The Science Center in Carbondale, Illinois (IL)

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The Science Center
Employer Identification Number (EIN)371298492
Name of OrganizationThe Science Center
In Care of NamePayne Gaertner & Associates Llc
Address1237 East Main Street Space 1048, Carbondale, IL 62901-3148
ActivitiesMuseum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date08/1993
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period04/2014
Assets$25,000 to $99,999
Income$100,000 to $499,999
Filing Requirement990 - Not required to file (all other)
Asset Amount$68,205
Amount of Income$136,929
Form 990 Revenue Amount$135,497
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Arts, Culture and Humanities: Science and Technology Museums


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Amount of income in 2014: $136,929 (it was $172,338 in 2013)
This organization: 

 $136,929
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $1,499,601

Assets in 2014: $68,205 (it was $75,963 in 2013)
The Science Center: 

 $68,205
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $4,455,477

Expenses in 2014: $142,060
The Science Center: 

 $142,060
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $1,517,190

Income to expenses ratio in 2014: 1.0
The Science Center: 

 1.0
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.1

Grants share in income in 2014: 45.5%
This organization: 

 45.5%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 56.1%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2014

Support schedule

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
201220132014
Total revenue$105,389$159,641$135,497
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$37,947$71,798$61,712
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$18,020$31,223$57,481
Membership dues and assessments$14,814$18,011$15,402
Investment income$241$134$57
Gain/Loss from sale of assets other than inventory$0$553$0
Net income/loss from gaming and fundraising events$0$0$0
Gross profit/loss from sales of inventory$34,367$37,922$845
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$48,689$45,119$2,277
Less: cost of goods sold$14,322$7,197$1,432
Other revenue$0$0$0
Total expenses$123,416$134,806$142,060
Total net assets$47,997$72,832$66,269
Excess/Deficit for the year$-18,027$24,835$-6,563
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$66,024$47,997$72,832
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$0$0$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$72,832$66,269
Balance Sheets
201220132014
Total assets$50,039$75,963$68,205
Total liabilities$2,042$3,131$1,936
Net assets or fund balances$47,997$72,832$66,269
Other Information
201220132014
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 2014)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Number of organizations supported0
Sum of amounts of support$0
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Sections 170(b)(1)(A)(iv) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (for 2010 - 2014)
2010 - 2014 Total
Public Support$337,024
Subtotal Support$337,024
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$337,024
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
The portion of total contributions by each person (other than a governmental unit or publicly supported organization) that exceeds 2% of the total support$0
Total Support$339,140
Public Support$337,024
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources$2,116
Net income from unrelated business activities, whether or not the business is regularly carried on$0
Other income. Do not include gain or loss from the sale of capital assets$0
Gross receipts from related activities, etc.$0
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IdNameAddressStateEstablishedTotal Income
1Museum Of Science And Industry, The Northern Trust Company57th St Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637IL1938-04$51,266,084
2Chicago Academy Of Sciences2430 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL 60614-2874IL1933-10$6,616,132
3Wood Library-Museum Of Anesthesiology1061 American Ln, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4973IL1989-08$2,466,473
4South Florida Science Center & Aquarium IncAquarium Inc 4801 Dreher Trail Nor, West Palm Beach, FL 33405FL1959-04$6,179,120
5Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum7711 E Academy Blvd, Denver, CO 80230-6929CO1989-04$3,335,958
6Strategic Air And Space Museum28210 W Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003-3525NE1980-09$2,714,885
7Tulsa Air And Space Museum Inc3624 N 74th East Ave, Tulsa, OK 74115-3622OK1995-08$1,987,483
8Sterling Hill Mining Museum Inc30 Plant St, Ogdensburg, NJ 07439-1126NJ1992-05$1,337,568
9Seacoast Science Center Inc570 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH 03870-2104NH2002-01$1,231,910
10Wonderlab-Museum Of Science Health & Technology IncPO BOX 996, Bloomington, IN 47402-0996IN1995-09$1,084,279
11Science Museum Of Western Virginia1 Market Square, Roanoke, VA 24011-1429VA1970-05$899,660
12Science Station4444 First Ave Ne - Lindale Mall, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402IA1986-02$679,367
13Science Factory IncPO BOX 1518, Eugene, OR 97440-1518OR1977-10$518,489
14Science Museums Of Wilson IncPO BOX 2127, Wilson, NC 27894-2127NC1989-09$450,878
15Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm347 Quiet Valley Rd, Stroudsburg, PA 18360-6857PA1983-05$446,783
16Texas Energy Museum FoundationPO BOX 61540, New Orleans, LA 70161-1540LA1987-11$389,798
17The Emerald Coast Science Center Inc, James Lafollette31 Memorial Pkwy Sw, Ft Walton Bch, FL 32548-6534FL1992-05$382,119
18Ventura County Discovery Center600 Hampshire Rd Ste 140, Westlake Vlg, CA 91361-2588CA1994-12$195,735
19Sierra Silver Mine Tour IncorporatedPO BOX 712, Wallace, ID 83873-0712ID1985-05$163,879
20The Science Center1237 East Main Street Space 1048, Carbondale, IL 62901-3148IL1993-08$136,929
Number of organizations performing similar types of work
Alaska2
Alabama1
Arizona2
California5
Colorado4
Connecticut1
Florida6
Georgia2
Iowa2
Idaho2
Illinois4
Indiana1
Kentucky1
Louisiana3
Massachusetts1
Maryland1
Maine1
Michigan2
Minnesota1
Montana1
North Carolina4
North Dakota1
Nebraska1
New Hampshire1
New Jersey4
New York9
Ohio4
Oklahoma3
Oregon2
Pennsylvania1
Tennessee1
Texas8
Virginia2
Vermont1
Washington4
Wisconsin2
West Virginia1
Total92

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