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Friends of the Childrens Museum at La Habra, Inc.

 301 S. Euclid St.
 La Habra, CA 90631
[P] (562) 383-4242
[F] (562) 383-4485
[email protected]
Roy Mueller
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 33-0244625 00000



Mission StatementMORE »

The Children’s Museum at La Habra’s mission is to encourage enthusiasm about learning in a hands-on environment that opens the world to even the youngest child. The Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra supports that mission through its fundraising efforts on the Museum’s behalf.

Mission Statement

The Children’s Museum at La Habra’s mission is to encourage enthusiasm about learning in a hands-on environment that opens the world to even the youngest child. The Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra supports that mission through its fundraising efforts on the Museum’s behalf.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $787,617.00
Projected Revenue $787,617.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Sensory Sensitive Sundays
  • Lil' Innovators Early Childhood STEM Initiative
  • Dance Your Pants Off
  • Dream Big!

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Mission Statement

The Children’s Museum at La Habra’s mission is to encourage enthusiasm about learning in a hands-on environment that opens the world to even the youngest child. The Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra supports that mission through its fundraising efforts on the Museum’s behalf.

Background Statement

Founded in 1977, The Children's Museum at La Habra (CMLH) has served the community for 40 years. Museum exhibits and programs target children, ages 2-10, through hands-on participatory experiences that promote a methodology of learning by doing.  The Museum serves approximately 90,000 annual visitors from Orange County (50%), Los Angeles County (41%), and Riverside and San Bernardino counties (9%) and is the only one of its kind in the area.

Seven exhibit galleries in 10,000 square feet of active, stimulating space provide Museum visitors with a variety of learning environments. Biannual changing exhibits focus on themes that invite discovery and exploration like the current Lindo Mexico. These rich, interactive, out of the classroom learning opportunities capture children’s imagination, increase self-confidence in discovered abilities and cement learning in core curriculum subjects.

The Museum’s seven galleries include: Nature Walk, Science Station, STEAM Lab, Pre-School Playpark, Family Art Center, Kids On Stage and a historic Dentzel Carousel. Special programs and family performances are presented in CMLH’s multi-purpose room.

CMLH offers minority and low-income families a bridge to learning through quality science, art and cultural programs. Museum visitors are 70% minority (50% Hispanic, 10% Asian, 5% African American, and 5% Other) and 30% Caucasian. The Museum’s $10.00 admission fee ($9.00 for La Habra residents) and affordable annual family membership fees are in strong contrast to other children's museums whose membership fees are prohibitive to non-affluent families.

CMLH’s Education Outreach Programs have received funding awards from the U.S. Department of Education, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the California Arts Council.

Impact Statement

Major Museum accomplishments for the past year included:

  • Opened a new STEAM Lab exhibit in October 2017 which challenges visitors to develop their scientific inquiry and observation skills by testing objects in a flight lab/wind tunnel, measuring beans with a scale, building kinetic roller coasters with wood blocks and rubber ramps, engineering pathways for a ball to travel on a magnetic wall and designing art with a giant lite bright.
  • Launched a new 3-year Early Childhood STEM Initiative, Lil’ Innovators, in December 2017 which seeks to increase La Habra preschoolers' essential science, technology, engineering, and math ability, strengthen teachers’ ability to deliver quality STEM instruction and engage parents to support critical STEM learning. Major funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  • Attracted over 1,000 visitors for a “Daniel Tiger Day” in January 2018 through a partnership with PBS-SoCal
  • Hosted The Children of Hangzhou exhibit from January-May 2018 and providing a glimpse into Chinese children’s daily life. This exhibit built a bridge of understanding with a growing Chinese demographic that also resulted in new Chinese language television and social media partnerships.
  • Developed Lindo Mexico, a collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico-Santa Ana in 2018. This exhibit provided visitors with opportunities to experience Mexican culture and traditions and also attracted a new Spanish language television and social media sponsorship with Telemundo52.
  • The Friends of the Children’s Museum exceeded its' fundraising goals for its’ two annual fundraising events: Gourmet Guys (+37%) and Chipping in for Kids Golf Tournament (+41%), which contributed to a budget surplus for FY 17-18.
  • Expanded and renamed CMLH’s Family Autism Morning program to Sensory Sensitive Sundays, special visitation times before general public hours filled with sensory-based activities and resources for families with children on the Autism spectrum.
  • June 2019 - The Friends of the Children's Museum at La Habra received La Habra City Council approval for a new  exhibit entitled the Immersion Theater which will be housed in a new 5,000 square foot exhibit space and offer Museum visitors a large scale immersive visual and sound experience.


