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Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Connecting people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share

four stars

90.09

1931 First Avenue Walnut Creek, CA 94597
tel: (925) 935-1978   Web Site
EIN: 94-6104179

Board Leadership
Rosanne Siino
President

CEO
Carlos de la Rosa
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.09 four stars
  Financial 86.58 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Lindsay Wildlife Museum is a unique natural history and environmental education center where live, wild animals are just inches away. Visitors can listen to the cry of a red tailed hawk, go eye-to-eye with a gray fox and watch a bald eagle eat lunch. More than 50 species of live, non-releasable, native California animals are on exhibit. Founded in 1955, the museum's programs connect people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share. The museum houses a hands-on discovery room for children, a pet education section with small domestic animals and changing natural history and art exhibits. The on-site wildlife rehabilitation center is one of the oldest and largest wildlife hospitals in the United States, treating nearly 6,000 injured or orphaned wild animals each year.

Lindsay Wildlife Museum is a unique natural history and environmental education center where live, wild animals are just inches away. Visitors can listen to the cry of a red tailed hawk, go eye-to-eye with a gray fox and watch a bald eagle eat lunch. More than 50 species of live, non-releasable, native California animals are on exhibit. Founded in 1955, the museum's programs connect people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share. The museum houses a hands-on discovery room for children, a pet education section with small domestic animals and changing natural history and art exhibits. The on-site wildlife rehabilitation center is one of the oldest and largest wildlife hospitals in the United States, treating nearly 6,000 injured or orphaned wild animals each year.

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Financial

three stars

86.58

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
73.2%
  Administrative Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.44
  Program Expenses Growth 7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lindsay Wildlife Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lindsay Wildlife Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lindsay Wildlife Museum (CA) 90.09 four stars
The Field Museum (IL) 89.85 three stars
The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum (TX) 91.68 four stars
High Desert Museum (OR) 96.66 four stars
Virginia Living Museum (VA) 94.73 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,037,090
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $241,872
   Fundraising Events $113,806
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $82,561
Total Contributions $1,475,329
   Program Service Revenue $567,485
Total Primary Revenue $2,042,814
   Other Revenue $175,297
TOTAL REVENUE $2,218,111
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,189,396
   Administrative Expenses $423,050
   Fundraising Expenses $317,078
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,929,524
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-711,413
   
Net Assets $4,443,855

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 Operations $702,814 32.1%
Education and Exhibits $648,550 29.6%
Wildlife Rehabilitation $578,090 26.4%
Animal Encounters $259,942 11.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 90.09 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 87.12 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 90.27 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 86.47 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 85.01 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 80.78 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 87.50 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 78.99 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 82.91 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 76.87 two stars
2009-06 11/24/2010 68.05 one star
2008-06 05/01/2009 64.67 one star
2007-06 06/01/2008 77.36 two stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 72.39 two stars
2005-06 02/01/2006 72.16 two stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 72.94 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 94-6104179
Name in IRS Master File LINDSAY WILDLIFE MUSEUM
NTEE Code A56
NTEE Classification Natural History, Natural Science 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 February, 1958
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
$146,303 4.99% Cheryl Mccormick Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lindsay Wildlife Museum (CA) 90.09 four stars
Denver Museum of Nature & Science (CO) 89.70 three stars
Cleveland Museum of Natural History (OH) 92.66 four stars
Perot Museum of Nature and Science (TX) 89.15 three stars
San Diego Museum of Man (CA) 91.94 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lindsay Wildlife Museum
1931 First Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
tel: (925) 935-1978
EIN: 94-6104179

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Board Leadership

Rosanne Siino
President

CEO

Carlos de la Rosa
Executive Director

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