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Children's Museum of Manhattan

Inspiring children and families to learn

three stars

82.29

The Tisch Building 212 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024
tel: (212) 721-1223   Web Site
EIN: 13-2761376

Board Leadership
Matthew Messinger & Shannon Bauer Aronson
Co-Chairs

CEO
Andy Ackerman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.29 three stars
  Financial 75.96 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) is to inspire children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs. Last year, CMOM served more than 350,000 people, which included 65,000 children who visited the Museum as part of a school group or through one of the Museum's off-site partners. CMOM is committed to making its exhibits and programs available to all, and with nearly 50 sites around New York City, we continually reach thousands of families who might not otherwise be able to benefit from our services. CMOM's four priority areas are meant to impact children in ways that will last a lifetime: early childhood education; creativity in the arts and sciences; healthy lifestyles; and the exploration of world cultures.

The mission of the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) is to inspire children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs. Last year, CMOM served more than 350,000 people, which included 65,000 children who visited the Museum as part of a school group or through one of the Museum's off-site partners. CMOM is committed to making its exhibits and programs available to all, and with nearly 50 sites around New York City, we continually reach thousands of families who might not otherwise be able to benefit from our services. CMOM's four priority areas are meant to impact children in ways that will last a lifetime: early childhood education; creativity in the arts and sciences; healthy lifestyles; and the exploration of world cultures.

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Financial

two stars

75.96

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
70.1%
  Administrative Expenses 19.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.94
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 41.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Museum of Manhattan on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Museum of Manhattan on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Museum of Manhattan (NY) 82.29 three stars
Please Touch Museum (PA) 85.58 three stars
Children's Museum of Richmond (VA) 88.98 three stars
Children's Museum of Houston (TX) 91.82 four stars
The Strong National Museum of Play (NY) 88.54 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $45,167,502
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $725,263
   Fundraising Events $1,158,625
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $275,834
Total Contributions $47,327,224
   Program Service Revenue $690,947
Total Primary Revenue $48,018,171
   Other Revenue $-149,709
TOTAL REVENUE $47,868,462
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,573,051
   Administrative Expenses $1,261,363
   Fundraising Expenses $1,290,190
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,124,604
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $40,743,858
   
Net Assets $46,740,747

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 11/01/2019 82.29 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 85.38 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 89.69 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 85.26 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.46 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 90.16 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 88.83 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 88.63 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 84.32 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 78.89 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 82.95 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 90.18 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 87.38 three stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 76.48 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 67.32 one star
2004-06 07/01/2005 58.55 one star
2003-06 10/01/2004 80.28 three stars
2002-06 05/01/2004 70.84 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 72.09 two 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 13-2761376
Name in IRS Master File CHILDRENS MUSEUM OF MANHATTAN
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 (349) Other youth organization or activities
(119) Other cultural or historical 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 July, 1974
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$234,000 3.28% Andrew Ackerman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Museum of Manhattan (NY) 82.29 three stars
Port Discovery Children's Museum (MD) 90.97 four stars
Minnesota Children's Museum (MN) 88.69 three stars
The Strong National Museum of Play (NY) 88.54 three stars
DISCOVERY Children's Museum (NV) 85.93 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Children's Museum of Manhattan
The Tisch Building
212 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024
tel: (212) 721-1223
EIN: 13-2761376

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Board Leadership

Matthew Messinger & Shannon Bauer Aronson
Co-Chairs

CEO

Andy Ackerman
Executive Director

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