Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Earthplace

The Nature Discovery and Environmental Learning Center

three stars

82.35

10 Woodside Lane Westport, CT 06881
tel: (203) 557-4400   Web Site
EIN: 06-0740523

Board Leadership
Helen Garten
Chair

CEO
Tony McDowell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.35 three stars
  Financial 75.04 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Earthplace works to educate the community about nature and the environment and ways of taking action to preserve, protect and enjoy nature and the environment. Founded in 1958, Earthplace maintains a 62 acre wildlife sanctuary with trails, exhibits an interactive natural history museum with wildlife dioramas, houses live wildlife for public viewing, and hosts many public nature programs and events. Other activities include a state-licensed preschool and summer camp, and the Harbor Watch/River Watch water quality testing program.

Earthplace works to educate the community about nature and the environment and ways of taking action to preserve, protect and enjoy nature and the environment. Founded in 1958, Earthplace maintains a 62 acre wildlife sanctuary with trails, exhibits an interactive natural history museum with wildlife dioramas, houses live wildlife for public viewing, and hosts many public nature programs and events. Other activities include a state-licensed preschool and summer camp, and the Harbor Watch/River Watch water quality testing program.

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Financial

two stars

75.04

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
78.5%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.41
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.93
  Program Expenses Growth 6.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Earthplace on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Earthplace on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $337,397
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $25,924
   Fundraising Events $22,895
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $229,905
Total Contributions $616,121
   Program Service Revenue $1,825,814
Total Primary Revenue $2,441,935
   Other Revenue $161,393
TOTAL REVENUE $2,603,328
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,206,744
   Administrative Expenses $284,298
   Fundraising Expenses $325,287
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,816,329
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-213,001
   
Net Assets $2,396,192

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$120,000 4.26% Anthony McDowell Executive Director

Mission

Earthplace works to educate the community about nature and the environment and ways of taking action to preserve, protect and enjoy nature and the environment. Founded in 1958, Earthplace maintains a 62 acre wildlife sanctuary with trails, exhibits an interactive natural history museum with wildlife dioramas, houses live wildlife for public viewing, and hosts many public nature programs and events. Other activities include a state-licensed preschool and summer camp, and the Harbor Watch/River Watch water quality testing program.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Earthplace (CT) 82.35 three stars
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (NJ) 96.36 four stars
Boston Harbor Now (MA) 89.97 three stars
Blandford Nature Center (MI) 87.81 three stars
Irvine Nature Center (MD) 92.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Earthplace
10 Woodside Lane
Westport, CT 06881
tel: (203) 557-4400
EIN: 06-0740523

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Board Leadership

Helen Garten
Chair

CEO

Tony McDowell
Executive Director