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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Transforming lives through the power of Art

1934 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38104
tel: (901) 544-6200   Web Site
EIN: 62-6063304

Board Leadership
Lisa Kranc

Emily Ballew
Executive Director



During our analysis of Memphis Brooks Museum of Art’s 06/2017 Form 990, the document revealed the following errors and omissions:

  • The organization has deducted event related fundraising expenses on both Page 9 and 10 of the Form 990.

We find such practices atypical when compared to how other charities operate, as well as a departure from how Memphis Brooks Museum of Art has reported its finances in the past. We have reached out to Memphis Brooks Museum of Art for further clarification, but have not received an adequate explanation and have thus issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory.

The nature of the atypical financial reporting issues identified are such that Charity Navigator has issued this CN Advisory to provide donors with information that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 04/09/2018 --Donor Advisory

This donor advisory was published on Monday, April 9, 2018

2014-06 06/01/2016 83.37 three stars
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 77.95 two stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 84.90 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 85.50 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 62-6063304
NTEE Code A11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 September, 1966
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014

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Charity Contact Info

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
1934 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
tel: (901) 544-6200
fax: (901) 725-4071
EIN: 62-6063304

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Board Leadership

Lisa Kranc


Emily Ballew
Executive Director

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