Scores and Comments

Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, Inc.

Application Details

Proposal TypeCultural Facilities - Renovation
Request Amount
Total Score904.000
Average Score90.400

Panelist Scores

Panelist ScopeOfWork MatchingFunds ProjectImpact Total
Benson Lois 25 30 30 85
Davis LaVon Bracy 28 28 38 94
Deratany Tim 26 25 36 87
Dickenson Katharine 28 28 36 92
Fraser Towson 28 25 38 91
Lochrie Glenn 26 29 40 95
McMath Hope 28 30 38 96
Olson Terry 29 30 37 96
Townsend Kathryn 26 27 35 88
Williams Pat 23 26 31 80


Benson Lois - Score: 85.000
Good donor profile. Good project. Does the match include previous expenditures? If so, that might disqualify.
Davis LaVon Bracy - Score: 94.000
The proposed and existing educational partnerships are significant and impactful. The free and reduced fees are a phenomenal service to the community.
Deratany Tim - Score: 87.000
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Dickenson Katharine - Score: 92.000

I do not beleive they can by law expend their matching funds before the Grant award. This will not work.Timeline will have to change.The  Museum seems an important part of the community providing much needed Steam curriculum. Amazing local growth, clearly a need exists. 

Excellent Endowments, local fundraising too.Not sure about earned income figures, did I miss them? Very experienced staff.I like this project very much.

Fraser Towson - Score: 91.000
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Lochrie Glenn - Score: 95.000
Did construction begin? Grant dollars cannot be spent on work already complete before grant period. The application said Sept 2017 start date and that funds would be spent "Prior to and during the award period." Some of the best support materials I've ever seen. Gave a clear picture of the plans, campaigns and local support. I am excited for this project and for the Division and Cultural Council to partner with this great organization.
McMath Hope - Score: 96.000

A beautiful project and much needed renovation.

Timeline a bit too broad/vague

Very strong donor engagement in the match.  Yay!

What are you doing to ensure strong universal design in the new spaces for families of children with different abilities?

Olson Terry - Score: 96.000

Glad to see you are embracing STEAM and not just STEM.


Does the 12 County region you serve include HIllsborough?  I'm curious about the need for 3 aquariums within a 50 mile radius.


Great reserve for operating and financial position and fundraising.

The Treehouse looks fun!

Will the outdoor space be shaded?

I'm not sure of the focus of your institution and facility.  There seems to be a little bit of a lot of things.  Have you strategically considered your focus and the possibility of trading some objects not in your focus with other institutions that may have objects that would further strengthen your focus?

Townsend Kathryn - Score: 88.000
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Williams Pat - Score: 80.000
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