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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Portland Art Museum

Access, education, collection and preservation of art

four stars

90.09

1219 Southwest Park Avenue Portland, OR 97205
tel: (503) 226-2811   Web Site
EIN: 93-0391604

Board Leadership
Pat Ritz
Chairman

CEO
Brian J. Ferriso
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.09 four stars
  Financial 86.32 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1892, the Portland Art Museum is the seventh oldest museum in the United States and the oldest on the West Coast. The Museum is internationally recognized for its permanent collection and ambitious special exhibitions, drawn from the Museum's holdings and the world's finest public and private collections. The Museum's collection of more than 42,000 objects, displayed in 112,000 square feet of galleries, reflects the history of art from ancient times to today. The collection is distinguished for its holdings of art of the native peoples of North America, English silver, and the graphic arts. An active collecting institution dedicated to preserving great art for the enrichment of future generations, the Museum devotes 90 percent of its gallery space to its permanent collection.

Founded in 1892, the Portland Art Museum is the seventh oldest museum in the United States and the oldest on the West Coast. The Museum is internationally recognized for its permanent collection and ambitious special exhibitions, drawn from the Museum's holdings and the world's finest public and private collections. The Museum's collection of more than 42,000 objects, displayed in 112,000 square feet of galleries, reflects the history of art from ancient times to today. The collection is distinguished for its holdings of art of the native peoples of North America, English silver, and the graphic arts. An active collecting institution dedicated to preserving great art for the enrichment of future generations, the Museum devotes 90 percent of its gallery space to its permanent collection.

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Financial

three stars

86.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
76.1%
  Administrative Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.59
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Portland Art Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Portland Art Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Portland Art Museum (OR) 90.09 four stars
Hunter Museum of American Art (TN) 90.39 four stars
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (MO) 86.46 three stars
Delaware Art Museum (DE) 91.21 four stars
Dallas Museum of Art (TX) 88.64 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,147,095
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $3,756,093
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $187,723
Total Contributions $16,090,911
   Program Service Revenue $3,858,415
Total Primary Revenue $19,949,326
   Other Revenue $3,343,353
TOTAL REVENUE $23,292,679
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,122,361
   Administrative Expenses $2,855,721
   Fundraising Expenses $2,154,045
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,132,127
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,160,552
   
Net Assets $140,855,100

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
Permanent Collections and Exhibitions $11,989,105 84.9%
Northwest Film Center $1,431,027 10.1%
Education Programs $702,229 5.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 90.09 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 89.68 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 92.88 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 94.45 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.54 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 94.32 four stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 92.77 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 88.73 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 93.38 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 78.47 two stars
2010-06 02/01/2012 79.98 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 79.20 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 73.04 two stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 74.56 two stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 79.21 two stars
2006-06 04/01/2008 73.70 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2007 84.39 three stars
2004-06 08/01/2005 82.53 three stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 89.60 three stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 71.69 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 93-0391604
Name in IRS Master File PORTLAND ART MUSEUM
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 (65) Fair
(207) Industry trade shows
(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 April, 1938
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$374,288 1.95% Brian J. Ferriso Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Portland Art Museum (OR) 90.09 four stars
Catalina Island Museum (CA) 90.45 four stars
The Cleveland Museum of Art (OH) 89.80 three stars
Akron Art Museum (OH) 86.43 three stars
Philadelphia Museum of Art (PA) 91.62 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Portland Art Museum
1219 Southwest Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
tel: (503) 226-2811
fax: (503) 226-4842
EIN: 93-0391604

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Board Leadership

Pat Ritz
Chairman

CEO

Brian J. Ferriso
Director

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