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Morven Museum & Garden

Experience New Jersey's cultural heritage

four stars

92.14

55 Stockton Street Princeton, NJ 08540
tel: (609) 924-8144   Web Site
EIN: 22-2817982

Board Leadership
Robert N. Wilson
Chair

CEO
Jill Barry
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.14 four stars
  Financial 98.48 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

A National Historic Landmark, Morven is situated on five pristine acres in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey. This former New Jersey Governor's Mansion showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Garden State through regular exhibitions, educational programs and special events. Home to one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and to five New Jersey governors, Morven has played a role in the history of New Jersey and the nation for more than 250 years.

A National Historic Landmark, Morven is situated on five pristine acres in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey. This former New Jersey Governor's Mansion showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Garden State through regular exhibitions, educational programs and special events. Home to one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and to five New Jersey governors, Morven has played a role in the history of New Jersey and the nation for more than 250 years.

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Financial

four stars

98.48

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
79.7%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 11.03
  Program Expenses Growth 9.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Morven Museum & Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Morven Museum & Garden on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Morven Museum & Garden (NJ) 92.14 four stars
American Battlefield Trust (DC) 94.17 four stars
Archaeological Conservancy (NM) 89.88 three stars
The Mount (MA) 87.85 three stars
Historic Columbia (SC) 91.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $743,384
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $133,848
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $175,000
Total Contributions $1,052,232
   Program Service Revenue $110,520
Total Primary Revenue $1,162,752
   Other Revenue $130,444
TOTAL REVENUE $1,293,196
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,138,775
   Administrative Expenses $185,387
   Fundraising Expenses $74,023
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,398,185
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-104,989
   
Net Assets $16,529,952

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Morven Museum & Garden has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 92.14 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 92.04 four stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 91.29 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 87.64 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.50 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 88.02 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 85.16 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2014 84.69 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 22-2817982
Name in IRS Master File HISTORIC MORVEN INC
NTEE Code A82
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 (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 July, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$124,307 8.89% Jill Barry Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Morven Museum & Garden (NJ) 92.14 four stars
Historic Columbia (SC) 91.45 four stars
Preservation Virginia (VA) 88.08 three stars
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery (MA) 96.66 four stars
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center (CO) 86.52 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
tel: (609) 924-8144
fax: (609) 924-8331
EIN: 22-2817982

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Board Leadership

Robert N. Wilson
Chair

CEO

Jill Barry
Executive Director

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