MEMPHIS MUSEUMS INC | MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY

MEMPHIS, TN | Shelby County
Community Services

Overview

MEMPHIS MUSEUMS INC | MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY
62-0801926
3050 CENTRAL AVE
MEMPHIS, TN 38111
Shelby County
(901) 636-2362

info@memphismuseums.org
Mission Statement info

THE MISSION OF THE MEMPHIS MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY (MOSH) IS TO INSPIRE DISCOVERY THROUGH COLLECTING, PRESERVING AND INTERPRETING THE CULTURAL HISTORIES AND NATURAL SCIENCES THAT SHAPE OUR REGION. THIS SUPPORTS OUR VISION OF BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WHO SHARE A RICHER UNDERSTANDING OF ONE ANOTHER AND THE WORLD AROUND US.

CRA Category info
  • Community Services
Nonprofit location info
  • This nonprofit is not located in any CRA geographies.
Awards & Certifications info
  • This nonprofit has not received any CRA awards or certifications.
Founded info
1969
Total Employees info
80
Total Volunteers info
35
Nonprofit Classification (NTEE Code) info
A12

A - Arts, Culture and Humanities

Fund Raising and Fund Distribution

Organizations that raise and distribute funds for multiple organizations within the Arts, Culture, and Humanities major group area.

IRS Activity Codes info
059
Other school related activities
-
Not reported
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Not reported
Standard Business Classification (NAICS Code) info
813219
Other Grantmaking and Giving Services
Targeted Clients info
  • Children & Youth
  • K-12 Students
  • Families
  • General Public
CRA Income Characteristics info
  • Low-Income
  • Moderate-Income

CRA Alignment

CRA Category info
Community Services
Social services and other support for low- and moderate-income, homeless or at-risk individuals.
26%
Percent LMI Served info
as reported by the nonprofit
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Programs & Services info
Education Experiences - Onsite
MoSH provides educational experiences onsite at the Pink Palace Museum, AutoZone Dome at the Sharpe Planetarium, Lichterman Nature Center, Coon Creek Science Center, and the Mallory-Neely House. Instructors utilize the natural science and cultural history exhibits as a catalyst to engage with students, providing 175,000+ experiences annually at the Pink Palace Museum (pre-pandemic). Programs complement science and history state curriculum standards of TN, MS, and AR.
Targeted Clients info
  • Children & Youth
CRA Income Characteristics info
  • Low-Income
  • Moderate-Income
Education Experiences - Outreach
MoSH provides educational experiences through a library of outreach programs. The long-running Suitcases program offers 18 STEM and history topics, from nanotechnology to regional Native American history. Activities, experiments, and hands-on materials encourage object-based learning. Thirteen virtual field trips were created to serve area schools during the pandemic, and are available to extend MoSH's impact beyond the traditionally served nearby counties. MoSH instructors also travel to area schools to present STEM and history programs. Pre-pandemic, MoSH provided 58,000+ outreach educational experiences annually.
Targeted Clients info
  • Children & Youth
  • K-12 Students
CRA Income Characteristics info
  • Low-Income
  • Moderate-Income
Environmental Education - Lichterman Nature Center
MoSH-Lichterman utilizes a 65-acre campus of forest, meadow and lake habitats to engage students and visitors in programs emphasizing our role as stewards of the Earth and our relationship with the flora/fauna of the Mid-South. The Backyard Wildlife Center, Visitor Center and teaching pavilions offer settings for visitors to engage with native mammals, insects and birds, led by trained teacher-naturalists. Outreach education programs are also provided, along with guided nature walks, birdwatching programs, seed swaps, and other community events.
Targeted Clients info
  • Children & Youth
  • K-12 Students
  • Families
CRA Income Characteristics info
  • Low-Income
  • Moderate-Income
Awards & Certifications info
Community Development Financial Institution info
Community Development Financial Institution Award Recipient info
New Market Tax Credit Recipient info
HUD Counseling Agency info
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Recipient info

IRS Summary

Income
$2.6M
Revenue
$2.2M
Assets
$5.2M
Exempt Ruling Date info
1969-01
Deductibility Status info
Deductible
Last Tax Filing info
2020
Organization Type info
Corporation
Organization Tax Filing Status info
990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Foundation Tax Filing Status info
990-PF not required by IRS
Affiliation Classification info
Independent Organization
States Where Tax Return is Filed info
TN
Basis for Foundation/Public Charity Status info
Organization normally receives no more than one-third of support from gross investment and unrelated business income and at same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees and gross receipts related to exempt purposes 509(a)(2)

Nonprofit Location

Physical Address info
3050 CENTRAL AVE
MEMPHIS, TN 38111
Shelby County
Area Type info
Metropolitan Statistical Area
FIPS Geocoded Address info
32820
MSA/MD info
47
State info
157
County info
0071.00
Tract info
Upper
Income Level info
Core-Based Statistical Area info
32820 - Memphis, TN-MS-AR
Combined Statistical Area info
368 - Memphis-Forrest City, TN-MS-AR
Metropolitan Division info
Not located in an MD.
Located In info
Low- or Moderate-Income Census Tract info
Opportunity Zone info
Majority Minority Census Tract info 32.64%
FFIEC Designated Distressed Census Tract info
FFIEC Underserved Census Tract info
Geographies Served info
  • AR - All Counties
  • AR - Crittenden County
  • MS - All Counties
  • MS - DeSoto County
  • TN - All Counties
  • TN - Shelby County

Market Data

Census Tract County
0071.00 Shelby County
Population
Total Population 2,393 936,611
Total Households 1,094 356,607
Income
Median Family Income (Census*) $193,194 $52,092
Median Family Income (2022 FFIEC est.) $76,200 N/A
Tract Income Percentage 284.07% N/A
Below Poverty Level 4.1% 19.0%
Unemployment Level 1.1% 7.4%
Housing
Total Housing Units 1,256 406,026
Total Owner-Occupied Units 72.1% 54.8%
Total Renter-Occupied Units 15.0% 45.2%
Total Vacant Units 12.9% 9.1%
* Census tract income based on 2020 Census estimated data; County income based on 2020 American Community Survey data.
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Management

18
Total Voting Members
in Governing Body
info
18
Independent Voting Members
in Governing Body
info
Tax Filing Signatory info
Linda Foster
(901) 636-2370
Principal Officer info
Linda Foster
findCRA Profile Owner
Jared Bulluck
Director of Development
jared.bulluck@memphistn.gov
Key Policies & Documents info
Written Conflict of Interest Policy
Written Document Retention & Destruction Policy
Written Wistleblower Policy
CEO Compensation Review Process
Written Minutes of Board Meetings
Financial Statements & Reporting info
Compiled or Reviewed by an Independent Accountant
Audited by an Independent Accountant
Included in Consolidated Financial Statements
Internal Audit Committee Review
Federal Grant Audit Required
Federal Grand Audit Performed
IRS Reported Activities info
Provides Credit Counseling
Conducts Gaming Activities
Engages in Lobbying Activities
Engages in Political Activities
Makes Grants to Individuals
Makes Grants to Organizations

"NA" in this section indicates that the information was not available in the nonprofit's most recent IRS tax filing.

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