Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

Fun and Learning for Bay Area Children and Families

four stars

98.88

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

Board Leadership
Dan Amend
Chair

CEO
Marilee Jennings
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.88 four stars
  Financial 98.42 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose is to inspire creativity, curiosity, and lifelong learning. Its vision is that today's children become tomorrow's visionaries. Since opening in 1990, the Museum has welcomed over 9 million visitors.

As a center for children's learning and discovery, the Museum's iconic 52,000 sq. ft. facility houses hands-on, inquiry-based exhibits and programs in the arts, humanities, science, and technology. Deeply rooted in the Silicon Valley community, CDM is committed to active engagement of a diverse socioeconomic audience. Through the Open Door Policy and the national Museums for All program, about a third of its visitors receive free or subsidized admission. Demonstrating core competencies in early childhood development, the Museum has been honored with national, regional, and local awards for fabrication of interactive exhibits, community engagement, health promotion, and environmental education.

The mission of Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose is to inspire creativity, curiosity, and lifelong learning. Its vision is that today's children become tomorrow's visionaries. Since opening in 1990, the Museum has welcomed over 9 million visitors.

As a center for children's learning and discovery, the Museum's iconic 52,000 sq. ft. facility houses hands-on, inquiry-based exhibits and programs in the arts, humanities, science, and technology. Deeply rooted in the Silicon Valley community, CDM is committed to active engagement of a diverse socioeconomic audience. Through the Open Door Policy and the national Museums for All program, about a third of its visitors receive free or subsidized admission. Demonstrating core competencies in early childhood development, the Museum has been honored with national, regional, and local awards for fabrication of interactive exhibits, community engagement, health promotion, and environmental education.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Annual attendance
416,972
Annual revenue
9,627,270
Number of Field Trip Participants
32,933
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

98.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
77.8%
  Administrative Expenses 16.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.04
  Program Expenses Growth 11.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,102,965
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,046,658
   Fundraising Events $1,307,949
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,787,247
Total Contributions $5,244,819
   Program Service Revenue $2,410,169
Total Primary Revenue $7,654,988
   Other Revenue $1,276,986
TOTAL REVENUE $8,931,974
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,920,464
   Administrative Expenses $1,254,808
   Fundraising Expenses $466,223
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,641,495
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $290,479
   
Net Assets $25,538,493

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$235,024 2.71% Marilee Jennings Executive Director

Mission

The mission of Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose is to inspire creativity, curiosity, and lifelong learning. Its vision is that today's children become tomorrow's visionaries. Since opening in 1990, the Museum has welcomed over 9 million visitors.

As a center for children's learning and discovery, the Museum's iconic 52,000 sq. ft. facility houses hands-on, inquiry-based exhibits and programs in the arts, humanities, science, and technology. Deeply rooted in the Silicon Valley community, CDM is committed to active engagement of a diverse socioeconomic audience. Through the Open Door Policy and the national Museums for All program, about a third of its visitors receive free or subsidized admission. Demonstrating core competencies in early childhood development, the Museum has been honored with national, regional, and local awards for fabrication of interactive exhibits, community engagement, health promotion, and environmental education.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (CA) 98.88 four stars
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Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus (CO) 90.68 four stars
The Children's Museum of Memphis (TN) 85.09 three stars

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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

Dan Amend
Chair

CEO

Marilee Jennings
Executive Director