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Imagine Children's Museum

Making children's lives better by creating a place where they can playfully learn

four stars

98.76

1502 Wall Street Everett, WA 98201
tel: (425) 258-1006   Web Site
EIN: 94-3153591

Board Leadership
Clay Wertheimer
President

CEO
Nancy Johnson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.76 four stars
  Financial 98.26 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Imagine Children's Museum is to make children's lives better by creating a place where they can playfully learn. We are committed to: creative exploration and imaginative play; helping build character and self-confidence; instilling a community connection; providing learning experiences that spark curiosity; developing interactive exhibits and programs; reaching out to all children; ensuring a safe and stimulating environment; and nurturing child/adult interaction. Museum activities include: Kids in the Garden, Not Back to School Days, Play Patch, art studio, day camps, and other activities.

The mission of Imagine Children's Museum is to make children's lives better by creating a place where they can playfully learn. We are committed to: creative exploration and imaginative play; helping build character and self-confidence; instilling a community connection; providing learning experiences that spark curiosity; developing interactive exhibits and programs; reaching out to all children; ensuring a safe and stimulating environment; and nurturing child/adult interaction. Museum activities include: Kids in the Garden, Not Back to School Days, Play Patch, art studio, day camps, and other activities.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Total number of fields trips
214
Total number of free admissions
8,676
Total number of paid admissions
57,922
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

98.26

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
82.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.22
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Imagine Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Imagine Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Imagine Children's Museum (WA) 98.76 four stars
The New Children's Museum (CA) 93.50 four stars
Kidspace Children's Museum (CA) 94.98 four stars
Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus (CO) 90.68 four stars
Exploration Place (KS) 87.34 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,227,679
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $265,718
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,493,397
   Program Service Revenue $1,581,448
Total Primary Revenue $3,074,845
   Other Revenue $282,435
TOTAL REVENUE $3,357,280
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,835,719
   Administrative Expenses $231,087
   Fundraising Expenses $143,536
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,210,342
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,146,938
   
Net Assets $16,567,285

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Imagine Children's Museum has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 98.76 four stars
2017-12 10/01/2018 96.07 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 94.13 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 96.67 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.60 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/14/2016 90.69 four stars
2014-12 12/01/2015 84.42 three stars
2014-12 11/01/2015 77.37 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 81.18 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 83.44 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 84.27 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 92.08 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.60 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 87.44 three stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 95.09 four stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 83.04 three stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 85.86 three stars
2005-05 02/01/2006 82.47 three stars
2004-05 09/01/2005 88.61 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 94-3153591
Name in IRS Master File IMAGINE CHILDRENS MUSEUM
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 (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 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, 1995
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$143,353 6.48% Nancy Johnson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Imagine Children's Museum (WA) 98.76 four stars
Mississippi Children's Museum (MS) 95.35 four stars
The Doseum (TX) 98.23 four stars
Amazement Square (VA) 87.92 three stars
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (CA) 98.88 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Imagine Children's Museum
1502 Wall Street
Everett, WA 98201
tel: (425) 258-1006
fax: (425) 258-5406
EIN: 94-3153591

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Board Leadership

Clay Wertheimer
President

CEO

Nancy Johnson
Executive Director

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