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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

The Wild Center

Igniting an enduring passion for the Adirondacks where people and nature can thrive together

three stars

84.44

45 Museum Drive Tupper Lake, NY 12986
tel: (518) 359-7800   Web Site
EIN: 14-1811534

Board Leadership
Nancy K. Simpkins
President

CEO
Stephanie Ratcliffe
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.44 three stars
  Financial 79.15 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Wild Center's mission is to ignite an enduring passion for the Adirondacks where people and nature can thrive together and offer an example for the world. We believe that people and the rest of the natural world can thrive together. We think that with the help of science we can move beyond our present challenges where our economy often comes at the expense of the natural world, and find ways to have a vibrant human economy and thriving nature. The Wild Center is committed to helping the Adirondacks become a model for this idea, and one that can lead by example.

The Wild Center's mission is to ignite an enduring passion for the Adirondacks where people and nature can thrive together and offer an example for the world. We believe that people and the rest of the natural world can thrive together. We think that with the help of science we can move beyond our present challenges where our economy often comes at the expense of the natural world, and find ways to have a vibrant human economy and thriving nature. The Wild Center is committed to helping the Adirondacks become a model for this idea, and one that can lead by example.

Financial

two stars

79.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
69.8%
  Administrative Expenses 20.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.32
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Wild Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Wild Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Wild Center (NY) 84.44 three stars
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center (OH) 89.78 three stars
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (CO) 89.07 three stars
Glynwood (NY) 85.18 three stars
World Forestry Center (OR) 87.55 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,271,834
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $383,648
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $333,009
Total Contributions $2,988,491
   Program Service Revenue $1,356,104
Total Primary Revenue $4,344,595
   Other Revenue $427,849
TOTAL REVENUE $4,772,444
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,046,937
   Administrative Expenses $1,135,095
   Fundraising Expenses $482,796
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,664,828
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-892,384
   
Net Assets $31,660,197

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 84.44 three stars
2018-12 04/01/2020 88.55 three stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 90.89 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 86.69 three stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 85.04 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 14-1811534
Name in IRS Master File NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF THE ADIRONDACKS
NTEE Code A56
NTEE Classification Natural History, Natural Science Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 June, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$181,343 3.20% Stephanie Ratcliffe Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Wild Center (NY) 84.44 three stars
World Forestry Center (OR) 87.55 three stars
Walking Mountains Science Center (CO) 91.46 four stars
Great Meadow Foundation (VA) 87.27 three stars
Greater Newark Conservancy (NJ) 87.70 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Wild Center
45 Museum Drive
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
tel: (518) 359-7800
EIN: 14-1811534

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Board Leadership

Nancy K. Simpkins
President

CEO

Stephanie Ratcliffe
Executive Director

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