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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Imagination. Inspiration. Innovation.

three stars

88.04

25 Evans Way Boston, MA 02115
tel: (617) 566-1401   Web Site
EIN: 04-2104334

Board Leadership
Stephen W. Kidder
President

CEO
Peggy Fogelman
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.04 three stars
  Financial 87.17 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum opened to the public on the evening of January 1st, 1903. The Museum is at once an intimate collection of fine and decorative art and a vibrant, innovative venue for contemporary artists, musicians and scholars. Housed in a stunning 15th-century Venetian-style palace with three stories of galleries surrounding a sun- and flower-filled courtyard, the Museum provides an unusual backdrop for the viewing of art. The Museum's preeminent collection contains more than 2,500 paintings, sculptures, tapestries, furniture, manuscripts, rare books and decorative arts. The galleries house works by some of the most recognized artists in the world, including Titian, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Manet, Degas, Whistler and Sargent.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum opened to the public on the evening of January 1st, 1903. The Museum is at once an intimate collection of fine and decorative art and a vibrant, innovative venue for contemporary artists, musicians and scholars. Housed in a stunning 15th-century Venetian-style palace with three stories of galleries surrounding a sun- and flower-filled courtyard, the Museum provides an unusual backdrop for the viewing of art. The Museum's preeminent collection contains more than 2,500 paintings, sculptures, tapestries, furniture, manuscripts, rare books and decorative arts. The galleries house works by some of the most recognized artists in the world, including Titian, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Manet, Degas, Whistler and Sargent.

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Financial

three stars

87.17

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.63
  Program Expenses Growth 0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (MA) 88.04 three stars
Delaware Art Museum (DE) 91.21 four stars
Seattle Art Museum (WA) 88.52 three stars
Museum of Arts and Sciences (GA) 91.24 four stars
The Barnes Foundation (PA) 89.61 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,448,207
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $783,780
   Fundraising Events $1,368,330
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,600,317
   Program Service Revenue $2,578,390
Total Primary Revenue $14,178,707
   Other Revenue $5,789,866
TOTAL REVENUE $19,968,573
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,856,234
   Administrative Expenses $2,022,119
   Fundraising Expenses $2,602,428
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $22,480,781
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,512,208
   
Net Assets $271,162,817

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 Conservation $12,907,549 72.3%
Education and Public Programs $1,720,506 9.6%
Music $1,260,604 7.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 11/01/2019 88.04 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 88.13 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 90.59 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 86.44 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.77 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 89.32 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 86.51 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 86.20 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 80.55 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.10 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 83.47 three stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 82.59 three stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 88.43 three stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 90.63 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 91.80 four stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 91.06 four stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 69.93 one star
2001-12 02/05/2003 74.81 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 04-2104334
Name in IRS Master File ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM INC
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 December, 1937
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$423,845 1.88% Peggy Fogelman Norma Jean Calderwood Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (MA) 88.04 three stars
Yellowstone Art Museum (MT) 86.78 three stars
The Cleveland Museum of Art (OH) 89.80 three stars
Storm King Art Center (NY) 89.00 three stars
Cincinnati Art Museum (OH) 97.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115
tel: (617) 566-1401
EIN: 04-2104334

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Board Leadership

Stephen W. Kidder
President

CEO

Peggy Fogelman
Director

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