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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Portland Museum of Art

four stars

90.67

Seven Congress Square Portland, ME 04101
tel: (207) 775-6148   Web Site
EIN: 01-0378420

Board Leadership
Amy H. Woodhouse
Chair

CEO
Mark Bessire
Judy and Leonard Lauder Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.67 four stars
  Financial 88.83 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Portland Museum of Art strives to engage audiences in a dialogue about the relevance of art and culture to our everyday lives and it committed to the stewardship and growth of the collection.

The Portland Museum of Art strives to engage audiences in a dialogue about the relevance of art and culture to our everyday lives and it committed to the stewardship and growth of the collection.

Financial

three stars

88.83

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
70.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.78
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Portland Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Portland Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Portland Museum of Art (ME) 90.67 four stars
Mattatuck Museum (CT) 90.87 four stars
Nevada Museum of Art (NV) 86.42 three stars
Catalina Island Museum (CA) 91.16 four stars
The Columbus Museum (GA) 88.63 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,632,317
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $709,611
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,341,928
   Program Service Revenue $1,486,291
Total Primary Revenue $8,828,219
   Other Revenue $4,763,840
TOTAL REVENUE $13,592,059
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,768,169
   Administrative Expenses $795,842
   Fundraising Expenses $1,427,927
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,991,938
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,600,121
   
Net Assets $65,980,462

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 and Collections $4,278,141 74.2%
Educational Programs $1,109,228 19.2%
Collection Items Purchased $380,800 6.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-01 07/01/2021 90.67 four stars
2019-01 11/01/2019 85.48 three stars
2018-01 02/01/2019 87.89 three stars
2017-01 02/01/2018 83.24 three stars
2016-01 02/01/2017 84.87 three stars
2015-01 06/01/2016 86.24 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-01 12/01/2015 87.47 three stars
2014-01 07/01/2015 81.62 three stars
2013-01 02/01/2014 89.78 three stars
2012-01 03/01/2013 88.70 three stars
2011-01 04/01/2012 89.08 three stars
2010-01 09/20/2011 84.23 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-01 07/01/2011 76.09 two stars
2009-01 11/24/2010 80.86 three stars
2008-01 07/01/2009 76.65 two stars
2007-01 11/01/2007 92.79 four stars
2006-01 11/01/2006 71.95 two stars
2005-01 12/01/2005 72.93 two stars
2004-01 01/05/2005 70.18 two stars
2003-01 12/01/2003 82.68 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 01-0378420
Name in IRS Master File PORTLAND 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 (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(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, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End January
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • January, 2018
  • January, 2017
  • January, 2016
  • January, 2015
  • January, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$325,023 4.06% Mark H.C. Bessire Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Portland Museum of Art (ME) 90.67 four stars
Cameron Art Museum (NC) 90.22 four stars
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OK) 90.77 four stars
Cincinnati Art Museum (OH) 96.66 four stars
The Bronx Museum of the Arts (NY) 87.87 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Portland Museum of Art
Seven Congress Square
Portland, ME 04101
tel: (207) 775-6148
fax: (207) 775-6149
EIN: 01-0378420

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Board Leadership

Amy H. Woodhouse
Chair

CEO

Mark Bessire
Judy and Leonard Lauder Director

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