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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Irvine Nature Center

Explore, Respect, Protect Nature

four stars

90.30

11201 Garrison Forest Road Owings Mills, MD 21117
tel: (443) 738-9200   Web Site
EIN: 52-1231286

Board Leadership
Thomas D. Washburne, Jr.
President

CEO
W. Brooks Paternotte
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.30 four stars
  Financial 86.29 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Irvine is an environmental education organization. Our mission is to educate and inspire current and future generations to explore, respect and protect nature.

At Irvine, we guide learning.
We live green.
We foster respect.
And we thrive outdoors.

Irvine is an environmental education organization. Our mission is to educate and inspire current and future generations to explore, respect and protect nature.

At Irvine, we guide learning.
We live green.
We foster respect.
And we thrive outdoors.

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Financial

three stars

86.29

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
76.9%
  Administrative Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.11
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Irvine Nature Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Irvine Nature Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Irvine Nature Center (MD) 90.30 four stars
Harris Center for Conservation Education (NH) 92.22 four stars
Blandford Nature Center (MI) 87.93 three stars
Hidden Villa (CA) 94.72 four stars
Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center (MN) 89.47 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,235,431
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $32,907
   Fundraising Events $276,377
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $35,000
Total Contributions $2,579,715
   Program Service Revenue $652,660
Total Primary Revenue $3,232,375
   Other Revenue $463,360
TOTAL REVENUE $3,695,735
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,458,987
   Administrative Expenses $62,272
   Fundraising Expenses $313,995
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,835,254
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,860,481
   
Net Assets $10,484,151

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
Urban Education $1,008,395 69.1%
Nature Preschool $208,132 14.3%
School Programs $147,741 10.1%
Summer Nature Camp $94,719 6.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 10/01/2017 90.30 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 89.93 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 89.70 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.47 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.57 three stars
2013-06 05/01/2015 80.97 three stars
2012-06 02/01/2014 76.99 two stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 74.66 two stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 78.27 two stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 79.33 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 84.63 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 81.42 three stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 68.64 one star
2007-06 05/01/2008 95.18 four stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 92.55 four stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 92.66 four stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 84.58 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 89.52 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 52-1231286
Name in IRS Master File IRVINE NATURAL SCIENCE CENTER INC
NTEE Code C60
NTEE Classification Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 December, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$91,748 4.99% Brooks Paternotte Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Irvine Nature Center (MD) 90.30 four stars
This Is The Place Foundation (UT) 86.78 three stars
Greater Newark Conservancy (NJ) 94.26 four stars
Audubon Naturalist Society (MD) 86.09 three stars
Access Fund (CO) 89.91 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Irvine Nature Center
11201 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
tel: (443) 738-9200
EIN: 52-1231286

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Board Leadership

Thomas D. Washburne, Jr.
President

CEO

W. Brooks Paternotte
Executive Director

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