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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Berkshire Museum

Art, history, natural science. Make surprising connections!

three stars

83.92

39 South Street Pittsfield, MA 01201
tel: (413) 443-7171   Web Site
EIN: 04-2103878

Board Leadership
Ethan Klepetar
President

CEO
Jeff Rodgers
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.92 three stars
  Financial 80.11 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Berkshire Museum works to bring people together for experiences that spark creativity and innovative thinking by making inspiring educational connections among art, history, and natural science. The broad and varied collections of the Berkshire Museum include objects from virtually every continent, from important fine art and sculpture to natural science specimens and ancient artifacts.

Berkshire Museum works to bring people together for experiences that spark creativity and innovative thinking by making inspiring educational connections among art, history, and natural science. The broad and varied collections of the Berkshire Museum include objects from virtually every continent, from important fine art and sculpture to natural science specimens and ancient artifacts.

Financial

three stars

80.11

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
67.9%
  Administrative Expenses 22.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 20.80
  Program Expenses Growth 0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Berkshire Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Berkshire Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Berkshire Museum (MA) 83.92 three stars
Peabody Essex Museum (MA) 88.37 three stars
Museum of Flight (WA) 89.91 three stars
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (FL) 92.82 four stars
National Civil Rights Museum (TN) 90.49 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $883,320
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $174,589
   Fundraising Events $141,953
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,199,862
   Program Service Revenue $353,990
Total Primary Revenue $1,553,852
   Other Revenue $952,329
TOTAL REVENUE $2,506,181
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,183,643
   Administrative Expenses $883,910
   Fundraising Expenses $311,130
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,378,683
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-872,502
   
Net Assets $66,745,906

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 $1,149,238 52.6%
Arts and Science Education $915,489 41.9%
Public Programs $118,916 5.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 83.92 three stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 86.85 three stars
2016-06 04/01/2018 86.58 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 88.83 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 90.41 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 84.15 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 04-2103878
Name in IRS Master File TRUSTEES OF THE BERKSHIRE MUSEUM
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 (65) Fair
(207) Industry trade shows
(59) Other school related 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 May, 1940
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$31,447 0.93% David Ellis Interim Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$187,459 5.54% Van Shields Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Berkshire Museum (MA) 83.92 three stars
Museum of Glass (WA) 87.85 three stars
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (FL) 92.82 four stars
Museum of Flight (WA) 89.91 three stars
The Admiral Nimitz Foundation (TX) 96.50 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Berkshire Museum
39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
tel: (413) 443-7171
EIN: 04-2103878

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Board Leadership

Ethan Klepetar
President

CEO

Jeff Rodgers
Executive Director

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