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Skirball Cultural Center

A cultural center guided by the Jewish tradition of “welcoming the stranger” and inspired by American democratic ideals

four stars

91.20

2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049
tel: (310) 440-4500   Web Site
EIN: 95-4538371

Board Leadership
Peter Weil
Chairman

CEO
Jessie Kornberg
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.20 four stars
  Financial 94.18 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Skirball Cultural Center's mission is to be a place of meeting guided by the Jewish tradition of welcoming the stranger and inspired by the American democratic ideals of freedom and equality. The Skirball welcomes people of all communities and generations to participate in cultural experiences that celebrate discovery and hope, foster human connections, and call upon us to help build a more just society. The Skirball advances its mission through: the display and interpretation of its museum collection and changing exhibitions; scholarship and publications; the presentation of 300+ annual public programs that explore literary, visual, and performing arts from around the world; pioneering school outreach programs; an interactive children's museum inspired by the Noah's Ark story; Zeidler's Café; Audrey's Museum Store; and community outreach. The Skirball welcomes over 600,000 visitors annually, including 100,000 students and teachers in pre-K- 12th grade, mainly from public schools.

The Skirball Cultural Center's mission is to be a place of meeting guided by the Jewish tradition of welcoming the stranger and inspired by the American democratic ideals of freedom and equality. The Skirball welcomes people of all communities and generations to participate in cultural experiences that celebrate discovery and hope, foster human connections, and call upon us to help build a more just society. The Skirball advances its mission through: the display and interpretation of its museum collection and changing exhibitions; scholarship and publications; the presentation of 300+ annual public programs that explore literary, visual, and performing arts from around the world; pioneering school outreach programs; an interactive children's museum inspired by the Noah's Ark story; Zeidler's Café; Audrey's Museum Store; and community outreach. The Skirball welcomes over 600,000 visitors annually, including 100,000 students and teachers in pre-K- 12th grade, mainly from public schools.

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Financial

four stars

94.18

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2020 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)
82.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 11.21
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Skirball Cultural Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Skirball Cultural Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Skirball Cultural Center (CA) 91.20 four stars
The Jewish Museum (NY) 87.70 three stars
Japanese American National Museum (CA) 85.84 three stars
Springfield Library and Museums Association (MA) 87.60 three stars
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (IA) 87.52 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,608,517
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $391,906
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $20,000
Total Contributions $7,020,423
   Program Service Revenue $978,575
Total Primary Revenue $7,998,998
   Other Revenue $14,720,203
TOTAL REVENUE $22,719,201
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $23,345,238
   Administrative Expenses $4,586,524
   Fundraising Expenses $882,089
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $28,813,851
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-6,094,650
   
Net Assets $398,154,833

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
Museum $7,232,925 31.0%
Education $6,659,763 28.5%
Public Programs $5,755,516 24.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2020 91.20 four stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 89.27 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 87.83 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 87.06 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 84.27 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.27 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 84.83 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 85.08 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 86.91 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 85.83 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 84.98 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 87.14 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 85.52 three stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 91.31 four stars
2007-06 02/01/2009 95.99 four stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 88.55 three stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 89.15 three stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 88.61 three stars
2003-06 01/05/2005 98.65 four stars
2002-06 11/01/2003 89.48 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 95-4538371
Name in IRS Master File SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER
NTEE Code A23
NTEE Classification Cultural, Ethnic Awareness
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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, 1995
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
$394,751 1.37% Uri D. Herscher President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Skirball Cultural Center (CA) 91.20 four stars
The Jewish Museum (NY) 87.70 three stars
American Swedish Institute (MN) 92.95 four stars
Jewish Museum of Maryland (MD) 85.68 three stars
Springfield Library and Museums Association (MA) 87.60 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049
tel: (310) 440-4500
EIN: 95-4538371

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Board Leadership

Peter Weil
Chairman

CEO

Jessie Kornberg
President & CEO

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