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Museum of Us

All of Us

four stars

90.78

1350 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
tel: (619) 239-2001   Web Site
EIN: 95-1709290

Board Leadership
Ellen Waddell
Chair

CEO
Micah D. Parzen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.78 four stars
  Financial 87.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

three stars

87.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
77.7%
  Administrative Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.48
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Us on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Us on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Us (CA) 90.78 four stars
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (CA) 88.88 three stars
Perot Museum of Nature and Science (TX) 91.59 four stars
Cleveland Museum of Natural History (OH) 89.43 three stars
Delaware Museum of Natural History (DE) 91.65 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $710,478
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $546,715
Total Contributions $1,257,193
   Program Service Revenue $2,067,981
Total Primary Revenue $3,325,174
   Other Revenue $270,754
TOTAL REVENUE $3,595,928
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,699,313
   Administrative Expenses $677,216
   Fundraising Expenses $406,793
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,783,322
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,187,394
   
Net Assets $7,256,173

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
Collections, Direction & Exhibitions $3,157,335 85.3%
Education and Program Events $541,978 14.6%

Ratings History
Museum of Us has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 90.78 four stars
2018-06 11/01/2019 91.94 four stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 93.36 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 94.55 four stars
2015-06 03/01/2017 94.31 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.33 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 92.02 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 88.79 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 74.86 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 77.47 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 75.54 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 89.01 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 83.07 three stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 78.24 two stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 65.81 one star

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

EIN 95-1709290
Name in IRS Master File SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF MAN
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 October, 1958
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$203,334 4.25% Micah D. Parzen CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Us (CA) 90.78 four stars
Virginia Living Museum (VA) 93.32 four stars
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (AZ) 91.04 four stars
Delaware Museum of Natural History (DE) 91.65 four stars
CuriOdyssey (CA) 85.13 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Museum of Us
1350 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
tel: (619) 239-2001
fax: (619) 239-2749
EIN: 95-1709290

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Board Leadership

Ellen Waddell
Chair

CEO

Micah D. Parzen
Executive Director

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