
   Administrative Expenses $139,893
   Fundraising Expenses $203,890
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,516,896
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $198,722
   
Net Assets $1,876,925

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 Learning Experiences and Guided Play $1,173,113 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 07/01/2018 91.02 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 87.12 three stars
2015-06 04/01/2017 82.08 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 33-0912735
Name in IRS Master File SAN DIEGO CHILDRENS DISCOVERY MUSEUM
NTEE Code A52
NTEE Classification Children's Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational 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 January, 2001
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 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
$129,583 8.54% Javier Guerrero Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum (CA) 91.02 four stars
Boston Children's Museum (MA) 89.89 three stars
The Doseum (TX) 92.02 four stars
Kidspace Children's Museum (CA) 94.98 four stars
Amazement Square (VA) 87.92 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

San Diego Children's Discovery Museum
320 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
tel: (760) 233-7755
EIN: 33-0912735

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Board Leadership

Erick Altona
Board Chair

CEO

Javier Guerrero
Executive Director

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