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Morris Museum

Interpreting the past, discovering the future, through Art, Sound, and Motion

three stars

86.17

Six Normandy Heights Road Morristown, NJ 07960
tel: (973) 971-3700   Web Site
EIN: 22-1514241

Board Leadership
Edward von der Linde
Chair

CEO
Cleveland Johnson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.17 three stars
  Financial 83.84 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Morris Museum celebrates art, science, history, and the performing arts by providing engaging exhibitions and programs, all of which are designed to excite the mind and promote cultural interests. The Museum strives to educate, entertain, and inspire diverse audiences of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. The Morris Museum is the only accredited museum in the United States with a fully-rigged proscenium theatre and has the rare opportunity to integrate the performing arts into its museum programming. As one of New Jersey's most dynamic cultural institutions, the Morris Museum and its Bickford Theatre serve more than 300,000 persons each year, two thirds of whom are children. Visitors are drawn from all twenty-one counties in the state and reflect the social-economic and ethnic spectrum that define northern and central New Jersey.

The Morris Museum celebrates art, science, history, and the performing arts by providing engaging exhibitions and programs, all of which are designed to excite the mind and promote cultural interests. The Museum strives to educate, entertain, and inspire diverse audiences of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. The Morris Museum is the only accredited museum in the United States with a fully-rigged proscenium theatre and has the rare opportunity to integrate the performing arts into its museum programming. As one of New Jersey's most dynamic cultural institutions, the Morris Museum and its Bickford Theatre serve more than 300,000 persons each year, two thirds of whom are children. Visitors are drawn from all twenty-one counties in the state and reflect the social-economic and ethnic spectrum that define northern and central New Jersey.

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Financial

three stars

83.84

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
78.0%
  Administrative Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.49
  Program Expenses Growth 0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Morris Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Morris Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
The Board adopted new Mision and Vision statements, resulting from community feedback that the institution, as described in earlier statements, lacked a clearly defined focus
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Morris Museum (NJ) 86.17 three stars
Louisiana Museum Foundation (LA) 94.33 four stars
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art (TN) 90.33 four stars
Exploratorium (CA) 90.55 four stars
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (PA) 89.62 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $783,451
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $138,377
   Fundraising Events $260,498
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $193,857
Total Contributions $1,376,183
   Program Service Revenue $429,208
Total Primary Revenue $1,805,391
   Other Revenue $1,317,059
TOTAL REVENUE $3,122,450
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,296,774
   Administrative Expenses $418,823
   Fundraising Expenses $284,779
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,000,376
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $122,074
   
Net Assets $14,390,460

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 Exhibitions and Operations $1,637,238 71.3%
Bickford Theatre $659,536 28.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 86.17 three stars
2018-06 04/01/2020 86.67 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 22-1514241
Name in IRS Master File MORRIS MUSEUM INC
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 (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, 1954
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$160,833 5.36% Cleveland Johnson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Morris Museum (NJ) 86.17 three stars
Cape Ann Museum (MA) 93.77 four stars
Museum of the Southwest (TX) 89.14 three stars
Historic Deerfield (MA) 92.21 four stars
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art (TN) 90.33 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Morris Museum
Six Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
tel: (973) 971-3700
EIN: 22-1514241

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Board Leadership

Edward von der Linde
Chair

CEO

Cleveland Johnson
Executive Director

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