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Long Island Children's Museum

Play, learn, and have fun

three stars

85.83

11 Davis Avenue Garden City, NY 11530
tel: (516) 224-5800   Web Site
EIN: 11-3035221

Board Leadership
Roni Kohen-Lemle
Chair

CEO
Suzanne LeBlanc
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.83 three stars
  Financial 80.37 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Long Island Children's Museum (LICM) invites visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to explore freely, discover their passions, and appreciate the communities and world we share. First opened in 1993, LICM now serves more than 265,000 children and adults annually across the metropolitan region and is Long Island's most well-attended museum. It is home to 14 hands-on, interactive exhibit galleries, a 145-seat state-of-the-art theater and three classroom-size learning studios. Indoor and outdoor gallery spaces are interdisciplinary, age-appropriate, and intergenerational, fostering both independent and cooperative exploration, and encouraging concept development and skills building.

Long Island Children's Museum (LICM) invites visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to explore freely, discover their passions, and appreciate the communities and world we share. First opened in 1993, LICM now serves more than 265,000 children and adults annually across the metropolitan region and is Long Island's most well-attended museum. It is home to 14 hands-on, interactive exhibit galleries, a 145-seat state-of-the-art theater and three classroom-size learning studios. Indoor and outdoor gallery spaces are interdisciplinary, age-appropriate, and intergenerational, fostering both independent and cooperative exploration, and encouraging concept development and skills building.

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Financial

three stars

80.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.33
  Program Expenses Growth 5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Long Island Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Long Island Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Long Island Children's Museum (NY) 85.83 three stars
The Children's Museum of Memphis (TN) 85.09 three stars
The Children's Museum of Atlanta (GA) 87.25 three stars
Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus (CO) 89.81 three stars
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh (PA) 92.73 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,157,362
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $535,291
   Fundraising Events $506,448
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $286,201
Total Contributions $2,485,302
   Program Service Revenue $2,349,009
Total Primary Revenue $4,834,311
   Other Revenue $141,121
TOTAL REVENUE $4,975,432
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,828,046
   Administrative Expenses $704,812
   Fundraising Expenses $381,297
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,914,155
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $61,277
   
Net Assets $1,834,171

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
School Groups, Public Programs, Community Programs $2,497,170 65.2%
Exhibits Program $1,068,911 27.9%
Theater Program $261,965 6.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 85.83 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 82.81 three stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 79.90 two stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 78.50 two stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 75.29 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.39 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 85.66 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 89.81 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 88.43 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 89.16 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 83.70 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 81.11 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 73.13 two stars
2008-06 12/15/2009 67.01 one star
2007-06 09/01/2008 66.42 one star
2006-06 08/01/2007 78.52 two stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 87.53 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 90.19 four stars
2003-06 12/01/2004 91.18 four 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 11-3035221
Name in IRS Master File LONG ISLAND CHILDRENS MUSEUM
NTEE Code A52
NTEE Classification Children's 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 November, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$193,379 3.93% Suzanne LeBlanc President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Long Island Children's Museum (NY) 85.83 three stars
The New Children's Museum (CA) 95.35 four stars
Amazement Square (VA) 91.10 four stars
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (CA) 98.88 four stars
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum (CA) 91.33 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
tel: (516) 224-5800
fax: (516) 302-8188
EIN: 11-3035221

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Board Leadership

Roni Kohen-Lemle
Chair

CEO

Suzanne LeBlanc
President

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