Needs Statement

The Children’s Museum at La Habra (CMLH) constantly responds to new opportunities to expand its’ reach and enrich children’s lives. The number of minority and economically disadvantaged families in La Habra is extremely high. Nearly half (48%) of La Habra preschoolers are not ready for school (2016 Early Development Index Community Profile). By elementary school, more than 80% of minority students are below proficient in subjects like English and Math, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) instruction is scarce. The Guadalupe neighborhood immediately surrounding the Museum consists of 83% immigrant Hispanic students who live below the poverty line (80%) and are English Language Learners (63%).

The Museum’s Educational Outreach & Public Programs provide quality educational experiences that spark students’ curiosity for learning and build cognitive skills. These programs act as a learning bridge to core curriculum subjects (language arts, math and science) for underserved children.

Unrestricted funding that can be directed towards CMLH’s programs, facility repair, the new Immersion Theater expansion project and general operating support are the Museum’s greatest current funding needs.

CEO Statement

The Children’s Museum at La Habra serves a rich, diverse Southern California audience.  Over four decades, CMLH has created a legacy of learning by providing arts, science and cultural education to children and families. We are a unique children’s museum with our own special brand of hands-on fun!

Our dedicated staff creates cost effective programs and exhibits that prompt meaningful learning experiences. Every dollar donated to the Museum is maximized to ensure it impacts those who we seek to serve.

Our goal is to promote enthusiasm for learning by making education so fun that our young visitors will want to continue learning throughout their lives. We are proud that many of the visitors who experience the Museum today are the children of those who loved the Museum when they were kids!

Board Chair Statement

Successes and Challenges Facing the Board and the Museum

What is special and unique about the Museum is that our audience is young – and at their peak developmental age, acting like sponges by soaking up every piece of information and new experience they can get their brains around. CMLH embraces them by providing a wonderful supportive learning environment.

The museum has also been extremely successful in bringing arts and science education programming to schools throughout outreach efforts, as well as providing memorable encounters to schools visiting the museum on a field trip. Many of our underserved audiences have never visited a museum.

A primary challenge is board development. Our current board members are very dedicated, but we seek new, enthusiastic members who will bring new networks of support to the Museum. (three new Board members were added in FY 17-18)

Addressing Our Challenges

Continuing to research funding opportunities, grants and programming for servicing an expanding market is one way CMLH can be a valuable resource for Southern California youngsters. During FY 18-19, we are especially keen on introducing ourselves and developing funding relationships with Orange County foundations that may not know of the Museum.

Museum staff attends both national and regional professional development conferences geared towards increasing skill sets and growth. Friends and Guild Members promote the Museum when they attend local meetings and events. KTLA (Channel 5-Los Angeles) provides coverage of the opening of the Museum’s changing exhibits every six months through live “look-ins” during morning news broadcasts. During FY 17-18, we also attracted television and media sponsorships from both the Chinese and Hispanic community. We will continue to implement marketing strategies that broaden our reach into the Southern California market.

The Friends Board is also currently discussing strategies to implement to insure the Museum’s long-term sustainability and a potential expansion.

Why I Give My Time and Treasure to the Museum

As a youngster I was fortunate to have parents who valued learning and growth. Visiting museums, the educational centers in parks and historic monuments was an important part of our lives. I feel the Museum is a wonderful way to encourage learning about the world and many families do not have the means to provide this for their children.

Since so much of the enthusiasm for learning is developed in their early years, CMLH can truly make a difference in the lives of a significant number of kids and their families. The Museum is a safe, stimulating, non-judgmental place to experience life. Our visitors are so excited when they view the different galleries and participate in the Museum’s programs! It is very satisfying to help provide them with a brighter future, something that is not only vital to each individual but to society as a whole.

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

The Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra seeks donations through foundation grants, corporate donations, government funding, two annual fundraising events and individual gifts. Individual donations are accepted by check, cash or credit card. To make a donation via credit card, please access our donation page at Please contact us directly to discuss gifts of stock, major gifts, matching gifts from your employer or charitable gifts from your estate.

Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
North Orange County
Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
Southern California, primarily Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Bernadino and Riverside counties.

