EIN 31-0585917

Dayton Society of Natural History

IRS 501(c) type
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To be the premier regional provider of interactive science learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote a broad understanding of the world.
Also known as...
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
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Program areas at Dayton Society of Natural History

The Dayton Society of Natural History promotes and diffuses scientific knowledge through the establishment and maintenance of a museum and archaeological park and stimulates scientific investigation.operation of the boonshoft museum of discovery and sunwatch indian village/archaeological park provide interactive learning experiences for about 61,333 visitors, educating and enlightening them about the wonders of the world through science. In 2020, the boonshoft museum of discovery had 55,746 member and guest visits; 3,245 school children visited the museum; the exhibits-to-go program reached 1,971; and 3,616 visited sunwatch indian village/archaeological park.

Who funds Dayton Society of Natural History

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Dayton FoundationGeneral Support and Various Projects$224,044
The Berry Family FoundationMiscellaneous$50,000
Frank M Tait FoundationNever Too Young To Start: Pre-Preschool and Museums$30,000
...and 2 more grants received

Personnel at Dayton Society of Natural History

Douglas HullChief Financial Officer$77,323
Michael WestendorfChief Financial Officer / Board Member$83,007
Tracey TommeBoard Member$156,056
Cheryl EnnisTreasurer$0
Pat McDonaldChair$0
...and 5 more key personnel

Financials for Dayton Society of Natural History

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,543,961
Program services$657,360
Investment income and dividends$531,930
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$348,106
Net income from fundraising events$29,586
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$55,644
Miscellaneous revenues$116,209
Total revenues$4,282,796

Form 990s for Dayton Society of Natural History

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-10-28990View PDF
2019-122021-03-01990View PDF
2018-122019-12-11990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122017-11-28990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 15, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 4, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $30,000 from Frank M Tait Foundation
September 22, 2021
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $224,044 from The Dayton Foundation
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsCharities
Science and technologyArts, cultural, and humanities
Political advocacyConducts researchLobbyingFundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
2600 Deweese Pkwy
Dayton, OH 45414
Metro area
Dayton-Kettering, OH
Montgomery County, OH
Website URL
(937) 275-7431
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A56: Natural History, Natural Science Museums
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
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