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Mingei International Museum

Revealing the beauty of use in folk art, craft and design from all eras and cultures of the world

two stars

75.50

1439 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101
tel: (619) 239-0003   Web Site
EIN: 23-7433357

Board Leadership
Courtenay McGowen
Chair

CEO
Rob Sidner
Executive Director and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.50 two stars
  Financial 65.88 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 94.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1978, Mingei International Museum is dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of 'art of the people' (mingei) from all cultures of the world. This art shares a direct simplicity and reflects a joy in making, by hand, useful objects of timeless beauty that are satisfying to the human spirit. The Museum collects, conserves and exhibits these arts of daily life by unknown craftsmen of ancient times; from traditional cultures of past and present; and by historical and contemporary designers. The Museum's collection now comprises 25,000 objects of folk art, craft and design from 190 countries.

Established in 1978, Mingei International Museum is dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of 'art of the people' (mingei) from all cultures of the world. This art shares a direct simplicity and reflects a joy in making, by hand, useful objects of timeless beauty that are satisfying to the human spirit. The Museum collects, conserves and exhibits these arts of daily life by unknown craftsmen of ancient times; from traditional cultures of past and present; and by historical and contemporary designers. The Museum's collection now comprises 25,000 objects of folk art, craft and design from 190 countries.

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Financial

one star

65.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

94.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
52.6%
  Administrative Expenses 26.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.69
  Program Expenses Growth -1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mingei International Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mingei International Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mingei International Museum (CA) 75.50 two stars
National Museum of Women in the Arts (DC) 93.07 four stars
McNay Art Museum (TX) 91.45 four stars
American Folk Art Museum (NY) 85.39 three stars
San Jose Museum of Art (CA) 92.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,417,672
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $260,935
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $226,185
Total Contributions $8,904,792
   Program Service Revenue $405,954
Total Primary Revenue $9,310,746
   Other Revenue $1,087,967
TOTAL REVENUE $10,398,713
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,198,356
   Administrative Expenses $1,404,634
   Fundraising Expenses $790,477
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,393,467
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,005,246
   
Net Assets $41,324,039

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
Conservation and Exhibition of Art $2,198,356 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 75.50 two stars
2017-06 03/01/2019 79.45 two stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 79.05 two stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 82.76 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 87.24 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 81.21 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 88.61 three stars
2012-06 03/01/2014 82.48 three stars
2012-06 03/01/2013 81.04 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 23-7433357
Name in IRS Master File MINGEI INTERNATIONAL INC
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 (91) Art exhibit
(119) Other cultural or historical 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 March, 1975
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
$137,404 3.12% Robert Sidner Museum Director, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mingei International Museum (CA) 75.50 two stars
The Parrish Art Museum (NY) 86.23 three stars
Salvador Dalí Museum (FL) 86.20 three stars
National Museum of Women in the Arts (DC) 93.07 four stars
James A. Michener Art Museum (PA) 89.37 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
tel: (619) 239-0003
fax: (619) 239-0605
EIN: 23-7433357

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Board Leadership

Courtenay McGowen
Chair

CEO

Rob Sidner
Executive Director and CEO

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