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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Danforth Art

Providing entertaining and educational experiences in the visual arts

two stars

75.73

14 Vernon Street Framingham, MA 01701
tel: (508) 620-0050   Web Site
EIN: 04-2526917

Board Leadership
Mimi Macksoud & Richard Perse
Co-Chairs

CEO
Debra Petke
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.73 two stars
  Financial 67.50 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established as a grass roots organization in 1975 by a committed group of citizens, the Danforth Museum of Art, now called Danforth Art, has grown to become a vital cultural resource. Danforth Art provides visitors with entertaining and educational experiences in the visual arts and educates the public through its collection of American art, changing exhibits of contemporary artists, classes and workshops in the School, and a variety of community outreach programs. Danforth Art envisions its future as a nationally recognized leader among community museums and art education centers, with an outstanding collection of American art, as well as exhibitions and programs that engage, inspire and transform the lives of children and adults.

Established as a grass roots organization in 1975 by a committed group of citizens, the Danforth Museum of Art, now called Danforth Art, has grown to become a vital cultural resource. Danforth Art provides visitors with entertaining and educational experiences in the visual arts and educates the public through its collection of American art, changing exhibits of contemporary artists, classes and workshops in the School, and a variety of community outreach programs. Danforth Art envisions its future as a nationally recognized leader among community museums and art education centers, with an outstanding collection of American art, as well as exhibitions and programs that engage, inspire and transform the lives of children and adults.

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Financial

one star

67.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 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)
66.5%
  Administrative Expenses 24.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.61
  Program Expenses Growth -4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 58.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Danforth Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Danforth Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Danforth Art (MA) 75.73 two stars
Mattress Factory (PA) 88.31 three stars
The Phillips Collection (DC) 87.82 three stars
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (CA) 85.22 three stars
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (CA) 86.81 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $606,620
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $40,098
Total Contributions $646,718
   Program Service Revenue $333,052
Total Primary Revenue $979,770
   Other Revenue $75,444
TOTAL REVENUE $1,055,214
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $826,183
   Administrative Expenses $305,680
   Fundraising Expenses $84,957
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,216,820
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-161,606
   
Net Assets $881,138

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
Art School $401,435 48.6%
Membership Services $81,407 9.9%
Exhibitions $270,516 32.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 07/01/2018 75.73 two stars
2015-08 12/01/2016 79.05 two stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 79.58 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 84.58 three stars
2013-08 04/01/2015 83.28 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 04-2526917
Name in IRS Master File DANFORTH ART ALLIANCE INC
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 March, 1974
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$128,215 10.53% Debra Petke Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Danforth Art (MA) 75.73 two stars
The Phillips Collection (DC) 87.82 three stars
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA) 85.86 three stars
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (IL) 88.63 three stars
The Museum of Modern Art (NY) 92.83 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Danforth Art
14 Vernon Street
Framingham, MA 01701
tel: (508) 620-0050
fax: (508) 820-0258
EIN: 04-2526917

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Board Leadership

Mimi Macksoud & Richard Perse
Co-Chairs

CEO

Debra Petke
Executive Director

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