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Missouri History Museum

Deepening the understanding of past choices, present circumstances, and future possibilities

four stars

94.78

5700 Lindell Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63112
tel: (314) 746-4599   Web Site
EIN: 43-0654866

Board Leadership
Harry Rich
Chair

CEO
Dr. Frances Levine
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.78 four stars
  Financial 93.80 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Missouri History Museum seeks to deepen the understanding of past choices, present circumstances, and future possibilities; strengthen the bonds of the community; and facilitate solutions to common problems. The Missouri History Museum's research collections contain unique regional history sources and objects documenting St. Louis, Missouri, the Mississippi and Missouri Valleys, the Louisiana Purchase Territory and the American West. An integrated and multi-format collection, it serves an audience of diverse local, national and international readers and researchers.

The Missouri History Museum seeks to deepen the understanding of past choices, present circumstances, and future possibilities; strengthen the bonds of the community; and facilitate solutions to common problems. The Missouri History Museum's research collections contain unique regional history sources and objects documenting St. Louis, Missouri, the Mississippi and Missouri Valleys, the Louisiana Purchase Territory and the American West. An integrated and multi-format collection, it serves an audience of diverse local, national and international readers and researchers.

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Financial

four stars

93.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 18.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.96
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Missouri History Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Missouri History Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Missouri History Museum (MO) 94.78 four stars
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (IL) 88.41 three stars
Strawbery Banke Museum (NH) 93.68 four stars
Historic New England (MA) 90.14 four stars
The Valentine Richmond History Center (VA) 90.01 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,068,147
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $782,169
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $10,420,600
Total Contributions $14,270,916
   Program Service Revenue $123,916
Total Primary Revenue $14,394,832
   Other Revenue $2,440,454
TOTAL REVENUE $16,835,286
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,677,341
   Administrative Expenses $2,904,132
   Fundraising Expenses $441,433
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,022,906
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $812,380
   
Net Assets $74,077,153

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
Library and Collections $4,380,124 34.6%
Exhibitions and Research $4,302,978 33.9%
Community Education and Events $2,174,888 17.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 94.78 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.45 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 87.68 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 85.26 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 95.33 four stars
2010-12 11/21/2012 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Wednesday, November 21, 2012

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for the Missouri History Museum in  December 2013 because the Donor Advisory has been in place for a year and the charity has publically shared its corrective action steps on its website.

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory for this charity because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • In October and November 2012, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on findings from an audit that criticizes the Missouri History Museum’s president’s compensation and its board for lax oversight. The audit also raised concerns over a land deal from 2006 that may have involved a conflict of interest. For more information, please see the various articles published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch including the ones here, here, here and here.
2010-12 03/01/2012 89.75 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.88 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 80.53 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 76.44 two stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 77.62 two stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 81.56 three stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 79.79 two stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 77.38 two stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 87.45 three stars
2002-12 03/01/2004 81.32 three stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 85.03 three stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 89.39 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 43-0654866
Name in IRS Master File MISSOURI HISTORICAL SOCIETY JEFFERSON MEMORIAL BUILDING
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(61) Library
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 September, 1943
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$267,415 1.66% Frances Levine President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Missouri History Museum (MO) 94.78 four stars
National World War II Museum (LA) 90.15 four stars
Fairfield Museum and History Center (CT) 88.60 three stars
Strawbery Banke Museum (NH) 93.68 four stars
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (VA) 95.71 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63112
tel: (314) 746-4599
fax: (314) 454-3162
EIN: 43-0654866

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 11940
St. Louis, MO 63112

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Board Leadership

Harry Rich
Chair

CEO

Dr. Frances Levine
President

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