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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

The Children's Museum of Cleveland

Giving children the opportunity to imagine, experiment, problem-solve and communicate

three stars

86.54

3813 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115
tel: (216) 791-7114   Web Site
EIN: 34-1360267

Board Leadership
William R. Stewart, Jr.
Board Chair

CEO
Maria Campanelli
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.54 three stars
  Financial 98.87 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Children's Museum of Cleveland promotes learning through play using innovative exhibits and programs designed for all children from birth to age 8. The Museum is dedicated to being a valued resource to parents, families and community institutions that serve young children. As a leader in imaginative and creative play, The Children's Museum of Cleveland (CMC) gives children a place and the tools to write their own script and discover their own adventures through our interactive exhibits and programs.

The Children's Museum of Cleveland promotes learning through play using innovative exhibits and programs designed for all children from birth to age 8. The Museum is dedicated to being a valued resource to parents, families and community institutions that serve young children. As a leader in imaginative and creative play, The Children's Museum of Cleveland (CMC) gives children a place and the tools to write their own script and discover their own adventures through our interactive exhibits and programs.

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Financial

four stars

98.87

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
79.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.48
  Program Expenses Growth 50.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Children's Museum of Cleveland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Children's Museum of Cleveland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Children's Museum of Cleveland (OH) 86.54 three stars
Please Touch Museum (PA) 85.58 three stars
Chicago Children's Museum (IL) 85.01 three stars
The New Children's Museum (CA) 95.35 four stars
Port Discovery Children's Museum (MD) 90.97 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,770,523
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $57,742
Total Contributions $1,828,265
   Program Service Revenue $1,334,371
Total Primary Revenue $3,162,636
   Other Revenue $288,925
TOTAL REVENUE $3,451,561
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,623,181
   Administrative Expenses $81,598
   Fundraising Expenses $48,958
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,753,737
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $697,824
   
Net Assets $8,242,328

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
Museum Admission $2,623,181 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 86.54 three stars
2017-12 11/01/2019 84.86 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 34-1360267
Name in IRS Master File THE CHILDRENS MUSEUM OF CLEVELAND
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.
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, 1982
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
$100,001 3.63% Maria Campanelli Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Children's Museum of Cleveland (OH) 86.54 three stars
The Children's Museum of Atlanta (GA) 87.25 three stars
Kidspace Children's Museum (CA) 91.01 four stars
Port Discovery Children's Museum (MD) 90.97 four stars
The New Children's Museum (CA) 95.35 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Children's Museum of Cleveland
3813 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
tel: (216) 791-7114
EIN: 34-1360267

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Board Leadership

William R. Stewart, Jr.
Board Chair

CEO

Maria Campanelli
Executive Director

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