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Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Presenting, supporting, and celebrating the art of our time

three stars

88.80

3750 Washington Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63108
tel: (314) 535-4660   Web Site
EIN: 43-1202816

Board Leadership
Alexis M. Cossé
Chair

CEO
Lisa Melandri
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.80 three stars
  Financial 86.33 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) presents, supports, and celebrates the art of our time. Our mission is to create meaningful engagement with the most relevant and innovative art being made today. With a dynamic array of changing exhibitions, CAM provides a thought-provoking program that reflects and contributes to the global cultural landscape. Through diverse perspectives offered in our exhibitions, programs, and educational activities. CAM actively engages a range of audiences to challenge their perceptions. We are a site for discovery, a laboratory for experimentation, and a gathering place in which to experience and enjoy contemporary visual culture.

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) presents, supports, and celebrates the art of our time. Our mission is to create meaningful engagement with the most relevant and innovative art being made today. With a dynamic array of changing exhibitions, CAM provides a thought-provoking program that reflects and contributes to the global cultural landscape. Through diverse perspectives offered in our exhibitions, programs, and educational activities. CAM actively engages a range of audiences to challenge their perceptions. We are a site for discovery, a laboratory for experimentation, and a gathering place in which to experience and enjoy contemporary visual culture.

Financial

three stars

86.33

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
80.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.26
  Program Expenses Growth 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (MO) 88.80 three stars
The Museum of Modern Art (NY) 88.37 three stars
Whitney Museum of American Art (NY) 87.25 three stars
Walker Art Center (MN) 85.33 three stars
MoMA PS1 (NY) 87.77 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,758,037
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $431,190
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $374,401
Total Contributions $3,563,628
   Program Service Revenue $94,680
Total Primary Revenue $3,658,308
   Other Revenue $373,882
TOTAL REVENUE $4,032,190
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,127,448
   Administrative Expenses $136,005
   Fundraising Expenses $407,867
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,671,320
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,360,870
   
Net Assets $19,552,762

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
Exhibition Programs $1,567,403 73.7%
Education Programs $389,244 18.3%
Public Programs $170,801 8.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2020 88.80 three stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 90.53 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 91.49 four stars
2016-06 04/01/2017 92.49 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 90.56 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 43-1202816
Name in IRS Master File CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM ST LOUIS
NTEE Code A90
NTEE Classification Arts Service Organizations and Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
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 September, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2019
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,801 6.58% Lisa Melandri Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (MO) 88.80 three stars
Dallas Contemporary (TX) 86.39 three stars
The Phillips Collection (DC) 87.36 three stars
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (CA) 86.01 three stars
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (CO) 86.50 three stars

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Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
tel: (314) 535-4660
EIN: 43-1202816

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Board Leadership

Alexis M. Cossé
Chair

CEO

Lisa Melandri
Executive Director

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