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Children's Museums
  2. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  3. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Museums



Sensory Sensitive Sundays

Sensory Sensitive Sundays provide special museum visiting hours and activities for families with children on the Autism spectrum. CMLH would like to expand this program to offer it every month—currently we have funding to offer the program three times a year.

Budget  $17,500
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Museums
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Sensory Sensitive Sundays (formerly known as Autism Family Mornings) has attracted two new funders during the past two years.  This raised the program's visibility, provided for program expansion and resulted in serving additional families with children on the spectrum. 
Program Long-Term Success 
Sensory Sensitive Sunday success will be evidenced by increasing program attendance as the program is promoted by the Museum's website and e-blasts, social media, and those families who experience the program first-hand.
Community agencies that offer autism-related resources will have regular Sensory Sensitive Sunday program participation when the program is offered more frequently.
Program Success Monitored By  Program success is monitored by surveys that measured visitor satisfaction and attendance numbers.  CMLH's interest in establishing the program as a monthly offering has been driven by visitor demand.
Examples of Program Success  Attracting new funders and increased attendance at Sensory Sensitive Sunday programs.

Lil' Innovators Early Childhood STEM Initiative

Lil’ Innovators Early Childhood STEM Initiative impacts early childhood STEM learning for local La Habra students, teachers and parents. Designed as a three-year program with project partners that include The Children’s Center at Caltech, the City of La Habra Early Child Development Division and evaluators from CSU-Fullerton and CSU-Los Angeles, Lil’ Innovators seeks to increase preschoolers' essential science, technology, engineering, and math ability, strengthen teachers’ ability to deliver quality STEM instruction and engage parents to support critical STEM learning. 

Lil’ Innovators kicked off in December 2017 and is being partially funded by a $299,643 three-year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. CMLH must match this grant each year dollar-for-dollar.

Budget  $600,000.00
Category  Science & Technology, General/Other Science & Technology, General/Other
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Minorities
Program Short-Term Success 

The Lil' Innovators Project will be evaluated each year of the proposed three-year term.  Over time, we expect outcomes to include:

  •      A level of improvement in the students’ essential science, technology engineering and math ability.
  •      An increased level of STEM knowledge and increased application of that knowledge in pre-K classrooms by teachers participating in the project.
  •      Increased levels of parent participation in their children's STEM education through regular attendance at their children's STEM workshops at the Museum.


Program Long-Term Success 

Students and teachers attend workshops at the Museum 24 weeks each year. STEM concepts are explored in CMLH’s newly developed STEAM Lab exhibit and through hands-on workshops that support scientific inquiry, physical/life/earth science, number sense, algebra & functions, measurement, geometry, mathematics reasoning, engineering concepts and technology CA Preschool Learning Foundation Strands.

Lil’ Innovators expert trainers expand educators’ STEM content knowledge and teaching capacity through professional development opportunities that meet teachers' mandated continuing education requirement. Parent focused workshops also provide take home activities.

Long-term success of the project will improve STEM knowledge, ability, and interest -- among disadvantaged students and their teachers -- in a region that desperately needs it. In addition, parent involvement levels in their children's STEM education will increase as will their knowledge of STEM/STEM-based careers.

Program Success Monitored By 

The Lil' Innovators EC STEM Project will be evaluated before and after each project year using outcome-based measures of success and an unserved Head Start preschool as a control group for three specified goals. A formal project assessment has been designed by professional evaluators of early childhood programs from CSU-Fullerton, CSU-Los Angeles and San Jose State University. Evaluation tools will assess student performance in alignment with California Preschool Learning Foundations and the National Association for the Education of Young Children outcomes. Project success will be defined by:

  1. Students doing better in STEM subjects and showing more interest in STEM.
  2. Teachers, preschools, and CMLH educators showing strengthened ability to teach high quality science education.
  3. Parents will help their kids learn STEM, will understand why STEM is important, and will help their children to conceive of a possible future STEM career for themselves.


Examples of Program Success  Please see "Program Success Monitored By" response

Dance Your Pants Off

Dance Your Pants Off is a partnership with the City of La Habra’s “Move More, Eat Healthy” Initiative. Dance Your Pants Off encourages La Habra residents to move their bodies and burn calories to the beat of their favorite music during four outdoor summer festival events in Portola Park, the public park within which the Museum resides.  If fully funded, the Museum will also offer free admission prior to the concerts.

