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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Imagine Children's Museum

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

100.00

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 100.00
  Financial 100.00
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
83.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.56
  Program Expenses Growth 16.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
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) 100.00
Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago (IL) 88.76
Kidspace Children's Museum (CA) 85.17
Children's Museum of Richmond (VA) 86.07
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (MA) 85.90

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,895,771
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $206,094
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $70,698
Total Contributions $3,172,563
   Program Service Revenue $1,697,838
Total Primary Revenue $4,870,401
   Other Revenue $361,935
TOTAL REVENUE $5,232,336
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,337,022
   Administrative Expenses $242,419
   Fundraising Expenses $167,467
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,746,908
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,485,428
   
Net Assets $19,910,529

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 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 11/01/2020 100.00
2018-12 09/03/2019 98.76
2017-12 10/01/2018 96.07
2016-12 12/01/2017 94.13
2015-12 12/01/2016 96.67
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.60
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/14/2016 90.69
2014-12 12/01/2015 84.42
2014-12 11/01/2015 77.37
2013-12 06/01/2015 81.18
2012-12 04/01/2014 83.44
2011-12 12/20/2012 84.27
2010-12 02/01/2012 92.08
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.60
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 87.44
2008-12 02/01/2010 95.09
2007-12 10/01/2008 83.04
2006-12 09/01/2007 85.86
2005-05 02/01/2006 82.47
2004-05 09/01/2005 88.61

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
$149,500 5.44% Nancy Johnson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Imagine Children's Museum (WA) 100.00
EdVenture (SC) 86.84
Boston Children's Museum (MA) 90.00
Golisano Children's Museum of Naples (FL) 90.71
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (CA) 97.47

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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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