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Lindsay Wildlife Museum

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

three stars

87.27

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

Board Leadership
Janet Kozlowski
President

CEO
Carlos de la Rosa
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.27 three stars
  Financial 85.75 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

three stars

85.75

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
73.7%
  Administrative Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.79
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lindsay Wildlife Museum (CA) 87.27 three stars
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (IL) 85.91 three stars
Delaware Museum of Natural History (DE) 91.65 four stars
San Diego Natural History Museum (CA) 87.30 three stars
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (CA) 88.88 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $937,945
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $274,564
   Fundraising Events $186,838
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $75,000
Total Contributions $1,474,347
   Program Service Revenue $669,105
Total Primary Revenue $2,143,452
   Other Revenue $354,735
TOTAL REVENUE $2,498,187
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,270,534
   Administrative Expenses $469,296
   Fundraising Expenses $324,516
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,064,346
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-566,159
   
Net Assets $5,548,527

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
Communications $772,481 34.0%
Wildlife Rehabilitation $635,249 28.0%
Education and Exhibits $520,949 22.9%
Animal Encounters $341,855 15.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2021 87.27 three stars
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
$25,260 0.82% Karen Deshayes Interim Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$142,524 4.65% Cheryl Mccormick Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lindsay Wildlife Museum (CA) 87.27 three stars
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (CA) 88.88 three stars
South Florida Museum (FL) 87.63 three stars
The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum (TX) 92.15 four stars
EcoTarium (MA) 86.29 three 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

Janet Kozlowski
President

CEO

Carlos de la Rosa
Executive Director

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