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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Providing information and perspective on art through time and throughout the world

three stars

86.46

Avenue of the Arts 465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
tel: (617) 369-3395   Web Site
EIN: 04-2103607

Board Leadership
Lizbeth Tarlow
Chairman

CEO
Malcom Rogers
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.46 three stars
  Financial 88.12 three 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.

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

Financial

three stars

88.12

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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.94
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MA) 86.46 three stars
San Diego Museum of Art (CA) 86.36 three stars
The Cleveland Museum of Art (OH) 90.71 four stars
The Baltimore Museum of Art (MD) 89.90 three stars
Orlando Museum of Art (FL) 91.04 four stars

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The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) houses and preserves preeminent collections and aspires to serve a wide variety of people through direct encounters with works of art. The Museum aims for the highest standards of quality in all its endeavors. It serves as a resource for both those who are already familiar with art and those for whom art is a new experience. Through exhibitions, programs, research and publications, the Museum documents and interprets its own collections. It provides information and perspective on art through time and throughout the world. MFA creates educational opportunities for visitors and accommodates a wide range of experiences and learning styles; the Museum also educates artists of the future through its School.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $52,580,939
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $9,927,145
   Fundraising Events $88,954
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $118,733
Total Contributions $62,715,771
   Program Service Revenue $35,014,733
Total Primary Revenue $97,730,504
   Other Revenue $53,292,662
TOTAL REVENUE $151,023,166
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $111,984,469
   Administrative Expenses $19,905,351
   Fundraising Expenses $5,292,480
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $137,182,300
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $13,840,866
   
Net Assets $986,075,119

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
Education Programs $18,289,016 16.3%
Exhibitions $16,478,555 14.7%
School of Museum of Fine Arts Program $24,712,919 22.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 12/01/2016 86.46 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.41 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 84.35 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 82.96 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 89.15 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 88.22 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 87.14 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 84.67 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 77.49 two stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 91.49 four stars
2007-06 05/01/2009 79.68 two stars
2006-06 04/01/2008 92.69 four stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 98.60 four stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 90.02 four stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 86.19 three stars
2002-06 11/01/2003 74.58 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 73.68 two stars
2000-06 04/15/2002 81.71 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 04-2103607
Name in IRS Master File MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
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
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, 1965
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
$837,850 0.61% Malcolm A. Rogers Director

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) houses and preserves preeminent collections and aspires to serve a wide variety of people through direct encounters with works of art. The Museum aims for the highest standards of quality in all its endeavors. It serves as a resource for both those who are already familiar with art and those for whom art is a new experience. Through exhibitions, programs, research and publications, the Museum documents and interprets its own collections. It provides information and perspective on art through time and throughout the world. MFA creates educational opportunities for visitors and accommodates a wide range of experiences and learning styles; the Museum also educates artists of the future through its School.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MA) 86.46 three stars
Telfair Museum of Art (GA) 85.70 three stars
Albuquerque Museum Foundation (NM) 91.88 four stars
Hammer Museum (CA) 91.07 four stars
Milwaukee Art Museum (WI) 91.29 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
tel: (617) 369-3395
TTY: (617) 369-3188
EIN: 04-2103607

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Board Leadership

Lizbeth Tarlow
Chairman

CEO

Malcom Rogers
Director

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