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    Museum of Us

    Museum of Us


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...1350 EL PRADO
    San Diego CA 92101-1616


    San Diego CA | IRS ruling year: 1958 | EIN: 95-1709290  


    On August 2, 2020 the San Diego Museum of Man announced its new name: Museum of Us. The museum is located on the ancestral homelands of the Kumeyaay Nation in San Diego's Balboa Park, and is guided by its mission to inspire human connections by exploring the human experience. Over the last decade, MoU's leadership has introduced and implemented a new strategy that uses contemporary social issues and popular culture as a springboard for experience-based explorations of the past, present, and future of what it means to be human.

    Fundamental to this shift in strategy is an approach focused on decolonizing our work that places the perspectives and needs of indigenous communities and other underrepresented groups as an institutional priority. The integration of a decolonized approach into the fabric of the organizational structure and operations is grounding our purpose to create a more inclusive, accessible, and socially just museum.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 92%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 90% Accountability & Finance, 10% Leadership & Adaptability. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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    Historical Ratings
     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 As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Museum of Us is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations.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
    Accountability & Finance
    Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability


    Accountability & Finance


    Museum of Us has earned a 91% 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 2019. More recent filing data is available, but it has not been factored into this score, due to COVID-19's effect on this organization.

    Rating update postponed due to COVID-19's impact on this organization. View Museum of Us's response.

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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 - 4.39% - 10/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 1.48 years - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.26 - 5/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 14.49% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 7.70% - 10/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 77.70% - 8.39/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - 4.71% - 6.71/10 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
    Pandemic Response - Data Available

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