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Catalina Island Museum

An anchor of tradition. A beacon of culture. Inspiring our communities.

four stars

91.16

217 Metropole Avenue Avalon, CA 90704
tel: (310) 510-2414   Web Site
EIN: 95-1880698

Board Leadership
Ron Bevins
Chair

CEO
Julie Perlin Lee
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.16 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Catalina Island Museum's mission is to collect, preserve and promote the culture and history of Santa Catalina Island and to bring unique exhibitions to Catalina. The museum's collections are comprised of artifacts from and about Santa Catalina Island. These collections support the museum's mission and foster appreciation for the island's unique history. The museum features a large and comprehensive collection of Catalina pottery and tile, and has over 10,000 photographs and negatives documenting island life from the early 1880s to the present day.

Catalina Island Museum's mission is to collect, preserve and promote the culture and history of Santa Catalina Island and to bring unique exhibitions to Catalina. The museum's collections are comprised of artifacts from and about Santa Catalina Island. These collections support the museum's mission and foster appreciation for the island's unique history. The museum features a large and comprehensive collection of Catalina pottery and tile, and has over 10,000 photographs and negatives documenting island life from the early 1880s to the present day.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of public events held to further mission
42
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
66.5%
  Administrative Expenses 17.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 9.06
  Program Expenses Growth 22.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Catalina Island Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Catalina Island Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Catalina Island Museum (CA) 91.16 four stars
Portland Museum of Art (ME) 85.48 three stars
Yellowstone Art Museum (MT) 85.10 three stars
Long Beach Museum of Art (CA) 89.30 three stars
Seattle Art Museum (WA) 86.07 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $841,676
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $107,900
   Fundraising Events $12,454
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $962,030
   Program Service Revenue $375,063
Total Primary Revenue $1,337,093
   Other Revenue $168,057
TOTAL REVENUE $1,505,150
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,257,993
   Administrative Expenses $188,277
   Fundraising Expenses $221,166
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,667,436
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-162,286
   
Net Assets $16,427,149

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
Museum Exhibition $622,943 49.5%
Museum Store $476,841 37.9%
Educational Public Programs and Events $158,209 12.6%

Ratings History
Catalina Island Museum has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-02 12/01/2020 91.16 four stars
2018-02 12/01/2019 90.45 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 95-1880698
Name in IRS Master File CATALINA ISLAND MUSEUM
NTEE Code B51
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.
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 November, 1956
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End February
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • February, 2018
  • February, 2017
  • February, 2016
  • February, 2015
  • February, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$104,000 6.23% Julie Perlin Lee Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Catalina Island Museum (CA) 91.16 four stars
American Friends of the Louvre (NY) 92.22 four stars
Timken Museum of Art (CA) 95.98 four stars
Cincinnati Art Museum (OH) 97.00 four stars
Hunter Museum of American Art (TN) 90.39 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Catalina Island Museum
217 Metropole Avenue
Avalon, CA 90704
tel: (310) 510-2414
EIN: 95-1880698

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 366
Avalon, CA 90704

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Board Leadership

Ron Bevins
Chair

CEO

Julie Perlin Lee
Executive Director

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