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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Metropolitan Museum of Art

5,000 years of art

four stars

92.31

1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028
tel: (212) 570-3956   Web Site
EIN: 13-1624086

Board Leadership
Daniel Brodsky
Chairman

CEO
Thomas P. Campbell
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.31 four stars
  Financial 89.89 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

89.89

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
86.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.07
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Metropolitan Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Metropolitan Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY) 92.31 four stars
The Frick Pittsburgh (PA) 89.12 three stars
The Cleveland Museum of Art (OH) 90.71 four stars
The Baltimore Museum of Art (MD) 89.90 three stars
Farnsworth Art Museum (ME) 85.13 three stars

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) was founded in 1870, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in New York City a Museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and, to that end, of furnishing popular instruction. The Met has since become the preeminent cultural institution in the Western Hemisphere, serving a public that extends far beyond New York City to all the United States and the world. As New York's premier tourist attraction, with nearly 4.7 million annual out of town visitors, the Museum serves all ages, from pre-school to senior citizens, and maintains a broad range of community and educational programs.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $193,514,791
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $29,766,429
   Fundraising Events $19,673,289
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $12,972,099
Total Contributions $255,926,608
   Program Service Revenue $7,203,463
Total Primary Revenue $263,130,071
   Other Revenue $210,614,446
TOTAL REVENUE $473,744,517
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $350,813,881
   Administrative Expenses $58,530,530
   Fundraising Expenses $11,694,939
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $421,039,350
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $52,705,167
   
Net Assets $3,283,352,503

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
Curatorial Departments $139,921,992 39.9%
Guardianship and Maintenance $68,914,411 19.6%
Acquisitions of Art $52,389,571 14.9%

Ratings History
Metropolitan Museum of Art has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 10/01/2016 92.31 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 97.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 97.69 four stars
2014-06 05/01/2015 94.96 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 97.69 four stars
2012-06 04/01/2014 94.96 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 90.05 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 84.93 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 88.01 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 90.56 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 88.43 three stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 93.21 four stars
2006-06 12/15/2007 92.63 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2007 99.14 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 86.48 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 83.51 three stars
2002-06 08/01/2003 83.56 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 96.51 four stars
2000-06 04/15/2002 97.02 four 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 13-1624086
Name in IRS Master File THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 March, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$999,309 0.23% Thomas P. Campbell Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$1,158,612 0.27% Suzanne E. Brenner Chief Investment Officer
$913,552 0.21% Emily K. Rafferty President

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) was founded in 1870, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in New York City a Museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and, to that end, of furnishing popular instruction. The Met has since become the preeminent cultural institution in the Western Hemisphere, serving a public that extends far beyond New York City to all the United States and the world. As New York's premier tourist attraction, with nearly 4.7 million annual out of town visitors, the Museum serves all ages, from pre-school to senior citizens, and maintains a broad range of community and educational programs.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY) 92.31 four stars
Grand Rapids Art Museum (MI) 91.09 four stars
National Gallery of Art (DC) 89.15 three stars
Yellowstone Art Museum (MT) 90.88 four stars
Chrysler Museum of Art (VA) 92.15 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
tel: (212) 570-3956
fax: (212) 570-3878
TTY: (212) 650-2921
EIN: 13-1624086

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Board Leadership

Daniel Brodsky
Chairman

CEO

Thomas P. Campbell
Chief Executive Officer

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