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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

Your children's museum in Silicon Valley

94.03

180 Woz Way San Jose, CA 95110
tel: (408) 298-5437   Web Site
EIN: 94-2870828

Board Leadership
Mark Garrett
Chair

CEO
Marilee Jennings
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.03
  Financial 91.57
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

91.57

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
76.3%
  Administrative Expenses 17.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.65
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (CA) 94.03
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh (PA) 88.24
Minnesota Children's Museum (MN) 85.98
Bay Area Discovery Museum (CA) 86.56
Kidspace Children's Museum (CA) 91.63

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The Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (CDM) serves the needs of children, families and schools as a center for learning and discovery. In its unique environment, children actively make connections among ideas, people and cultures. The Museum's programs encourage children to define their role in and contribution to both local and global communities. Encompassing the broad themes of community, connections and creativity, exhibits invite self-directed, open-ended explorations, while programs provide facilitated, focused, and sustained interactions. Since opening in 1990, the Museum has welcomed over five million visitors and has offered new interactive exhibits each year that respond to children's diverse educational needs.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,636,221
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $765,630
   Fundraising Events $1,159,363
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $712,033
Total Contributions $5,273,247
   Program Service Revenue $1,906,564
Total Primary Revenue $7,179,811
   Other Revenue $669,478
TOTAL REVENUE $7,849,289
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,695,417
   Administrative Expenses $1,063,168
   Fundraising Expenses $333,674
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,092,259
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,757,030
   
Net Assets $23,515,749

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
Educational Programs $3,031,637 64.6%
Exhibits $1,452,545 30.9%
Retail Services $211,235 4.5%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-08 11/01/2016 94.03
2014-08 06/01/2016 93.40
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 93.13
2013-08 12/22/2014 93.40
2012-08 10/01/2013 92.69
2011-08 10/01/2012 88.78
2010-08 12/01/2011 96.09
2009-08 09/20/2011 92.24
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 12/22/2010 86.70
2008-08 10/01/2009 92.45
2007-08 09/01/2008 74.81
2006-08 09/01/2007 80.09
2005-08 09/01/2006 62.62
2004-08 01/01/2006 81.30
2003-08 11/01/2004 76.83

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

EIN 94-2870828
Name in IRS Master File SAN JOSE CHILDRENS DISCOVERY MUSEUM
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.
(995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
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, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 2011
  • August, 2010

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
$223,616 3.67% Marilee Jennings Executive Director

The Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (CDM) serves the needs of children, families and schools as a center for learning and discovery. In its unique environment, children actively make connections among ideas, people and cultures. The Museum's programs encourage children to define their role in and contribution to both local and global communities. Encompassing the broad themes of community, connections and creativity, exhibits invite self-directed, open-ended explorations, while programs provide facilitated, focused, and sustained interactions. Since opening in 1990, the Museum has welcomed over five million visitors and has offered new interactive exhibits each year that respond to children's diverse educational needs.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (CA) 94.03
Minnesota Children's Museum (MN) 85.98
The Children's Museum of Memphis (TN) 91.61
Mississippi Children's Museum (MS) 94.39
The Doseum (TX) 92.19

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Charity Contact Info

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA 95110
tel: (408) 298-5437
fax: (408) 298-6826
EIN: 94-2870828

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Board Leadership

Mark Garrett
Chair

CEO

Marilee Jennings
Executive Director

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