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Newark Museum

Always new. Always different. Always exciting.

three stars

82.29

49 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102
tel: (973) 596-6550   Web Site
EIN: 22-1487275

Board Leadership
Clifford Blanchard & Christine C. Gilfilan
Co-Chairs

CEO
Linda C. Harrison
Director & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.29 three stars
  Financial 75.29 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Newark Museum operates, as it has since its founding, in the public trust as a museum of service, and a leader in connecting objects and ideas to the needs and wishes of its constituencies. We believe that our art and science collections have the power to educate, inspire and transform individuals of all ages, and the local, regional, national and international communities that we serve. In the words of founding Director John Cotton Dana, "A good museum attracts, entertains, arouses curiosity, leads to questioning-and thus promotes learning."

The Newark Museum operates, as it has since its founding, in the public trust as a museum of service, and a leader in connecting objects and ideas to the needs and wishes of its constituencies. We believe that our art and science collections have the power to educate, inspire and transform individuals of all ages, and the local, regional, national and international communities that we serve. In the words of founding Director John Cotton Dana, "A good museum attracts, entertains, arouses curiosity, leads to questioning-and thus promotes learning."

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Financial

two stars

75.29

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
72.2%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.70
  Program Expenses Growth -0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Newark Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Newark Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Newark Museum (NJ) 82.29 three stars
Bruce Museum (CT) 85.43 three stars
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (PA) 89.62 three stars
Roberson Museum and Science Center (NY) 87.92 three stars
Bennington Museum (VT) 86.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,060,541
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $518,510
   Fundraising Events $894,252
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,082,140
Total Contributions $10,555,443
   Program Service Revenue $537,722
Total Primary Revenue $11,093,165
   Other Revenue $10,444,473
TOTAL REVENUE $21,537,638
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,621,086
   Administrative Expenses $1,889,015
   Fundraising Expenses $2,776,891
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,286,992
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,250,646
   
Net Assets $61,239,791

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
Exhibitions $4,272,239 40.2%
Registrar & Curatorial $3,397,404 32.0%
Program Services & Marketing $2,951,443 27.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 82.29 three stars
2017-12 10/01/2018 90.13 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 89.14 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 81.65 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.86 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 72.27 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 74.33 two stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 76.40 two stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 78.46 two stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 83.49 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.31 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 88.04 three stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 91.03 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 93.21 four stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 92.50 four stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 95.79 four stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 88.29 three stars
2003-12 07/01/2005 85.94 three stars
2002-12 08/01/2004 95.91 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 78.73 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 22-1487275
Name in IRS Master File NEWARK MUSEUM ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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, 1927
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$230,224 1.50% Steven Kern Secretary Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Newark Museum (NJ) 82.29 three stars
Cape Ann Museum (MA) 93.77 four stars
Louisiana Museum Foundation (LA) 94.33 four stars
Hagley Museum and Library (DE) 91.96 four stars
Bruce Museum (CT) 85.43 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
tel: (973) 596-6550
EIN: 22-1487275

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Board Leadership

Clifford Blanchard & Christine C. Gilfilan
Co-Chairs

CEO

Linda C. Harrison
Director & CEO

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