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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Exhibiting, interpreting, collecting and preserving contemporary art

three stars

85.22

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 85.22 three stars
  Financial 80.69 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

80.69

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
67.9%
  Administrative Expenses 24.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.09
  Program Expenses Growth -1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.1%
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) 85.22 three stars
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (IL) 88.63 three stars
Whitney Museum of American Art (NY) 87.00 three stars
Mattress Factory (PA) 88.31 three stars
The Institute of Contemporary Art (MA) 86.33 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,923,802
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $529,983
   Fundraising Events $730,907
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $544,297
Total Contributions $14,728,989
   Program Service Revenue $236,244
Total Primary Revenue $14,965,233
   Other Revenue $3,142,388
TOTAL REVENUE $18,107,621
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,637,843
   Administrative Expenses $2,054,106
   Fundraising Expenses $758,413
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,450,362
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,657,259
   
Net Assets $87,902,322

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
Collection, Exhibition, and Interpretation of Art $2,921,592 51.8%
Permanent Collection $1,972,975 35.0%
Educational Outreach $743,276 13.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2001-06 02/05/2003 86.23 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)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$284,422 3.36% Kathryn Kanjo Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$403,137 4.77% Hugh M. Davies Campaign, Expansion Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (CA) 85.22 three stars
The Contemporary Austin (TX) 88.15 three stars
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (CA) 86.81 three stars
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (IL) 88.63 three stars
Hyde Park Art Center (IL) 88.85 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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