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The Museum of Modern Art

Encouraging an ever deeper understanding and enjoyment of modern and contemporary art

four stars

92.83

11 West 53rd Street New York, NY 10019
tel: (888) 999-8861   Web Site
EIN: 13-1624100

Board Leadership
Leon D. Black
Chairman

CEO
Glenn D. Lowry
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.83 four stars
  Financial 91.84 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 94.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world. Central to MoMA's mission is the encouragement of an ever deeper understanding and enjoyment of modern and contemporary art by the diverse local, national, and international audiences that it serves. MoMA manifests this commitment by establishing, preserving, and documenting a permanent collection that reflects the vitality, complexity, and unfolding patterns of modern and contemporary art; by presenting exhibitions and educational programs of significance; by sustaining a library, archives, and conservation laboratory as international centers of research; and by supporting scholarship and publications of intellectual merit.

Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world. Central to MoMA's mission is the encouragement of an ever deeper understanding and enjoyment of modern and contemporary art by the diverse local, national, and international audiences that it serves. MoMA manifests this commitment by establishing, preserving, and documenting a permanent collection that reflects the vitality, complexity, and unfolding patterns of modern and contemporary art; by presenting exhibitions and educational programs of significance; by sustaining a library, archives, and conservation laboratory as international centers of research; and by supporting scholarship and publications of intellectual merit.

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Financial

four stars

91.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

94.00

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)
78.1%
  Administrative Expenses 16.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.25
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Museum of Modern Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Museum of Modern Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Museum of Modern Art (NY) 92.83 four stars
Orange County Museum of Art (CA) 85.08 three stars
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA) 85.86 three stars
Dia Art Foundation (NY) 90.06 four stars
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (CA) 85.22 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $123,242,237
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $2,670,598
   Fundraising Events $10,003,835
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $22,200
Total Contributions $135,938,870
   Program Service Revenue $34,542,278
Total Primary Revenue $170,481,148
   Other Revenue $112,833,718
TOTAL REVENUE $283,314,866
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $214,081,266
   Administrative Expenses $47,059,520
   Fundraising Expenses $12,892,059
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $274,032,845
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,282,021
   
Net Assets $1,726,940,754

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
Museum Operations $125,187,452 58.5%
Acquisitions $47,215,735 22.1%
Security Operation & Maintenance $41,678,079 19.5%

Ratings History
The Museum of Modern Art has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 92.83 four stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 91.83 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 90.13 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 86.88 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.86 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 90.49 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 91.47 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 88.53 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 87.96 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 84.29 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 81.36 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 73.23 two stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 87.87 three stars
2007-06 05/01/2009 82.60 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 96.42 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 94.79 four stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 93.06 four stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 81.82 three stars
2002-06 11/01/2003 88.38 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 90.49 four 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 13-1624100
Name in IRS Master File MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
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 December, 1952
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$1,288,527 0.47% Glenn D. Lowry Director
Other Salaries of Note
$1,657,285 0.60% Frank Ahimaz Chief Investment Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Museum of Modern Art (NY) 92.83 four stars
SITE Santa Fe (NM) 88.61 three stars
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (CA) 86.81 three stars
Whitney Museum of American Art (NY) 87.00 three stars
The Contemporary Austin (TX) 86.08 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
tel: (888) 999-8861
EIN: 13-1624100

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Board Leadership

Leon D. Black
Chairman

CEO

Glenn D. Lowry
Director

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