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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Boston Children's Museum

Discover the power of play

90.00

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

Board Leadership
David Healy
Chair

CEO
Carole Charnow
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.00
  Financial 85.86
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

85.86

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
80.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.84
  Program Expenses Growth 2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.1%
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) 90.00
Louisiana Children's Museum (LA) 87.49
Children's Museum Tucson-Oro Valley (AZ) 85.87
The New Children's Museum (CA) 95.62
Discovery Museum (MA) 89.95

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,480,424
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $426,079
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $377,204
Total Contributions $3,283,707
   Program Service Revenue $5,451,237
Total Primary Revenue $8,734,944
   Other Revenue $609,098
TOTAL REVENUE $9,344,042
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,291,390
   Administrative Expenses $1,439,633
   Fundraising Expenses $668,916
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,399,939
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,055,897
   
Net Assets $43,403,573

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 $3,557,687 42.9%
Education Programs $2,822,420 34.0%
Exhibits $1,612,004 19.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 90.00
2018-06 09/03/2019 90.80
2017-06 12/01/2018 89.89
2016-06 12/01/2017 90.65
2015-06 10/01/2016 90.34
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.43
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.96
2013-06 04/01/2015 90.61
2012-06 02/01/2014 87.34
2012-06 11/01/2013 87.17
2011-06 10/01/2012 84.47
2010-06 04/01/2012 83.65
2010-06 09/20/2011 80.89
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 81.54
2008-06 02/01/2010 82.61
2007-06 12/01/2008 79.68
2006-06 09/01/2007 97.55
2005-06 11/01/2006 89.06
2004-06 10/01/2005 81.27
2003-06 08/01/2004 71.49

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$237,881 2.28% Carole Charnow President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Children's Museum (MA) 90.00
Exploration Place (KS) 89.90
Port Discovery Children's Museum (MD) 89.96
Children's Museum of Manhattan (NY) 85.91
Kidspace Children's Museum (CA) 85.17

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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

David Healy
Chair

CEO

Carole Charnow
President, CEO

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