Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Seattle Art Museum

Connecting art to life

three stars

88.52

1300 First Avenue Seattle, WA 98101
tel: (206) 654-3100   Web Site
EIN: 91-0640788

Board Leadership
Stewart Landefeld
Chairman

CEO
Amanda Cruz
Illsley Ball Bordstrom Director & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.52 three stars
  Financial 85.88 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Seattle Art Museum (SAM) provides a welcoming place for people to connect with art and to consider its relationship to their lives. SAM is one museum in three locations: Seattle Art Museum downtown, Seattle Asian Art Museum at Volunteer Park, and the Olympic Sculpture Park. The Museum collects and exhibits objects from across time and across cultures, exploring the dynamic connections between past and present. The collections of the Seattle Art Museum number approximately 23,000 objects. In May 2007, the Museum celebrated the grand reopening of SAM Downtown, allowing the Museum to accommodate its growing collections, exhibition programs and audiences with 300,000 square feet of new gallery and public space adjacent to the museum's existing 150,000 square feet.

Seattle Art Museum (SAM) provides a welcoming place for people to connect with art and to consider its relationship to their lives. SAM is one museum in three locations: Seattle Art Museum downtown, Seattle Asian Art Museum at Volunteer Park, and the Olympic Sculpture Park. The Museum collects and exhibits objects from across time and across cultures, exploring the dynamic connections between past and present. The collections of the Seattle Art Museum number approximately 23,000 objects. In May 2007, the Museum celebrated the grand reopening of SAM Downtown, allowing the Museum to accommodate its growing collections, exhibition programs and audiences with 300,000 square feet of new gallery and public space adjacent to the museum's existing 150,000 square feet.

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Financial

three stars

85.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
65.6%
  Administrative Expenses 26.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.65
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Seattle Art Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Seattle Art Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,223,839
   Federated Campaigns $2,316,162
   Membership Dues $6,413,380
   Fundraising Events $1,077,598
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $14,129,708
Total Contributions $39,160,687
   Program Service Revenue $6,445,876
Total Primary Revenue $45,606,563
   Other Revenue $9,548,339
TOTAL REVENUE $55,154,902
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $24,291,324
   Administrative Expenses $7,247,309
   Fundraising Expenses $2,703,423
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $34,242,056
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $20,912,846
   
Net Assets $325,773,409

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$521,649 1.52% Kimerly Rorschach Director

Mission

Seattle Art Museum (SAM) provides a welcoming place for people to connect with art and to consider its relationship to their lives. SAM is one museum in three locations: Seattle Art Museum downtown, Seattle Asian Art Museum at Volunteer Park, and the Olympic Sculpture Park. The Museum collects and exhibits objects from across time and across cultures, exploring the dynamic connections between past and present. The collections of the Seattle Art Museum number approximately 23,000 objects. In May 2007, the Museum celebrated the grand reopening of SAM Downtown, allowing the Museum to accommodate its growing collections, exhibition programs and audiences with 300,000 square feet of new gallery and public space adjacent to the museum's existing 150,000 square feet.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Seattle Art Museum (WA) 88.52 three stars
Hammer Museum (CA) 96.62 four stars
Reynolda House Museum of American Art (NC) 93.93 four stars
National Gallery of Art (DC) 88.21 three stars
Cincinnati Art Museum (OH) 97.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
tel: (206) 654-3100
fax: (206) 654-3135
TTY: (206) 654-3137
EIN: 91-0640788

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Board Leadership

Stewart Landefeld
Chairman

CEO

Amanda Cruz
Illsley Ball Bordstrom Director & CEO