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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Exhibiting, interpreting, collecting and preserving contemporary art

three stars

82.19

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

Board Leadership
Matthew C. Strauss
President

CEO
Kathryn Kanjo
Director and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.19 three stars
  Financial 79.77 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

two stars

79.77

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 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)
68.8%
  Administrative Expenses 25.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.38
  Program Expenses Growth 0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.1%
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) 82.19 three stars
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (TX) 86.47 three stars
Hyde Park Art Center (IL) 87.95 three stars
The Phillips Collection (DC) 85.57 three stars
SITE Santa Fe (NM) 85.10 three stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,831,292
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $592,917
   Fundraising Events $861,386
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $418,501
Total Contributions $4,704,096
   Program Service Revenue $286,551
Total Primary Revenue $4,990,647
   Other Revenue $3,110,723
TOTAL REVENUE $8,101,370
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,940,299
   Administrative Expenses $2,120,854
   Fundraising Expenses $475,780
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,536,933
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-435,563
   
Net Assets $68,090,558

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 $1,183,280 19.9%
Permanent Collection $442,250 7.4%
Educational Outreach $233,500 3.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2000-06 10/15/2002 88.67 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, 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
$402,849 4.71% Hugh M. Davies CEO

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (CA) 82.19 three stars
The Phillips Collection (DC) 85.57 three stars
Whitney Museum of American Art (NY) 92.56 four stars
The Museum of Modern Art (NY) 86.88 three stars
SITE Santa Fe (NM) 85.10 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

Matthew C. Strauss
President

CEO

Kathryn Kanjo
Director and CEO

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