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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

George Eastman House

International museum of photography and film

three stars

81.53

900 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14607
tel: (585) 327-4800   Web Site
EIN: 16-0743991

Board Leadership
Kevin Gavagan
Chair

CEO
Bruce Barnes
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.53 three stars
  Financial 81.08 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

George Eastman House, opened to the public in 1949, is an independent museum and educational institution that tells the story of photography and motion pictures -- media that have changed and continue to change our perception of the world. We collect and preserve objects that are of significance to photography, motion pictures, and the life of George Eastman; build information resources to provide the means for both scholarly research and recreational inquiry; keep and care for images, literature, and technology to tell the story of photography and the motion picture in history and in culture; and care for George Eastman's house, gardens, and archives, maintaining them for public enjoyment and as a memorial to his contribution to our lives and our times.

George Eastman House, opened to the public in 1949, is an independent museum and educational institution that tells the story of photography and motion pictures -- media that have changed and continue to change our perception of the world. We collect and preserve objects that are of significance to photography, motion pictures, and the life of George Eastman; build information resources to provide the means for both scholarly research and recreational inquiry; keep and care for images, literature, and technology to tell the story of photography and the motion picture in history and in culture; and care for George Eastman's house, gardens, and archives, maintaining them for public enjoyment and as a memorial to his contribution to our lives and our times.

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Financial

three stars

81.08

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

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)
76.9%
  Administrative Expenses 14.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.73
  Program Expenses Growth -1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by George Eastman House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by George Eastman House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
George Eastman House (NY) 81.53 three stars
AACA Museum (PA) 92.93 four stars
Museum of Flight (WA) 89.91 three stars
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (FL) 95.87 four stars
The Admiral Nimitz Foundation (TX) 97.88 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,051,411
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $197,703
Total Contributions $6,249,114
   Program Service Revenue $1,659,637
Total Primary Revenue $7,908,751
   Other Revenue $1,927,911
TOTAL REVENUE $9,836,662
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,220,394
   Administrative Expenses $1,491,035
   Fundraising Expenses $741,661
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,453,090
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $383,572
   
Net Assets $42,374,251

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
Collections and Exhibitions $4,919,253 68.1%
Museum Programs $2,301,141 31.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 11/01/2019 81.53 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 80.32 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 82.94 three stars
2015-12 12/21/2016 83.84 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.31 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 79.78 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 78.02 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 76.09 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 76.86 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 76.55 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 77.85 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 76.15 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 90.05 four stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 92.90 four stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 92.34 four stars
2005-12 09/01/2006 94.07 four stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 79.68 two stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 87.12 three stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 85.69 three stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 82.56 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 16-0743991
Name in IRS Master File GEORGE EASTMAN MUSEUM
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(59) Other school related activities
(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 August, 1949
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$178,060 1.88% Bruce Barnes Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
George Eastman House (NY) 81.53 three stars
Museum of Photographic Arts (CA) 91.45 four stars
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum (MD) 85.88 three stars
Independence Seaport Museum (PA) 87.27 three stars
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass (WI) 89.48 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

George Eastman House
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
tel: (585) 327-4800
EIN: 16-0743991

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Board Leadership

Kevin Gavagan
Chair

CEO

Bruce Barnes
Director

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