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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

The Barnes Foundation

An educational institution dedicated to appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture

four stars

90.86

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130
tel: (215) 278-7000   Web Site
EIN: 23-6000149

Board Leadership
Joseph Neubauer
Chairman

CEO
Thomas Collins
Executive Director & President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.86 four stars
  Financial 87.44 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Barnes Foundation, which dates back to its founding in 1922, is the promotion of the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts. In furtherance of its mission, the Barnes Foundation promotes appreciation of the arts and horticultural science, through the preservation, presentation, and interpretation of the collections of Albert C. and Laura L. Barnes. The Foundation will engage diverse audiences through its exceptional collections and related high-quality programs that reflect a broad range of periods and cultures and build on the founders' innovative educational vision of transforming lives through the arts and horticulture.

The mission of the Barnes Foundation, which dates back to its founding in 1922, is the promotion of the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts. In furtherance of its mission, the Barnes Foundation promotes appreciation of the arts and horticultural science, through the preservation, presentation, and interpretation of the collections of Albert C. and Laura L. Barnes. The Foundation will engage diverse audiences through its exceptional collections and related high-quality programs that reflect a broad range of periods and cultures and build on the founders' innovative educational vision of transforming lives through the arts and horticulture.

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Financial

three stars

87.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
74.5%
  Administrative Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.05
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Barnes Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Barnes Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Barnes Foundation (PA) 90.86 four stars
Saginaw Art Museum (MI) 87.33 three stars
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX) 87.63 three stars
American Friends of the Louvre (NY) 92.22 four stars
Dallas Museum of Art (TX) 88.64 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $23,726,856
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $411,140
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $81,936
Total Contributions $24,219,932
   Program Service Revenue $4,692,107
Total Primary Revenue $28,912,039
   Other Revenue $7,611,439
TOTAL REVENUE $36,523,478
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $18,816,643
   Administrative Expenses $3,128,673
   Fundraising Expenses $3,218,631
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,163,947
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $11,359,531
   
Net Assets $202,478,981

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
Collection Care and Conservation $8,203,985 43.6%
Public Visitation $7,584,937 40.3%
Certificate Programs in Horticulture and in Art and Aesthetics $3,027,721 16.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 90.86 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 89.61 three stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 92.70 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 92.46 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 89.24 three stars
2014-12 03/01/2017 87.05 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.47 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 76.73 two stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 80.91 three stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 80.46 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 23-6000149
Name in IRS Master File BARNES FOUNDATION
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 (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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 February, 1923
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$421,507 1.67% Thomas Collins Executive Director, President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Barnes Foundation (PA) 90.86 four stars
Centre Pompidou Foundation (CA) 88.21 three stars
Yellowstone Art Museum (MT) 86.78 three stars
Saginaw Art Museum (MI) 87.33 three stars
Museum of Arts and Sciences (GA) 91.24 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
tel: (215) 278-7000
fax: (215) 278-7017
EIN: 23-6000149

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Board Leadership

Joseph Neubauer
Chairman

CEO

Thomas Collins
Executive Director & President

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