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Grounds for Sculpture

Whimsical. Contemplative. Playful.

three stars

89.11

80 Sculptors Way Hamilton, NJ 08619
tel: (609) 586-0616   Web Site
EIN: 22-3694371

Board Leadership
Eric B. Ryan
President

CEO
Gary Garrido Schneider
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.11 three stars
  Financial 85.13 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Grounds For Sculpture is a 42-acre public sculpture park located in Hamilton, NJ. It was founded in 1992 on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds by J. Seward Johnson to promote an understanding of and appreciation for contemporary sculpture for all people. Visitors to the park can enjoy the outdoor permanent collection, indoor seasonal exhibitions, and learn about contemporary sculpture through a variety of educational programs including workshops for adults and children, artist residencies and lectures, tours for adults, schoolchildren, toddlers, as well as touch tours for the blind. In addition, the park also offers various events, a 42-acre arboretum, shopping and dining, including the high-rated fine dining destination known as Rat's Restaurant. In 2007, over 100,000 people visited Grounds For Sculpture.

Grounds For Sculpture is a 42-acre public sculpture park located in Hamilton, NJ. It was founded in 1992 on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds by J. Seward Johnson to promote an understanding of and appreciation for contemporary sculpture for all people. Visitors to the park can enjoy the outdoor permanent collection, indoor seasonal exhibitions, and learn about contemporary sculpture through a variety of educational programs including workshops for adults and children, artist residencies and lectures, tours for adults, schoolchildren, toddlers, as well as touch tours for the blind. In addition, the park also offers various events, a 42-acre arboretum, shopping and dining, including the high-rated fine dining destination known as Rat's Restaurant. In 2007, over 100,000 people visited Grounds For Sculpture.

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Financial

three stars

85.13

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
70.0%
  Administrative Expenses 17.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.76
  Program Expenses Growth 7.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Grounds for Sculpture on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Grounds for Sculpture on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Grounds for Sculpture (NJ) 89.11 three stars
USS Constitution Museum (MA) 91.99 four stars
National Constitution Center (PA) 85.22 three stars
Museum of Flight (WA) 89.91 three stars
National Civil Rights Museum (TN) 91.54 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,549,926
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $671,536
   Fundraising Events $99,304
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $49,964
Total Contributions $3,370,730
   Program Service Revenue $2,492,505
Total Primary Revenue $5,863,235
   Other Revenue $300,568
TOTAL REVENUE $6,163,803
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,171,966
   Administrative Expenses $1,258,592
   Fundraising Expenses $852,921
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,283,479
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,119,676
   
Net Assets $26,335,909

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
Visitor Services $2,157,899 41.7%
Exhibitions $1,609,932 31.1%
Arts Education $1,126,010 21.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 89.11 three stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 90.09 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 92.95 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 91.81 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.28 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 93.47 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 76.40 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 67.90 one star
2011-12 11/01/2013 72.16 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 22-3694371
Name in IRS Master File GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE INC
NTEE Code A25
NTEE Classification Arts Education
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 May, 2000
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$177,856 2.44% Gary Schneider Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Grounds for Sculpture (NJ) 89.11 three stars
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (FL) 95.87 four stars
Northern Clay Center (MN) 91.32 four stars
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (MA) 89.42 three stars
Racine Art Museum (WI) 86.75 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Grounds for Sculpture
80 Sculptors Way
Hamilton, NJ 08619
tel: (609) 586-0616
EIN: 22-3694371

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Board Leadership

Eric B. Ryan
President

CEO

Gary Garrido Schneider
Executive Director

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