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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Inspiring a thirst for discovery and a passion for the natural world.

three stars

89.16

2559 Puesta del Sol Santa Barbara, CA 93105
tel: (805) 682-4711   Web Site
EIN: 95-1643378

Board Leadership
Bobbie Kinnear
Chair

CEO
Luke Swetland
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.16 three stars
  Financial 84.68 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

84.68

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 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)
74.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.40
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (CA) 89.16 three stars
South Florida Museum (FL) 89.39 three stars
San Diego Museum of Man (CA) 94.31 four stars
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (AZ) 87.82 three stars
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center (VT) 91.68 four stars

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The mission of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is to enlighten the public by developing and presenting fundamental knowledge of natural history research, so as to teach and inspire a lifelong passion and abiding respect for the natural world. The Museum features 11 exhibit halls, focusing on regional natural history, including birds, insects, mammals, marine life, paleontology, Native Americans and the Chumash Indians. Since its founding in 1916, the Museum has grown steadily in all programs, establishing major collections in anthropology, earth sciences, and zoology, producing major scientific works and offering educational programs to school children and adults.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,163,825
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $429,146
   Fundraising Events $294,647
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $227,216
Total Contributions $9,114,834
   Program Service Revenue $1,174,675
Total Primary Revenue $10,289,509
   Other Revenue $3,107,984
TOTAL REVENUE $13,397,493
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,127,287
   Administrative Expenses $1,112,926
   Fundraising Expenses $886,960
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,127,173
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,270,320
   
Net Assets $67,487,604

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
Exhibits and Visitor Services $2,059,713 40.2%
Collections and Research $1,788,794 34.9%
Education Programs $1,278,780 24.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.16 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 09/01/2015 87.25 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 86.94 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 86.69 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 90.77 four stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 86.15 three stars
2008-12 09/20/2011 83.05 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2008-12 04/01/2010 74.91 two stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 83.39 three stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 98.28 four stars
2005-12 05/01/2007 98.12 four stars
2004-12 06/01/2006 97.71 four stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 89.44 three stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 84.51 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 95-1643378
Name in IRS Master File SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
NTEE Code A56
NTEE Classification Natural History, Natural Science Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable 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 June, 1936
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 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
$162,490 2.27% Luke Swetland President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$14,088 0.19% Karl Hutterer Former Executive Director

The mission of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is to enlighten the public by developing and presenting fundamental knowledge of natural history research, so as to teach and inspire a lifelong passion and abiding respect for the natural world. The Museum features 11 exhibit halls, focusing on regional natural history, including birds, insects, mammals, marine life, paleontology, Native Americans and the Chumash Indians. Since its founding in 1916, the Museum has grown steadily in all programs, establishing major collections in anthropology, earth sciences, and zoology, producing major scientific works and offering educational programs to school children and adults.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (CA) 89.16 three stars
Fernbank Museum of Natural History (GA) 96.03 four stars
The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum (TX) 91.17 four stars
American Friends of the Israel Museum (NY) 90.71 four stars
South Florida Museum (FL) 89.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta del Sol
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
tel: (805) 682-4711
fax: (805) 569-3170
EIN: 95-1643378

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Board Leadership

Bobbie Kinnear
Chair

CEO

Luke Swetland
President & CEO

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