Farmers Museum Inc in Cooperstown, New York (NY)

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Farmers Museum Inc
Employer Identification Number (EIN)150547367
Name of OrganizationFarmers Museum Inc
AddressPO BOX 800, Cooperstown, NY 13326-0800
ActivitiesCafeteria, restaurant, snack bar, food services, etc., Other school related activities, Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
SubsectionEducational Organization
Ruling Date08/1944
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period12/2011
Assets$50,000,000 to greater
Income$10,000,000 to $49,999,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$50,661,641
Amount of Income$18,044,293
Form 990 Revenue Amount$4,432,525
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Arts, Culture and Humanities: History Museums

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Amount of income in 2011: $18,044,293
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Assets in 2011: $50,661,641
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Expenses in 2007: $4,650,149
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Income to expenses ratio in 2007: 1.4
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Expenses allocated to program services in 2007: 39.7%
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Number of employees in 2007: 111
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Employees paid over $50,000 in 2007: 2.7%
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Grants share in income in 2007: 10.1%
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Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2007

Assets at end of 2007

Expenses for 2007

Functional Expenses for 2007 ($)

Income-Producing Activities for 2007

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
Total revenue$12,022,215$6,251,515$894,450$4,225,847$9,644,175$6,644,488$8,008,722$6,702,641
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$160,665$80,342$246,681$440,005$446,562$1,304,283$957,056$679,274
Contributions to donor advised funds$0$0
Direct public support$150,825$48,842$205,253$389,725$356,209$1,243,333$697,144$609,274
Indirect public support$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Government contributions (grants)$9,840$31,500$41,428$50,280$90,353$60,950$259,912$70,000
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$547,221$556,785$523,404$429,484$504,048$481,455$409,050$424,230
Membership dues and assessments$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Dividends and interest from securities$2,029,051$1,938,545$1,033,805$819,742$947,334$1,105,610$1,786,718$1,475,567
Net rental income or (loss)$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross rents$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Less: rental expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other investment income$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory$9,292,951$3,680,142$-893,975$2,564,009$7,763,726$3,894,869$4,961,339$4,244,299
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory$9,292,951$3,680,142$395,625$2,564,009$7,763,726$3,894,869$4,961,339$31,304,726
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses$0$0$1,289,601$0$0$0$0$27,060,427
Net income or (loss) from special events and activities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Less: direct expenses other than fundraising expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory$-7,673$-4,299$-15,465$-27,393$-17,495$-141,729$-105,441$-120,729
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$0$345,047$387,597$368,856$381,294$419,158$441,036$469,625
Less: cost of goods sold$7,673$349,346$403,062$396,249$398,789$560,887$546,477$590,354
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$3,774,769$3,311,652$3,280,416$3,511,833$3,628,614$3,941,130$4,409,528$4,650,149
Program services$2,118,535$1,480,718$1,394,661$1,274,703$1,428,886$1,654,519$1,855,237$1,845,959
Management and general$1,656,234$1,830,934$1,885,755$2,237,130$2,199,728$2,286,611$2,554,291$2,804,190
Payments to affiliates$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$59,705,857$60,344,180$50,857,907$59,570,890$63,376,045$63,859,699$64,944,489$62,467,682
Excess or (deficit) for the year$8,247,446$2,939,863$-2,385,966$714,014$6,015,561$2,703,358$3,599,194$2,052,492
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$55,857,409$59,705,857$60,344,180$50,857,907$59,570,890$63,376,045$63,859,699$64,944,489
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$-4,398,998$-2,301,540$-7,100,307$7,998,969$-2,210,406$-2,219,704$-2,514,404$-4,529,299
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2007)
TotalProgram servicesManagement and generalFundraising
Total functional expenses$4,650,149$1,845,959$2,804,190$0
Grants paid from donor advised funds$0
Other grants and allocations$0
Specific assistance to individuals$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, directors, key employees, etc.$313,500$143,000$170,500$0
Compensation of former officers, directors, key employees, etc.$0$0$0$0
Compensation and other distributions, not included above, to disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0$0$0$0
Salaries and wages of employees not included above$1,449,739$709,318$740,421$0
Pension plan contributions not included above$0$0$0$0
Employee benefits not included above$525,123$261,447$263,676$0
Payroll taxes$0$0$0$0
Professional fundraising fees$0$0$0$0
Accounting fees$0$0$0$0
Legal fees$0$0$0$0
Postage and shipping$22,868$16,610$6,258$0
Equipment rental and maintenance$87,286$56,404$30,882$0
Printing and publications$68,167$19,657$48,510$0
Conferences, conventions, and meetings$0$0$0$0
Depreciation, depletion, etc.$361,685$0$361,685$0
Other expenses not covered above$1,184,913$280,235$904,678$0
Balance Sheets
Total assets$59,827,416$60,509,750$51,006,757$59,814,196$63,677,152$64,000,210$65,042,322$62,753,498
Cash - non-interest-bearing$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$1
Savings and temporary cash investments$11,154,021$22,860,322$13,321,745$12,183,052$12,720,091$9,523,394$5,513,300$6,923,909
Accounts receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$83,175$49,582$20,464$181,961$72,040$114,454$224,771$101,723
