Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center

An environmental educational and habitat restoration organization

four stars

90.11

365 Marie Avenue West West St. Paul, MN 55118
tel: (651) 455-4531   Web Site
EIN: 41-6081794

Board Leadership
Allan Klein
Board President

CEO
Jason Sanders
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.11 four stars
  Financial 91.37 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center was founded in 1967 by Olivia Irvine Dodge. A pioneer in environmental education, Dodge was one of the first nature centers in the state of Minnesota. Over the past 41 years, Dodge staff has developed an expansive environmental education curriculum delivered to hundreds of thousands of school children in our surrounding communities. Dodge offers a variety of unique experiences for people of all ages. Its many landscapes provide the outdoor classrooms for more than 50 different curriculum topics for visiting school groups, space for exploring preschoolers attending our premier preschool, community education on evenings and weekends, day camp programs for school-aged children, miles of hiking trails and prairie and oak savanna restoration projects.

The Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center was founded in 1967 by Olivia Irvine Dodge. A pioneer in environmental education, Dodge was one of the first nature centers in the state of Minnesota. Over the past 41 years, Dodge staff has developed an expansive environmental education curriculum delivered to hundreds of thousands of school children in our surrounding communities. Dodge offers a variety of unique experiences for people of all ages. Its many landscapes provide the outdoor classrooms for more than 50 different curriculum topics for visiting school groups, space for exploring preschoolers attending our premier preschool, community education on evenings and weekends, day camp programs for school-aged children, miles of hiking trails and prairie and oak savanna restoration projects.

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Financial

four stars

91.37

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.37
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $871,313
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $132,074
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,003,387
   Program Service Revenue $1,178,954
Total Primary Revenue $2,182,341
   Other Revenue $697,518
TOTAL REVENUE $2,879,859
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,182,665
   Administrative Expenses $307,917
   Fundraising Expenses $139,078
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,629,660
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $250,199
   
Net Assets $20,972,767

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,191 3.54% Jason Sanders Executive Director

Mission

The Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center was founded in 1967 by Olivia Irvine Dodge. A pioneer in environmental education, Dodge was one of the first nature centers in the state of Minnesota. Over the past 41 years, Dodge staff has developed an expansive environmental education curriculum delivered to hundreds of thousands of school children in our surrounding communities. Dodge offers a variety of unique experiences for people of all ages. Its many landscapes provide the outdoor classrooms for more than 50 different curriculum topics for visiting school groups, space for exploring preschoolers attending our premier preschool, community education on evenings and weekends, day camp programs for school-aged children, miles of hiking trails and prairie and oak savanna restoration projects.

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Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center (MN) 90.11 four stars
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Irvine Nature Center (MD) 92.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center
365 Marie Avenue West
West St. Paul, MN 55118
tel: (651) 455-4531
fax: (651) 455-2575
EIN: 41-6081794

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Board Leadership

Allan Klein
Board President

CEO

Jason Sanders
Executive Director