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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Encouraging public interest in art

three stars

86.46

4525 Oak Street Kansas City, MO 64111
tel: (816) 751-1278   Web Site
EIN: 44-6012977

Board Leadership
Richard C. Green
Chair

CEO
Julián Zugazagoitia
Director, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.46 three stars
  Financial 82.19 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is dedicated to the enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts and the varied cultures they represent. It is committed through its collections and programs to being a vital partner in the educational and cultural life of Kansas City and a preeminent institution both nationally and internationally. The Museum is internationally recognized for its outstanding collection of more than 33,500 objects. From ancient times to modern day, this encyclopedic museum is one of the best in the country, offering visitors the opportunity to explore civilization through the eyes of painters, sculptors, craftsmen, and many other artists. The Nelson-Atkins is free to all visitors, everyday. Our growing collection has fascinated, illuminated and exhilarated people since 1933.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is dedicated to the enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts and the varied cultures they represent. It is committed through its collections and programs to being a vital partner in the educational and cultural life of Kansas City and a preeminent institution both nationally and internationally. The Museum is internationally recognized for its outstanding collection of more than 33,500 objects. From ancient times to modern day, this encyclopedic museum is one of the best in the country, offering visitors the opportunity to explore civilization through the eyes of painters, sculptors, craftsmen, and many other artists. The Nelson-Atkins is free to all visitors, everyday. Our growing collection has fascinated, illuminated and exhilarated people since 1933.

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Financial

three stars

82.19

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
73.1%
  Administrative Expenses 19.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.01
  Program Expenses Growth 3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (MO) 86.46 three stars
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (MA) 88.04 three stars
Chrysler Museum of Art (VA) 88.89 three stars
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA) 88.06 three stars
Telfair Museum of Art (GA) 86.25 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,844,553
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $3,837,507
   Fundraising Events $1,909,472
   Related Organizations $1,788,480
   Government Grants $867,335
Total Contributions $21,247,347
   Program Service Revenue $1,066,473
Total Primary Revenue $22,313,820
   Other Revenue $17,898,892
TOTAL REVENUE $40,212,712
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $32,122,339
   Administrative Expenses $8,690,469
   Fundraising Expenses $3,289,888
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $44,102,696
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,889,984
   
Net Assets $457,177,683

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
Connecting the Public with Art $32,122,339 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-04 03/01/2020 86.46 three stars
2018-04 06/01/2019 87.15 three stars
2017-04 06/01/2018 88.06 three stars
2016-04 05/01/2017 85.18 three stars
2015-04 08/01/2016 85.07 three stars
2014-04 06/01/2016 85.83 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-04 03/01/2016 78.74 two stars
2014-04 09/01/2015 77.88 two stars
2013-04 07/01/2014 86.30 three stars
2012-04 05/01/2013 80.19 three stars
2011-04 05/01/2012 83.07 three stars
2010-04 09/20/2011 81.36 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-04 11/24/2010 97.89 four stars
2008-04 12/01/2009 98.30 four stars
2007-04 05/01/2009 81.30 three stars
2006-04 02/01/2008 88.91 three stars
2005-04 07/01/2006 74.69 two stars
2004-04 04/01/2005 93.69 four stars
2003-04 07/01/2004 94.23 four stars
2002-04 04/15/2003 98.47 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 44-6012977
Name in IRS Master File NELSON GALLERY FOUNDATION
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 (59) Other school related activities
(119) Other cultural or historical activities
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 July, 1957
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End April
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • April, 2018
  • April, 2017
  • April, 2016
  • April, 2015
  • April, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$676,052 1.53% Julian Zugazagoitia Director, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (MO) 86.46 three stars
Seattle Art Museum (WA) 88.52 three stars
New Britain Museum of American Art (CT) 87.21 three stars
Joslyn Art Museum (NE) 91.77 four stars
The Baltimore Museum of Art (MD) 89.36 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
tel: (816) 751-1278
EIN: 44-6012977

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Board Leadership

Richard C. Green
Chair

CEO

Julián Zugazagoitia
Director, CEO

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