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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Cincinnati Nature Center

Inspiring conservation

two stars

77.13

4949 Tealtown Road Milford, OH 45150
tel: (513) 831-1711   Web Site
EIN: 31-6057978

Board Leadership
Michael Mauch
Chair

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.13 two stars
  Financial 73.13 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1965, Cincinnati Nature Center works to inspire passion for nature and promote environmentally responsible choices through experience, education, and stewardship to ensure a sustainable future. Cincinnati Nature Center's two sites (Rowe Woods and Long Branch Farm & Trails) comprise over 1,600 acres of irreplaceable natural and agricultural land, making it one of the top 10 nature centers in the country. Cincinnati Nature Center's education programs reach 12,000 school children each year with hands-on lessons about ecology, and help ensure responsible stewardship of the land well into the future.

Founded in 1965, Cincinnati Nature Center works to inspire passion for nature and promote environmentally responsible choices through experience, education, and stewardship to ensure a sustainable future. Cincinnati Nature Center's two sites (Rowe Woods and Long Branch Farm & Trails) comprise over 1,600 acres of irreplaceable natural and agricultural land, making it one of the top 10 nature centers in the country. Cincinnati Nature Center's education programs reach 12,000 school children each year with hands-on lessons about ecology, and help ensure responsible stewardship of the land well into the future.

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Financial

two stars

73.13

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
65.6%
  Administrative Expenses 16.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.30
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.06
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cincinnati Nature Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cincinnati Nature Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cincinnati Nature Center (OH) 77.13 two stars
World Forestry Center (OR) 89.70 three stars
Greater Newark Conservancy (NJ) 90.07 four stars
Walking Mountains Science Center (CO) 91.46 four stars
The Park People (CO) 86.10 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,031,756
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $911,755
   Fundraising Events $48,550
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,992,061
   Program Service Revenue $521,537
Total Primary Revenue $3,513,598
   Other Revenue $4,264,938
TOTAL REVENUE $7,778,536
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,938,995
   Administrative Expenses $878,043
   Fundraising Expenses $836,506
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,653,544
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,124,992
   
Net Assets $38,944,395

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
2017-12 05/01/2019 77.13 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 81.62 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 84.82 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.78 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 87.09 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 82.97 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 87.24 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 89.84 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.32 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2008-06 06/01/2009 83.68 three stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 69.22 one star
2006-06 03/01/2007 74.58 two stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 81.04 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 84.58 three stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 85.95 three stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 95.07 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 57.05 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 31-6057978
Name in IRS Master File CINCINNATI NATURE CENTER ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code C60
NTEE Classification Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (354) Preservation of scenic beauty
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 December, 1965
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
$151,788 3.26% William H. Hopple III President & Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cincinnati Nature Center (OH) 77.13 two stars
World Forestry Center (OR) 89.70 three stars
Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center (MN) 90.11 four stars
This Is The Place Foundation (UT) 88.81 three stars
Irvine Nature Center (MD) 92.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cincinnati Nature Center
4949 Tealtown Road
Milford, OH 45150
tel: (513) 831-1711
EIN: 31-6057978

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Board Leadership

Michael Mauch
Chair

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