Mississippi Childrens Museum

Organization Overview

Mississippi Childrens Museum is located in Jackson, MS. The organization was established in 2004. According to its NTEE Classification (A52) the organization is classified as: Children's Museums, under the broad grouping of Arts, Culture & Humanities and related organizations. As of 05/2020, Mississippi Childrens Museum employed 100 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 05/2020, Mississippi Childrens Museum generated $4.6m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 5 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 8.8% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $4.6m during the year ending 05/2020. While expenses have increased by 7.1% per year over the past 5 years. They've been increasing with an increasing level of total revenue. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2020

Describe the Organization's Mission:

Part 3 - Line 1

WE CREATE UNPARALLELED EXPERIENCES TO INSPIRE EXCELLENCE AND A LIFELONG JOY OF LEARNING.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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THE MISSISSIPPI CHILDREN'S MUSEUM (MCM) SEEKS TO EMPOWER AND INSPIRE OUR STATE'S CHILDREN, REGARDLESS OF THEIR SOCIAL, EDUCATIONAL OR ECONOMIC BACKGROUND. THE MISSION OF MCM IS TO CREATE UNPARALLELED EXPERIENCES TO INSPIRE EXCELLENCE AND A LIFELONG JOY OF LEARNING. THE 40,000 SQUARE FOOT MUSEUM IS DESIGNED AROUND FIVE PRIMARY INITIATIVES, WITH CORRELATING EXHIBITS, PROGRAMS AND OUTREACH EFFORTS. THESE INITIATIVES INCLUDE: LITERACY, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH (STEM); HEALTH AND NUTRITION; CULTURAL ARTS AND MISSISSIPPI HERITAGE - THE KEYS TO HELPING CHILDREN MATURE INTO HEALTHY AND PRODUCTIVE ADULT LEARNERS. A PRIORITY IN ALL OF OUR PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITS IS EXPOSING CHILDREN TO MISSISSIPPI'S UNIQUENESS AND DEMONSTRATING THE VITAL ROLE IT PLAYS IN THE WORLD TODAY. OUR EXHIBITS INCLUDE WILD ABOUT READING, HEALTHY FUN, WORLD AT WORK, EXPRESS YOURSELF, AND EXPLORING MISSISSIPPI (A ONE-OF-A-KIND TWO STORY CLIMBING MAP). MCM OFFERS WEEKLY PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO ENHANCE EXHIBIT OFFERINGS AND PROVIDE A MULTI-FACETED ENRICHMENT AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR VISITING CHILDREN. THESE PROGRAMS ARE MULTI-DISCIPLINARY AND SEEK TO ENGAGE THE MUSEUM'S FIVE INITIATIVES THROUGH INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES; THE DEVELOPMENT OF CRITICAL LEARNING AND EARLY GROWTH SKILLS; FOSTERING A LOVE OF READING; PROMOTING HEALTHY EATING HABITS AND GOOD NUTRITION; AND THE INCORPORATION OF PERFORMING AND FINE ARTS. EACH SATURDAY, MCM CONDUCTS A PROGRAM THAT REFLECTS THE THEMES OF ONE OF OUR FIVE INITIATIVES - EACH WEEK FEATURES A SMALLER PROGRAM, EXPERIMENT, VISITING ARTIST, OR PERFORMANCE THAT ADHERES TO ONE OF THESE THEMES. MCM HOSTS 1-2 LARGE, MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS PER MONTH THAT PROMOTE CALENDAR YEAR EVENTS AND CULTURAL FESTIVALS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO OUR COMMUNITY. MCM HAS PARTNERED WITH NEARLY 50 ORGANIZATIONS, SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS TO PROVIDE SPECIAL PROGRAMS, EVENTS, AND RESOURCES TO UNDER-SERVED AND AT-RISK YOUTH AND FAMILIES THROUGHOUT MISSISSIPPI, DESIGNED TO ENHANCE THE WELL-BEING OF THE WHOLE CHILD. IN 2016, MCM FORMED MISSISSIPPI CHILDREN'S MUSEUM-MERIDIAN, LLC, A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, TO PROVIDE UNIQUE AND EXCITING EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES THAT ENRICH THE LIVES OF CHILDREN IN MERIDIAN AND EAST MISSISSIPPI. BOTH MUSEUM EXHIBITS PROVIDE ENGAGING, EXPLORATIVE, HANDS-ON EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES.


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Board, Officers & Key Employees

Name (title)Compensation
Susan Garrard
President/ceo
$140,000
Donna Bruce
Treasurer
$0
John Fletcher
Chairman
$0
Beth Hansen
Vice President
$0
Melanie Morgan
Secretary
$0
Margaret Cupples
Board Member
$0

Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$237,300
Fundraising events$146,000
Related organizations$0
Government grants $299,050
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$2,591,712
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $110,035
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$3,274,062
Total Program Service Revenue$1,046,857
Investment income $96,401
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $0
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $60,333
Net Income from Fundraising Events $67,965
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $83,362
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $4,628,980

Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 2 grants that Mississippi Childrens Museum has recieved totaling $22,000.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
C Spire Wireless Foundation

Ridgeland, MS

PURPOSE: MISSISSIPPI SCIENCE FEST 2020

$20,000
Organization Name not Listed

PURPOSE: BENEVOLENT

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$2,000
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Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$407,446
Earnings$9,226
Ending Balance$416,672

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