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Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center

Your home for the best creative collaborations in Santa Cruz

four stars

92.02

705 Front Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060
tel: (831) 429-1964   Web Site
EIN: 94-2718861

Board Leadership
Laura LaPorte
President

CEO
Nina Simon
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1973, The mission of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History is to ignite shared experiences and unexpected connections. We accomplish this mission when we bring people together around art and history through dynamic exhibitions, events, partnerships, and programs. When we are successful, our work helps build a stronger, more connected community. We believe that art and history are for everyone, and we work hard to offer experiences that connect people from many walks of life: across generations, ethnicity, and background. That means multi-cultural festivals, exhibitions filled with wonder, partnerships throughout the county, and surprising, fun connections with people and ideas across our community.

Founded in 1973, The mission of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History is to ignite shared experiences and unexpected connections. We accomplish this mission when we bring people together around art and history through dynamic exhibitions, events, partnerships, and programs. When we are successful, our work helps build a stronger, more connected community. We believe that art and history are for everyone, and we work hard to offer experiences that connect people from many walks of life: across generations, ethnicity, and background. That means multi-cultural festivals, exhibitions filled with wonder, partnerships throughout the county, and surprising, fun connections with people and ideas across our community.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
84.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.81
  Program Expenses Growth 13.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center (CA) 92.02 four stars
Cape Ann Museum (MA) 90.43 four stars
Museum of Arts & Sciences (FL) 89.39 three stars
Roberson Museum and Science Center (NY) 85.08 three stars
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art (TN) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,587,818
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $165,627
   Fundraising Events $27,120
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $154,594
Total Contributions $1,935,159
   Program Service Revenue $203,949
Total Primary Revenue $2,139,108
   Other Revenue $318,274
TOTAL REVENUE $2,457,382
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,499,686
   Administrative Expenses $179,999
   Fundraising Expenses $184,785
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,864,470
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $592,912
   
Net Assets $8,264,128

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 Exhibitions $1,452,854 96.9%
Smaller Art and History Programs $46,832 3.1%

Ratings History
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 02/01/2019 92.02 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 92.02 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 92.02 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.02 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2016 92.15 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 94-2718861
Name in IRS Master File THE MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORY AT THE MCPHERSON CENTER
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 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 January, 1983
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
$120,000 6.43% Nina Simon Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center (CA) 92.02 four stars
Newark Museum (NJ) 90.13 four stars
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art (TN) 96.66 four stars
Exploratorium (CA) 91.65 four stars
Buffalo Bill Center of the West (WY) 91.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center
705 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
tel: (831) 429-1964
fax: (831) 429-1954
EIN: 94-2718861

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Board Leadership

Laura LaPorte
President

CEO

Nina Simon
Executive Director

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