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Museum of American Finance

Connecting the past with the present while serving as a guide for the future.

two stars

76.63

25 Broadway 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 908-4110   Web Site
EIN: 13-3540880

Board Leadership
Richard Sylla
Chairman

CEO
David J. Cowen
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.63 two stars
  Financial 68.84 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Museum of American Finance is the nation's only independent museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and teaching about American finance and financial history. Housed in an historic bank building on Wall Street, the Museum's magnificent grand mezzanine banking hall provides an ideal setting for permanent exhibits on the financial markets, money, banking, entrepreneurship and Alexander Hamilton. The Museum is an independent, Smithsonian affiliate creating non-ideological presentations and programs for purposes of education and general public awareness. Financial education is at the core of the Museum's mission, seeking to promote lifelong learning and inquiry.

The Museum of American Finance is the nation's only independent museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and teaching about American finance and financial history. Housed in an historic bank building on Wall Street, the Museum's magnificent grand mezzanine banking hall provides an ideal setting for permanent exhibits on the financial markets, money, banking, entrepreneurship and Alexander Hamilton. The Museum is an independent, Smithsonian affiliate creating non-ideological presentations and programs for purposes of education and general public awareness. Financial education is at the core of the Museum's mission, seeking to promote lifelong learning and inquiry.

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Financial

one star

68.84

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
79.2%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -30.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 99.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of American Finance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of American Finance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of American Finance (NY) 76.63 two stars
California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CA) 90.58 four stars
Longyear Museum (MA) 88.87 three stars
Santa Barbara Historical Museum (CA) 87.46 three stars
Historic New England (MA) 90.71 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $427,852
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $55,295
   Fundraising Events $1,112,710
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,595,857
   Program Service Revenue $26,926
Total Primary Revenue $1,622,783
   Other Revenue $1,479,771
TOTAL REVENUE $3,102,554
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,418,060
   Administrative Expenses $673,085
   Fundraising Expenses $269,179
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,360,324
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $742,230
   
Net Assets $2,927

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
Collection and Exhibition $764,963 53.9%
Community Outreach and Education $617,734 43.6%
Lecture and Symposium $35,363 2.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 76.63 two stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 78.86 two stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 83.56 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 84.98 three stars
2014-12 12/21/2016 82.78 three 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 13-3540880
Name in IRS Master File MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$241,000 10.21% David Cowen President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of American Finance (NY) 76.63 two stars
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (MD) 97.26 four stars
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Genesee Country Village & Museum (NY) 90.60 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Museum of American Finance
25 Broadway
5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 908-4110
fax: (212) 742-0573
EIN: 13-3540880

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Board Leadership

Richard Sylla
Chairman

CEO

David J. Cowen
President, CEO

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