Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$423,845 1.88% Peggy Fogelman Norma Jean Calderwood Director

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (MA) 88.04 three stars
The Mint Museums (NC) 92.04 four stars
The Baltimore Museum of Art (MD) 89.36 three stars
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OK) 90.98 four stars
Portland Art Museum (OR) 90.09 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