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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Springfield Library and Museums Association

Art. History. Science. Seuss in Springfield.

three stars

86.12

21 Edwards Street Springfield, MA 01103
tel: (413) 263-6800   Web Site
EIN: 04-6002239

Board Leadership
Kathleen Kane
Chair

CEO
Kathleen Simpson
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.12 three stars
  Financial 87.35 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Springfield Museums inspire exploration of our connections to art, history and science through outstanding collections, exhibitions and programs. The Springfield Museums will be a locally, regionally and nationally recognized museum system known for our diversity of audiences, strength in education, and popular appeal. The success of the Museums will help to transform Springfield. The Museums will be fully staffed, technologically current, well maintained and financially sound.

The Springfield Museums inspire exploration of our connections to art, history and science through outstanding collections, exhibitions and programs. The Springfield Museums will be a locally, regionally and nationally recognized museum system known for our diversity of audiences, strength in education, and popular appeal. The success of the Museums will help to transform Springfield. The Museums will be fully staffed, technologically current, well maintained and financially sound.

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Financial

three stars

87.35

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
77.7%
  Administrative Expenses 17.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.71
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Springfield Library and Museums Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Springfield Library and Museums Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Springfield Library and Museums Association (MA) 86.12 three stars
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (OH) 85.35 three stars
Jewish Museum of Maryland (MD) 85.68 three stars
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (IA) 87.52 three stars
American Swedish Institute (MN) 91.78 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,450,190
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $439,115
   Fundraising Events $21,600
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,366,100
Total Contributions $4,277,005
   Program Service Revenue $1,299,993
Total Primary Revenue $5,576,998
   Other Revenue $1,553,487
TOTAL REVENUE $7,130,485
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,093,482
   Administrative Expenses $1,416,646
   Fundraising Expenses $347,598
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,857,726
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-727,241
   
Net Assets $59,786,083

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
Public Programs and Materials $5,297,075 86.9%
Educational Programs for School Children $796,407 13.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 86.12 three stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 87.60 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 87.57 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 88.76 three 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 04-6002239
Name in IRS Master File SPRINGFIELD MUSEUMS CORPORATION
NTEE Code B70
NTEE Classification Libraries
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Literary Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (61) Library
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 February, 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
$141,815 1.80% Kathleen Simpson President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Springfield Library and Museums Association (MA) 86.12 three stars
The African American Museum in Philadelphia (PA) 85.38 three stars
National Museum of Mexican Art (IL) 89.73 three stars
Studio Museum in Harlem (NY) 88.82 three stars
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (IA) 87.52 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Springfield Library and Museums Association
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
tel: (413) 263-6800
EIN: 04-6002239

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Board Leadership

Kathleen Kane
Chair

CEO

Kathleen Simpson
President and CEO

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