Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Ignite a passion for science, nature and human culture through exploration and discovery.

four stars

91.69

767 Clifton Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30307
tel: (404) 929-6371   Web Site
EIN: 58-6028607

Board Leadership
Caryl G. Smith
Chair

CEO
Jennifer Grant Warner
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.69 four stars
  Financial 90.57 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Fernbank's mission is to ignite a passion for science, nature and human culture through exploration and discovery.

Values:
- Science and the natural world inspire us
- Curiosity drives us
- Inclusivity strengthens us
- Community empowers us
- Resourcefulness advances us
- Integrity grounds us

Fernbank's mission is to ignite a passion for science, nature and human culture through exploration and discovery.

Values:
- Science and the natural world inspire us
- Curiosity drives us
- Inclusivity strengthens us
- Community empowers us
- Resourcefulness advances us
- Integrity grounds us

Impact Information

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Financial

four stars

90.57

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.30
  Program Expenses Growth 1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fernbank Museum of Natural History on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fernbank Museum of Natural History on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,856,928
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,377,441
   Fundraising Events $607,630
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,841,999
   Program Service Revenue $3,703,189
Total Primary Revenue $8,545,188
   Other Revenue $2,219,038
TOTAL REVENUE $10,764,226
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,764,767
   Administrative Expenses $1,706,674
   Fundraising Expenses $728,682
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,200,123
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,435,897
   
Net Assets $40,584,930

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$249,498 2.04% Jennifer Grant-Warner President, CEO

Mission

Fernbank's mission is to ignite a passion for science, nature and human culture through exploration and discovery.

Values:
- Science and the natural world inspire us
- Curiosity drives us
- Inclusivity strengthens us
- Community empowers us
- Resourcefulness advances us
- Integrity grounds us

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fernbank Museum of Natural History (GA) 91.69 four stars
Delaware Museum of Natural History (DE) 91.65 four stars
Perot Museum of Nature and Science (TX) 89.15 three stars
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center (VT) 91.18 four stars
American Friends of the Israel Museum (NY) 90.86 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
tel: (404) 929-6371
EIN: 58-6028607

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Board Leadership

Caryl G. Smith
Chair

CEO

Jennifer Grant Warner
President, CEO