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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Four distinctive museums

three stars

89.62

4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
tel: (412) 622-3314   Web Site
EIN: 25-0965280

Board Leadership
William E. Hunt
Chair

CEO
Steven Knapp
President and Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.62 three stars
  Financial 89.26 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums dedicated to exploration through art and science: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. Collectively, the museums reached more than 1.4 million people in 2008, through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events. We are the largest, most far-reaching cultural organization in the Pittsburgh region, known throughout the world for our vast art and scientific collections and our scientific research. And we're a community leader in educational outreach.

Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums dedicated to exploration through art and science: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. Collectively, the museums reached more than 1.4 million people in 2008, through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events. We are the largest, most far-reaching cultural organization in the Pittsburgh region, known throughout the world for our vast art and scientific collections and our scientific research. And we're a community leader in educational outreach.

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Financial

three stars

89.26

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.19
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (PA) 89.62 three stars
Museum of New Mexico Foundation (NM) 97.87 four stars
Roberson Museum and Science Center (NY) 85.00 three stars
Cape Ann Museum (MA) 90.25 four stars
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center (CA) 91.95 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $23,095,789
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,026,329
   Related Organizations $238,666
   Government Grants $4,458,147
Total Contributions $28,818,931
   Program Service Revenue $22,555,393
Total Primary Revenue $51,374,324
   Other Revenue $38,995,577
TOTAL REVENUE $90,369,901
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $55,121,244
   Administrative Expenses $6,692,330
   Fundraising Expenses $4,979,372
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $66,792,946
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $23,576,955
   
Net Assets $420,193,247

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
Carnegie Museum of Art $16,963,281 30.8%
Carnegie Museum of Science $16,795,717 30.5%
Carnegie Museum of Natural History $13,967,371 25.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 89.62 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 86.59 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 86.59 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 88.01 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.17 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 88.54 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 86.46 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 85.31 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 86.83 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 75.81 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.44 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 69.71 one star
2008-12 07/01/2010 88.79 three stars
2007-12 08/01/2009 95.62 four stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 92.18 four stars
2005-12 12/15/2007 89.25 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 82.15 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 77.91 two stars
2002-12 03/01/2004 85.73 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 86.87 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 25-0965280
Name in IRS Master File CARNEGIE INSTITUTE
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 (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(30) School, college, trade school, 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 February, 1935
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$269,316 0.40% Kevin Hiles Interim President
Other Salaries of Note
$428,102 0.64% Jo Ellen Parker Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (PA) 89.62 three stars
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art (TN) 91.82 four stars
Buffalo Bill Center of the West (WY) 89.24 three stars
Exploratorium (CA) 91.65 four stars
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center (CA) 91.95 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
tel: (412) 622-3314
EIN: 25-0965280

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Board Leadership

William E. Hunt
Chair

CEO

Steven Knapp
President and Chief Executive Officer

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