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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Cape Ann Museum

Art. History. Culture.

four stars

93.77

27 Pleasant Street Gloucester, MA 01930
tel: (978) 283-0455   Web Site
EIN: 04-2143545

Board Leadership
Charles Esdaile
President

CEO
Oliver Barker
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.77 four stars
  Financial 94.65 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1873, the Cape Ann Museum is a vibrant cultural center that includes galleries, an auditorium, library/archives, a children's activity center, two sculpture gardens and two historic homes. The Cape Ann Museum strives to foster an appreciation of the quality and diversity of life on Cape Ann, past and present; to further the knowledge and enjoyment of Cape Ann history and art; to collect and preserve significant information and artifacts; and to encourage community involvement in our programs and holdings. In all our activities, the Museum emphasizes the highest standards of quality and seeks to engage the broadest possible audience.

Founded in 1873, the Cape Ann Museum is a vibrant cultural center that includes galleries, an auditorium, library/archives, a children's activity center, two sculpture gardens and two historic homes. The Cape Ann Museum strives to foster an appreciation of the quality and diversity of life on Cape Ann, past and present; to further the knowledge and enjoyment of Cape Ann history and art; to collect and preserve significant information and artifacts; and to encourage community involvement in our programs and holdings. In all our activities, the Museum emphasizes the highest standards of quality and seeks to engage the broadest possible audience.

Financial

four stars

94.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
73.6%
  Administrative Expenses 17.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.93
  Program Expenses Growth 20.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cape Ann Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cape Ann Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cape Ann Museum (MA) 93.77 four stars
Flint Cultural Center Corporation (MI) 86.44 three stars
Smithsonian Institution (DC) 89.28 three stars
Exploratorium (CA) 90.55 four stars
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center (CA) 93.35 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,944,409
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $379,227
   Fundraising Events $44,555
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $72,400
Total Contributions $6,440,591
   Program Service Revenue $233,201
Total Primary Revenue $6,673,792
   Other Revenue $1,128,604
TOTAL REVENUE $7,802,396
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,285,725
   Administrative Expenses $439,649
   Fundraising Expenses $278,817
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,004,191
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,798,205
   
Net Assets $23,359,755

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
Preservation of Historical Buildings, Art, etc $2,285,725 100.0%

Ratings History
Cape Ann Museum has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/23/2020 93.77 four stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 90.25 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 90.43 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 91.36 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 91.38 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.96 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 90.02 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 88.64 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2014 86.44 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 04-2143545
Name in IRS Master File CAPE ANN MUSEUM INC
NTEE Code A80
NTEE Classification Historical Societies, Related Historical Activities
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
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
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 December, 1945
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$109,307 3.63% Oliver Barker Museum Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cape Ann Museum (MA) 93.77 four stars
Roberson Museum and Science Center (NY) 87.92 three stars
Smithsonian Institution (DC) 89.28 three stars
Museum of the Southwest (TX) 89.14 three stars
Hagley Museum and Library (DE) 90.97 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cape Ann Museum
27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
tel: (978) 283-0455
fax: (978) 283-4141
EIN: 04-2143545

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Board Leadership

Charles Esdaile
President

CEO

Oliver Barker
Director

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