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    San Diego Museum of Art

    San Diego Museum of Art


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...1450 EL PRADO
    San Diego CA 92101-1618

    ...Mail donations to:
    P.O. Box 122107
    San Diego CA 92112


    San Diego CA | IRS ruling year: 1935 | EIN: 95-1696715  


    Opened in 1926, the historic San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) provides a rich and diverse cultural experience for 350,000 visitors annually. Located in Balboa Park, th ... (More)


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 85%, earning it a Three-Star rating.

    This overall score is calculated entirely from a single beacon score: 100% Accountability & Finance. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

    Beacon Weights
    Historical Ratings
     Proceed with Caution - Reported Other Material Lawsuit

    On July 15, 2021, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported on improper conduct alleged to have taken place at San Diego Museum of Art in an article titled, "San Diego Museum of Art sued for sexual harassment, racial discrimination." For more information regarding this matter, please see The San Diego Union-Tribune article.

    • On August 13, 2022, The San Diego Union-Tribune published an article titled, "Alcohol and the arts: San Diego museum workers complain of excessive drinking by donors at fundraisers." For more information, please see The San Diego Union-Tribune article.

    For more information about our alerts methodology, see here.

     Important note on the timeliness of ratings

    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for San Diego Museum of Art is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
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    Accountability & Finance


    San Diego Museum of Art has earned a 85% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2020, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable

    Financial Metrics
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 9.60% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 4.55 years - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.10 - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 24.20% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 4.00% - 10/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 71.70% - 6.57/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - -5.74% - 0/10 pts

    Unscored Information

    Total Revenue and Expenses - Data Available
    Salary of Key Persons - Data Available
    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available
    Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available

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