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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

The Frick Pittsburgh

The legacy of Helen Clay Frick

four stars

92.16

7227 Reynolds Street Pittsburgh, PA 15208
tel: (412) 371-0600   Web Site
EIN: 25-1596285

Board Leadership
Charles R. Burke, Jr.
Chair

CEO
Robin Nicholson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.16 four stars
  Financial 98.72 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Frick Art & Historical Center is open to the public thanks to the generosity of Helen Clay Frick, daughter of Henry Clay Frick. When the Frick family moved to New York in 1905, Helen remained attached to Clayton, her Pittsburgh home. Her long-time wish was for Clayton and the surrounding estate to be preserved and opened to the public after her death. In 1970, Helen had The Frick Art Museum constructed to allow public enjoyment of her art collection. Miss Frick returned to Pittsburgh in 1981 and lived at Clayton until her death in 1984. Open to the public in 1990, Clayton now welcomes over 100,000 visitors a year and provides them with an intimate glimpse into the life of the Frick family a century ago.

The Frick Art & Historical Center is open to the public thanks to the generosity of Helen Clay Frick, daughter of Henry Clay Frick. When the Frick family moved to New York in 1905, Helen remained attached to Clayton, her Pittsburgh home. Her long-time wish was for Clayton and the surrounding estate to be preserved and opened to the public after her death. In 1970, Helen had The Frick Art Museum constructed to allow public enjoyment of her art collection. Miss Frick returned to Pittsburgh in 1981 and lived at Clayton until her death in 1984. Open to the public in 1990, Clayton now welcomes over 100,000 visitors a year and provides them with an intimate glimpse into the life of the Frick family a century ago.

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Financial

four stars

98.72

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 15.81
  Program Expenses Growth 12.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Frick Pittsburgh on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Frick Pittsburgh on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Frick Pittsburgh (PA) 92.16 four stars
Denver Art Museum (CO) 91.19 four stars
Delaware Art Museum (DE) 87.68 three stars
Chrysler Museum of Art (VA) 90.90 four stars
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA) 90.69 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,911,101
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $441,242
   Fundraising Events $121,613
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,200,000
Total Contributions $5,673,956
   Program Service Revenue $503,839
Total Primary Revenue $6,177,795
   Other Revenue $4,916,971
TOTAL REVENUE $11,094,766
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,885,919
   Administrative Expenses $1,032,192
   Fundraising Expenses $526,721
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,444,832
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,649,934
   
Net Assets $103,460,789

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
Preservation $2,710,855 46.1%
Interpretation - Education $1,930,510 32.8%
Presentation - Exhibitions $1,244,554 21.1%

Ratings History
The Frick Pittsburgh has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 02/01/2019 92.16 four stars
2017-03 02/01/2018 90.99 four stars
2016-03 05/01/2017 89.12 three stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 88.90 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 02/01/2016 86.99 three stars
2014-03 10/01/2015 90.48 four stars
2013-03 11/01/2014 92.59 four stars
2012-03 07/01/2013 91.14 four stars
2011-03 10/01/2012 81.45 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 25-1596285
Name in IRS Master File FRICK ART & HISTORICAL CENTER INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (91) Art exhibit
(90) Cultural performances
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 April, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$204,579 2.74% Robin Nicholson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Frick Pittsburgh (PA) 92.16 four stars
The Mint Museums (NC) 91.95 four stars
Philadelphia Museum of Art (PA) 91.10 four stars
San Diego Museum of Art (CA) 90.46 four stars
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens (FL) 86.34 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Frick Pittsburgh
7227 Reynolds Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
tel: (412) 371-0600
EIN: 25-1596285

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Board Leadership

Charles R. Burke, Jr.
Chair

CEO

Robin Nicholson
Executive Director

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