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Polk Museum of Art

Enhancing lives through inspirational and engaging art experiences for all

two stars

78.81

800 East Palmetto Street Lakeland, FL 33801
tel: (863) 688-7743   Web Site
EIN: 59-1226011

Board Leadership
Lynda Buck
President

CEO
H. Alexander Rich
Executive Director & Chief Curator

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.81 two stars
  Financial 71.13 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College is a teaching museum that enhances lives through inspirational and engaging art experiences for all. The Polk Museum of Art, founded in 1966 by a dedicated group of Lakeland, Florida community residents, is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization and Smithsonian Affiliate accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It serves 140,000 local and global visitors annually through a diverse schedule of exhibitions and art education programs. The Museum's enduring mission is to enhance lives through inspirational and engaging art experiences for all.

The Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College is a teaching museum that enhances lives through inspirational and engaging art experiences for all. The Polk Museum of Art, founded in 1966 by a dedicated group of Lakeland, Florida community residents, is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization and Smithsonian Affiliate accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It serves 140,000 local and global visitors annually through a diverse schedule of exhibitions and art education programs. The Museum's enduring mission is to enhance lives through inspirational and engaging art experiences for all.

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Financial

two stars

71.13

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
52.0%
  Administrative Expenses 38.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.43
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Polk Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Polk Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Polk Museum of Art (FL) 78.81 two stars
Chrysler Museum of Art (VA) 92.66 four stars
Museum of Arts and Sciences (GA) 91.03 four stars
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MN) 90.17 four stars
Dallas Museum of Art (TX) 88.64 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $396,923
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $209,463
   Fundraising Events $300,916
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $258,534
Total Contributions $1,165,836
   Program Service Revenue $116,775
Total Primary Revenue $1,282,611
   Other Revenue $406,712
TOTAL REVENUE $1,689,323
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $939,026
   Administrative Expenses $685,298
   Fundraising Expenses $167,830
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,792,154
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-102,831
   
Net Assets $5,748,800

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
Museum Facility $645,344 68.7%
Educational Programming $293,682 31.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-05 11/01/2019 78.81 two stars
2016-06 04/01/2019 74.67 two 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 59-1226011
Name in IRS Master File POLK MUSEUM OF ART 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 (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 February, 1968
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$156,042 8.70% Claire Orologas Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Polk Museum of Art (FL) 78.81 two stars
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (MD) 91.37 four stars
Mattatuck Museum (CT) 90.87 four stars
Portland Art Museum (OR) 94.88 four stars
Hammer Museum (CA) 94.56 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Polk Museum of Art
800 East Palmetto Street
Lakeland, FL 33801
tel: (863) 688-7743
EIN: 59-1226011

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Board Leadership

Lynda Buck
President

CEO

H. Alexander Rich
Executive Director & Chief Curator

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