Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

The Tech Museum of Innovation

Inspiring the innovator in everyone

four stars

95.79

201 South Market Street San Jose, CA 95113
tel: (408) 294-8324   Web Site
EIN: 94-2864660

Board Leadership
Christopher S. DiGiorgio
Board Chair

CEO
Tim Ritchie
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.79 four stars
  Financial 95.59 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Opened in 1990, The Tech Museum of Innovation is an educational resource established to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives, and to inspire the young to become innovators in the technologies of the future. An expansive variety of interactive exhibits and unique floor programs showcase not just how technology works, but how it affects who we are and how we live, work, play and learn. The Tech's 132,000 square feet are divided among themed galleries focused on innovation, the internet, the human body, and exploration. Annually, The Tech plays host to roughly 400,000 guests - 80,000 of whom visit as part of a school field trip - making it one of California's most popular destinations.

Opened in 1990, The Tech Museum of Innovation is an educational resource established to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives, and to inspire the young to become innovators in the technologies of the future. An expansive variety of interactive exhibits and unique floor programs showcase not just how technology works, but how it affects who we are and how we live, work, play and learn. The Tech's 132,000 square feet are divided among themed galleries focused on innovation, the internet, the human body, and exploration. Annually, The Tech plays host to roughly 400,000 guests - 80,000 of whom visit as part of a school field trip - making it one of California's most popular destinations.

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Financial

four stars

95.59

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
76.7%
  Administrative Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.73
  Program Expenses Growth 11.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Tech Museum of Innovation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Tech Museum of Innovation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,306,198
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,132,637
Total Contributions $20,438,835
   Program Service Revenue $5,635,454
Total Primary Revenue $26,074,289
   Other Revenue $307,747
TOTAL REVENUE $26,382,036
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,925,111
   Administrative Expenses $3,346,570
   Fundraising Expenses $1,506,293
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $21,777,974
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,604,062
   
Net Assets $71,029,934

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$368,727 1.69% Tim Ritchie President

Mission

Opened in 1990, The Tech Museum of Innovation is an educational resource established to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives, and to inspire the young to become innovators in the technologies of the future. An expansive variety of interactive exhibits and unique floor programs showcase not just how technology works, but how it affects who we are and how we live, work, play and learn. The Tech's 132,000 square feet are divided among themed galleries focused on innovation, the internet, the human body, and exploration. Annually, The Tech plays host to roughly 400,000 guests - 80,000 of whom visit as part of a school field trip - making it one of California's most popular destinations.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Tech Museum of Innovation (CA) 95.79 four stars
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McWane Science Center (AL) 88.11 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Tech Museum of Innovation
201 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
tel: (408) 294-8324
fax: (408) 279-7167
EIN: 94-2864660

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Board Leadership

Christopher S. DiGiorgio
Board Chair

CEO

Tim Ritchie
President and CEO