EIN 05-0370944

Providence Children's Museum

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The mission of the Providence Children's Museum is to inspire and celebrate learning through active play and exploration. The Museum welcomes children and adults of all ages and backgrounds and from all communities although its focus is on serving the...
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Program areas at Providence Children's Museum

Museum learning occurs in the educational exhibits and programs created and presented by the Museum. The Museum creates and presents interactive exhibits designed to meet the developmental needs of children ages 1 - 11. In 2019 rhode island's first and only Children's Museum celebrated 43 years of adventure, exploration, advocacy,research and community service. Welcomed 166,176 total visits,provided 45,320 free admissions and served a record 11,551 children and caregivers offsite. In 2019 the museums for all access program provided $4 admission for snap beneficiairies and their families and blue star provided free admission for active duty military and their families. Reduced rate social service agency memberships provide free admission to the Museum for theraputic visits such as those for families who have been seperated and children who need occupational therapy.
The mission of the americorps program at Providence Children's Museum is to instill a lifetime love of learning in children-especially those whose exposure to rich educational experiences is limited. The Museum americorps team is a group of 20 dynamic and diverse individuals who, develop and lead after-school science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (steam) activities for 250 participants at boys and girls clubs; design and implement programs for 1,040 head start preschool age children; and provide expanded community and family engagement opportunities as Museum educators facilitating learning in the Museum's hands-on outreach programs and exhibits.
In 2019,there were 215 families together served with 337 children and 266 parents in 209 court-separated families.

Who funds Providence Children's Museum

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Serve Rhode IslandAmericorps Program$88,838
The Norman and Rosalie Fain Family FoundationDigital Programming K-3$75,000
Schwab Charitable FundArts, Culture & Humanities$15,050
...and 25 more grants received totalling $290,036

Personnel at Providence Children's Museum

Peter M. GervaisTreasurer$0
Heidi BrinigProgram Director
Juaniesha HarveyFinance Manager
Charles JonesFacilities Manager
Maureen bishopVisitor Experience Manager
...and 11 more key personnel

Financials for Providence Children's Museum

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,370,219
Program services$1,316,763
Investment income and dividends$20,221
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$75,101
Net income from fundraising events$-15,115
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$5,998
Miscellaneous revenues$10,275
Total revenues$2,783,462

Form 990s for Providence Children's Museum

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-01-21990View PDF
2018-122019-09-14990View PDF
2017-122019-03-15990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
2015-122017-03-31990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
July 26, 2022
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $75,000 from The Norman and Rosalie Fain Family Foundation
September 22, 2021
Received grants
Identified 15 new grant, including a grant for $11,665 from Brown University
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
March 10, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 10 new personnel
October 2, 2020
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2017
Nonprofit Types
Civic / social organizationsArts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanitiesChildren
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General information
100 South St
Providence, RI 02903
Metro area
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
Providence County, RI
Website URL
(401) 273-5437
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A52: Childrens Museums
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
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