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Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Nurturing children's innate joy, creativity and curiosity

four stars

92.73

10 Children's Way Allegheny Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
tel: (412) 322-5058   Web Site
EIN: 25-1379704

Board Leadership
Michael Duckworth
Board President

CEO
Jane Werner
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.73 four stars
  Financial 90.53 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1983, the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh has been fulfilling its mission - to nurture children's innate joy, creativity, and curiosity - while focusing on gross motor development, language arts skills, health education, self-esteem, and personal responsibility. Each year, thousands of children, parents, grandparents, and teachers have explored hands-on exhibits, enjoyed original artwork by native Pittsburghers, and taken part in performances, storytelling, and artistic demonstrations. All of which have challenged their minds and ignited their imaginations. It has also served as an invaluable educational resource for families, schools, and community groups.

Since 1983, the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh has been fulfilling its mission - to nurture children's innate joy, creativity, and curiosity - while focusing on gross motor development, language arts skills, health education, self-esteem, and personal responsibility. Each year, thousands of children, parents, grandparents, and teachers have explored hands-on exhibits, enjoyed original artwork by native Pittsburghers, and taken part in performances, storytelling, and artistic demonstrations. All of which have challenged their minds and ignited their imaginations. It has also served as an invaluable educational resource for families, schools, and community groups.

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Financial

four stars

90.53

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
76.5%
  Administrative Expenses 19.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.26
  Program Expenses Growth 10.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Museum of Pittsburgh on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Museum of Pittsburgh on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh (PA) 92.73 four stars
Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago (IL) 86.98 three stars
Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus (CO) 90.68 four stars
Amazement Square (VA) 87.92 three stars
The Doseum (TX) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,093,547
   Federated Campaigns $165,843
   Membership Dues $769,096
   Fundraising Events $342,341
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $735,040
Total Contributions $11,105,867
   Program Service Revenue $3,933,036
Total Primary Revenue $15,038,903
   Other Revenue $1,025,815
TOTAL REVENUE $16,064,718
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,406,433
   Administrative Expenses $1,716,764
   Fundraising Expenses $462,012
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,585,209
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,479,509
   
Net Assets $29,682,996

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
Museum $4,873,048 65.8%
Educational Programs $1,405,871 19.0%
Neighborhood Improvement $1,127,514 15.2%

Ratings History
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 92.73 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 92.68 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 90.62 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 88.24 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.82 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 82.58 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 87.17 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 89.68 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 84.60 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 87.84 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 77.66 two stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 91.95 four stars
2007-06 06/01/2009 80.41 three stars
2006-06 09/01/2007 82.83 three stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 98.03 four stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 93.87 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 25-1379704
Name in IRS Master File CHILDRENS MUSEUM OF PITTSBURGH
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 June, 1982
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
$219,647 2.29% Jane Werner Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh (PA) 92.73 four stars
Boston Children's Museum (MA) 90.80 four stars
Port Discovery Children's Museum (MD) 90.97 four stars
Kidspace Children's Museum (CA) 94.98 four stars
Exploration Place (KS) 87.34 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
10 Children's Way
Allegheny Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
tel: (412) 322-5058
EIN: 25-1379704

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Board Leadership

Michael Duckworth
Board President

CEO

Jane Werner
Executive Director

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