Pledges receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Grants receivable$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Receivables from other disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0$0
Other notes and loans receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Inventories for sale or use$87,581$108,669$183,701$142,072$179,645$127,859$132,186$135,223
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investments - publicly-traded securities$55,319,541$51,443,168
Investments - other securities$46,090,662$35,141,527$35,324,401$45,254,448$48,803,019$51,132,560$0$0
Investments - land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investments - other$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$2,411,977$2,349,650$2,156,446$2,052,663$1,902,357$3,101,943$3,852,524$4,149,474
Other assets, including program-related investments$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$121,559$165,570$148,850$243,306$301,107$140,511$97,833$285,816
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$121,559$165,570$148,850$243,306$301,107$140,511$97,833$285,816
Grants payable$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Deferred revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Loans from officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Mortgages and other notes payable$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other liabilities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$59,827,416$60,509,750$51,006,757$59,814,196$63,677,152$64,000,210$65,042,322$62,753,498
Total net assets or fund balances$59,705,857$60,344,180$50,857,907$59,570,890$63,376,045$63,859,699$64,944,489$62,467,682
Reconciliation of Revenue per Audited Financial Statements With Revenue per Return
Total revenue$12,022,215$6,251,515$894,450$4,225,847$9,644,175$6,644,488$8,008,722$6,702,641
Total revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial statements$7,994,865$4,299,321$-5,802,795$12,621,065$7,832,558$4,985,671$6,040,795$2,763,696
Other expenses$-4,398,998$-2,301,540$-7,100,307$7,998,969$-2,210,406$-2,219,704$-2,514,404$-4,529,299
Net unrealized gains on investments$-4,398,998$-2,301,540$-7,100,307$7,998,969$-2,210,406$0$0$-4,529,299
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Recoveries of prior year grants$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$-371,648$-349,346$-403,062$-396,249$-398,789$-560,887$-546,477$-590,354
Investment expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Reconciliation of Expenses per Audited Financial Statements With Expenses per Return
Total expenses$3,774,769$3,311,652$3,280,416$3,511,833$3,628,614$3,941,130$4,409,528$4,650,149
Total expenses and losses per audited financial statements$4,120,000$3,625,608$3,661,452$3,892,326$4,009,684$4,491,215$4,927,091$5,226,921
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Prior year adjustments$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other expenses$-345,231$-313,956$-381,036$-380,493$-381,070$-550,085$-517,563$-576,772
Investment expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Current Officers, Directors, Trustees, and Key Employees
Average hours per week devoted to positionCompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensation plansExpense account and other allowances
Total number of officers, directors, and trustees permitted to vote on organization business at board meetings9
Are any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, related to each other through family or business relationships?Yes
Do any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, receive compensation from any other organizations, whether tax exempt or taxable, that are related to the organization?Yes
Does the organization have a written conflict of interest policy?No
Other Information
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year covered by this return, and has it filed a tax return on Form 990-T for this year?No
Was there a liquidation, dissolution, termination, or substantial contraction during the year?No
Is the organization related (other than by association with a statewide or nationwide organization) through common membership, governing bodies, trustees, officers, etc., to any other exempt or nonexempt organization?Yes
Direct and indirect political expenditures$0
Did the organization file Form 1120-POL for this year?No
Were substantially all dues nondeductible by members?
Did the organization make only in-house lobbying expenditures of $2,000 or less?
Dues, assessments, and similar amounts from members$0
Section 162(e) lobbying and political expenditures$0
Aggregate nondeductible amount of section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices$0
Taxable amount of lobbying and political expenditures$0
Does the organization elect to pay the section 6033(e) tax on the amount above?
If section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices were sent, does the organization agree to add the amount above to its reasonable estimate of dues allocable to nondeductible lobbying and political expenditures for the following tax year?
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities$0
At any time during the year, did the organization, directly or indirectly, own a controlled entity within the meaning of section 512(b)(13)?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4911$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4912$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4955$0
Did the organization engage in any section 4958 excess benefit transaction during the year or did it become aware of an excess benefit transaction from a prior year?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization managers or disqualified persons during the year under sections 4912, 4955, and 4958$0
Amount of tax above, reimbursed by the organization$0
At any time during the tax year, was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?No
Did the organization acquire a direct or indirect interest in any applicable insurance contract?No
Did the supporting organization, or a fund maintained by a sponsoring organization, have excess business holdings at any time during the year?No
