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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

The Computer History Museum

Where computing history lives

four stars

90.34

1401 North Shoreline Boulevard Mountain View, CA 94043
tel: (650) 810-1010   Web Site
EIN: 77-0507525

Board Leadership
Stephen S. Smith
Chairman

CEO
Dan'l Lewin
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.34 four stars
  Financial 91.92 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Computer History Museum is to preserve and present for posterity the artifacts and stories of the information age. As such, the Museum plays a unique role in the history of the computing revolution. Formally established in 1999, the Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computing history. We are home to one of the largest international collections of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing physical objects, ephemera, photographs, moving images, documents and software. The Museum's vision is to explore the computing revolution and its impact on the human experience.

The mission of the Computer History Museum is to preserve and present for posterity the artifacts and stories of the information age. As such, the Museum plays a unique role in the history of the computing revolution. Formally established in 1999, the Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computing history. We are home to one of the largest international collections of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing physical objects, ephemera, photographs, moving images, documents and software. The Museum's vision is to explore the computing revolution and its impact on the human experience.

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Financial

four stars

91.92

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
79.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.31
  Program Expenses Growth 6.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Computer History Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Computer History Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Computer History Museum (CA) 90.34 four stars
COSI Center of Science and Industry (OH) 87.66 three stars
McWane Science Center (AL) 88.11 three stars
Discovery World (WI) 90.71 four stars
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (FL) 93.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,647,075
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $260,314
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,907,389
   Program Service Revenue $1,202,568
Total Primary Revenue $8,109,957
   Other Revenue $1,923,183
TOTAL REVENUE $10,033,140
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,739,690
   Administrative Expenses $1,961,236
   Fundraising Expenses $1,283,767
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,984,693
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,951,553
   
Net Assets $59,896,501

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
Exhibitions $5,208,403 44.4%
Public Programming $3,718,748 31.7%
Collections & Research $2,812,539 24.0%

Ratings History
The Computer History Museum has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 90.34 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 90.36 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 91.13 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 91.19 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 90.68 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.18 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 87.13 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 90.82 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 94.08 four stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 94.77 four stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 92.21 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 88.98 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 83.34 three stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 85.95 three stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 79.90 two stars
2006-06 09/01/2007 94.62 four stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 76.74 two stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 81.93 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 77-0507525
Name in IRS Master File COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 July, 1999
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$278,023 1.85% Dan'l Lewin President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Computer History Museum (CA) 90.34 four stars
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OR) 92.03 four stars
Discovery World (WI) 90.71 four stars
Adler Planetarium (IL) 85.36 three stars
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (FL) 93.47 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Computer History Museum
1401 North Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043
tel: (650) 810-1010
fax: (650) 810-1055
EIN: 77-0507525

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Board Leadership

Stephen S. Smith
Chairman

CEO

Dan'l Lewin
President, CEO

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