Better Business Bureau Report for
Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum Inc

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2018

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum Inc
Address: 312 N Front St
PO Box 365
  Spooner, WI 54801
Phone: 715-635-5002
Web Address:
Also known as:Wisconsin Canoe
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2009, Wisconsin
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: We are dedicated to the preservation and restoration of historic canoes, and to the education of our visitors on the influence of canoe craft on the art and history of North America.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum Inc meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Operation of a museum and canoe construction workshop, and preservation of a canoe collection.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum Inc's program expenses were:

Other Program Expenses 15,697
Shop 4,884
Display Construction 3,852
WCHM Day 986
Membership Services 321
Total Program Expenses: $25,740
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Chief Executive : Jed Malischke, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Rich Taylor
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:

Board Size: 11

Paid Staff Size: 1

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, internet, membership
Fund raising costs were 25% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $26,280, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum Inc's unaudited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Direct Public Support 13,894
Membership Dues 8,950
Raffle 5,786
Shop Revenue 5,415
Event Revenue 3,985
Store 3,032
Grants 2,615
Admissions 1,591
Investment Income
Cost of Goods Sold -1,324
Total Income $43,944


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 68%  Fund Raising: 17%  Administrative: 15% 

Total income $43,944
Program expenses $25,740
Fund raising expenses 6,474
Administrative expenses 5,808
Total expenses $38,022
Income in Excess of Expenses 5,922
Beginning net assets 31,587
Ending net assets 47,089
Total liabilities 24,374
Total assets $47,089

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