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Museum of Arts and Sciences

Serving an audience of all ages and many interests

four stars

91.03

4182 Forsyth Road Macon, GA 31210
tel: (478) 477-3232   Web Site
EIN: 58-0806933

Board Leadership
Bert Maxwell, IV
President

CEO
Susan Welsh
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.03 four stars
  Financial 93.70 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The purpose of the Museum of Arts and Sciences is to acquire, preserve, study, interpret, and exhibit objects of artistic, scientific, historical, or cultural value that have inherent significance to the people of Central Georgia, so as to promote a fuller understanding of humankind, its heritage and environment. Serving an audience of all ages and many interests, the Museum of Arts and Sciences is a community resource for life-long learning and enrichment. As Georgia's largest museum devoted to the arts and sciences, the Museum seeks to engage visitors, evoke wonder, stimulate curiosity, and open minds to new worlds of discovery.

The purpose of the Museum of Arts and Sciences is to acquire, preserve, study, interpret, and exhibit objects of artistic, scientific, historical, or cultural value that have inherent significance to the people of Central Georgia, so as to promote a fuller understanding of humankind, its heritage and environment. Serving an audience of all ages and many interests, the Museum of Arts and Sciences is a community resource for life-long learning and enrichment. As Georgia's largest museum devoted to the arts and sciences, the Museum seeks to engage visitors, evoke wonder, stimulate curiosity, and open minds to new worlds of discovery.

Financial

four stars

93.70

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
76.0%
  Administrative Expenses 20.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.10
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Arts and Sciences on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Arts and Sciences on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Arts and Sciences (GA) 91.03 four stars
Mattatuck Museum (CT) 90.87 four stars
Nevada Museum of Art (NV) 87.43 three stars
Hammer Museum (CA) 94.56 four stars
Farnsworth Art Museum (ME) 86.04 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,061,330
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $78,679
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $180,000
Total Contributions $1,320,009
   Program Service Revenue $305,906
Total Primary Revenue $1,625,915
   Other Revenue $262,390
TOTAL REVENUE $1,888,305
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,029,810
   Administrative Expenses $286,098
   Fundraising Expenses $43,951
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,359,859
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $528,446
   
Net Assets $8,692,045

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
Museum Maintenance & Operations $1,029,810 100.0%

Ratings History
Museum of Arts and Sciences has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 91.03 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 91.24 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 87.56 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 81.24 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 80.92 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.16 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 75.32 two stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 80.80 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 83.43 three stars
2010-09 02/01/2013 85.48 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 58-0806933
Name in IRS Master File MUSEUM OF ARTS & SCIENCES 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 (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(349) Other youth organization or activities
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, 1961
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
$69,638 5.12% Susan Welsh Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Arts and Sciences (GA) 91.03 four stars
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA) 88.06 three stars
Akron Art Museum (OH) 86.43 three stars
The Mint Museums (NC) 92.60 four stars
Tyler Museum of Art (TX) 90.42 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Museum of Arts and Sciences
4182 Forsyth Road
Macon, GA 31210
tel: (478) 477-3232
fax: (478) 477-3251
EIN: 58-0806933

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Board Leadership

Bert Maxwell, IV
President

CEO

Susan Welsh
Executive Director

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