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Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Inspiring a love of art and reading

three stars

85.96

125 West Bay Road Amherst, MA 01002
tel: (413) 559-6300   Web Site
EIN: 04-3542086

Board Leadership
Christopher B. Milne
Chair

CEO
Alexandra Kennedy
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.96 three stars
  Financial 83.48 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a non-profit organization in Amherst, Massachusetts, is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. The only full-scale museum of its kind in the United States, The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world. In addition to underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form, The Carle offers educational programs that provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy.

The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a non-profit organization in Amherst, Massachusetts, is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. The only full-scale museum of its kind in the United States, The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world. In addition to underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form, The Carle offers educational programs that provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy.

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Financial

three stars

83.48

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
64.2%
  Administrative Expenses 26.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.57
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (MA) 85.96 three stars
Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago (IL) 86.98 three stars
Chicago Children's Museum (IL) 85.01 three stars
The Children's Museum of Cleveland (OH) 86.54 three stars
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (CA) 98.88 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,452,666
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $148,202
   Fundraising Events $124,940
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,725,808
   Program Service Revenue $446,277
Total Primary Revenue $2,172,085
   Other Revenue $811,268
TOTAL REVENUE $2,983,353
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,286,208
   Administrative Expenses $883,779
   Fundraising Expenses $311,432
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,481,419
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-498,066
   
Net Assets $13,232,284

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
Education and Interactive Experiences $2,286,208 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 85.96 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 83.76 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 84.43 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 83.44 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 85.85 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2015 79.70 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 04-3542086
Name in IRS Master File ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK 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
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 September, 2001
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$269,253 7.73% Alexandra Kennedy Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (MA) 85.96 three stars
Amazement Square (VA) 91.10 four stars
The Children's Museum of Atlanta (GA) 87.25 three stars
Bay Area Discovery Museum (CA) 91.81 four stars
Imagine Children's Museum (WA) 98.76 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA 01002
tel: (413) 559-6300
EIN: 04-3542086

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Board Leadership

Christopher B. Milne
Chair

CEO

Alexandra Kennedy
Executive Director

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