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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

CN Advisory: Low Concern

The Detroit Institute of Arts

DIA Every Day

four stars

94.35

5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48202
tel: (313) 833-7969   Web Site
EIN: 38-1359510

Board Leadership
Eugene A. Gargaro, Jr.
Chairman

CEO
Salvador Salort-Pons
Director, President and CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.35 four stars
  Financial 96.16 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1885, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has been a beacon of culture for the Detroit area for well over a century. The museum includes more than 100 galleries, a 1,150-seat auditorium, a 380-seat lecture/recital hall, an art reference library, and a state-of-the-art conservation services laboratory. The DIA's collection is among the top six in the United States, comprising a multicultural and multinational survey of human creativity from prehistory through the 21st century. A hallmark of the DIA is the diversity of the collection. In addition to outstanding American, European, modern and contemporary, and graphic art, the museum holds significant works of African, Asian, Native American, Oceanic, Islamic, and ancient art.

Founded in 1885, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has been a beacon of culture for the Detroit area for well over a century. The museum includes more than 100 galleries, a 1,150-seat auditorium, a 380-seat lecture/recital hall, an art reference library, and a state-of-the-art conservation services laboratory. The DIA's collection is among the top six in the United States, comprising a multicultural and multinational survey of human creativity from prehistory through the 21st century. A hallmark of the DIA is the diversity of the collection. In addition to outstanding American, European, modern and contemporary, and graphic art, the museum holds significant works of African, Asian, Native American, Oceanic, Islamic, and ancient art.

Financial

four stars

96.16

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
78.6%
  Administrative Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.01
  Program Expenses Growth 16.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Detroit Institute of Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Detroit Institute of Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Detroit Institute of Arts (MI) 94.35 four stars
Milwaukee Art Museum (WI) 93.30 four stars
Centre Pompidou Foundation (CA) 88.21 three stars
New Orleans Museum of Art (LA) 89.89 three stars
Tyler Museum of Art (TX) 90.42 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $28,606,194
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $4,087,691
   Fundraising Events $2,089,405
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $26,054,826
Total Contributions $60,838,116
   Program Service Revenue $4,207,826
Total Primary Revenue $65,045,942
   Other Revenue $11,055,551
TOTAL REVENUE $76,101,493
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $45,907,847
   Administrative Expenses $6,644,353
   Fundraising Expenses $3,403,399
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $55,955,599
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $20,145,894
   
Net Assets $378,244,009

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
Collection Stewardship, Care, Access, and Preservation $27,061,752 58.9%
Audience Engagement $15,657,866 34.1%
Education $3,188,229 6.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2021 94.35 four stars
-- 07/21/2020 --Low Concern Advisory

On July 15, 2020, The New York Times investigated the operations of The Detroit Institute of Arts in an article titled, "Complaint Faults Museum Director for Hanging His In-Law’s El Greco." For this reason, we have issued a Low Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the investigation, please see The New York Times article.

2018-06 08/01/2019 88.58 three stars
2017-06 10/01/2018 89.52 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 89.22 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 85.64 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 92.38 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.07 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 90.69 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 95.58 four stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 81.62 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 88.26 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 86.82 three stars
2010-06 08/01/2012 78.89 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 78.06 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 71.83 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 75.91 two stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 88.58 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2008 96.53 four stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 92.11 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 82.80 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 38-1359510
Name in IRS Master File THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS
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 (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 June, 1948
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
$422,019 0.75% Salvador Salort-Pons President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Detroit Institute of Arts (MI) 94.35 four stars
Joslyn Art Museum (NE) 91.77 four stars
Timken Museum of Art (CA) 100.00 four stars
Taubman Museum of Art (VA) 85.59 three stars
Telfair Museum of Art (GA) 85.42 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
tel: (313) 833-7969
EIN: 38-1359510

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Board Leadership

Eugene A. Gargaro, Jr.
Chairman

CEO

Salvador Salort-Pons
Director, President and CEO

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