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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

The African American Museum in Philadelphia

Interpreting the history and stories of African Americans

three stars

85.45

701 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
tel: (215) 574-0380   Web Site
EIN: 23-1941617

Board Leadership
Kevin D. Nesbitt
Chair

CEO
Patricia Wilson Aden
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.45 three stars
  Financial 85.93 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1976, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) collects and preserves art and artifacts and, through exhibitions and programs, interprets the history and stories of African Americans and those of the African Diaspora. AAMP enriches the lives of all visitors, especially children and youth, using education to empower them through experiences that will enlighten them culturally and intellectually. It is a gathering place for the community, a forum for broader community engagement and a partner for collaborations with historical and cultural institutions.

Founded in 1976, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) collects and preserves art and artifacts and, through exhibitions and programs, interprets the history and stories of African Americans and those of the African Diaspora. AAMP enriches the lives of all visitors, especially children and youth, using education to empower them through experiences that will enlighten them culturally and intellectually. It is a gathering place for the community, a forum for broader community engagement and a partner for collaborations with historical and cultural institutions.

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Financial

three stars

85.93

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
69.6%
  Administrative Expenses 25.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.88
  Program Expenses Growth 19.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The African American Museum in Philadelphia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The African American Museum in Philadelphia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The African American Museum in Philadelphia (PA) 85.45 three stars
Museum of Danish America (IA) 86.43 three stars
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (OH) 85.35 three stars
Museum at Eldridge Street (NY) 86.45 three stars
Japanese American National Museum (CA) 85.57 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $864,822
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $20,022
   Fundraising Events $299,188
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $613,004
Total Contributions $1,797,036
   Program Service Revenue $312,744
Total Primary Revenue $2,109,780
   Other Revenue $181,319
TOTAL REVENUE $2,291,099
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,152,250
   Administrative Expenses $660,930
   Fundraising Expenses $132,472
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,945,652
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-654,553
   
Net Assets $4,533,829

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.

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Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 07/01/2019 85.45 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2019 86.69 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 76.26 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.05 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 79.28 two stars
2013-06 05/01/2015 83.50 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2014 83.64 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 23-1941617
Name in IRS Master File AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM IN
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(64) Commemorative event (centennial, festival, pageant, etc.)
(908) Patriotic 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 December, 1975
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Patricia Wilson Aden President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The African American Museum in Philadelphia (PA) 85.45 three stars
Museum of Danish America (IA) 86.43 three stars
American Swedish Institute (MN) 92.95 four stars
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (OH) 85.35 three stars
National Museum of Mexican Art (IL) 89.73 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
tel: (215) 574-0380
EIN: 23-1941617

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Board Leadership

Kevin D. Nesbitt
Chair

CEO

Patricia Wilson Aden
President & CEO

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