Budget  $30,000.00
Category  Recreation & Sports, General/Other Leisure & Recreational Activities
Population Served Families Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
CMLH will observe the level of participation at these events, i.e. the number of people who actually attend each concert and demonstrate their interest by dancing. High levels of participation and satisfaction will provide positive feedback to CMLH that the program is heading in the right direction.  
Program Long-Term Success 

The goal of the Dance Your Pants Off program is to increase the amount of physical activity of La Habra residents by inviting them to get up and dance to live music, socialize with their neighbors and burn some calories. By becoming more physically active through a fun recreational activity, public health will improve through new healthy habits that have been adopted.

Program Success Monitored By  The Dance Your Pants Off program success will be measured by the amount of participation at Dance Your Pants Off concerts captured through photos and video of the live events.  The Museum will also conduct a participant survey to assess the program's effectiveness.
Examples of Program Success 

A successful pilot concert in 2017 attracted between 800-900 people. The concert was preceded by a wellness fair at the concert venue in Portola Park that drew community involvement from La Habra partner organizations who presented other physical activity and healthy eating resources, including free produce.

This initial success resulted in the City of La Habra offering four concerts in Portola Park (where there Museum is located) during summer 2018. 

Dream Big!

Dream Big!

Initially funded by the California Arts Council in 2016, Dream Big! provides local underserved 3rd grade students in La Habra with three separate career fair experiences at the Museum during the school year. Volunteer community professionals from the La Habra Chamber of Commerce, et. al. provide insight into a variety of career choices and discuss their own pathway to achieving success in their career.

Budget  $5,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Artists-in-Residence
Population Served Minorities Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

Dream Big! impacts local 3rd grade students, their families and the community of La Habra by drawing attention to the importance of role models to children as they grow. Parents, teachers and mentors of all kinds can have a profound impact on children by encouraging and nurturing their dreams.

Positive attitudinal shifts, an increased desire to learn and higher levels of self-confidence are expected outcomes from the students who participate in the program.

Program Long-Term Success 

Dream Big! builds children’s self-esteem and self-confidence by recognizing and valuing their dreams for the future. How children see themselves ultimately determines who they become and what they do in their lives.

Program Success Monitored By 

Dream Big! program effectiveness is evaluated through surveys that measure:

  • Student/teacher perception of the real world relevance of the Dream Big! program
  • Program content and program implementation quality
  • Teacher/museum staff observations of student engagement, attitudinal shifts and any learning gains
Examples of Program Success 
The Dreams of Children program, which was the pilot for Dream Big! was highly rated by the 3rd grade teachers who participated this program during fall 2016.  Because of the success of this pilot, the La Habra City School District asked the Museum to expand Dream Big! to three schools during FY2017-18.  
During early 2018, the La Habra City School District underwent a major restructurization and reorganization. New magnet schools have been established throughout the district. CMLH will scale back the Dream Big! program to several targeted career fairs during FY 18-19 and work with the district to re-establish the complete program during FY 19-20.


CEO/Executive Director Roy Mueller
CEO Term Start July 2015
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Friends of the Children’s Museum Executive Director/CDO Roy Mueller has held several education and executive leadership positions with children's museums in New York (Staten Island) and California (San Jose, Pasadena and San Luis Obispo). As the San Luis Obispo's Executive Director, he successfully led a $5.2M campaign to create a new children's museum.  He has also led arts organizations in the Los Angeles area and in an earlier career performed as a classical oboist. Roy assumed his position at the Friends of the Children's Museum at La Habra in July 2015.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Donna "D" Renee Brooks -- 2015

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Jennifer Andrade Visitor Services Coordinator --
Lovely Qureshi Managing Museum Director --
Lisa Reckon Curator of Exhibits & Education --
Maria Tinajero-Dowdle Assistant Museum Managing Director --


Award Awarding Organization Year
-- -- --


Affiliation Year
Arts OC 2019

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --


The Children’s Museum at La Habra operates synergistically with many community partners and foundations.

The Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra’s non-profit, public collaboration with the City of La Habra has helped facilitate the Museum’s growth and community responsiveness. Museum admissions and revenue support approximately 46% of the budget. The Friends raise funds that support the Museum’s operations, a full-time Executive Director (Friends employee) and all Museum part-time program staff.

