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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

The Museum of Chinese in America

Making Chinese American history accessible to the general public

three stars

80.64

215 Centre Street New York, NY 10013
tel: (855) 955-6622   Web Site
EIN: 11-2517055

Board Leadership
Jonathan Chu & Eric T. Lee
Co-Chairs

CEO
Nancy Yao Maasbach
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.64 three stars
  Financial 77.10 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1980, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States. MOCA promotes dialogue and understanding among people of all cultural backgrounds, bringing 160 years of Chinese American history to vivid life through its innovative exhibitions, educational and cultural programs. Central to its mission is its goal to make Chinese American history accessible to the general public, ranging from scholars to young children, from community members to international tourists. Through its thought-provoking work, MOCA not only encourages the understanding and appreciation of Chinese American arts, culture and history, but also informs, educates and engages visitors about Chinese American history that is in the making.

Founded in 1980, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States. MOCA promotes dialogue and understanding among people of all cultural backgrounds, bringing 160 years of Chinese American history to vivid life through its innovative exhibitions, educational and cultural programs. Central to its mission is its goal to make Chinese American history accessible to the general public, ranging from scholars to young children, from community members to international tourists. Through its thought-provoking work, MOCA not only encourages the understanding and appreciation of Chinese American arts, culture and history, but also informs, educates and engages visitors about Chinese American history that is in the making.

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Financial

two stars

77.10

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 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)
81.0%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth -1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Museum of Chinese in America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Museum of Chinese in America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Museum of Chinese in America (NY) 80.64 three stars
Jewish Museum of Maryland (MD) 85.68 three stars
The African American Museum in Philadelphia (PA) 85.38 three stars
American Swedish Institute (MN) 91.78 four stars
Museum of Danish America (IA) 86.64 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,502,919
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $639,674
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $200,789
Total Contributions $2,343,382
   Program Service Revenue $332,197
Total Primary Revenue $2,675,579
   Other Revenue $109,064
TOTAL REVENUE $2,784,643
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,246,433
   Administrative Expenses $456,347
   Fundraising Expenses $221,678
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,924,458
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-139,815
   
Net Assets $1,368,244

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
Preserve and Interpret History and Culture $2,246,433 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/01/2020 80.64 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 77.19 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 71.16 two stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 80.00 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 75.18 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 73.67 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 81.24 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 75.63 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 11-2517055
Name in IRS Master File MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN THE AMERICA
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 (119) Other cultural or historical 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 November, 1982
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
$220,843 7.55% Nancy Yao Maasbach Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Museum of Chinese in America (NY) 80.64 three stars
Studio Museum in Harlem (NY) 88.82 three stars
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (IA) 87.52 three stars
The African American Museum in Philadelphia (PA) 85.38 three stars
Springfield Library and Museums Association (MA) 86.12 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
tel: (855) 955-6622
fax: (212) 619-4720
EIN: 11-2517055

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Board Leadership

Jonathan Chu & Eric T. Lee
Co-Chairs

CEO

Nancy Yao Maasbach
President

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