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Grand Rapids Public Museum

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Grand Rapids Public Museum is a natural history museum based in Grand Rapids, MI that was founded in 2006. As of 2018 they had $8.3 million in revenue and $7.5 million in assets.

The Grand Rapids Public Museum celebrates the cultural and natural history of the West Michigan region. The museum educates and entertains with three floors of engaging exhibits accompanied by special programs.

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Program areas at Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum serves as a living monument of artifacts, ideas and stories told through exhibits, a planetarium, events and educational programming that examine and interpret our humanity and our environment. In the last year, in addition to the Museum's three floors of core exhibitions, the grpm offered 5 major traveling exhibits, over a dozen Public educational programs, numerous school programs, and hosted various researchers at the Museum and archives. Additional offerings include classes, summer camps for children and youth, workshops, lectures, school tours, mini-exhibits and interpretive programming throughout the year. The grpm's vision is to instill passionate curiosity and a deeper understanding of the world around us.

Form 990s for Grand Rapids Public Museum

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Jul 23, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Apr 10, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Feb 21, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Jul 7, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Jul 6, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Grand Rapids Public Museum

Total grants, contributions, etc.$5,751,162
Program services$1,957,544
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$436,043
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$253,094
Total revenues$8,397,843

Vendors for Grand Rapids Public Museum

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
WordPressContent management system software2020-09-09
██████ ███Software2020-09-09
███████ ██████ ███Tax accounting2019-05-10
██████ ████████ ███Temporary Exhibit Rental$120,0002018-06-01

Personnel at Grand Rapids Public Museum

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Dale RobertsonPresident and Chief Executive Officer$203,987Aug. 20, 2019
Karen WilburnChief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration / Chief Financial Officer and Director of Administ$90,609June 28, 2019

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