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Boston Children's Museum

Discover the power of play

four stars

90.80

308 Congress Street Boston, MA 02210
tel: (617) 986-3662   Web Site
EIN: 04-2103993

Board Leadership
Nirav Dagli
Chairman

CEO
Carole Charnow
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.80 four stars
  Financial 86.99 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Mission
Boston Children's Museum engages children and families in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning.

Vision
Boston Children's Museum is a welcoming, imaginative, child-centered learning environment that supports diverse families in nurturing their children's creativity and curiosity. We promote the healthy development of all children so that they will fulfill their potential and contribute to our collective wellbeing and future prosperity.

Mission
Boston Children's Museum engages children and families in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning.

Vision
Boston Children's Museum is a welcoming, imaginative, child-centered learning environment that supports diverse families in nurturing their children's creativity and curiosity. We promote the healthy development of all children so that they will fulfill their potential and contribute to our collective wellbeing and future prosperity.

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Financial

three stars

86.99

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.11
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boston Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boston Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Children's Museum (MA) 90.80 four stars
Children's Museum of Houston (TX) 91.82 four stars
The Doseum (TX) 98.23 four stars
Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago (IL) 86.98 three stars
Bay Area Discovery Museum (CA) 91.81 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,560,120
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $449,293
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $382,808
Total Contributions $2,392,221
   Program Service Revenue $5,473,443
Total Primary Revenue $7,865,664
   Other Revenue $2,791,924
TOTAL REVENUE $10,657,588
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,090,093
   Administrative Expenses $1,340,778
   Fundraising Expenses $630,298
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,061,169
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $596,419
   
Net Assets $44,806,045

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Visitor Programs $3,396,079 42.0%
Education Programs $2,561,883 31.7%
Exhibits $1,784,827 22.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 90.80 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 89.89 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 90.65 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 90.34 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.43 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.96 four stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 90.61 four stars
2012-06 02/01/2014 87.34 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 87.17 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 84.47 three stars
2010-06 04/01/2012 83.65 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 80.89 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 81.54 three stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 82.61 three stars
2007-06 12/01/2008 79.68 two stars
2006-06 09/01/2007 97.55 four stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 89.06 three stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 81.27 three stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 71.49 two stars
2002-06 08/01/2003 75.48 two stars

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

EIN 04-2103993
Name in IRS Master File THE CHILDRENS MUSEUM
NTEE Code A52
NTEE Classification Children's Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 October, 1934
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$257,764 2.56% Carole Charnow President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Children's Museum (MA) 90.80 four stars
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum (CA) 91.33 four stars
Children's Museum of Houston (TX) 91.82 four stars
Long Island Children's Museum (NY) 85.83 three stars
The New Children's Museum (CA) 93.50 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
tel: (617) 986-3662
EIN: 04-2103993

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Board Leadership

Nirav Dagli
Chairman

CEO

Carole Charnow
President, CEO

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