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Kidspace Children's Museum

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four stars

91.63

480 North Arroyo Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91103
tel: (626) 449-9144   Web Site
EIN: 95-3501213

Board Leadership
Kris Popovich
Chairman

CEO
Michael Shanklin
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.63 four stars
  Financial 88.87 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

88.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
79.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.15
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kidspace Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kidspace Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kidspace Children's Museum (CA) 91.63 four stars
The Children's Museum of Memphis (TN) 93.54 four stars
Lincoln Children's Museum (NE) 88.60 three stars
Boston Children's Museum (MA) 90.34 four stars
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (CA) 94.16 four stars

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In 1979, Kidspace Children's Museum was launched to address a critical educational need in the San Gabriel Valley: increased access to the arts, humanities and sciences for children. Kidspace's mission is to enrich the lives of children through an interactive learning environment that is fun for children and families. The museum is committed to providing exhibits and programs in the arts, sciences and humanities that promote imagination, exploration and discovery. Kidspace features a variety of educational programs, world-class exhibitory, and 2.2 acres of outdoor learning gardens. At Kidspace, children can unleash an earthquake, feed giant bugs, craft art through nature and climb raindrops 40 feet into the air. In July of 2012, Kidspace opened a new 30,000 square foot expansion, The Robert and Mary Galvin Physics Forest. The Galvin Physics Forest offers 13 large scale exhibits set in a unique outdoor environment, designed to engage and interest children in the physical sciences.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,646,824
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $325,621
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $35,592
Total Contributions $2,008,037
   Program Service Revenue $2,653,307
Total Primary Revenue $4,661,344
   Other Revenue $275,500
TOTAL REVENUE $4,936,844
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,995,417
   Administrative Expenses $505,751
   Fundraising Expenses $454,430
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,955,598
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-18,754
   
Net Assets $19,786,717

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
Interactive Children's Museum $3,995,417 100.0%

Ratings History
Kidspace Children's Museum has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 91.63 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.10 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 88.59 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 94.12 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 92.13 four stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 90.20 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 89.97 three stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 86.16 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 84.61 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.84 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 72.72 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 80.42 three stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 72.54 two stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 77.85 two stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 90.65 four stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 88.36 three stars
2003-05 06/01/2005 77.21 two 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 95-3501213
Name in IRS Master File KIDSPACE A PARTICIPATORY MUSEUM
NTEE Code A52
NTEE Classification Children's Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 September, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$163,935 3.30% Michael Shanklin CEO

In 1979, Kidspace Children's Museum was launched to address a critical educational need in the San Gabriel Valley: increased access to the arts, humanities and sciences for children. Kidspace's mission is to enrich the lives of children through an interactive learning environment that is fun for children and families. The museum is committed to providing exhibits and programs in the arts, sciences and humanities that promote imagination, exploration and discovery. Kidspace features a variety of educational programs, world-class exhibitory, and 2.2 acres of outdoor learning gardens. At Kidspace, children can unleash an earthquake, feed giant bugs, craft art through nature and climb raindrops 40 feet into the air. In July of 2012, Kidspace opened a new 30,000 square foot expansion, The Robert and Mary Galvin Physics Forest. The Galvin Physics Forest offers 13 large scale exhibits set in a unique outdoor environment, designed to engage and interest children in the physical sciences.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kidspace Children's Museum (CA) 91.63 four stars
Children's Museum of Manhattan (NY) 85.26 three stars
Amazement Square (VA) 89.21 three stars
Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus (CO) 90.17 four stars
Bay Area Discovery Museum (CA) 86.56 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Kidspace Children's Museum
480 North Arroyo Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91103
tel: (626) 449-9144
fax: (626) 449-9985
EIN: 95-3501213

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Board Leadership

Kris Popovich
Chairman

CEO

Michael Shanklin
Chief Executive Officer

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