Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Lindsay Wildlife Museum

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

three stars

87.12

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

Board Leadership
Rosanne Siino
President

CEO
Cheryl McCormick
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.12 three stars
  Financial 85.49 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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

85.49

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
72.0%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.72
  Program Expenses Growth 4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,178,130
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $202,086
   Fundraising Events $137,203
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $75,000
Total Contributions $1,592,419
   Program Service Revenue $456,469
Total Primary Revenue $2,048,888
   Other Revenue $169,433
TOTAL REVENUE $2,218,321
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,940,267
   Administrative Expenses $395,402
   Fundraising Expenses $343,792
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,679,461
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-461,140
   
Net Assets $4,984,673

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$125,390 4.67% Cheryl McCormick Executive Director

Mission

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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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

Cheryl McCormick
Executive Director