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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

89.15

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
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.15 three stars
  Financial 88.37 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 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

88.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 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)
76.1%
  Administrative Expenses 21.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.73
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.8%
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) 89.15 three stars
The Detroit Institute of Arts (MI) 92.38 four stars
Hammer Museum (CA) 94.10 four stars
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (MA) 86.44 three stars
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX) 87.85 three stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $22,262,775
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $137,452,292
Total Contributions $159,715,067
   Program Service Revenue $1,947,901
Total Primary Revenue $161,662,968
   Other Revenue $46,063,996
TOTAL REVENUE $207,726,964
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $140,730,112
   Administrative Expenses $39,987,336
   Fundraising Expenses $4,216,956
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $184,934,404
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $22,792,560
   
Net Assets $1,066,913,572

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 $56,185,544 39.9%
Education $38,481,314 27.3%
Special Exhibitions $20,513,202 14.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 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
$914,987 0.49% Earl A. Powell III Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Gallery of Art (DC) 89.15 three stars
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (MA) 86.44 three stars
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MA) 86.46 three stars
Denver Art Museum (CO) 86.87 three stars
Joslyn Art Museum (NE) 91.86 four 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
Director

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