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National Museum of Women in the Arts

The wonder of women in the arts

four stars

93.75

1250 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20005
tel: (866) 875-4627   Web Site
EIN: 52-1238810

Board Leadership
Wilhelmina Cole Holladay
Chair of the Board

CEO
Susan Fisher Sterling
Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.75 four stars
  Financial 96.25 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Incorporated in 1981, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) brings recognition to the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women and by teaching the public about their accomplishments. To fulfill this mission, the museum cares for and displays a permanent collection, presents special exhibitions, conducts education programs, maintains a Library and Research Center, publishes a quarterly magazine and books on women artists, and supports a network of state and international committees. NMWA also serves as a center for the performing and literary arts and other creative disciplines.

Incorporated in 1981, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) brings recognition to the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women and by teaching the public about their accomplishments. To fulfill this mission, the museum cares for and displays a permanent collection, presents special exhibitions, conducts education programs, maintains a Library and Research Center, publishes a quarterly magazine and books on women artists, and supports a network of state and international committees. NMWA also serves as a center for the performing and literary arts and other creative disciplines.

Financial

four stars

96.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
78.9%
  Administrative Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.52
  Program Expenses Growth 37.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Museum of Women in the Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Museum of Women in the Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Museum of Women in the Arts (DC) 93.75 four stars
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art (IN) 85.06 three stars
McNay Art Museum (TX) 95.70 four stars
Albright-Knox Art Gallery (NY) 91.46 four stars
San Jose Museum of Art (CA) 87.07 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,107,340
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,220,933
   Fundraising Events $247,097
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $83,117
Total Contributions $12,658,487
   Program Service Revenue $561,192
Total Primary Revenue $13,219,679
   Other Revenue $1,571,374
TOTAL REVENUE $14,791,053
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,649,736
   Administrative Expenses $1,735,018
   Fundraising Expenses $447,230
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,831,984
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-40,931
   
Net Assets $58,231,836

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
Curatorial & Conservation Activities $7,542,452 59.6%
Education & Interpretation $4,599,229 36.4%
Exhibition Expenses $508,055 4.0%

Ratings History
National Museum of Women in the Arts has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 08/01/2017 93.75 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 90.59 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.00 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 83.28 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 90.28 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 92.23 four stars
2011-06 12/01/2012 88.61 three stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 85.14 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 80.37 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 71.78 two stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 67.07 one star
2008-06 10/01/2009 97.88 four stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 93.86 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 85.49 three stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 67.62 one star
2004-06 07/01/2005 71.06 two stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 55.26 one star
2002-06 09/01/2003 66.94 one star
2001-06 10/15/2002 71.36 two 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 52-1238810
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(91) Art exhibit
(61) Library
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 March, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$310,127 2.09% Susan Sterling Fisher Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Museum of Women in the Arts (DC) 93.75 four stars
Shelburne Museum (VT) 86.94 three stars
Montclair Art Museum (NJ) 88.94 three stars
James A. Michener Art Museum (PA) 87.25 three stars
American Folk Art Museum (NY) 90.77 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (866) 875-4627
fax: (202) 393-3235
EIN: 52-1238810

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Board Leadership

Wilhelmina Cole Holladay
Chair of the Board

CEO

Susan Fisher Sterling
Director

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