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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Discover the nature of your universe

three stars

89.53

One Wade Oval Drive Cleveland, OH 44106
tel: (216) 231-4600   Web Site
EIN: 34-0714338

Board Leadership
Jonathon L. Grimm
President

CEO
Evalyn Gates
Executive Director and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.53 three stars
  Financial 85.51 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

85.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
71.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 10.78
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cleveland Museum of Natural History on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cleveland Museum of Natural History on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cleveland Museum of Natural History (OH) 89.53 three stars
Chicago Academy of Sciences (IL) 86.09 three stars
Fernbank Museum of Natural History (GA) 96.03 four stars
Perot Museum of Nature and Science (TX) 95.05 four stars
Science Museum of Western Virginia (VA) 85.57 three stars

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Founded in 1920, Cleveland Museum of Natural History works to inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of natural diversity, the fostering of health, and leadership to a sustainable future. The Museum's permanent exhibits include a three million-year-old human ancestor, known as Lucy, and one of the most complete mounted sauropods on display anywhere in the world. The Museum also features a planetarium; observatory; discovery center; live animal shows; and a wildlife center and woods garden highlighting native Ohio flora and fauna, including bobcats, river otters and birds of prey. Outside Museum walls, the Natural Areas Program protects more than 4,000 acres of rare habitat in Northern Ohio. The Museum announced two mergers in 2007: HealthSpace Cleveland in January 2007, and EcoCity Cleveland in June 2007.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,153,025
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $628,017
   Fundraising Events $900
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,183,662
Total Contributions $19,965,604
   Program Service Revenue $2,051,810
Total Primary Revenue $22,017,414
   Other Revenue $3,792,173
TOTAL REVENUE $25,809,587
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,407,059
   Administrative Expenses $2,258,471
   Fundraising Expenses $2,760,415
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,425,945
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,383,642
   
Net Assets $201,668,194

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
Collections and Research $5,802,336 50.9%
Education $2,555,050 22.4%
Exhibits $2,506,242 22.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 10/01/2016 89.53 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.93 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 89.64 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 86.68 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 90.06 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 81.45 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 85.24 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 84.64 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 82.29 three stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 79.01 two stars
2007-06 05/01/2009 78.47 two stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 68.47 one star
2005-06 11/01/2006 80.28 three stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 82.19 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 83.59 three stars
2002-06 05/01/2004 81.94 three stars
2001-06 06/09/2003 84.77 three 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 34-0714338
Name in IRS Master File CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
NTEE Code A56
NTEE Classification Natural History, Natural Science Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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 February, 1930
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$279,950 1.70% Evalyn Gates Chief Executive Officer

Founded in 1920, Cleveland Museum of Natural History works to inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of natural diversity, the fostering of health, and leadership to a sustainable future. The Museum's permanent exhibits include a three million-year-old human ancestor, known as Lucy, and one of the most complete mounted sauropods on display anywhere in the world. The Museum also features a planetarium; observatory; discovery center; live animal shows; and a wildlife center and woods garden highlighting native Ohio flora and fauna, including bobcats, river otters and birds of prey. Outside Museum walls, the Natural Areas Program protects more than 4,000 acres of rare habitat in Northern Ohio. The Museum announced two mergers in 2007: HealthSpace Cleveland in January 2007, and EcoCity Cleveland in June 2007.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cleveland Museum of Natural History (OH) 89.53 three stars
South Florida Museum (FL) 89.39 three stars
Virginia Living Museum (VA) 88.54 three stars
California Academy of Sciences (CA) 89.88 three stars
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (PA) 90.26 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
One Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106
tel: (216) 231-4600
EIN: 34-0714338

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Board Leadership

Jonathon L. Grimm
President

CEO

Evalyn Gates
Executive Director and CEO

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