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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Exhibiting, interpreting, collecting and preserving contemporary art

three stars

80.78

700 Prospect Street La Jolla, CA 92037
tel: (858) 454-3541   Web Site
EIN: 95-1855640

Board Leadership
Paul Jacobs
President

CEO
Kathryn Kanjo
Director and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.78 three stars
  Financial 77.34 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is to serve diverse audiences through the exhibition, interpretation, collection, and preservation of art created since 1950. Founded in 1941, MCASD engages regional, national, and international audiences including the binational constituency of the San Diego/Tijuana region. Its vision is to provide public access to contemporary art, artists, and the creative process; be a forum for the exploration and understanding of contemporary art and ideas; and a laboratory for artists to experiment with new forms of creative expression. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego and in the coastal community of La Jolla, MCASD provides an unprecedented variety of exhibition spaces and experiences for the community, showcasing an internationally recognized collection and a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and public programs.

The mission of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is to serve diverse audiences through the exhibition, interpretation, collection, and preservation of art created since 1950. Founded in 1941, MCASD engages regional, national, and international audiences including the binational constituency of the San Diego/Tijuana region. Its vision is to provide public access to contemporary art, artists, and the creative process; be a forum for the exploration and understanding of contemporary art and ideas; and a laboratory for artists to experiment with new forms of creative expression. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego and in the coastal community of La Jolla, MCASD provides an unprecedented variety of exhibition spaces and experiences for the community, showcasing an internationally recognized collection and a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and public programs.

Financial

two stars

77.34

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
66.0%
  Administrative Expenses 25.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.00
  Program Expenses Growth -2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (CA) 80.78 three stars
MoMA PS1 (NY) 87.77 three stars
The Museum of Modern Art (NY) 88.37 three stars
Orange County Museum of Art (CA) 86.91 three stars
Dallas Contemporary (TX) 86.39 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $29,466,853
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $543,027
   Fundraising Events $52,150
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $339,516
Total Contributions $30,401,546
   Program Service Revenue $102,929
Total Primary Revenue $30,504,475
   Other Revenue $1,679,057
TOTAL REVENUE $32,183,532
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,318,326
   Administrative Expenses $2,321,280
   Fundraising Expenses $451,521
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,091,127
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $24,092,405
   
Net Assets $111,009,127

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
Special Exhibitions and Member Services $2,670,862 50.2%
Permanent Collection $2,061,172 38.8%
Educational Outreach $586,292 11.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2021 80.78 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 85.22 three stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 82.72 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 89.56 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 82.19 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.13 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 86.83 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 80.65 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 81.95 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 75.65 two stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 75.93 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 78.13 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 73.75 two stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 92.07 four stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 92.18 four stars
2006-06 09/01/2007 90.31 four stars
2005-06 10/01/2006 87.96 three stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 65.26 one star
2003-06 10/01/2004 63.88 one star
2002-06 11/01/2003 85.80 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 95-1855640
Name in IRS Master File MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
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
(59) Other school related activities
(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 January, 1943
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$299,961 3.70% Kathryn Kanjo CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$403,216 4.98% Hugh M Davies Expansion Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (CA) 80.78 three stars
New Museum of Contemporary Art (NY) 87.52 three stars
The Museum of Modern Art (NY) 88.37 three stars
Whitney Museum of American Art (NY) 87.25 three stars
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (MO) 88.80 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
700 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
tel: (858) 454-3541
EIN: 95-1855640

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Board Leadership

Paul Jacobs
President

CEO

Kathryn Kanjo
Director and CEO

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