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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

National Gallery of Art

Preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art

three stars

88.54

Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20565
tel: (202) 842-6372   Web Site
EIN: 53-6001666

Board Leadership
Sharon Percy Rockefeller
Chairman

CEO
Earl A. Powell III
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.54 three stars
  Financial 87.26 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1941, the National Gallery of Art (NGA) serves the United States of America in a national role by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art, at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards. The NGA's principal duty is to keep its collections intact for future generations and to pass these on in optimum condition. The Gallery limits its active art collecting to paintings, sculpture, and works of art on paper, from the late middle ages to the present, from Europe and the United States. The Gallery's collections are on view in Washington and by loan elsewhere. The NGA also borrows works of art for exhibition in Washington.

Established in 1941, the National Gallery of Art (NGA) serves the United States of America in a national role by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art, at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards. The NGA's principal duty is to keep its collections intact for future generations and to pass these on in optimum condition. The Gallery limits its active art collecting to paintings, sculpture, and works of art on paper, from the late middle ages to the present, from Europe and the United States. The Gallery's collections are on view in Washington and by loan elsewhere. The NGA also borrows works of art for exhibition in Washington.

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Financial

three stars

87.26

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
75.1%
  Administrative Expenses 22.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.31
  Program Expenses Growth 3.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Gallery of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Gallery of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Gallery of Art (DC) 88.54 three stars
Taubman Museum of Art (VA) 88.16 three stars
The Baltimore Museum of Art (MD) 89.48 three stars
Delaware Art Museum (DE) 89.04 three stars
North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation (NC) 86.44 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $35,541,898
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $149,285,175
Total Contributions $184,827,073
   Program Service Revenue $427,033
Total Primary Revenue $185,254,106
   Other Revenue $59,127,884
TOTAL REVENUE $244,381,990
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $137,107,997
   Administrative Expenses $44,537,260
   Fundraising Expenses $4,251,912
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $185,897,169
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $58,484,821
   
Net Assets $1,257,152,554

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
Collections $58,768,412 42.9%
Education $41,518,682 30.3%
Special Exhibitions $23,058,196 16.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 12/01/2018 88.54 three stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 88.74 three stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 89.15 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 87.19 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 02/01/2016 82.30 three stars
2013-09 06/01/2015 87.15 three stars
2012-09 03/01/2014 86.87 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 88.76 three stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 90.55 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 91.73 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 92.85 four stars
2008-09 04/01/2010 87.61 three stars
2007-09 05/01/2009 98.26 four stars
2006-09 07/01/2008 90.10 four stars
2005-09 12/15/2006 92.60 four stars
2004-09 01/01/2006 87.81 three stars
2003-09 01/05/2005 85.70 three stars
2002-09 01/01/2004 86.62 three stars
2001-09 04/15/2003 95.39 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 53-6001666
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable 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, 1965
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$968,820 0.52% Earl A. Powell III Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Gallery of Art (DC) 88.54 three stars
The Barnes Foundation (PA) 92.70 four stars
Taubman Museum of Art (VA) 88.16 three stars
Reynolda House Museum of American Art (NC) 88.20 three stars
Storm King Art Center (NY) 88.90 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Gallery of Art
Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20565
tel: (202) 842-6372
fax: (202) 789-4577
EIN: 53-6001666

Mail donations to:
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785

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Board Leadership

Sharon Percy Rockefeller
Chairman

CEO

Earl A. Powell III
Director

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