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Whitney Museum of American Art

Collecting, exhibiting, preserving, researching and interpreting American art

three stars

87.00

99 Gansevoort Street New York, NY 10014
tel: (212) 570-3600   Web Site
EIN: 13-1789318

Board Leadership
Susan K. Hess & Thomas E. Tuft
Co-Chairmen

CEO
Adam D. Weinberg
Alice Pratt Brown Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.00 three stars
  Financial 83.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. The Whitney is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting American art, and its collection - arguably the finest holding of twentieth-century American art in the world - is the Museum's key resource. The Museum's signature exhibition, the Biennial, is the country's leading survey of the most recent developments in American art.

As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. The Whitney is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting American art, and its collection - arguably the finest holding of twentieth-century American art in the world - is the Museum's key resource. The Museum's signature exhibition, the Biennial, is the country's leading survey of the most recent developments in American art.

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Financial

three stars

83.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
71.3%
  Administrative Expenses 17.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.99
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Whitney Museum of American Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Whitney Museum of American Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Whitney Museum of American Art (NY) 87.00 three stars
The Contemporary Austin (TX) 88.15 three stars
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (CA) 86.81 three stars
The Institute of Contemporary Art (MA) 86.33 three stars
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (MO) 88.80 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $45,273,000
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $8,871,000
   Fundraising Events $4,313,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $214,000
Total Contributions $58,671,000
   Program Service Revenue $10,909,000
Total Primary Revenue $69,580,000
   Other Revenue $15,642,000
TOTAL REVENUE $85,222,000
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $59,112,000
   Administrative Expenses $13,381,000
   Fundraising Expenses $8,824,000
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $81,317,000
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,905,000
   
Net Assets $782,871,000

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
Collection and Exhibitions of American Art $34,096,000 57.7%
Curatorial and Related Support $19,237,000 32.5%
Education Programs $3,940,000 6.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 87.00 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 90.62 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 92.29 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 92.56 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.51 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 89.83 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 88.40 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 88.65 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 92.13 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.32 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 87.32 three stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 95.35 four stars
2007-06 05/01/2009 93.06 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 77.62 two stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 70.15 two stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 75.25 two stars
2003-06 01/05/2005 72.54 two stars
2002-06 09/01/2003 66.30 one star
2001-06 10/15/2002 64.57 one star
2000-06 04/15/2002 70.02 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 13-1789318
Name in IRS Master File WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN 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 (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 June, 1936
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
$947,060 1.16% Adam D. Weinberg Alice Pratt Brown Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Whitney Museum of American Art (NY) 87.00 three stars
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (CA) 86.81 three stars
The Institute of Contemporary Art (MA) 86.33 three stars
Mattress Factory (PA) 88.31 three stars
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (IL) 88.63 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014
tel: (212) 570-3600
TTY: (212) 671-5378
EIN: 13-1789318

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Board Leadership

Susan K. Hess & Thomas E. Tuft
Co-Chairmen

CEO

Adam D. Weinberg
Alice Pratt Brown Director

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