The Museum has developed strong partnerships with many school districts (including Title 1 schools), to ensure Museum programming reaches their students. CMLH has had a strong programmatic partnership with the La Habra City School District for many years.

Likewise, collaborations with community social service agencies like the La Habra Child Development Center, La Habra State Preschool and Head Start assist underserved early childhood students in Orange and Los Angeles counties.

Finally, CMLH continues to build community support through sustaining relationships with the La Habra Chamber of Commerce, the La Habra Rotary Club, the La Habra Host Lions Club and the National Charity League-Whittier Chapter.

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 2
Number of Part Time Staff 13
Number of Volunteers 148
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 3
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 8
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 14
Male: 1
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses


CEO Comments

Already addressed in an earlier section.

Foundation Comments



Board Chair Dawn Fielder
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Leader
Board Chair Term July 2017 - July 2019
Board Co-Chair Dawn Fielder
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Co-Chair Term July 2016 - July 2017

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Jimmy Andreoli II Baker Commodities, Inc. Voting
Ed Candioty Baker Commodities, Inc. Voting
Amie Chen REMAX 2000 Realty Voting
Teresa Egan La Habra City School District Voting
Dawn Fielder Community Leader Voting
Missy Fleet Community Leader Voting
Roberta Jenkins SDD Enterprises Voting
Phyllis Kawada D.D.S Center for Pediatric Dentistry Voting
Joy Langford Joy Langford & Associates Voting
Chantal Lo Puente Hills Eye Care Center Voting
Rosemary Ludwinski Boeing Voting
Susan Miles PDQ Rentals, Inc. Voting
Angela Owen Community Leader Voting
Stuart Pompel Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization Voting
Brian Reichert Andersen Tax, LLC Voting
Kent Roberts Ballard & Tighe Publishers Voting
Richard Snyder Retired, La Habra City School District and currently at CSU-Fullerton Voting
Monica Tinajero Walt Disney Company Voting
Virginia Wyckoff Community Volunteer NonVoting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
none -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 3
Caucasian: 13
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 13
Male: 6
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

The Children’s Museum at La Habra has strong committed board members who have supported the organization for many years. The Friends’ Board continues its’ recruiting efforts to attract new board members that can provide additional networks of financial support so the Museum can serve its audience well into the future.

Foundation Comments


Standing Committees

  • Board Development / Board Orientation
  • Finance
  • Personnel
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $787,617.00
Projected Expenses $787,617.00
Form 990s

2017 Form 990

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

Audit Documents

2017 Audited Financials

2016 Audited Financials

2015 Audited Financials

2014 Audited Financials

2013 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Revenue $457,904 $351,263 $381,472
Total Expenses $452,956 $351,457 $372,995

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$297,307 $222,687 $261,611
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $17,545 $9,985 $16,642
Investment Income, Net of Losses $3,578 $1,647 $1,262
Membership Dues $40,890 $30,710 $15,060
Special Events $98,584 $86,234 $86,897
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Program Expense $380,341 $289,981 $327,070
Administration Expense $72,615 $61,476 $45,925
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.01 1.00 1.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses 84% 83% 88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Assets $640,312 $516,642 $488,797
Current Assets $640,312 $516,642 $488,797
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities $162,582 $58,345 $47,660
Total Net Assets $477,730 $458,297 $441,137

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 3.94 8.85 10.26

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value $162,982.00
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose

A new 5,000 sq. ft. Immersion Theater expansion to the current Museum which will provide a large-scale immersive experience and include both art and science content.  The La Habra City Council approved the project on June 3, 2019.

Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates June 2019 -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

CEO Comments

Explanation of the Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra’s 2013/2014 Audited Financial Statement and 990’s

The Friends 990 for 2018 will be completed in the fall of 2019 as the Friends operate on a July 1 - June 30 fiscal year; i.e. July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019.



While the Friends of the Museum at La Habra’s financial statements reflect a deficit for fiscal year 2013/14, it is balanced against a significant reserve that demonstrates the organization’s positive financial health. The deficit reflects grant funded program expenses that were accrued but not reimbursed by the end of the fiscal year.  Additionally, a liability of $98,678 is reflected in the 2013/14 audit. This is shown because reimbursement to the City of La Habra for program staff salaries occurred after the end of the fiscal year due to the City of La Habra’s billing cycle.



Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s for 2012 and 2013 and the audit for 2014 as well as consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.