Friends of the Chula Vista Nature center (Chula Vista, CA)


  • Name:Mitch Hall
  • Title:Docent


  • Organization Name:Friends of the Chula Vista Nature center
  • Address:1000 Gunpowder Point Drive
    Chula Vista, CA 91910
    United States

Work Phone

  • Main phone:619-409-5900

Work Web

Other Address

  • Address:Chula Vista Nature Center
    1000 Gunpowder Point
    Chula Vista, CA 91910
    United States

Other Phone

  • Direct phone:619-409-5904

User Email



  • Mission:
  • The Chula Vista Nature Center is dedicated to serving the public by providing a quality nature center/living museum experience while promoting coastal resource conservation and environmental stewardship through education.

  • Year established:1981
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:19
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:9

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Brian Joseph, DVM (Chair), Owner, Living Exhibits, Inc.
    Greg Cox, Supervisor, SD County Board of Supervisors
    Anthony Cutri, AIA Architect, Martinez + Cutri Architects
    Roland Daniel, Hanson Aggregates
    Maryellene Deason, Instructor, Southwestern College
    Janie DeCelles, Advisor, Hattie Ettinger Conservation Fund
    J. David Gardner, Sr., Principal, Highland Partnership, Inc.
    Patricia Ludi, Chula Vista Elementary School District
    Christine Malone, Nature Center Volunteer
    Natasha Martinez, Citizen at Large
    Steven L. Miesen, Facility Manager, Pacific Waste Systems
    Marianne Mievers, Nature Center Volunteer
    Frank A. Powell, Jr., Retired SeaWorld Executive
    Roderick L. Reinhart, CFRE, City of Chula Vista
    Frank Roseman, Retired
    Donald W. Smith, CFP Vice President, Merrill Lynch
    Louis Vignapiano, City of Chula Vista
    Kenneth Weimer, Retired Business Owner
    F.L. Wergeland, Jr., M.D., Retired

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Kerry Laube, Administrative Operations Manager
    Charles Gailband, Curator of Birds
    Joyce Ramp, Curator of Reptiles


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:33-0750177

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:330750177
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:1000 GUNPOWDER POINT DR
  • Organization City:CHULA VISTA
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:91910-8222
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:August, 1997
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:16
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2)
  • Activity Code(s):922
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Endowment fund or financial services
  • 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:C123
  • Asset Amount:$792,650
  • Asset Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,897,398
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,753,725
  • Last Updated:11/18/2017 9:33:34 am

This information is directly from the IRS Exempt Organization Business Master File at Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract. This information is not under the control of the Common Grant Application and is collected and compiled and can only be changed by the IRS.