Center For The Story Of The Universe in Petaluma, California (CA)

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Center For The Story Of The Universe
Employer Identification Number (EIN)943212658
Name of OrganizationCenter For The Story Of The Universe
In Care of NameBruce Bochte
Address80 Century Ln, Petaluma, CA 94952-1218
ActivitiesPublishing activities
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date04/1995
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganizations operated solely for the benefit of and in conjunction with organizations described in 10 through 16 above
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period12/2013
Assets$10,000 to $24,999
Income$1 to $9,999
Filing Requirement990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $25,000 per year
Asset Amount$21,385
Amount of Income$9,999
Form 990 Revenue Amount$-3,001
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Employment, Job-Related: Vocational Training


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Amount of income in 2013: $9,999 (it was $58,650 in 2012)
Center For The Story Of The Universe: 

 $9,999
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $627,962

Assets in 2013: $21,385 (it was $38,710 in 2012)
Center For The Story Of The Universe: 

 $21,385
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $661,000

Expenses in 2013: $14,324
Center For The Story Of The Universe: 

 $14,324
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $626,901

Income to expenses ratio in 2013: 0.7
This organization: 

 0.7
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.2

Grants share in income in 2013: -0.0%
Center For The Story Of The Universe: 

 -0.0%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.7%

Financial snapshot ($)

Support schedule

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
201120122013
Total revenue$34,322$47,117$-3,001
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$50,500$40,000$0
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$0$0$0
Membership dues and assessments$0$0$0
Investment income$17$11$2
Gain/Loss from sale of assets other than inventory$0$0$0
Net income/loss from gaming and fundraising events$0$0$0
Gross profit/loss from sales of inventory$-16,195$7,106$-3,003
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$29,885$18,639$9,997
Less: cost of goods sold$46,080$11,533$13,000
Other revenue$0$0$0
Total expenses$81,485$71,408$14,324
Total net assets$63,001$38,710$21,385
Excess/Deficit for the year$-47,163$-24,291$-17,325
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$110,164$63,001$38,710
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$0$0$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$38,710$21,385
Balance Sheets
201120122013
Total assets$63,001$38,710$21,385
Total liabilities$0$0$0
Net assets or fund balances$63,001$38,710$21,385
Other Information
201120122013
Did the organization engage in any significant activity not previously reported to the IRS?NoNo
Were any significant changes made to the organizing or governing documents?NoNo
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year from business activitiesNoNoNo
Has the organization filed a Form 990-T for the year?NoNo
Did the organization undergo a liquidation, dissolution, termination, or significant disposition of net assets during the year?NoNo
Amount of political expenditures, direct or indirect$0$0
Did the organization file Form 1120-POL for this year?NoNo
Did the organization borrow from, or make any loans to, any officer, director, trustee, or key employee or were any such loans made in a prior year and still outstanding at the end of the tax year covered by this return?NoNo
Total amount involved$0$0
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0$0$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities$0$0$0
Did the organization engage in any section 4958 excess benefit transaction during the year, or did it engage in an excess benefit transaction in a prior year that has not been reported on any of its prior Forms 990 or 990-EZ?NoNo
At any time during the tax year, was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?NoNo
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2013)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives: (1) more than 33 1/3 % of its support from contributions, membership fees, and gross receipts from activities related to its exempt functions - subject to certain exceptions, and (2) no more than 33 1/3 % of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 tax) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975
Number of organizations supported0
Sum of amounts of support$0
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Section 509(a)(2) (for 2009 - 2013)
2009 - 2013 Total
Public support$211,512
Subtotal$211,512
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$95,395
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or facilities furnished in any activity that is related to the organization's tax-exempt purpose$116,117
Gross receipts from activities that are not an unrelated trade or business under section 513$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
Less$0
Amounts received from disqualified persons$0
Amounts received from other than disqualified persons that exceed the greater of $5,000 or 1% of the total support$0
Total support$211,984
Public support$211,512
Subtotal$472
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources$472
Unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired after June 30, 1975$0
Net income from unrelated business activities, whether or not the business is regularly carried on$0
Other income$0
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Number of organizations performing similar types of work
Alabama1
Arkansas1
Arizona5
California37
Colorado8
Connecticut1
District of Columbia3
Delaware1
Florida7
Georgia5
Hawaii1
Iowa2
Illinois14
Indiana18
Kansas1
Kentucky8
Louisiana7
Massachusetts10
Maryland10
Maine3
Michigan5
Minnesota6
Missouri6
Mississippi1
Montana2
North Carolina2
North Dakota1
Nebraska1
New Hampshire1
New Jersey4
New Mexico4
Nevada5
New York21
Ohio19
Oklahoma4
Oregon6
Pennsylvania18
Rhode Island2
South Carolina1
Tennessee1
Texas7
Utah1
Virginia6
Vermont1
Washington11
Wisconsin9
West Virginia3
Wyoming2
Total293

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