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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Museum of American Finance

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

72.23

222 Broadway 19th Floor
New York, NY 10038
tel: (212) 908-4110   Web Site
EIN: 13-3540880

Board Leadership
Peter A. Cohen
Chairman

CEO
David J. Cowen
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 72.23
  Financial 62.30
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

62.30

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
74.1%
  Administrative Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -34.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 237.2%
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) 72.23
Fairfield Museum and History Center (CT) 94.04
Maine Maritime Museum (ME) 88.39
Longyear Museum (MA) 89.94
McLean County Museum of History (IL) 85.16

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $277,756
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $29,520
   Fundraising Events $1,054,350
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,361,626
   Program Service Revenue $6,851
Total Primary Revenue $1,368,477
   Other Revenue $-44,978
TOTAL REVENUE $1,323,499
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,080,362
   Administrative Expenses $262,226
   Fundraising Expenses $309,643
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,652,231
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-328,732
   
Net Assets $-325,804

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 $579,281 53.6%
Community Outreach and Education $501,081 46.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 72.23
2018-12 05/01/2020 76.63
2017-12 05/01/2019 78.86
2016-12 04/01/2018 83.56
2015-12 04/01/2017 84.98
2014-12 12/21/2016 82.78

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$171,538 10.38% David Cowen President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of American Finance (NY) 72.23
Historic New England (MA) 90.71
National World War II Museum (LA) 90.44
Santa Barbara Historical Museum (CA) 87.46
Fairfield Museum and History Center (CT) 94.04

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Charity Contact Info

Museum of American Finance
222 Broadway
19th Floor
New York, NY 10038
tel: (212) 908-4110
fax: (212) 742-0573
EIN: 13-3540880

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Board Leadership

Peter A. Cohen
Chairman

CEO

David J. Cowen
President, CEO

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