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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Engaging our diverse community through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits

three stars

82.19

1600 Gendy Street Fort Worth, TX 76107
tel: (817) 255-9404   Web Site
EIN: 75-0755335

Board Leadership
William Pollard
Chair

CEO
Van Romans
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.19 three stars
  Financial 82.40 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Dedicated to lifelong learning and anchored by our rich collections, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History engages our diverse community through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the stories of Texas and the Southwest.

Dedicated to lifelong learning and anchored by our rich collections, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History engages our diverse community through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the stories of Texas and the Southwest.

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Financial

three stars

82.40

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
70.0%
  Administrative Expenses 22.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.72
  Program Expenses Growth 1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fort Worth Museum of Science and History on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fort Worth Museum of Science and History on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (TX) 82.19 three stars
Delaware Museum of Natural History (DE) 91.65 four stars
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (IL) 88.97 three stars
The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum (TX) 91.68 four stars
Virginia Living Museum (VA) 94.73 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,076,595
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,108,502
   Fundraising Events $25,400
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $36,750
Total Contributions $10,247,247
   Program Service Revenue $3,497,717
Total Primary Revenue $13,744,964
   Other Revenue $864,649
TOTAL REVENUE $14,609,613
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,516,656
   Administrative Expenses $3,234,287
   Fundraising Expenses $594,734
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,345,677
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,263,936
   
Net Assets $53,140,428

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 Collections and Exhibitions $6,740,137 70.8%
Educational Programs $1,544,929 16.2%
Omni Theater $1,231,590 12.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 03/01/2020 82.19 three stars
2017-09 12/01/2019 80.17 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 75-0755335
Name in IRS Master File FORT WORTH MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational 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 June, 1948
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$335,218 2.51% Van Romans President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (TX) 82.19 three stars
San Diego Museum of Man (CA) 91.94 four stars
Fernbank Museum of Natural History (GA) 91.69 four stars
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center (VT) 91.18 four stars
The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum (TX) 91.68 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
tel: (817) 255-9404
fax: (817) 732-7635
EIN: 75-0755335

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Board Leadership

William Pollard
Chair

CEO

Van Romans
President

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