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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Museum of the Southwest

Inspire exploration and interaction with the arts, science, history and culture

85.01

1705 West Missouri Avenue Midland, TX 79701
tel: (432) 683-2882   Web Site
EIN: 75-1229711

Board Leadership
Bethany Etheredge
President

CEO
Daniel W. Eck
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.01
  Financial 84.10
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Museum of the Southwest will immerse its visitors in experiences that will transform their universe and reveal new possibilities. We inspire exploration and interaction with the arts, science, history and culture. Founded in 1965, opened in 1966 and in the historic Turner Mansion since 1968, the Museum of the Southwest has spent over fifty years serving the Midland and West Texas communities by producing exhibitions, programs and events about science, art, astronomy, archaeology, history and culture.

The Museum of the Southwest will immerse its visitors in experiences that will transform their universe and reveal new possibilities. We inspire exploration and interaction with the arts, science, history and culture. Founded in 1965, opened in 1966 and in the historic Turner Mansion since 1968, the Museum of the Southwest has spent over fifty years serving the Midland and West Texas communities by producing exhibitions, programs and events about science, art, astronomy, archaeology, history and culture.

Financial

84.10

Accountability & Transparency

86.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 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)
71.4%
  Administrative Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.52
  Program Expenses Growth -0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of the Southwest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of the Southwest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of the Southwest (TX) 85.01
Hagley Museum and Library (DE) 90.97
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center (CA) 90.15
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art (TN) 94.67
Smithsonian Institution (DC) 89.28

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,844,788
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $248,269
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,093,057
   Program Service Revenue $188,373
Total Primary Revenue $5,281,430
   Other Revenue $397,315
TOTAL REVENUE $5,678,745
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,222,381
   Administrative Expenses $260,456
   Fundraising Expenses $305,862
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,788,699
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,890,046
   
Net Assets $19,139,813

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
2019-12 09/01/2021 85.01
2018-12 06/01/2020 89.14
2017-12 04/01/2020 89.78

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

EIN 75-1229711
Name in IRS Master File MUSEUM OF THE SOUTHWEST
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 October, 1966
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
$166,095 9.28% Dan Eck Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of the Southwest (TX) 85.01
Roberson Museum and Science Center (NY) 90.85
Exploratorium (CA) 87.23
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (PA) 89.44
Cape Ann Museum (MA) 93.77

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Charity Contact Info

Museum of the Southwest
1705 West Missouri Avenue
Midland, TX 79701
tel: (432) 683-2882
EIN: 75-1229711

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Board Leadership

Bethany Etheredge
President

CEO

Daniel W. Eck
Executive Director

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