Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

The Field Museum

Providing collection-based research and public education

four stars

91.53

1400 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605
tel: (312) 665-7777   Web Site
EIN: 36-2167011

Board Leadership
Wilbur H. Gantz III
Chairman

CEO
Richard Lariviere
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.53 four stars
  Financial 90.28 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Field Museum was founded in 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago with its purpose being the accumulation and dissemination of knowledge, and the preservation and exhibition of objects illustrating art, archaeology, science and history. The collections form the foundation of the Museum's exhibition, research and education programs, which are further informed by a world-class natural history library of more than 250,000 volumes. As an educational institution the Field Museum offers multiple opportunities for both informal and more structured public learning. Since its founding the Field Museum has been an international leader in evolutionary biology and paleontology, and archaeology and ethnography.

The Field Museum was founded in 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago with its purpose being the accumulation and dissemination of knowledge, and the preservation and exhibition of objects illustrating art, archaeology, science and history. The collections form the foundation of the Museum's exhibition, research and education programs, which are further informed by a world-class natural history library of more than 250,000 volumes. As an educational institution the Field Museum offers multiple opportunities for both informal and more structured public learning. Since its founding the Field Museum has been an international leader in evolutionary biology and paleontology, and archaeology and ethnography.

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Financial

four stars

90.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.68
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Field Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Field Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $39,370,052
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,417,026
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,875,766
Total Contributions $48,662,844
   Program Service Revenue $32,479,741
Total Primary Revenue $81,142,585
   Other Revenue $42,444,883
TOTAL REVENUE $123,587,468
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $66,464,766
   Administrative Expenses $8,027,747
   Fundraising Expenses $4,534,360
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $79,026,873
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $44,560,595
   
Net Assets $526,392,844

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$597,742 0.75% Richard Lariviere President, CEO

Mission

The Field Museum was founded in 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago with its purpose being the accumulation and dissemination of knowledge, and the preservation and exhibition of objects illustrating art, archaeology, science and history. The collections form the foundation of the Museum's exhibition, research and education programs, which are further informed by a world-class natural history library of more than 250,000 volumes. As an educational institution the Field Museum offers multiple opportunities for both informal and more structured public learning. Since its founding the Field Museum has been an international leader in evolutionary biology and paleontology, and archaeology and ethnography.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Field Museum (IL) 91.53 four stars
American Museum of Natural History (NY) 90.52 four stars
Cleveland Museum of Natural History (OH) 92.66 four stars
Delaware Museum of Natural History (DE) 89.09 three stars
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center (VT) 91.45 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Field Museum
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
tel: (312) 665-7777
EIN: 36-2167011

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Board Leadership

Wilbur H. Gantz III
Chairman

CEO

Richard Lariviere
President and CEO