Cleveland Museum of Natural History (Cleveland, OH)


  • Name:Ms. Kathy Fouts
  • Title:Associate Director of Development

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • Address:1 Wade Oval Drive
    University Circle
    Cleveland, OH 44106-1767
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:216-231-4600
  • Main fax:216-231-5919

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  • Mission:
  • To inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of natural diversity, the fostering of health, and leadership to a sustainable future.

  • History:
  • The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is Ohio's largest museum devoted to the study and interpretation of the natural sciences. It was incorporated as an educational and scientific institution in December 1920 and opened its doors to the public in 1922. It has achieved a balanced budget for the past 34 consecutive years, while responding to the cultural and educational needs of a diverse population in a changing urban landscape.

    Recent mergers with two other outstanding Cleveland institutions have enhanced the Museum’s mission and programming. In January 2007, HealthSpace Cleveland merged with the Museum, adding health education programming to the Museum’s curriculum and enabling it to integrate evolutionary medicine and environmental health into its core scientific messages. Also in 2007, the Boards of the Museum and EcoCity Cleveland voted to merge organizations and create a new center for sustainability, the GreenCityBlueLake Institute. The Institute is continuing the work of EcoCity Cleveland while creating new initiatives that leverage the scientific expertise and educational resources of the Museum. Both of these mergers serve to complement the other areas of science, enriching the Museum’s programs and exhibits and highlighting the connections between ourselves and the rest of the natural world in which we live.

  • Year established:1920
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:71
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:94

Board and Executive Names

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Evalyn Gates, Ph.D., Executive Director & CEO

    A. Chace Anderson, President

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Bonnie Cummings, COO

    Todd Welki, CFO

    Carin Miller, Director of Education

    Andy Jones, Ph.D., Director of Science

    David Saja, Ph.D., Director of Research

    James K. Bissell, Ph.D., Director of Natural Areas

    Harvey B. Webster, Director of Wildlife Resources


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:34-0714338

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:340714338
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% TODD WELKI
  • Organization Address:1 WADE OVAL DR
  • Organization City:CLEVELAND
  • Organization State:OH
  • Organization Zip:44106-1701
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:February, 1930
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):060
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:A560
  • Asset Amount:$222,981,182
  • Asset Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • Income Amount:$58,803,244
  • Income Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$32,933,382
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 7:16:14 pm

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