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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

The Cleveland Museum of Art

A world of great art for everyone

three stars

89.80

11150 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106
tel: (877) 262-4748   Web Site
EIN: 34-0714336

Board Leadership
Scott C. Mueller
Chairman

CEO
William M. Griswold
Director and President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.80 three stars
  Financial 88.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1913, the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) works to fulfill its dual roles as one of the world's most distinguished comprehensive art museums and as one of northeastern Ohio's principal civic and cultural institutions. The museum seeks to bring the pleasure and meaning of art to the broadest possible audience in accordance with the highest aesthetic, intellectual and professional standards. Toward this end the museum augments, preserves, exhibits and fosters understanding of the outstanding collections of world art it holds in trust for the public and presents complementary exhibitions and programs. The CMA is currently undertaking an expansion and renovation project, schedule for completion in 2011. For much of this time, the Museum will remain open, although operating on reduced basis.

Established in 1913, the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) works to fulfill its dual roles as one of the world's most distinguished comprehensive art museums and as one of northeastern Ohio's principal civic and cultural institutions. The museum seeks to bring the pleasure and meaning of art to the broadest possible audience in accordance with the highest aesthetic, intellectual and professional standards. Toward this end the museum augments, preserves, exhibits and fosters understanding of the outstanding collections of world art it holds in trust for the public and presents complementary exhibitions and programs. The CMA is currently undertaking an expansion and renovation project, schedule for completion in 2011. For much of this time, the Museum will remain open, although operating on reduced basis.

Financial

three stars

88.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 17.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 9.47
  Program Expenses Growth 2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Cleveland Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Cleveland Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Cleveland Museum of Art (OH) 89.80 three stars
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (MA) 87.14 three stars
Akron Art Museum (OH) 86.43 three stars
Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY) 93.56 four stars
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OK) 90.77 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,294,301
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $14,473,305
   Government Grants $4,645,429
Total Contributions $38,413,035
   Program Service Revenue $5,541,597
Total Primary Revenue $43,954,632
   Other Revenue $19,874,018
TOTAL REVENUE $63,828,650
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $50,676,444
   Administrative Expenses $10,753,776
   Fundraising Expenses $3,336,297
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $64,766,517
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-937,867
   
Net Assets $1,011,671,471

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
Curatorial, Conservation and Registrar $10,435,196 20.6%
Acquisition of Art $9,080,707 17.9%
Special Exhibitions $2,693,271 5.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 89.80 three stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 88.50 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 89.11 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 90.71 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.05 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.13 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 90.83 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 84.75 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 83.49 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 91.54 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 84.38 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 98.01 four stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 85.24 three stars
2007-06 05/01/2009 92.25 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 84.32 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 88.37 three stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 88.37 three stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 90.37 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 99.03 four stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 91.08 four 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 34-0714336
Name in IRS Master File CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(91) Art exhibit
(59) Other school related activities
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 January, 1959
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$670,514 1.03% William M. Griswold President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Cleveland Museum of Art (OH) 89.80 three stars
Brooklyn Museum (NY) 90.45 four stars
Storm King Art Center (NY) 89.66 three stars
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation (VA) 91.45 four stars
Delaware Art Museum (DE) 88.26 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
tel: (877) 262-4748
EIN: 34-0714336

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Board Leadership

Scott C. Mueller
Chairman

CEO

William M. Griswold
Director and President

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