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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Museum of Danish America

Celebrating Danish roots and American dreams

three stars

86.64

2212 Washington Street Elk Horn, IA 51531
tel: (712) 764-7001   Web Site
EIN: 42-1204613

Board Leadership
Pete West
President

CEO
Tova Brandt
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.64 three stars
  Financial 81.12 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Museum of Danish America explores the Danish-American experience, the historic and modern influences of Denmark on the United States, and the continuing story of how a nation of immigrants shape American identity.

The Museum of Danish America explores the Danish-American experience, the historic and modern influences of Denmark on the United States, and the continuing story of how a nation of immigrants shape American identity.

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Financial

three stars

81.12

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
62.3%
  Administrative Expenses 28.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.08
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Danish America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Danish America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Danish America (IA) 86.64 three stars
Japanese American National Museum (CA) 85.84 three stars
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (IA) 87.52 three stars
Heard Museum (AZ) 88.07 three stars
Skirball Cultural Center (CA) 90.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,602,723
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $47,400
Total Contributions $1,650,123
   Program Service Revenue $54,147
Total Primary Revenue $1,704,270
   Other Revenue $391,506
TOTAL REVENUE $2,095,776
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $903,298
   Administrative Expenses $399,411
   Fundraising Expenses $115,860
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,418,569
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $677,207
   
Net Assets $10,560,658

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
Curatorial Activities $505,767 56.0%
Public Outreach $129,882 14.4%
Genealogy Center $118,350 13.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 11/01/2020 86.64 three stars
2018-08 05/01/2019 86.43 three stars
2017-08 12/01/2018 85.53 three stars
2017-08 06/01/2018 75.52 two stars
2016-08 08/01/2017 86.65 three stars
2015-08 09/01/2016 86.60 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 85.46 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 89.98 three stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 90.60 four 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 42-1204613
Name in IRS Master File DANISH IMMIGRANT 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 (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 November, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$41,417 2.91% Tova Brandt Interim Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Danish America (IA) 86.64 three stars
The African American Museum in Philadelphia (PA) 85.38 three stars
Heard Museum (AZ) 88.07 three stars
Springfield Library and Museums Association (MA) 86.12 three stars
National Museum of Mexican Art (IL) 86.96 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Museum of Danish America
2212 Washington Street
Elk Horn, IA 51531
tel: (712) 764-7001
fax: (712) 764-7002
EIN: 42-1204613

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Board Leadership

Pete West
President

CEO

Tova Brandt
Executive Director

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