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The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Arts | Gardens | Education

three stars

83.05

829 Riverside Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32204
tel: (904) 356-6857   Web Site
EIN: 59-2191587

Board Leadership
Pam Paul
Chair

CEO
Adam M. Levine
Director, Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.05 three stars
  Financial 76.22 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, opened in 1961, is the largest fine arts museum in northeast Florida. With more than 6,000 objects in its permanent collection, The Cummer offers art and artifacts from the ancient world as well as tapestries, porcelain, paintings and sculptures from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. The Museum is home to a highly regarded collection of European masters and American impressionists, a world-renowned collection of 18th century Meissen porcelain, and more than two-and-one half acres of historic gardens along the St. Johns River. Art Connections, the Museum's nationally recognized education center, provides hands-on art experiences for visitors of all ages. The Cummer's unique blend of art, gardens, and education inspires imagination and excitement making the museum the premier cultural institution in the Southeast region.

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, opened in 1961, is the largest fine arts museum in northeast Florida. With more than 6,000 objects in its permanent collection, The Cummer offers art and artifacts from the ancient world as well as tapestries, porcelain, paintings and sculptures from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. The Museum is home to a highly regarded collection of European masters and American impressionists, a world-renowned collection of 18th century Meissen porcelain, and more than two-and-one half acres of historic gardens along the St. Johns River. Art Connections, the Museum's nationally recognized education center, provides hands-on art experiences for visitors of all ages. The Cummer's unique blend of art, gardens, and education inspires imagination and excitement making the museum the premier cultural institution in the Southeast region.

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Financial

two stars

76.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
62.3%
  Administrative Expenses 30.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.51
  Program Expenses Growth -2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens (FL) 83.05 three stars
Cincinnati Art Museum (OH) 97.00 four stars
Academy Art Museum (MD) 85.84 three stars
The Columbus Museum (GA) 87.21 three stars
Brooklyn Museum (NY) 88.22 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,790,830
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $181,035
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $383,202
Total Contributions $2,355,067
   Program Service Revenue $317,721
Total Primary Revenue $2,672,788
   Other Revenue $1,661,779
TOTAL REVENUE $4,334,567
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,735,772
   Administrative Expenses $1,204,478
   Fundraising Expenses $236,404
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,176,654
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $157,913
   
Net Assets $51,557,658

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
Operation of Museum $1,528,196 55.9%
Art Education Center $1,207,576 44.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 03/01/2020 83.05 three stars
2017-09 06/01/2019 85.73 three stars
2016-09 09/01/2017 86.34 three stars
2015-09 12/01/2016 95.06 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 93.60 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 89.04 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-09 06/01/2015 93.71 four stars
2013-09 06/01/2015 93.71 four stars
2012-09 12/20/2013 90.14 four stars
2011-09 12/20/2012 74.29 two stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 74.97 two stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 76.88 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 03/01/2011 66.48 one star
2008-09 04/01/2010 80.79 three stars
2007-09 02/01/2009 91.71 four stars
2006-09 12/15/2007 71.50 two stars
2005-09 06/01/2007 78.67 two 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 59-2191587
Name in IRS Master File DEETTE HOLDEN CUMMER MUSEUM FOUNDATION INC
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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 November, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$94,294 2.25% Holly Keris Acting Museum Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens (FL) 83.05 three stars
The Baltimore Museum of Art (MD) 89.36 three stars
Centre Pompidou Foundation (CA) 88.21 three stars
Long Beach Museum of Art (CA) 89.30 three stars
North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation (NC) 91.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32204
tel: (904) 356-6857
fax: (904) 353-4101
EIN: 59-2191587

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Board Leadership

Pam Paul
Chair

CEO

Adam M. Levine
Director, Chief Executive Officer

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