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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

Explores the art and culture of our time

three stars

84.21

1485 Delgany Street Denver, CO 80202
tel: (303) 298-7554   Web Site
EIN: 84-1366092

Board Leadership
Michael Fries
Chair

CEO
Adam Lerner
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.21 three stars
  Financial 88.27 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) explores the art and culture of our time through rotating exhibitions and public educational programs. Featuring regional, national and international artists, MCA Denver offers a wide range of exhibitions promoting creative experimentation with art and ideas. Through adult and youth education programs and other creative events, the museum serves as an innovative forum for a culturally engaged community.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) explores the art and culture of our time through rotating exhibitions and public educational programs. Featuring regional, national and international artists, MCA Denver offers a wide range of exhibitions promoting creative experimentation with art and ideas. Through adult and youth education programs and other creative events, the museum serves as an innovative forum for a culturally engaged community.

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Financial

three stars

88.27

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
77.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.71
  Program Expenses Growth 20.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Contemporary Art Denver on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Contemporary Art Denver on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (CO) 84.21 three stars
Columbus Museum of Art (OH) 91.79 four stars
The Phillips Collection (DC) 87.82 three stars
Dallas Contemporary (TX) 86.39 three stars
New Museum of Contemporary Art (NY) 89.01 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,629,551
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $13,742
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $326,662
Total Contributions $8,969,955
   Program Service Revenue $691,667
Total Primary Revenue $9,661,622
   Other Revenue $449,377
TOTAL REVENUE $10,110,999
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,122,314
   Administrative Expenses $527,416
   Fundraising Expenses $559,212
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,208,942
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,902,057
   
Net Assets $19,375,039

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Display Art Exhibits & Rotating Galleries $3,690,344 89.5%
Education Programs $431,970 10.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 84.21 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 83.66 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 79.19 two stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 79.37 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 81.74 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 82.68 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 88.16 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 80.50 three stars
2010-12 07/01/2012 81.52 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 84-1366092
Name in IRS Master File MCA DENVER
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$237,734 4.56% Adam Lerner Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (CO) 84.21 three stars
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA) 85.86 three stars
Columbus Museum of Art (OH) 91.79 four stars
SITE Santa Fe (NM) 88.78 three stars
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (MO) 88.80 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany Street
Denver, CO 80202
tel: (303) 298-7554
EIN: 84-1366092

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Board Leadership

Michael Fries
Chair

CEO

Adam Lerner
Executive Director

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