Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Inspiring life-long learning of natural history

four stars

96.03

767 Clifton Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30307
tel: (404) 929-6300   Web Site
EIN: 58-6028607

Board Leadership
Teresa M. Finley
Chair

CEO
Susan E. Nuegent
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.03 four stars
  Financial 94.39 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

94.39

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.26
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
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 $6,926,831
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,090,904
   Fundraising Events $693,306
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,711,041
   Program Service Revenue $3,497,901
Total Primary Revenue $12,208,942
   Other Revenue $1,473,038
TOTAL REVENUE $13,681,980
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,909,310
   Administrative Expenses $1,448,827
   Fundraising Expenses $512,530
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,870,667
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,811,313
   
Net Assets $34,675,393

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$250,000 2.29% Susan Neugent President, CEO

Mission

Fernbank Museum of Natural History inspires life-long learning of natural history through immersive programming and unmatched experiences to encourage a greater appreciation of our planet and its inhabitants. Located in historic Druid Hills, Fernbank's 125-acre science campus includes: Fernbank Forest, 65 acres of old-growth woodlands; WildWoods which features outdoor exhibitions and trail experiences; two Olmsted Parks, Deep Deen Park and Dellwood Park; 7 historic homes; and a world-class natural history museum that houses a Dinosaur Plaza, permanent and special exhibitions, an IMAX Theatre, Giants of the Mesozoic featuring the Giganotosaurus and Argentinosaurus, and the St. Catherines Island Collection-an internationally acclaimed assemblage of one million artifacts that spans 5,000 years of human history.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fernbank Museum of Natural History (GA) 96.03 four stars
The Field Museum (IL) 85.49 three stars
San Diego Museum of Man (CA) 94.31 four stars
Science Museum of Western Virginia (VA) 85.57 three stars
Denver Museum of Nature & Science (CO) 85.91 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
tel: (404) 929-6300
fax: (404) 929-6405
EIN: 58-6028607

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Board Leadership

Teresa M. Finley
Chair

CEO

Susan E. Nuegent
President, CEO