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Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Telling America's story

three stars

84.45

500 West Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204
tel: (317) 636-9378   Web Site
EIN: 31-1139447

Board Leadership
Mary Beth Braitman
Chair

CEO
John Vanausdall
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.45 three stars
  Financial 83.92 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, which opened in 1989, is the only museum of its kind in the Midwest, and one of only two museums east of the Mississippi that showcase both Native American and Western art, culture and history. The mission of the Eiteljorg Museum is to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. The Eiteljorg Museum collects and preserves Western art and Native American art and cultural objects of the highest quality, and serves the public through engaging exhibitions, educational programs, cultural exchanges and entertaining special events.

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, which opened in 1989, is the only museum of its kind in the Midwest, and one of only two museums east of the Mississippi that showcase both Native American and Western art, culture and history. The mission of the Eiteljorg Museum is to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. The Eiteljorg Museum collects and preserves Western art and Native American art and cultural objects of the highest quality, and serves the public through engaging exhibitions, educational programs, cultural exchanges and entertaining special events.

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Financial

three stars

83.92

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

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)
76.5%
  Administrative Expenses 18.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.28
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art (IN) 84.45 three stars
James A. Michener Art Museum (PA) 91.94 four stars
McNay Art Museum (TX) 91.21 four stars
Boca Raton Museum of Art (FL) 86.28 three stars
San Jose Museum of Art (CA) 92.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,105,068
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $198,490
   Fundraising Events $318,010
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,621,568
   Program Service Revenue $468,246
Total Primary Revenue $8,089,814
   Other Revenue $3,159,136
TOTAL REVENUE $11,248,950
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,998,381
   Administrative Expenses $1,486,405
   Fundraising Expenses $661,301
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,146,087
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,102,863
   
Net Assets $47,678,247

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
Exhibitions $6,648,462 95.0%
Festivals & Events $279,935 4.0%
Public Programs $69,984 1.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 84.45 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 84.73 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 83.31 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 85.06 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.90 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 83.32 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 90.45 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 88.48 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 85.24 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 77.39 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 70.17 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 83.74 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 88.05 three stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 88.08 three stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 85.23 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 81.21 three stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 93.93 four stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 83.46 three stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 79.65 two stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 76.36 two 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 31-1139447
Name in IRS Master File EITELJORG MUSEUM OF AMERICAN INDIANS AND WESTERN ART INC
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 (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, 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 August, 1985
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
$252,993 2.76% John Vanausdall President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art (IN) 84.45 three stars
The Parrish Art Museum (NY) 85.14 three stars
McNay Art Museum (TX) 91.21 four stars
San Jose Museum of Art (CA) 92.91 four stars
Salvador Dalí Museum (FL) 86.20 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
500 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
tel: (317) 636-9378
EIN: 31-1139447

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Board Leadership

Mary Beth Braitman
Chair

CEO

John Vanausdall
President and CEO

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