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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Children's Museum of Houston

A playground for your mind

four stars

92.76

1500 Binz Street Houston, TX 77004
tel: (713) 535-7218   Web Site
EIN: 74-2178563

Board Leadership
Brad Morgan
President

CEO
Tammie Kahn
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.76 four stars
  Financial 89.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

CMH transforms communities through innovative, child-centered learning. Founded in 1980, CMH provides bilingual, evidence-based programs serving children 0-12 years old and their parents and caregivers. 750,000 visitors attend annually, mirroring Houston's ethnic and socio-economic diversity with on-site attendance 48% Hispanic/Latino, 23% African American, 21% Anglo, and 7% Asian American. Additionally, CMH provides educational outreach for 500,000+ people at 440+ locations in low-income neighborhoods across Greater Houston. Service to low-income communities is extensive, with 36% of Museum visitors and 100% of outreach participants receiving free admission. Virtual programming launched in response to COVID-19 served 7.0 million viewers March - December 2020. Included are 3D Virtual Field Trips of exhibits, educational videos, and interactive online workshops, all of which are created by degreed educators and are aligned with classroom curriculum.

CMH transforms communities through innovative, child-centered learning. Founded in 1980, CMH provides bilingual, evidence-based programs serving children 0-12 years old and their parents and caregivers. 750,000 visitors attend annually, mirroring Houston's ethnic and socio-economic diversity with on-site attendance 48% Hispanic/Latino, 23% African American, 21% Anglo, and 7% Asian American. Additionally, CMH provides educational outreach for 500,000+ people at 440+ locations in low-income neighborhoods across Greater Houston. Service to low-income communities is extensive, with 36% of Museum visitors and 100% of outreach participants receiving free admission. Virtual programming launched in response to COVID-19 served 7.0 million viewers March - December 2020. Included are 3D Virtual Field Trips of exhibits, educational videos, and interactive online workshops, all of which are created by degreed educators and are aligned with classroom curriculum.

Financial

three stars

89.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
84.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.05
  Program Expenses Growth 0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Museum of Houston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Museum of Houston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Museum of Houston (TX) 92.76 four stars
Children's Museum Tucson-Oro Valley (AZ) 85.87 three stars
Golisano Children's Museum of Naples (FL) 88.81 three stars
EdVenture (SC) 86.26 three stars
The Children's Museum of Atlanta (GA) 88.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,326,166
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,233,310
   Fundraising Events $1,142,422
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $103,165
Total Contributions $5,805,063
   Program Service Revenue $4,423,067
Total Primary Revenue $10,228,130
   Other Revenue $1,613,264
TOTAL REVENUE $11,841,394
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,767,405
   Administrative Expenses $1,260,891
   Fundraising Expenses $589,001
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,617,297
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-775,903
   
Net Assets $37,595,364

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
Exhibitions and Education $8,902,241 82.7%
Community Outreach Programs $1,374,871 12.8%
Visitor Services $340,132 3.2%

Ratings History
Children's Museum of Houston has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 92.76 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 91.82 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 94.76 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 83.58 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 92.49 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 93.78 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.91 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 92.82 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 91.39 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 95.10 four stars
2011-06 12/20/2012 89.98 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 88.83 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 90.02 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.83 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 98.19 four stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 98.46 four stars
2007-06 12/01/2008 94.24 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 93.71 four stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 87.76 three stars
2004-06 08/01/2005 86.63 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 74-2178563
Name in IRS Master File CHILDRENS MUSEUM INC
NTEE Code A52
NTEE Classification Children's Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational 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 November, 1982
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$191,433 1.51% Tammie J. Kahn Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Museum of Houston (TX) 92.76 four stars
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The Children's Museum of Cleveland (OH) 86.54 three stars
Amazement Square (VA) 89.81 three stars
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum (CA) 89.83 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Children's Museum of Houston
1500 Binz Street
Houston, TX 77004
tel: (713) 535-7218
EIN: 74-2178563

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Board Leadership

Brad Morgan
President

CEO

Tammie Kahn
Executive Director

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