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Dia Art Foundation

Commissioning, supporting, and presenting installations and artists

four stars

90.06

535 West 22nd Street New York, NY 10011
tel: (212) 989-5566   Web Site
EIN: 23-7397946

Board Leadership
Nathalie de Gunzburg
Chairman

CEO
Jessica Morgan
Nathalie de Gunzburg Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.06 four stars
  Financial 98.90 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1974, Dia Art Foundation is internationally recognized as one of the world's most influential contemporary art institutions. Dia's founders, Heiner Friedrich and Philippa de Menil, wished to extend the boundaries of the traditional museum to respond to the needs of the generation of artists whose work matured and became prominent during the 1960s and 1970s. Ever since, Dia's mission has been to commission, support, and present site-specific long-term installations and single-artists exhibitions to the public.

Established in 1974, Dia Art Foundation is internationally recognized as one of the world's most influential contemporary art institutions. Dia's founders, Heiner Friedrich and Philippa de Menil, wished to extend the boundaries of the traditional museum to respond to the needs of the generation of artists whose work matured and became prominent during the 1960s and 1970s. Ever since, Dia's mission has been to commission, support, and present site-specific long-term installations and single-artists exhibitions to the public.

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Financial

four stars

98.90

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
79.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.73
  Program Expenses Growth 21.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dia Art Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dia Art Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dia Art Foundation (NY) 90.06 four stars
Orange County Museum of Art (CA) 85.08 three stars
The Institute of Contemporary Art (MA) 86.33 three stars
The Museum of Modern Art (NY) 92.83 four stars
Columbus Museum of Art (OH) 91.79 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,604,669
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,057,450
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $84,370
Total Contributions $17,746,489
   Program Service Revenue $2,094,971
Total Primary Revenue $19,841,460
   Other Revenue $6,135,501
TOTAL REVENUE $25,976,961
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,916,316
   Administrative Expenses $2,163,866
   Fundraising Expenses $1,403,862
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,484,044
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,492,917
   
Net Assets $170,728,842

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
Exhibitions and Long-Term Projects $12,370,024 82.9%
Publications $394,111 2.6%
Public Programs and Education $385,707 2.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 90.06 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 89.01 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 89.53 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 86.38 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.70 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 87.88 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 92.46 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 85.75 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 91.48 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 78.19 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 69.74 one star
2008-06 12/15/2009 69.95 one star
2007-06 09/01/2008 74.88 two stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 85.98 three stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 94.80 four stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 96.53 four stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 96.05 four stars
2002-06 10/01/2003 96.21 four stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 92.27 four stars
2000-06 10/15/2002 85.03 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 23-7397946
Name in IRS Master File DIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS INC
NTEE Code A20
NTEE Classification Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
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
(119) Other cultural or historical 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 September, 1974
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$486,609 2.63% Jessica Morgan Director

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SITE Santa Fe (NM) 88.61 three stars
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (IL) 88.63 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Dia Art Foundation
535 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
tel: (212) 989-5566
fax: (212) 989-4055
EIN: 23-7397946

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Board Leadership

Nathalie de Gunzburg
Chairman

CEO

Jessica Morgan
Nathalie de Gunzburg Director

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