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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Newark Museum

Always new. Always different. Always exciting.

81.17

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

Board Leadership
Allen Karp & Eric Reed
Co-Chairs

CEO
Linda C. Harrison
Director & CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.17
  Financial 73.68
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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."

Financial

73.68

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 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)
70.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.25
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.87
  Program Expenses Growth -7.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
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) 81.17
Buffalo Bill Center of the West (WY) 85.81
Louisiana Museum Foundation (LA) 94.33
Museum of Ventura County (CA) 89.64
Historic Deerfield (MA) 92.21

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,561,709
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $494,850
   Fundraising Events $955,263
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,091,177
Total Contributions $9,102,999
   Program Service Revenue $821,091
Total Primary Revenue $9,924,090
   Other Revenue $2,157,011
TOTAL REVENUE $12,081,101
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,053,641
   Administrative Expenses $2,264,503
   Fundraising Expenses $2,933,238
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,251,382
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,170,281
   
Net Assets $62,172,251

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 $3,908,511 38.9%
Education and Public Program $3,322,048 33.0%
Registrar & Curatorial $2,823,082 28.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 08/03/2021 81.17
2018-12 09/03/2019 82.29
2017-12 10/01/2018 90.13
2016-12 02/01/2018 89.14
2015-12 12/01/2016 81.65
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.86
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 72.27
2013-12 06/01/2015 74.33
2012-12 03/01/2014 76.40
2011-12 12/20/2012 78.46
2010-12 02/01/2012 83.49
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.31
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 88.04
2008-12 02/01/2010 91.03
2007-12 05/01/2009 93.21
2006-12 12/15/2007 92.50
2005-12 04/01/2007 95.79
2004-12 02/01/2006 88.29
2003-12 07/01/2005 85.94
2002-12 08/01/2004 95.91

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
$279,651 1.83% Linda C. Harrison CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Newark Museum (NJ) 81.17
Louisiana Museum Foundation (LA) 94.33
Cape Ann Museum (MA) 93.77
Exploratorium (CA) 87.23
Museum of New Mexico Foundation (NM) 96.20

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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

Allen Karp & Eric Reed
Co-Chairs

CEO

Linda C. Harrison
Director & CEO

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