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Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Presenting, supporting, and celebrating the art of our time

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four stars

90.53

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 90.53 four stars
  Financial 89.27 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

89.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.84
  Program Expenses Growth 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (MO) 90.53 four stars
Saginaw Art Museum (MI) 87.33 three stars
Timken Museum of Art (CA) 87.69 three stars
Cincinnati Art Museum (OH) 97.00 four stars
Academy Art Museum (MD) 85.84 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,494,369
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $268,902
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $183,791
Total Contributions $1,947,062
   Program Service Revenue $34,150
Total Primary Revenue $1,981,212
   Other Revenue $1,896,367
TOTAL REVENUE $3,877,579
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,124,026
   Administrative Expenses $149,659
   Fundraising Expenses $362,743
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,636,428
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,241,151
   
Net Assets $18,543,197

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 $1,585,606 74.7%
Education Programs $357,172 16.8%
Public Programs $181,248 8.5%

Ratings History
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$166,551 6.31% Lisa Melandri Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (MO) 90.53 four stars
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA) 90.69 four stars
Brooklyn Museum (NY) 87.89 three stars
Centre Pompidou Foundation (CA) 92.22 four stars
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (MI) 87.66 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

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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