EIN 84-1416158

Thanksgiving Point Institute

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Farm, garden and museum complex that draws upon the natural world to cultivate transformative family learning.
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Program areas at Thanksgiving Point Institute

Thanksgiving Point Institute is a farm, garden and museum complex that draws upon the natural world to cultivate transformative family learning. Each of the venues is designed to encourage interactive learning;learning by doing that is both effective and engaging in teaching the concepts and principles presented throughout the property. Educational programs are offered at ashton gardens, farm country, museum of ancient life, the museum of natural curiosity and butterfly biosphere. In 2019-2020 tax year, 2,072,997 guests visited Thanksgiving Point to participate in the many events, programs, and cultural and educational offerings provided by the Institute. 30,951 school children participated in field trips, and thousands of children and adults enrolled in classes and workshops, kids' camps, after school and early childhood programs, venue specific programs and culinary and horticulture classes for more in-depth educational experiences. The eco challenge, curiosity in the classroom, tulips journey north, growing leaders, and the junior master gardener program are just a few of the many programs that offer interactive learning and inspire curiosity. Our programs are advertised on our website, on our marquee sign, and in two quarterly publications, Thanksgiving Point gazette and an education catalog which highlights upcoming events, classes and daily offerings. Descriptive venue brochures are produced to inform guests about the features of each venue and their location on the property.

Who funds Thanksgiving Point Institute

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Ashton Family FoundationUnrestricted$190,719
The Kahlert FoundationTo Support Girls in Stem Programing and General Operational Support for Transformative Education Programs and Imagine That! Gala Sponsorship 2020$105,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$58,815
...and 7 more grants received

Personnel at Thanksgiving Point Institute

Allen AshChief Financial Officer$129,641
Kendall WimmerVice President Operation$152,722
Erica BrownVice President Marketing$128,396
Mike WashburnTrustee$281,483
Blake WigdahlVice President Programmi$123,538

Financials for Thanksgiving Point Institute

RevenuesFYE 02/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$8,810,665
Program services$10,726,702
Investment income and dividends$14,552
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$1,124,589
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-1,364
Net income from fundraising events$403,611
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$3,096,783
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$24,175,538

Form 990s for Thanksgiving Point Institute

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-022021-04-06990View PDF
2019-022020-10-02990View PDF
2018-022019-05-14990View PDF
2017-022019-05-03990View PDF
2017-022018-03-14990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $190,719 from The Ashton Family Foundation
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 17, 2021
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
June 17, 2021
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $26,745 from American Online Giving Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Horticultural organizationsMuseumsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanitiesEnvironmentChildren
MembershipsFundraising eventsReceives government fundingCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
3003 N Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043
Metro area
Provo-Orem, UT
Utah County, UT
Website URL
(801) 768-4948
Facebook page
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IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
C42: Garden Club, Horticultural Program
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
Parent/child status
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