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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Dayton Society of Natural History

Explore, dream, learn

three stars

85.71

2600 Deweese Parkway Dayton, OH 45414
tel: (937) 275-7431   Web Site
EIN: 31-0585917

Board Leadership
Brian Prenger
Chair

CEO
Mark J. Meister
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.71 three stars
  Financial 83.05 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

83.05

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
82.9%
  Administrative Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dayton Society of Natural History on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dayton Society of Natural History on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dayton Society of Natural History (OH) 85.71 three stars
Historic Deerfield (MA) 89.75 three stars
Museum of Arts & Design (NY) 86.47 three stars
Exploratorium (CA) 91.11 four stars
Museum of New Mexico Foundation (NM) 97.92 four stars

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The Dayton Society of Natural History is the parent organization of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and its sister organization, SunWatch Indian Village, a partially reconstructed Fort Ancient period Native American village along the Great Miami River. The Boonshoft Museum's mission is to be the premier regional provider of interactive science learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote a broad understanding of the world. The Museum also works to preserve, protect, and enhance its anthropology, geology, paleontology, and biology collections, and to make these collections available for exhibition, education, and research purposes.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,566,015
   Federated Campaigns $671
   Membership Dues $520,906
   Fundraising Events $79,378
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $48,106
Total Contributions $2,215,076
   Program Service Revenue $1,261,602
Total Primary Revenue $3,476,678
   Other Revenue $1,470,424
TOTAL REVENUE $4,947,102
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,051,427
   Administrative Expenses $910,023
   Fundraising Expenses $254,725
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,216,175
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,269,073
   
Net Assets $20,542,475

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
Maintenance of Museum & Archaeological Park $5,051,427 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 07/01/2017 85.71 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.15 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 85.38 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 81.21 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 80.12 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 86.44 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 86.78 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.22 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 85.57 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 83.06 three stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 76.29 two stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 77.11 two stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 77.28 two stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 81.53 three stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 79.72 two stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 95.80 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 85.29 three stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 96.10 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 31-0585917
Name in IRS Master File DAYTON SOCIETY OF NATURAL HISTORY DAYTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
NTEE Code A56
NTEE Classification Natural History, Natural Science Museums
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 July, 1958
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$160,822 2.58% Mark J. Meister President, CEO

The Dayton Society of Natural History is the parent organization of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and its sister organization, SunWatch Indian Village, a partially reconstructed Fort Ancient period Native American village along the Great Miami River. The Boonshoft Museum's mission is to be the premier regional provider of interactive science learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote a broad understanding of the world. The Museum also works to preserve, protect, and enhance its anthropology, geology, paleontology, and biology collections, and to make these collections available for exhibition, education, and research purposes.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dayton Society of Natural History (OH) 85.71 three stars
Buffalo Bill Center of the West (WY) 96.25 four stars
Evansville Museum (IN) 85.69 three stars
Exploratorium (CA) 91.11 four stars
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (PA) 88.01 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Dayton Society of Natural History
2600 Deweese Parkway
Dayton, OH 45414
tel: (937) 275-7431
fax: (937) 275-5811
TTY: (937) 278-6076
EIN: 31-0585917

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Board Leadership

Brian Prenger
Chair

CEO

Mark J. Meister
President, CEO

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