Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Inspiring life-long learning of natural history

four stars

93.99

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

Board Leadership
W. Ron Hinson
Chair

CEO
Jennifer Grant Warner
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.99 four stars
  Financial 95.20 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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, a Giant Screen Theatre, Giants of the Mesozoic featuring the Giganotosaurus and Argentinosaurus, and the St. Catherine's Island Collection-an internationally acclaimed assemblage of one million artifacts that spans 5,000 years of human history.

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, a Giant Screen Theatre, Giants of the Mesozoic featuring the Giganotosaurus and Argentinosaurus, and the St. Catherine's Island Collection-an internationally acclaimed assemblage of one million artifacts that spans 5,000 years of human history.

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Financial

four stars

95.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

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)
81.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.54
  Program Expenses Growth 3.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
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 $2,807,890
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,100,789
   Fundraising Events $636,375
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,545,054
   Program Service Revenue $3,599,943
Total Primary Revenue $8,144,997
   Other Revenue $1,937,468
TOTAL REVENUE $10,082,465
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,943,155
   Administrative Expenses $1,656,701
   Fundraising Expenses $637,136
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,236,992
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,154,527
   
Net Assets $42,628,977

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$226,053 1.84% Jennifer Grant-Warner President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$400,874 3.27% Susan Neugent Former 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, a Giant Screen Theatre, Giants of the Mesozoic featuring the Giganotosaurus and Argentinosaurus, and the St. Catherine's Island Collection-an internationally acclaimed assemblage of one million artifacts that spans 5,000 years of human history.

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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

W. Ron Hinson
Chair

CEO

Jennifer Grant Warner
President, CEO