Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

COSI Center of Science and Industry

Science education through hands-on discovery

three stars

87.66

333 West Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215
tel: (614) 228-2674   Web Site
EIN: 31-4383802

Board Leadership
Tom Dailey
Chair

CEO
Frederic Bertley
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.66 three stars
  Financial 86.46 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

COSI Columbus provides an exciting and informative atmosphere for those of all ages to discover more about our environment, our accomplishments, our heritage, and ourselves. We motivate a desire toward a better understanding of science, industry, health, and history through involvement in exhibits, demonstrations, and a variety of educational activities and experiences. COSI is for the enrichment of the individual and for a more rewarding life on our planet, Earth. Since its opening in 1964, COSI has welcomed nearly 20 million visitors from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries.

COSI Columbus provides an exciting and informative atmosphere for those of all ages to discover more about our environment, our accomplishments, our heritage, and ourselves. We motivate a desire toward a better understanding of science, industry, health, and history through involvement in exhibits, demonstrations, and a variety of educational activities and experiences. COSI is for the enrichment of the individual and for a more rewarding life on our planet, Earth. Since its opening in 1964, COSI has welcomed nearly 20 million visitors from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries.

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Financial

three stars

86.46

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
86.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.93
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by COSI Center of Science and Industry on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by COSI Center of Science and Industry on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,956,801
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $3,157,876
   Fundraising Events $248,867
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $970,319
Total Contributions $7,333,863
   Program Service Revenue $12,544,039
Total Primary Revenue $19,877,902
   Other Revenue $538,815
TOTAL REVENUE $20,416,717
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,582,600
   Administrative Expenses $2,088,518
   Fundraising Expenses $666,166
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,337,284
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,079,433
   
Net Assets $18,291,967

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$343,533 1.77% Frederic M. Bertley President, CEO

Mission

COSI Columbus provides an exciting and informative atmosphere for those of all ages to discover more about our environment, our accomplishments, our heritage, and ourselves. We motivate a desire toward a better understanding of science, industry, health, and history through involvement in exhibits, demonstrations, and a variety of educational activities and experiences. COSI is for the enrichment of the individual and for a more rewarding life on our planet, Earth. Since its opening in 1964, COSI has welcomed nearly 20 million visitors from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
COSI Center of Science and Industry (OH) 87.66 three stars
Living Arts & Science Center (KY) 89.38 three stars
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Discovery Place (NC) 90.80 four stars
Liberty Science Center (NJ) 91.88 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

COSI Center of Science and Industry
333 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
tel: (614) 228-2674
fax: (614) 629-3226
EIN: 31-4383802

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Board Leadership

Tom Dailey
Chair

CEO

Frederic Bertley
President, CEO