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Museum of Photographic Arts

Inspiring, Educating, and Engaging through Photography, Film, and Video

three stars

89.62

1649 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101
tel: (619) 238-7559   Web Site
EIN: 95-2889390

Board Leadership
John Mullen
President

CEO
Deborah Klochko
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.62 three stars
  Financial 90.28 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) is to inspire, educate and engage the broadest possible audience through the presentation, collection and preservation of photography, film and video. Founded in 1983, possesses an international reputation of excellence through its presentation of high quality exhibitions, lectures, publications and films. MOPA became one of the first museum facilities in the United States exclusively designed to collect and present the finest examples of photographic art, spanning the history of photography from the 19th century to the present day. The museum's permanent collection offers a rich photographic heritage, both as an expressive medium and a documentary record. The collection's 7,000-plus images include works by Margaret Bourke-White, Alfred Stieglitz and Ruth Bernhard, among 850 other photographers.

The mission of the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) is to inspire, educate and engage the broadest possible audience through the presentation, collection and preservation of photography, film and video. Founded in 1983, possesses an international reputation of excellence through its presentation of high quality exhibitions, lectures, publications and films. MOPA became one of the first museum facilities in the United States exclusively designed to collect and present the finest examples of photographic art, spanning the history of photography from the 19th century to the present day. The museum's permanent collection offers a rich photographic heritage, both as an expressive medium and a documentary record. The collection's 7,000-plus images include works by Margaret Bourke-White, Alfred Stieglitz and Ruth Bernhard, among 850 other photographers.

Financial

four stars

90.28

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
86.2%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.00
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Photographic Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Photographic Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Photographic Arts (CA) 89.62 three stars
AACA Museum (PA) 92.12 four stars
Petersen Automotive Museum (CA) 86.20 three stars
Museum of Glass (WA) 87.85 three stars
National Civil Rights Museum (TN) 90.49 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,302,101
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $293,159
Total Contributions $1,595,260
   Program Service Revenue $188,622
Total Primary Revenue $1,783,882
   Other Revenue $65,444
TOTAL REVENUE $1,849,326
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,377,557
   Administrative Expenses $390,178
   Fundraising Expenses $91,148
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,858,883
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,009,557
   
Net Assets $3,630,562

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 89.62 three stars
2018-06 05/01/2019 91.45 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 92.02 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 92.02 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 91.21 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.12 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 90.84 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 95-2889390
Name in IRS Master File MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS
NTEE Code A42
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(91) Art exhibit
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 October, 1974
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$181,410 6.34% Deborah Klochko Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Photographic Arts (CA) 89.62 three stars
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (MA) 86.50 three stars
Berkshire Museum (MA) 89.12 three stars
Petersen Automotive Museum (CA) 86.20 three stars
The Morgan Library & Museum (NY) 89.12 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
tel: (619) 238-7559
fax: (619) 238-8777
EIN: 95-2889390

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Board Leadership

John Mullen
President

CEO

Deborah Klochko
Executive Director

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