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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

Preserves and interprets the evolving history

three stars

84.11

1700 NE 63rd Street Oklahoma City, OK 73111
tel: (405) 478-2250   Web Site
EIN: 30-0341029

Board Leadership
Roger Simons
Chairman

CEO
Natalie Shirley
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.11 three stars
  Financial 86.55 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is America's premier institution of Western history, art and culture. Founded in 1955, the museum in Oklahoma City collects, preserves and exhibits an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts while sponsoring dynamic educational programs and ground-breaking scholarly research to stimulate interest in the enduring legacy of our American West. More than 10 million visitors from around the world have sought out this unique museum to gain better understanding of the West: a region and a history that permeates our national culture.

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is America's premier institution of Western history, art and culture. Founded in 1955, the museum in Oklahoma City collects, preserves and exhibits an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts while sponsoring dynamic educational programs and ground-breaking scholarly research to stimulate interest in the enduring legacy of our American West. More than 10 million visitors from around the world have sought out this unique museum to gain better understanding of the West: a region and a history that permeates our national culture.

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Financial

three stars

86.55

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

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)
71.4%
  Administrative Expenses 24.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.52
  Program Expenses Growth 0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum (OK) 84.11 three stars
California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CA) 90.58 four stars
Museum of South Texas History (TX) 90.34 four stars
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (MD) 94.91 four stars
Missouri History Museum (MO) 97.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,394,485
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $14,710
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,409,195
   Program Service Revenue $2,515,753
Total Primary Revenue $10,924,948
   Other Revenue $3,274,678
TOTAL REVENUE $14,199,626
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,302,407
   Administrative Expenses $2,646,499
   Fundraising Expenses $445,465
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,394,371
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,805,255
   
Net Assets $95,081,372

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
Exhibits $4,461,652 61.1%
Special Events $1,615,039 22.1%
Challenging Educational Programs $1,191,278 16.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 84.11 three stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 81.24 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 79.64 two stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 78.94 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.19 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 76.70 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 79.77 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 82.38 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 30-0341029
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL COWBOY AND WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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, 2005
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
$201,717 1.94% Natalie Shirley President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum (OK) 84.11 three stars
Historic New England (MA) 90.54 four stars
Detroit Historical Society (MI) 90.03 four stars
Museum of South Texas History (TX) 90.34 four stars
National World War II Museum (LA) 91.08 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
tel: (405) 478-2250
EIN: 30-0341029

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Board Leadership

Roger Simons
Chairman

CEO

Natalie Shirley
President

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