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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Columbia Museum of Art

Creativity for All

two stars

78.98

1515 Main Street Columbia, SC 29202
tel: (803) 799-2810   Web Site
EIN: 57-6007869

Board Leadership
Rachel Hodges
President

CEO
Della Watkins
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.98 two stars
  Financial 74.34 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Columbia Museum of Art celebrates outstanding artistic creativity through its collection, exhibitions, and programs, interacting in ways that engage the mind and enrich the spirit.

The Columbia Museum of Art celebrates outstanding artistic creativity through its collection, exhibitions, and programs, interacting in ways that engage the mind and enrich the spirit.

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Financial

two stars

74.34

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

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)
64.4%
  Administrative Expenses 18.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.13
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Columbia Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Columbia Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Columbia Museum of Art (SC) 78.98 two stars
Nevada Museum of Art (NV) 87.93 three stars
Cincinnati Art Museum (OH) 94.04 four stars
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MN) 92.05 four stars
North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation (NC) 89.83 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,054,762
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $657,410
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $716,107
Total Contributions $4,428,279
   Program Service Revenue $371,168
Total Primary Revenue $4,799,447
   Other Revenue $403,399
TOTAL REVENUE $5,202,846
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,796,477
   Administrative Expenses $778,064
   Fundraising Expenses $694,469
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,269,010
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $933,836
   
Net Assets $10,241,190

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
2017-06 02/01/2019 78.98 two stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 77.33 two stars
2015-06 07/01/2017 78.74 two 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 57-6007869
Name in IRS Master File COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 February, 1962
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$151,215 3.54% Karen Brosius Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Columbia Museum of Art (SC) 78.98 two stars
Storm King Art Center (NY) 88.90 three stars
Centre Pompidou Foundation (CA) 92.22 four stars
The Frick Pittsburgh (PA) 92.16 four stars
Delaware Art Museum (DE) 87.68 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Columbia Museum of Art
1515 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29202
tel: (803) 799-2810
EIN: 57-6007869

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Board Leadership

Rachel Hodges
President

CEO

Della Watkins
Executive Director

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