Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$160,833 5.36% Cleveland Johnson Executive Director

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Morris Museum (NJ) 86.17 three stars
Cape Ann Museum (MA) 93.77 four stars
Bennington Museum (VT) 86.14 three stars
Museum of the Southwest (TX) 89.14 three stars
Smithsonian Institution (DC) 89.28 three 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