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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

The Jewish Museum

Preserving, studying and interpreting Jewish cultural history

three stars

87.70

1109 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10128
tel: (212) 423-3200   Web Site
EIN: 13-6146854

Board Leadership
Robert A. Pruzan
Chairman

CEO
Claudia Gould
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.70 three stars
  Financial 82.88 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1904, The Jewish Museum is one of the world's largest and most important institutions devoted to exploring the remarkable scope and diversity of Jewish culture. The Jewish Museum's permanent collection, which has grown to more than 26,000 objects -- paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, ethnographic material, archaeological artifacts, numismatics, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media materials -- is the largest and most important of its kind in the world. The Jewish Museum regularly presents large temporary exhibitions of an interdisciplinary nature. For nearly a century, The Jewish Museum has illuminated the Jewish experience, both secular and religious, demonstrating the strength of Jewish identity and culture.

Founded in 1904, The Jewish Museum is one of the world's largest and most important institutions devoted to exploring the remarkable scope and diversity of Jewish culture. The Jewish Museum's permanent collection, which has grown to more than 26,000 objects -- paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, ethnographic material, archaeological artifacts, numismatics, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media materials -- is the largest and most important of its kind in the world. The Jewish Museum regularly presents large temporary exhibitions of an interdisciplinary nature. For nearly a century, The Jewish Museum has illuminated the Jewish experience, both secular and religious, demonstrating the strength of Jewish identity and culture.

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Financial

three stars

82.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
65.0%
  Administrative Expenses 17.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.29
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.18
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Jewish Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Jewish Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Jewish Museum (NY) 87.70 three stars
Studio Museum in Harlem (NY) 88.82 three stars
National Museum of Mexican Art (IL) 89.73 three stars
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (OH) 85.35 three stars
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (IA) 90.28 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,186,102
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,011,151
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $330,500
Total Contributions $14,527,753
   Program Service Revenue $1,609,667
Total Primary Revenue $16,137,420
   Other Revenue $7,537,663
TOTAL REVENUE $23,675,083
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,771,809
   Administrative Expenses $3,342,620
   Fundraising Expenses $3,593,089
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $21,707,518
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,967,565
   
Net Assets $132,666,047

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 Programs $11,078,857 75.0%
Art Museum Conservation Programs $3,692,952 25.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 87.70 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2019 82.79 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 79.90 two stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 81.73 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 81.01 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.43 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.76 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 78.75 two stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 81.95 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 79.49 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 79.87 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 80.42 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 67.01 one star
2007-06 03/01/2009 78.85 two stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 68.88 one star
2005-06 07/01/2006 73.35 two stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 76.83 two stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 71.61 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 82.97 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 82.88 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 13-6146854
Name in IRS Master File JEWISH MUSEUM
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 (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(29) Other religious activities
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1958
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
$503,023 2.31% Claudia Gould Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Jewish Museum (NY) 87.70 three stars
Japanese American National Museum (CA) 85.57 three stars
Jewish Museum of Maryland (MD) 85.68 three stars
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (IA) 90.28 four stars
Skirball Cultural Center (CA) 89.27 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
tel: (212) 423-3200
EIN: 13-6146854

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Board Leadership

Robert A. Pruzan
Chairman

CEO

Claudia Gould
Director

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