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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

San Diego Museum of Art

Balboa Park's largest art collection

85.04

1450 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
tel: (619) 696-1941   Web Site
EIN: 95-1696715

Board Leadership
Taffin Ann Ray
President

CEO
Roxana Velásquez
Executive Director

On July 15, 2021, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported on the charges of improper conduct allegedly taking place at San Diego Museum of Art in an article titled, "San Diego Museum of Art sued for sexual harassment, racial discrimination." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see The San Diego Union-Tribune article.


This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.04
  Financial 79.07
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Opened in 1926, the historic San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) provides a rich and diverse cultural experience for 350,000 visitors annually. Located in Balboa Park, the Museum's nationally renowned collections include Spanish and Italian old masters, South Asian paintings, and 19th- and 20th-century American paintings and sculptures. The Museum regularly features major exhibitions of art from around the world, as well as an extensive year-round schedule of supporting cultural and educational programs. SDMA's education department serves children, adults, educators, and families through educational and interpretive programs and performances in the Museum's galleries, classrooms, and auditorium, and through outreach programs in the community.

Opened in 1926, the historic San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) provides a rich and diverse cultural experience for 350,000 visitors annually. Located in Balboa Park, the Museum's nationally renowned collections include Spanish and Italian old masters, South Asian paintings, and 19th- and 20th-century American paintings and sculptures. The Museum regularly features major exhibitions of art from around the world, as well as an extensive year-round schedule of supporting cultural and educational programs. SDMA's education department serves children, adults, educators, and families through educational and interpretive programs and performances in the Museum's galleries, classrooms, and auditorium, and through outreach programs in the community.

Financial

79.07

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
71.7%
  Administrative Expenses 24.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.55
  Program Expenses Growth -5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Diego Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Diego Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Diego Museum of Art (CA) 85.04
New Orleans Museum of Art (LA) 89.89
The Detroit Institute of Arts (MI) 94.35
Delaware Art Museum (DE) 88.26
Dallas Museum of Art (TX) 94.11

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,231,652
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $877,992
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $425,438
Total Contributions $3,535,082
   Program Service Revenue $1,271,926
Total Primary Revenue $4,807,008
   Other Revenue $5,554,101
TOTAL REVENUE $10,361,109
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,683,737
   Administrative Expenses $3,598,973
   Fundraising Expenses $587,394
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,870,104
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,508,995
   
Net Assets $71,718,150

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 $4,726,093 61.5%
Programs $864,566 11.3%
Collections $144,293 1.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 09/01/2021 85.04
-- 07/30/2021 --Moderate Concern Advisory

On July 15, 2021, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported on the charges of improper conduct allegedly taking place at San Diego Museum of Art in an article titled, "San Diego Museum of Art sued for sexual harassment, racial discrimination." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see The San Diego Union-Tribune article.

2019-06 04/01/2021 87.72
2018-06 08/01/2019 92.54
2017-06 06/01/2018 90.46
2016-06 06/01/2017 86.36
2015-06 08/01/2016 91.52
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.32
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 89.13
2014-06 09/01/2015 88.97
2013-06 07/01/2014 90.33
2012-06 09/01/2013 92.95
2011-06 08/01/2012 81.77
2010-06 09/20/2011 80.71
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 79.14
2008-06 11/01/2009 73.99
2007-06 03/01/2009 71.37
2006-06 05/01/2007 72.42
2005-06 02/01/2007 70.28
2004-06 05/01/2005 66.79
2003-06 12/01/2004 81.99

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-1696715
Name in IRS Master File SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART
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 (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related 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 June, 1935
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$410,862 3.46% Roxana Velasquez Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Diego Museum of Art (CA) 85.04
Delaware Art Museum (DE) 88.26
Tyler Museum of Art (TX) 89.34
Portland Art Museum (OR) 94.88
Reynolda House Museum of American Art (NC) 88.28

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Charity Contact Info

San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
tel: (619) 696-1941
fax: (619) 232-9367
EIN: 95-1696715

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 122107
San Diego, CA 92112

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Board Leadership

Taffin Ann Ray
President

CEO

Roxana Velásquez
Executive Director

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