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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Bennington Museum

Vermont's Art, History, and Innovation

three stars

86.14

75 Main Street Bennington, VT 05201
tel: (802) 447-1571   Web Site
EIN: 03-0185292

Board Leadership
Constance F. West
Chair

CEO
Joshua Campbell Torrance
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.14 three stars
  Financial 87.40 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Bennington Museum engages and transforms our visitors and our community by connecting them to our region's diverse arts, rich history, and culture of innovation. The museum collects, interprets, and celebrates the creativity of our region and of Vermont across time. We believe that by connecting people with real objects of art and history, and challenging them with complex ideas, we will excite the imagination, inspire innovation, and bring delight.

Bennington Museum engages and transforms our visitors and our community by connecting them to our region's diverse arts, rich history, and culture of innovation. The museum collects, interprets, and celebrates the creativity of our region and of Vermont across time. We believe that by connecting people with real objects of art and history, and challenging them with complex ideas, we will excite the imagination, inspire innovation, and bring delight.

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Financial

three stars

87.40

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
77.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.45
  Program Expenses Growth -0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bennington Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bennington Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bennington Museum (VT) 86.14 three stars
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (PA) 89.62 three stars
Flint Cultural Center Corporation (MI) 89.80 three stars
Cape Ann Museum (MA) 90.25 four stars
Morris Museum (NJ) 86.17 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,035,101
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $44,624
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,079,725
   Program Service Revenue $187,775
Total Primary Revenue $1,267,500
   Other Revenue $79,721
TOTAL REVENUE $1,414,668
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $770,743
   Administrative Expenses $193,003
   Fundraising Expenses $84,713
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,048,459
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $366,209
   
Net Assets $3,357,575

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
2018-06 03/01/2020 86.14 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 03-0185292
Name in IRS Master File BENNINGTON MUSEUM INC
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(61) Library
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1928
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$114,673 10.93% Robert Wolterstorff Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bennington Museum (VT) 86.14 three stars
Museum of Arts & Sciences (FL) 88.63 three stars
Hagley Museum and Library (DE) 91.96 four stars
Morris Museum (NJ) 86.17 three stars
Flint Cultural Center Corporation (MI) 89.80 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bennington Museum
75 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201
tel: (802) 447-1571
fax: (802) 442-8305
EIN: 03-0185292

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Board Leadership

Constance F. West
Chair

CEO

Joshua Campbell Torrance
Executive Director

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