Number of employees employed in the pay period that includes March 12, 2006111
Analysis of Income-Producing Activities (for 2007)
Unrelated business incomeExcluded by section 512, 513, or 514Related or exempt function income
Business codeAmountExclusion codeAmount
Program service revenue
Program service revenue 1000000$000$0$343,715
Program service revenue 2000000$000$0$52,295
Program service revenue 3000000$000$0$28,220
Program service revenue 4000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 5000000$000$0$0
Medicare/Medicaid payments000000$000$0$0
Fees and contracts from government agencies000000$000$0$0
Membership dues and assessments000000$000$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments000000$000$0$0
Dividends and interest from securities000000$0Dividends, interest, payments with respect to securities loans, annuities, income from notional principal contracts, loan commitment fees, and other substantially similar income from ordinary and routine investments excluded by section 512(b)(1)$1,475,567$0
Net rental income or (loss) from real estate
debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
not debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
Net rental income or (loss) from personal property000000$000$0$0
Other investment income000000$000$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory000000$0Gain (or loss, to the extent allowed) from the sale of investments and other non-inventory property and from certain property acquired from financial institutions that are in conservatorship or receivership (sections 512(b)(5) and 512(b)(16)(A))$4,244,299$0
Net income or (loss) from special events000000$000$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory000000$000$0$-120,729
Other revenue000000$000$0$0
Information Regarding Taxable Subsidiaries and Disregarded Entities (for 2007)
EIN of corporation, partnership, or disregarded entityPercentage of ownership interestTotal incomeEnd-of-year assets
Compensation of the Five Highest Paid Employees Other Than Officers, Directors, and Trustees (for 2007)
CompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensationExpense account and other allowances
Total number of other employees paid over $50,0000
Statements About Activities (for 2007)
Expenses paid or incurred in connection with the lobbying activities$0
Did the organization receive or hold an easement for conservation purposes, including easements to preserve open space, the environment, historic land areas or historic structures?No
Did the organization provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services?No
Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds?No
Did the organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966?No
Did the organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person?No
Enter the total number of donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
Enter the total number of separate funds or accounts owned at the end of the tax year (excluding donor advised funds included above) where donors have the right to provide advice on the distribution or investment of amounts in such funds or accounts$0
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all funds or accounts included above at the end of the tax year$0
Reason for Non-Private Foundation Status
The organization is not a private foundation because it isOrganization that receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public
Support Schedule
Gifts, grants, and contributions received$285,763$160,665$80,342$246,681$440,005$446,562$1,304,283$957,056
Membership fees received$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or furnishing of facilities in any activity that is related to the organization's charitable, etc., purpose$837,750$911,196$901,832$911,001$798,340$885,342$900,613$850,086
Gross income from interest, dividends, amounts received from payments on securities loans (section 512(a)(5)), rents, royalties, and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975$1,740,171$2,029,051$1,577,581$1,033,805$819,742$947,334$1,105,610$1,786,718
Net income from unrelated business activities not included above$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to it or expended on its behalf$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
The value of services or facilities furnished to the organization by a governmental unit without charge. Do not include the value of services or facilities generally furnished to the public without charge$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other income$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Lobbying Expenditures by Electing Public Charities (for 2007)
Total exempt purpose expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence public opinion (grassroots lobbying)$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence a legislative body (direct lobbying)$0
Other exempt purpose expenditures$0
Lobbying nontaxable amount$0
Grassroots nontaxable amount$0
Unrelated Trade or Business Income (for 2008)
Gross receipts or sales less returns and allowances$6,209$0$0
Cost of goods sold$0$0$0
Gross profit$6,209$0$6,209
Capital gain net income$0$0$0
Net gain$0$0$0
Capital loss deduction for trusts$0$0$0
Income (loss) from partnerships and S corporations$-46,242$0$-46,242
Rent income$0$0$0
Unrelated debt-financed income$0$0$0
Interest, annuities, royalties, and rents from controlled organizations$0$0$0
Investment income of a section 501(c)(7), (9), or (17) organization$0$0$0
Exploited exempt activity income$0$0$0
Advertising income$0$0$0
Other income$0$0$0
Deductions Not Taken Elsewhere (for 2008)
Total deductions$6,118
Compensation of officers, directors, and trustees$0
Salaries and wages$0
Repairs and maintenance$0
Bad debts$0
Taxes and licenses$0
Charitable contributions$0
Contributions to deferred compensation plans$0
Employee benefit programs$0
Excess exempt expenses$0
Excess readership costs$0
Other deductions$6,118
Unrelated business taxable income$-46,151
Unrelated business taxable income before net operating loss deduction$-46,151
Net operating loss deduction$0
Unrelated business taxable income before specific deduction$-46,151
Specific deduction$1,000
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