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C.M. Russell Museum

Collect, preserve, research, interpret, and educate on the art and life of Charles M. Russell

three stars

81.09

400 13th Street North Great Falls, MT 59401
tel: (406) 727-8787   Web Site
EIN: 81-6003526

Board Leadership
Jim Peterson
Chair

CEO
Thomas Figarelle
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.09 three stars
  Financial 74.20 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the C.M. Russell Museum is to collect, preserve, research, interpret, and educate on the art and life of Charles M. Russell; the art and life of his contemporaries; and the art of preceding and ensuing generations that depicts and focuses on the culture, life, and country of Russell's West.​ The C.M. Russell Museum is one of the nation's finest museums of American Western art and the home of the most complete collection of Russell art and memorabilia in the world.

The mission of the C.M. Russell Museum is to collect, preserve, research, interpret, and educate on the art and life of Charles M. Russell; the art and life of his contemporaries; and the art of preceding and ensuing generations that depicts and focuses on the culture, life, and country of Russell's West.​ The C.M. Russell Museum is one of the nation's finest museums of American Western art and the home of the most complete collection of Russell art and memorabilia in the world.

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Financial

two stars

74.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
61.5%
  Administrative Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 24.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.30
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.91
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by C.M. Russell Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by C.M. Russell Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
C.M. Russell Museum (MT) 81.09 three stars
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (MO) 86.46 three stars
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OK) 90.77 four stars
Huntington Museum of Art (WV) 87.51 three stars
Philbrook Museum of Art (OK) 89.16 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,766,889
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $95,170
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $48,987
Total Contributions $3,911,046
   Program Service Revenue $1,586,781
Total Primary Revenue $5,497,827
   Other Revenue $225,721
TOTAL REVENUE $5,723,548
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,293,105
   Administrative Expenses $516,535
   Fundraising Expenses $805,619
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,615,259
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,108,289
   
Net Assets $16,053,183

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
Collections and Exhibitions $1,551,295 67.7%
Museum Services $563,009 24.6%
Education/ Public Programs $178,801 7.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 12/01/2020 81.09 three stars
2018-09 12/01/2019 77.46 two stars
2017-09 05/01/2019 84.05 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 90.37 four stars
2014-12 09/01/2016 93.55 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.30 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 89.44 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 90.00 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 88.62 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 81-6003526
Name in IRS Master File TRIGG-C M RUSSELL FOUNDATION INC
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
(59) Other school related 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 September, 1954
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$36,538 1.01% Thomas Fargelle Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$77,024 2.13% Justin Campos Chief Finance Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
C.M. Russell Museum (MT) 81.09 three stars
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (MO) 86.46 three stars
American Visionary Art Museum (MD) 87.30 three stars
Long Beach Museum of Art (CA) 89.30 three stars
Dallas Museum of Art (TX) 88.64 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

C.M. Russell Museum
400 13th Street North
Great Falls, MT 59401
tel: (406) 727-8787
EIN: 81-6003526

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Board Leadership

Jim Peterson
Chair

CEO

Thomas Figarelle
Executive Director

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