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Roberson Museum and Science Center

Imagine. Explore.

three stars

87.92

30 Front Street Binghamton, NY 13905
tel: (607) 772-0660   Web Site
EIN: 37-1844297

Board Leadership
Mark S. Gorgos
President

CEO
Michael Grasso
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.92 three stars
  Financial 91.84 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Roberson engages and educates people of all ages and backgrounds by providing regionally significant exhibitions and programs in art, history, and science.

Roberson engages and educates people of all ages and backgrounds by providing regionally significant exhibitions and programs in art, history, and science.

Financial

four stars

91.84

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

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)
72.6%
  Administrative Expenses 19.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.50
  Program Expenses Growth 15.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Roberson Museum and Science Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Roberson Museum and Science Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Roberson Museum and Science Center (NY) 87.92 three stars
Museum of New Mexico Foundation (NM) 92.37 four stars
Historic Deerfield (MA) 92.21 four stars
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center (CA) 93.35 four stars
Cape Ann Museum (MA) 93.77 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $803,855
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $49,411
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $32,516
   Government Grants $71,500
Total Contributions $957,282
   Program Service Revenue $349,606
Total Primary Revenue $1,306,888
   Other Revenue $165,739
TOTAL REVENUE $1,472,627
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,049,152
   Administrative Expenses $164,584
   Fundraising Expenses $76,329
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,290,065
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $182,562
   
Net Assets $4,368,330

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
2019-06 12/23/2020 87.92 three stars
2018-06 11/01/2019 85.00 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 85.08 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 84.27 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 84.28 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.06 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 84.97 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 82.43 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 89.71 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 70.69 two stars
2010-06 10/01/2011 73.14 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 65.87 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 02/01/2011 65.75 one star
2008-06 04/01/2009 67.91 one star
2006-06 04/01/2008 66.75 one star
2005-06 06/01/2006 60.38 one star
2004-06 06/01/2005 63.15 one star
2003-06 09/01/2004 74.18 two 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 37-1844297
Name in IRS Master File ROBERSON MUSEUM AND SCIENCE CENTER
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
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 April, 2017
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, 2017
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO
Other Salaries of Note
None reported -- Michael Grasso Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Roberson Museum and Science Center (NY) 87.92 three stars
Flint Cultural Center Corporation (MI) 86.44 three stars
Buffalo Bill Center of the West (WY) 85.81 three stars
Exploratorium (CA) 90.55 four stars
Museum of the Southwest (TX) 89.14 three stars

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Roberson Museum and Science Center
30 Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
tel: (607) 772-0660
EIN: 37-1844297

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Board Leadership

Mark S. Gorgos
President

CEO

Michael Grasso
Executive Director

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