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National Steinbeck Center

Telling the story of John Steinbeck's rich legacy

three stars

80.31

One Main Street Salinas, CA 93901
tel: (831) 775-4724   Web Site
EIN: 77-0006320

Board Leadership
Dennis Donohue
Board President

CEO
Michele Speich
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.31 three stars
  Financial 74.43 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the National Steinbeck Center is to tell the story of John Steinbeck's rich legacy and to present, create and explore stories of the human condition. Located in John Steinbeck's hometown of Salinas, the Center offers three distinct visitor experiences in literature and history, agriculture and art, as well special events and educational programs. In the John Steinbeck Exhibition Hall, literature jumps off the printed page and into your imagination. Discover Steinbeck's world through interactive, multisensory exhibits for all ages, rare artifacts, and seven themed theaters showcasing East of Eden, Cannery Row, Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath and much more. Explore the stories of the Salinas Valley from field to fork in the Rabobank Agriculture Museum, and enjoy changing art and cultural exhibits in the our multiple gallery spaces.

The mission of the National Steinbeck Center is to tell the story of John Steinbeck's rich legacy and to present, create and explore stories of the human condition. Located in John Steinbeck's hometown of Salinas, the Center offers three distinct visitor experiences in literature and history, agriculture and art, as well special events and educational programs. In the John Steinbeck Exhibition Hall, literature jumps off the printed page and into your imagination. Discover Steinbeck's world through interactive, multisensory exhibits for all ages, rare artifacts, and seven themed theaters showcasing East of Eden, Cannery Row, Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath and much more. Explore the stories of the Salinas Valley from field to fork in the Rabobank Agriculture Museum, and enjoy changing art and cultural exhibits in the our multiple gallery spaces.

Financial

two stars

74.43

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
56.4%
  Administrative Expenses 43.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.11
  Program Expenses Growth -16.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Steinbeck Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Steinbeck Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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National Steinbeck Center (CA) 80.31 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $197,702
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $73,760
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $271,462
   Program Service Revenue $244,258
Total Primary Revenue $515,720
   Other Revenue $52,682
TOTAL REVENUE $568,402
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $412,365
   Administrative Expenses $331,221
   Fundraising Expenses $414
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $744,000
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-175,598
   
Net Assets $4,283,185

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 $356,660 86.5%
Store $55,705 13.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 80.31 three stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 74.55 two stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 74.91 two stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 71.42 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 70.36 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 67.62 one star
2013-06 03/01/2015 73.38 two stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 86.81 three stars
2011-06 02/01/2013 78.55 two stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 78.29 two stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 73.19 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 78.14 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 67.28 one star
2008-06 11/01/2009 51.13 zero star
2007-06 04/01/2009 49.65 zero star
2006-06 12/01/2007 61.69 one star
2005-06 03/01/2007 49.18 zero star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 77-0006320
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL STEINBECK CENTER
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (61) Library
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 February, 1984
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$40,000 5.37% Susan Shillinglaw Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$41,000 5.51% David Butler Director of Finance

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Charity Contact Info

National Steinbeck Center
One Main Street
Salinas, CA 93901
tel: (831) 775-4724
EIN: 77-0006320

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Board Leadership

Dennis Donohue
Board President

CEO

Michele Speich
Executive Director

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